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                             CHAPTER 13-H.F.No. 13 
                  An act relating to state lands; modifying certain 
                  boundary waters canoe area provisions; providing for 
                  certain state land acquisition; modifying the 
                  Mississippi whitewater trail; modifying provisions of 
                  the outdoor recreation system; establishing a mineral 
                  coordinating committee; establishing boundaries for a 
                  proposed state park; adding to and deleting from state 
                  parks, state recreation areas, state forests, and 
                  wildlife management areas; authorizing public and 
                  private sales and conveyances of certain state lands; 
                  requiring certain land exchanges; modifying certain 
                  appropriations conditions; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2002, sections 84.523, by adding a subdivision; 
                  85.013, subdivision 1; 85.0156, subdivision 1; 86A.04; 
                  Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 2, section 
                  14, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 93. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 84.523, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [STATE OWNED LANDS.] Acquired lands owned by the 
        state within the boundary waters canoe area defined in 
        subdivision 1 are designated as state wilderness areas under 
        section 86A.05, subdivision 6. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 85.013, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [NAMES, ACQUISITION; ADMINISTRATION.] State 
        parks, (a) Designated monuments, recreation reserves, and 
        waysides heretofore established and hereby confirmed as state 
        monuments, state recreation areas and state waysides together 
        with the counties in which they are situated are listed in this 
        section and shall hereafter be named as indicated in this 
        section.  
           (b) Any land that now is or hereafter becomes tax-forfeited 
        land and is located within the described boundaries of a state 
        recreation area as defined by session laws is hereby withdrawn 
        from sale and is transferred from the custody, control, and 
        supervision of the county board of the county to the 
        commissioner of natural resources, free from any trust in favor 
        of the interested taxing districts.  The commissioner shall 
        execute a certificate of acceptance of the lands on behalf of 
        the state for such purposes and transmit the same to the county 
        auditor of the county for record as provided by law in the case 
        of tax-forfeited land transferred to the commissioner by 
        resolution of the county board for conservation purposes. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 85.0156, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] An urban whitewater trail is 
        created along the Mississippi river in the lower St. Anthony 
        falls area below the stone arch bridge in Minneapolis.  The 
        trail must be primarily developed for whitewater rafters, 
        canoers, and kayakers. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 86A.04, is 
        amended to read: 
           86A.04 [COMPOSITION OF SYSTEM.] 
           The outdoor recreation system shall consist of all state 
        parks; state recreation areas; state trails established pursuant 
        to sections 84.029, subdivision 2, and 85.015, 85.0155, and 
        85.0156; state scientific and natural areas; state wilderness 
        areas; state forests; state wildlife management areas; state 
        water access sites, which include all lands and facilities 
        established by the commissioner of natural resources or the 
        commissioner of transportation to provide public access to 
        water; state wild, scenic, and recreational rivers; state 
        historic sites; state rest areas, which include all facilities 
        established by the commissioner of transportation for the 
        safety, rest, comfort and use of the highway traveler, and shall 
        include all existing facilities designated as rest areas and 
        waysides by the commissioner of transportation; and any other 
        units not listed in this section that are classified under 
        section 86A.05.  Each individual state park, state recreation 
        area, and so forth is called a "unit." 
           Sec. 5.  [93.0015] [MINERAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; MEMBERSHIP.] The mineral 
        coordinating committee is established to plan for diversified 
        mineral development.  The mineral coordinating committee 
        consists of: 
           (1) the commissioner of natural resources; 
           (2) the deputy commissioner of the Minnesota pollution 
        control agency; 
           (3) the director of United Steelworkers of America, 
        district 11, or the director's designee; 
           (4) the commissioner of iron range resources and 
        rehabilitation; 
           (5) the director of the Minnesota geological survey; 
           (6) the dean of the University of Minnesota institute of 
        technology; 
           (7) the director of the natural resources research 
        institute; and 
           (8) three individuals appointed by the governor for a 
        four-year term, one each representing the iron ore and taconite, 
        nonferrous metallic minerals, and industrial minerals industries 
        within the state. 
           Subd. 2.  [STAFFING.] The commissioner of natural resources 
        shall serve as chair of the committee.  A member of the 
        committee may designate another person of the member's 
        organization to act in the member's place.  The commissioner 
        shall provide staff and administrative services necessary for 
        the committee's activities. 
           Subd. 3.  [EXPIRATION.] Notwithstanding section 15.059, 
        subdivision 5, or other law to the contrary, the committee 
        expires June 30, 2007.  
           Subd. 4.  [ADVICE.] The mineral coordinating committee is 
        encouraged to solicit and receive advice from representatives of 
        the United States Geological Survey, United States Environmental 
        Protection Agency, and United States Department of Energy. 
           Sec. 6.  [PROPOSED GREENLEAF LAKE STATE PARK.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROPOSED PARK.] Boundaries for a proposed 
        Greenleaf Lake state park in Meeker county are established 
        according to subdivision 2. 
           Subd. 2.  [BOUNDARIES.] The following described lands are 
        proposed for Greenleaf Lake state park, all in Township 118 
        North, Range 30 West, Meeker county:  
           (1) all of Government Lots 1 and 2, the East Half of the 
        South 23.61 acres of Government Lot 3, and Government Lot 4, 
        excepting that part described as follows:  Beginning at a point 
        109 feet South of a point on the section line which is 4301.5 
        feet East of the northwest corner of Section 20; thence in a 
        southwesterly direction South 14 degrees 36 seconds West 403.0 
        feet; thence in a southeasterly direction South 75 degrees 24 
        minutes East 402 feet, to a point on the meandered line of Sioux 
        Lake; thence in a northeasterly direction along the meandered 
        line North 14 degrees 36 minutes East 553 feet; thence in a 
        southwesterly direction along the meandered line South 84 
        degrees 00 minutes West 431 feet, to the point of beginning, 
        said exception containing 4.4 acres more or less; all in Section 
        20; 
           (2) all of Government Lot 2, the Southeast Quarter except 
        that described as follows:  Beginning at the northeast corner of 
        said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence on an 
        assumed bearing of South 0 degrees 08 minutes 46 seconds West, 
        along the east line of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter, a distance of 306.24 feet; thence on a bearing of North 
        84 degrees 17 minutes 23 seconds West, 628.50 feet; thence on a 
        bearing of North 0 degrees 08 minutes 46 seconds East, 338.05 
        feet; thence on a bearing of South 86 degrees 08 minutes East, 
        626.86 feet to the east line of the Northwest Quarter of the 
        Southeast Quarter; thence on a bearing of South 0 degrees 08 
        minutes 46 seconds West, along last said line, 52.07 feet to the 
        point of beginning.  Containing 2.5 acres, more or less.  
        Subject to the rights of the public in County Road No. 172; and 
        excepting the north nine and eighty-four hundredths (9.84) acres 
        of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter described as 
        follows:  Beginning at the northeast corner of the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and running; thence West 
        nineteen and ninety-two hundredths chains (19.92) to the 1/16 
        section corner; thence South on the 1/16 section line four and 
        sixty-four hundredths (4.64) chains; thence East nineteen and 
        ninety-three hundredths (19.93) chains to the section line; 
        thence North on section line five and twenty-four hundredths 
        (5.24) chains to the place of beginning; all in Section 21; 
           (3) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the 
        Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Northeast 
        Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and the Northwest Quarter of 
        the Northwest Quarter, all in Section 28; 
           (4) all of Section 29, except that part of Government Lot 4 
        bounded by the following described lines:  Beginning at a point 
        of intersection with the center line of County Road No. 169 and 
        the north line of said Section 29; thence North 90 degrees 00 
        minutes East, 994.8 feet along the north line of said Section 
        29; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes West, 17.9 feet; thence 
        South 75 degrees 28 minutes West, 1051.4 feet, to the center 
        line of County Road No. 169; thence North 04 degrees 39 minutes 
        East, 282.7 feet along the center line of County Road No. 169 to 
        the point of beginning:  Including all riparian rights to the 
        contained 3.4 acres more or less and subject to existing road 
        easements; all in Section 29; 
           (5) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, the 
        Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, the Southeast 
        Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, and the Northeast Quarter of 
        the Northeast Quarter, all in Section 30; and 
           (6) the West 15 acres of the Northwest Quarter of the 
        Northwest Quarter of Section 32. 
           Subd. 3.  [LAND PURCHASES.] The commissioner may not use 
        money in the land acquisition account under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 94.165, to purchase land for Greenleaf state park.  The 
        commissioner may only purchase land for Greenleaf state park 
        with money appropriated specifically for that purpose. 
           Sec. 7.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 18.] [FORT SNELLING STATE 
        PARK, RAMSEY, HENNEPIN, AND DAKOTA COUNTIES.] The following 
        areas are added to Ft. Snelling state park, Dakota and Hennepin 
        counties: 
           (1) the following is in Section 18, Township 27 North, 
        Range 23 West, Dakota county:  that part of Government Lot 8, 
        according to the Government Survey thereof, described as 
        follows:  commencing at the southwest corner of said Government 
        Lot 8; thence on an assumed bearing of South 88 degrees 21 
        minutes 46 seconds East, along the south line of said Government 
        Lot 8, a distance of 1287.93 feet to the actual point of 
        beginning of the property to be described; thence continuing 
        South 88 degrees 21 minutes 46 seconds East, along said south 
        line of Government Lot 8, a distance of 1055.38 feet to the 
        southwesterly right-of-way line of Cedar Avenue (Nicols Road); 
        thence northwesterly along said southwesterly right-of-way line 
        to a point distant 75.00 feet southeasterly, measured along said 
        southwesterly right-of-way line, from its intersection with the 
        southeasterly right-of-way line of the Chicago, St. Paul, 
        Minneapolis, and Omaha Railroad; thence South 48 degrees 15 
        minutes 09 seconds West, parallel with said southeasterly 
        right-of-way line, a distance of 150.00 feet; thence North 29 
        degrees 28 minutes 09 seconds West, parallel with said 
        southwesterly right-of-way line, a distance of 75.00 feet to the 
        southeasterly right-of-way line of said railroad; thence 
        southwesterly along said southeasterly right-of-way line to its 
        intersection with a line bearing North 32 degrees 45 minutes 39 
        seconds West from the point of beginning; thence South 32 
        degrees 45 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 323.53 feet to 
        the point of beginning; EXCEPTING THEREFROM that part described 
        as follows:  beginning at the intersection of the south line of 
        said Government Lot 8 and the southwesterly right-of-way line of 
        Cedar Avenue (Nicols Road); thence northwesterly along said 
        southwesterly right-of-way line a distance of 285.00 feet; 
        thence South 57 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West a distance of 
        446.50 feet to a point on the south line of said Government Lot 
        8, distant 508.50 feet West of the point of beginning; thence 
        South 88 degrees 21 minutes 46 seconds East, along the south 
        line of said Government Lot 8, a distance 508.50 feet to the 
        point of beginning; 
           (2) that part of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter 
        North of Little Creek, Section 6, Township 27 North, Range 23 
        West, described as follows:  Beginning at the northeast corner 
        of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 6; thence South along 
        the east line of said Section 6, a distance of 2115.8 feet to 
        center of Little Creek so-called; thence with a bearing of North 
        74 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West from last mentioned 
        course, a distance of 750 feet along said center of creek; 
        thence North 38 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 
        170 feet along the center of said creek; thence North 14 degrees 
        44 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 250 feet along said 
        center line of creek; thence southwesterly along said center 
        line of creek a distance of 505 feet to a point on the west line 
        of the East Half of said Northeast Quarter of Section 6, said 
        point being 1790.6 feet South of the north line of said 
        Northeast Quarter of Section 6; thence North along the west line 
        of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 6, a 
        distance of 1790.6 feet to the north line of said Northeast 
        Quarter; thence East 1320 feet to the point of beginning, the 
        title thereto being registered as evidenced by Certificate of 
        Title No. 590582; which lies southerly of Line 1 described as 
        follows:  From the northeast corner of Section 6, Township 27 
        North, Range 23 West, run southerly on the east line of said 
        Section 6, on an azimuth of 179 degrees 57 minutes 16 seconds 
        for 50.13 feet to the point of beginning of Line 1 to be 
        described; thence on an azimuth of 235 degrees 01 minutes 06 
        seconds for 94.31 feet; thence on an azimuth of 224 degrees 33 
        minutes 00 seconds for 196.82 feet; thence on an azimuth of 230 
        degrees 12 minutes 40 seconds for 403.57 feet; thence on an 
        azimuth of 233 degrees 15 minutes 41 seconds for 276.59 feet; 
        thence on an azimuth of 237 degrees 46 minutes 24 seconds for 
        338.06 feet; thence on an azimuth of 247 degrees 21 minutes 24 
        seconds for 314.42 feet more or less to the west line of the 
        East Half of said Section 6, and there terminating.  Subject to 
        the following restrictions:  no access shall be permitted to 
        Trunk Highway 393, renumbered 494, from the lands herein 
        described and conveyed; and 
           (3) that part of Section 20, Township 28 North, Range 23 
        West, of the fourth principal meridian, Hennepin county, 
        Minnesota, as shown on an October 28, 1997, survey done by 
        William H. Herbst for Group No. 179 titled "TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, 
        RANGE 23 WEST, OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MINNESOTA.  
        DEPENDENT RESURVEY AND SURVEY U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, TWIN CITIES 
        RESEARCH CENTER, WITHIN THE FORT SNELLING MILITARY RESERVATION," 
        described as follows:  Commencing at Station H.H., said station 
        being a 1-inch-diameter steel rod firmly imbedded in concrete 
        (to get to Station H.H:  Commence at the southwest corner of 
        Section 17, Township 28 North, Range 23 West, said corner being 
        MCM 107 of the city of Minneapolis and state of Minnesota 
        coordinate grid systems; thence South 39 degrees 54 minutes 57 
        seconds East, a distance of 4,015.45 feet to monument number 2 
        located on a western extension of the south line of the U.S. 
        Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines reservation 
        heretofore established; thence South 89 degrees 52 minutes 00 
        seconds East for a distance of 1,192 feet, more or less, along 
        the south boundary and fence line of the Bureau of Mines to 
        Station H.H.); thence on an assumed bearing of North 89 degrees 
        55.3 minutes West, a distance of 234.85 feet, along the south 
        line of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines 
        reservation to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 34 degrees 
        20.5 minutes West, a distance of 187.42 feet; thence North 23 
        degrees 39.6 minutes West, a distance of 80.18 feet; thence 
        North 19 degrees 26.3 minutes West, a distance of 75.69 feet; 
        thence North 16 degrees 31.6 minutes West, a distance of 70.66 
        feet; thence North 13 degrees 22.0 minutes West, a distance of 
        70.02 feet; thence North 10 degrees 30.0 minutes West, a 
        distance of 80.78 feet; thence North 08 degrees 56.6 minutes 
        West, a distance of 73.92 feet; thence North 07 degrees 52.2 
        minutes West, a distance of 1,189.90 feet to a point on the 
        north line of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
        Mines reservation (said point lying South 89 degrees 54.6 
        minutes West, a distance of 18.0 feet from Station A.A.); thence 
        South 89 degrees 54.6 minutes West, a distance of 740.84 feet 
        along said north line; thence South 14 degrees 43.1 minutes 
        East, a distance of 846.53 feet; thence South 13 degrees 29.7 
        minutes East, a distance of 57.42 feet; thence South 12 degrees 
        47.1 minutes East, a distance of 424.03 feet; thence South 25 
        degrees 57.4 minutes East, a distance of 283.01 feet; thence 
        South 38 degrees 45.3 minutes East, a distance of 303.20 feet to 
        the south line of said reservation; thence South 89 degrees 55.3 
        minutes East, a distance of 478.70 feet to the point of 
        beginning. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.012] [Subd. 33.] [LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK, 
        BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added to Lake Bemidji 
        state park, all in Township 146 North, Range 33 West, Beltrami 
        county: 
           That part of Lot 1, Block 3 of LINDS ADDITION TO BEMIDJI, 
        according to the recorded plat thereof on file and of record in 
        the Beltrami county recorder's office, in Section 2, described 
        as follows:  commencing at the southeast corner of said Lot 1, 
        Block 3; thence westerly along the south line of said Lot 1, 
        Block 3 to a point being 25 feet easterly of, measured at right 
        angles to, the centerline of an existing trail and the point of 
        beginning of the land to be described; thence northwesterly 
        parallel with and 25 feet easterly of measured at right angles 
        to, the centerline of the existing trail to a point being 25 
        feet northerly of, measured at right angles to, the south line 
        of said Lot 1, Block 3; thence westerly, parallel with and 25 
        feet northerly of the south line of said Lot 1, Block 3, to a 
        point being 25 feet westerly of, measured at right angles to, 
        the centerline of the existing trail; thence southerly, 
        perpendicular to the south line of said Lot 1, Block 3, to the 
        said south line of Lot 1, Block 3; thence easterly along the 
        south line of said Lot 1, Block 3, to the point of beginning. 
           Subd. 3.  [85.012] [Subd. 55a.] [TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK, 
        LAKE COUNTY.] The following areas are added to Tettegouche state 
        park, Lake county:  the Northeast Quarter of Section 16, 
        Township 56 North, Range 7 West. 
           Sec. 8.  [DELETION FROM TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK.] 
           [85.012] [Subd. 55a.] [TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK, LAKE 
        COUNTY.] The following area is deleted from Tettegouche state 
        park, Lake county:  the Southwest Quarter of Section 16, 
        Township 56 North, Range 7 West. 
           Sec. 9.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE RECREATION AREAS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.013] [Subd. 2c.] [BIG BOG STATE 
        RECREATION AREA, BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following area is added 
        to Big Bog state recreation area, Beltrami county:  that part of 
        Government Lot 6 lying east of Minnesota state trunk highway 72, 
        Section 5, Township 154, Range 30. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.013] [Subd. 12a.] [IRON RANGE OFF-HIGHWAY 
        VEHICLE RECREATION AREA, ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] The following areas 
        are added to Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle recreation area, St. 
        Louis county: 
           (1) the NW1/4, lying north of the Mesabi Trail, in Section 
        23, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, containing approximately 
        80 acres; and 
           (2) the N1/2 of the NW1/4, SW1/4 of the NW1/4, and the 
        NW1/4 of the SW1/4 all in Section 3, Township 58 North, Range 17 
        West, containing approximately 160 acres. 
           Sec. 10.  [ADDITIONS TO STATE FORESTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [89.021] [Subd. 38.] [PAUL BUNYAN STATE 
        FOREST.] The following area is added to Paul Bunyan state 
        forest: S1/2SE1/4 of Section 25, Township 143 North, Range 34 
        West; Lot 10 of Section 15, Township 141 North, Range 33 West; 
        Government Lot 4 and the SW1/4NW1/4 of Section 22, Township 141 
        North, Range 33 West; and the NW1/4SW1/4 of Section 9; the 
        N1/2NE1/4; W1/2NW1/4 and the SE1/4NW1/4 of Section 16, Township 
        141 North, Range 32 West. 
           Subd. 2.  [89.021] [Subd. 46.] [SAVANNA STATE FOREST.] The 
        following area is added to Savanna state forest:  SW1/4-SW1/4 of 
        Section 32, Township 48 North, Range 23 West. 
           Subd. 3.  [89.021] [Subd. 51a.] [WAUKENABO STATE 
        FOREST.] The following areas are added to Waukenabo state forest:
           (1) Lot 1 of Section 4, Township 47 North, Range 26 West; 
           (2) Lot 2 and NE1/4-SW1/4 of Section 1 and Lot 8 of Section 
        2, all in Township 48 North, Range 26 West; and 
           (3) NE1/4-NW1/4 and SW1/4-NW1/4 of Section 11, Township 48 
        North, Range 27 West. 
           Sec. 11.  [DELETIONS FROM STATE FORESTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [89.021] [Subd. 19.] [FOOT HILLS STATE 
        FOREST.] The following areas are deleted from Foot Hills state 
        forest, Cass county: 
           (1) that part of Government Lot 4 lying west of County Road 
        No. 6, Section 8, Township 140 North, Range 31 West; 
           (2) that part of the SW1/4-NW1/4 lying northwest of County 
        Road No. 6, Section 15, Township 140 North, Range 31 West; and 
           (3) that part of the NE1/4-SW1/4 lying north of County Road 
        No. 6, Section 16, Township 140 North, Range 31 West. 
           Subd. 2.  [89.021] [Subd. 27.] [KABETOGAMA STATE 
        FOREST.] The following areas are deleted from Kabetogama state 
        forest, St. Louis county: 
           (1) that portion of Government Lot 5, Section 1, Township 
        67 North, Range 17 West, sold pursuant to section 26 of this 
        act; and 
           (2) Outlot B, Plat of Sunset Forest, located in Section 22, 
        Township 69 North, Range 21 West. 
           Subd. 3.  [89.021] [Subd. 34.] [MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS 
        STATE FOREST.] The following areas are deleted from Mississippi 
        Headwaters state forest, Beltrami county: 
           (1) SE1/4-NE1/4, Section 32, Township 147 North, Range 34 
        West; and 
           (2) SW1/4-NW1/4, Section 33, Township 147 North, Range 34 
        West. 
           Subd. 4.  [89.021] [Subd. 41.] [RED LAKE STATE FOREST.] The 
        following areas are deleted from Red Lake state forest, Beltrami 
        county, all in Section 20, Township 154 North, Range 30 West, 
        upon completion of the sale described in section 16: 
           (1) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; 
           (2) the North 10 acres of the Southeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter; and 
           (3) the West 10 acres of the Northwest Quarter of the 
        Southeast Quarter. 
           Sec. 12.  [DELETIONS FROM RED LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 
        AREA.] 
           [97A.133] [Subd. 44.] [RED LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA; 
        BELTRAMI COUNTY.] The following areas are deleted from Red Lake 
        wildlife management area: 
           (1) all of Sections 1 and 2; Lot 1, Lot 2, the S1/2 of the 
        NE1/4, and the SE1/4 of Section 3; the E1/2, the SE1/4 of the 
        NW1/4, the NE1/4 of the SW1/4, and the S1/2 of the SW1/4 of 
        Section 10; all of Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15; all in 
        Township 155 North, Range 31 West; and 
           (2) all of Sections 25, 26, and 27; the E1/2, the NW1/4, 
        and the N1/2 of the SW1/4 of Section 34; the N1/2 and the SW1/4 
        of Section 35; the N1/2, the E1/2 of the SW1/4; the SW1/4 of the 
        SW1/4, the W1/2 of the SE1/4 and the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of 
        Section 36; all in Township 156 North, Range 31 West. 
           Sec. 13.  Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 2, 
        section 14, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 4.  Fish and Wildlife 
        Habitat                               10,042,000      8,238,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                  1,805,000         -0-  
        Trust Fund            8,237,000     8,238,000
        (a) Forest and Prairie Stewardship of 
        Private Lands
        $272,000 the first year and $273,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources, in cooperation with the 
        Minnesota Forestry Association and the 
        Nature Conservancy, to develop 
        stewardship plans for private prairie 
        and forested lands and to implement 
        natural resource projects by providing 
        matching money on a one-to-one basis to 
        private landowners.  This appropriation 
        is available until June 30, 2004, at 
        which time the project must be 
        completed and final products delivered, 
        unless an earlier date is specified in 
        the work program.  
        (b) State Fish Hatchery Rehabilitation
        $145,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to accelerate hatchery 
        rehabilitation. 
        (c) Enhancing Canada Goose      
        Hunting and Management              
        $340,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Minnesota Waterfowl Association to 
        acquire leases to enter into 
        professional and technical agreements 
        on private farmlands for development of 
        foraging sites and public hunting 
        opportunities and to provide technical 
        assistance to local units of government 
        in developing controlled hunts for 
        nuisance geese.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004. 
        (d) Biological Control of   
        Eurasian Water Milfoil and
        Purple Loosestrife - Continuation    
        $45,000 the first year and $45,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for the fifth biennium of a five 
        biennia project to develop and 
        implement biological controls for 
        Eurasian water milfoil and purple 
        loosestrife.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (e) Restoring Minnesota's   
        Fish and Wildlife Habitat
        Corridors     
        $5,873,000 the first year and 
        $5,872,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for acceleration of 
        agency programs and cooperative 
        agreements with Minnesota Waterfowl 
        Association, Minnesota Deer Hunters 
        Association, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 
        National Wild Turkey Federation, 
        Pheasants Forever, The Nature 
        Conservancy, Minnesota Land Trust, 
        Trust for Public Land, U.S. Fish and 
        Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian 
        Affairs, Natural Resources Conservation 
        Service, and the U.S. Forest Service to 
        restore and acquire fragmented 
        landscape corridors that connect areas 
        of quality habitat to sustain fish, 
        wildlife, and plants.  $352,000 is for 
        program coordination, corridor 
        identification, and mapping.  
        $3,343,000 is for restoration and 
        management activities in wildlife 
        management areas, wetland habitat, 
        lakes, wild rice beds, grasslands, and 
        fisheries habitat.  $2,650,000 is for 
        conservation easement programs on 
        riparian areas, big woods forests, 
        native prairies, and wetlands.  
        $5,400,000 is for habitat acquisition 
        activities on prairies, riparian areas, 
        and other fish and wildlife habitat 
        corridors.  As part of the required 
        work program, criteria and priorities 
        for planned acquisition and restoration 
        activities must be submitted to the 
        legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources for review and approval.  
        Land acquired with this appropriation 
        must be sufficiently improved to meet 
        at least minimum management standards 
        as determined by the commissioner of 
        natural resources.  Any land acquired 
        in fee title by the commissioner of 
        natural resources with money from this 
        appropriation must be designated: 
        (1) as an outdoor recreation unit under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.07; or 
        (2) as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 89.018, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (a); 97A.101; 97A.125; 
        97C.001; and 97C.011.  
        The commissioner may so designate any 
        lands acquired in less than fee title.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2004, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program. 
        (f) Engineering Support for    
        Public Lands Waterfowl
        Projects 
        $275,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Ducks 
        Unlimited, Inc., to provide survey and 
        engineering support to natural 
        resources agencies for waterfowl 
        projects on public lands. 
        (g) Metro Greenways                       
        $1,365,000 the first year and 
        $1,365,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the metro 
        greenways program for planning, 
        improving, and protecting important 
        natural areas in the metropolitan 
        region through grants, contracted 
        services, conservation easements, and 
        fee acquisition.  Land acquired with 
        this appropriation must be sufficiently 
        improved to meet at least minimum 
        management standards as determined by 
        the commissioner of natural resources.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2004, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program. 
        (h) Acquisition of Lands as 
        Scientific and Natural Areas                   
        $227,000 the first year and $228,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to acquire land with natural 
        features of statewide significance in 
        the scientific and natural area program 
        long-range plan and to improve land 
        acquired with this appropriation.  Land 
        acquired with this appropriation must 
        be sufficiently improved to meet at 
        least minimum management standards as 
        determined by the commissioner of 
        natural resources. 
        (i) Big Rivers Partnership: 
        Helping Communities to Restore
        Habitat   
        $455,000 the first year and $455,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Great 
        River Greening to implement private and 
        public habitat projects on a cost-share 
        basis in the Mississippi and Minnesota 
        river valleys.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (j) Acquisition of    
        Eagle Creek's Last Private Land                   
        $910,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        city of Savage to acquire a buffer 
        strip along Eagle Creek for transfer 
        and dedication as an aquatic management 
        area.  Acquisition expenses incurred 
        prior to July 1, 2001, may be 
        reimbursed by the commissioner.  Land 
        acquired with this appropriation must 
        be sufficiently improved to meet at 
        least minimum management standards as 
        determined by the commissioner of 
        natural resources. 
        (k) Neighborhood Wilds      
        Program    
        $135,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the neighborhood wilds 
        program to assist neighborhoods 
        adjacent to public lands and natural 
        areas in restoration and management of 
        habitat through demonstration 
        projects.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
           Sec. 14.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; AITKIN COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, Aitkin county may sell the tax-forfeited 
        land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), 
        under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Aitkin county and is 
        described as: 
           Six acres in Government Lot 3 as in Document #198469 less 
        2.69 acres plat Section 24, Township 52, Range 26, more 
        accurately described as:  That part of Government Lot 3, Section 
        24, Township 52 North, Range 26 West, Aitkin County, Minnesota, 
        described as follows:  Commencing at the southwest corner of 
        Government Lot 3, Section 24, thence North, assumed bearing, 
        along the west line of Government Lot 3 a distance of 819.59 
        feet; thence South 89 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East a 
        distance of 244.00 feet to the point of beginning of parcel to 
        be described; thence continuing South 89 degrees 50 minutes 32 
        seconds East a distance of 893 feet, more or less, to the mean 
        high water mark of Hill Lake; thence southeasterly along the 
        meandered shoreline of Hill Lake a distance of 416 feet, more or 
        less, to a point at the intersection of the mean high water line 
        of Hill Lake and line "A" as hereinafter described; thence South 
        69 degrees 27 minutes 14 seconds West a distance of 188 feet, 
        more or less; thence North 41 degrees 52 minutes 10 seconds West 
        a distance of 245.95 feet; thence North 76 degrees 23 minutes 39 
        seconds West a distance of 653.09 feet; thence due North a 
        distance of 139.56 feet to the point of beginning containing six 
        acres.  Line "A" is hereby described by commencing at the 
        previous point of beginning; thence due South a distance of 
        139.56 feet; thence South 76 degrees 23 minutes 39 seconds East 
        a distance of 653.09 feet; thence South 41 degrees 52 minutes 10 
        seconds East a distance of 245.95 feet to the beginning of line 
        "A"; thence North 69 degrees 27 minutes 14 seconds East a 
        distance of 188 feet, more or less, along line "A" to the mean 
        high water line of Hill Lake, which is also the end of line 
        "A."  Which lies easterly of the following described line:  
        Commencing at the southwest corner of said Government Lot 3; 
        thence on an assumed bearing of North along the west line of 
        said Government Lot 3, a distance of 819.59 feet; thence South 
        89 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East, a distance of 818.97 feet 
        to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence 
        South 0 degrees 09 minutes 28 seconds West, a distance of 154.06 
        feet; thence South 18 degrees 42 minutes 02 seconds West, a 
        distance of 120 feet more or less to the southerly line of the 
        above described tract and there terminating. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 15.  [PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; BELTRAMI 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.10, the 
        commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale for 
        less than the appraised value the surplus land that is described 
        in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Beltrami county and 
        is described as:  Lots 6 through 12, Block 11, First Addition to 
        Blackduck. 
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any natural resource purpose and that the 
        state's land management interests would best be served if the 
        land was sold. 
           Sec. 16.  [PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND; 
        BELTRAMI COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale 
        provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the 
        commissioner of natural resources may sell to Waskish township 
        the consolidated conservation land that is described in 
        paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapters 84A and 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and must provide that the land reverts to the 
        state if it is not used for public airport purposes.  The 
        conveyance must reserve an easement to ensure public access and 
        state management access to the public and private lands to the 
        west and south.  The attorney general may make necessary changes 
        in the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.  
        The consideration for the conveyance must not be less than the 
        appraised value of the land and timber and any survey costs.  
        Proceeds shall be disposed of according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapter 84A.  No payments made under State Lease Numbered 
        144-015-0558 will be refunded, but payments made may be credited 
        against the payments due. 
           (c) The land that may be conveyed is located in Beltrami 
        county and is described as:  the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter; the North 10 acres of the Southeast Quarter 
        of the Southwest Quarter; and the West 10 acres of the Northwest 
        Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 20, Township 
        154 North, Range 30 West. 
           Sec. 17.  [CONVEYANCE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; CASS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, chapter 94, or 
        other law, administrative rule, or commissioner's order to the 
        contrary, the commissioner of administration may convey to Cass 
        county or a regional jail authority for no consideration all the 
        buildings and land that are described in paragraph (c), except 
        the land described in paragraph (d). 
           (b) The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16A.695.  The commissioner of administration shall have a 
        registered land surveyor prepare a legal description of the 
        property to be conveyed.  The attorney general may make 
        necessary changes in the legal description to correct errors and 
        ensure accuracy. 
           (c) The land and buildings of the Ah-Gwah-Ching property 
        that may be conveyed to Cass county or a regional jail authority 
        are located in that part of the South Half, Section 35, Township 
        142 North, Range 31 West and that part of Government Lot 6, 
        Section 2, Township 141 North, Range 31 West, in Cass county, 
        depicted on the certificate of survey prepared by Landecker and 
        Associates, Inc. dated April 25, 2002.  The land described in 
        paragraph (d) is excepted from the conveyance. 
           (d) That portion of the Ah-Gwah-Ching property to be 
        excepted from the conveyance to Cass county or a regional jail 
        authority is the land located between the shoreline and the top 
        of the bluff line and is approximately described as follows: 
           (1) all that part of the Southeast Quarter of Southwest 
        Quarter, Section 35, Township 142 North, Range 31 West, lying 
        southeasterly of a line that lies 450 feet southeasterly of and 
        parallel with Minnesota Highway No. 290; 
           (2) Government Lot 4, Section 35, Township 142 North, Range 
        31 West; 
           (3) that part of Government Lot 3, Section 35, Township 142 
        North, Range 31 West, lying southerly of Minnesota Highway No. 
        290 and westerly of Minnesota Highway No. 371; and 
           (4) that part of Government Lot 6, Section 2, Township 141 
        North, Range 31 West, lying southeasterly of the 1,410 foot 
        contour. 
        The commissioner of administration shall determine the exact 
        legal description upon further site analysis and the preparation 
        of the surveyor's legal description described in paragraph (b). 
           (e) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, a 
        conveyance under this section to Cass county or a regional jail 
        authority may include a conveyance by a bill of sale of the 
        water treatment facilities located within the land described in 
        paragraph (d) and a nonexclusive appurtenant easement for such 
        facilities over the land upon which such facilities are located, 
        including ingress and egress as determined by the commissioner.  
        The easement shall be in a form approved by the attorney general.
           (f) At the option of the state, Cass county or the regional 
        jail authority must, for a period of at least two years, allow 
        the state to lease the space necessary to operate its programs 
        for the cost of utilities for the leased space.  During the term 
        of the lease, the state shall be responsible for any and all 
        maintenance and repairs the state determines are necessary for 
        its use of the leased space. 
           Sec. 18.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; CROW WING COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Crow Wing county may sell by 
        private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that 
        is described in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for a consideration of the appraised value. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Crow Wing county and 
        is described as:  
        All of the following: 
           That part of Railroad Lot 7, located in the Northwest 
           Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 43 
           North, Range 32 West, shown as Parcel 212A on Minnesota 
           department of transportation right-of-way plat numbered 
           18-79 as the same is on file and of record in the office of 
           the county recorder in and for Crow Wing county, Minnesota; 
        containing 0.770 hectare (1.90 acres), more or less; together 
        with other rights as set forth below, forming and being part of 
        said Parcel 212A: 
        Access:  
           All right of access as shown on said plat by the access 
           control symbol. 
        Temporary Easement: 
           A temporary easement for highway purposes as shown on said 
           plat as to said Parcel 212A by the temporary easement 
           symbol; said easement shall cease on December 1, 2008, or 
           on such earlier date upon which the commissioner of 
           transportation determines by formal order that it is no 
           longer needed for highway purposes. 
           Sec. 19.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; CROW WING COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, Crow Wing county may sell the 
        tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in 
        paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Crow Wing county and 
        is described as:  Undivided 303/720 interest in the Northeast 
        Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 44 
        North, Range 32 West. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the land was 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 20.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ITASCA 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Itasca 
        county may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described 
        in paragraph (c) to an adjoining landowner. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
        value of the land. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca county and is 
        described as: 
           (1) that part of Outlot B, the north one-half of the 
        vacated roadway south of Outlot B of the Plat of GREEN-ROCK on 
        file at the Itasca county recorder's office, and Government Lot 
        3, Section 24, Township 60 North, Range 22 West of the Fourth 
        Principal Meridian described as follows: 
           Commencing at the northwest corner of said Outlot B; thence 
        South 88 degrees 30 minutes 57 seconds West, bearing assigned, 
        along the extended north line of said Outlot B, 14.64 feet; 
        thence North 06 degrees 25 minutes 20 seconds West 175.49 feet; 
        thence South 87 degrees 58 minutes 29 seconds East 377.61 feet 
        to the point of beginning of the tract to be described; thence 
        South 89 degrees 27 minutes 27 seconds East 269.45 feet; thence 
        South 02 degrees 43 minutes 38 seconds East 142.22 feet more or 
        less to the south line of said Government Lot 3 and the east 
        corner of said Outlot B; thence South 80 degrees 20 minutes 57 
        seconds West along the south line of Outlot B 85.55 feet more or 
        less to the intersection of the south line of Outlot B and the 
        west line of Scott Avenue projected north; thence South 09 
        degrees 39 minutes 03 seconds East along the west line of said 
        projected Scott Avenue 16.50 feet to the south line of the north 
        half of the vacated roadway lying south of Outlot B; thence 
        South 80 degrees 20 minutes 57 seconds West along said south 
        line of north half of vacated roadway 187.10 feet more or less 
        to intersect a line bearing South 02 degrees 43 minutes 38 
        seconds East from the point of beginning; thence North 02 
        degrees 43 minutes 38 seconds West 206.87 feet more or less to 
        the point of beginning.  Tract contains 1.1 acres more or less; 
           (2) that part of SE-NW, Section 24, Township 60 North, 
        Range 22 West, lying south and east of County Road 531; 
           (3) the South 295.16 feet of the West 295.16 feet of SE-SW 
        of Section 10, Township 60 North, Range 25 West; 
           (4) the North 100 feet of the South 768 feet of SW-NW, 
        Section 33, Township 62 North, Range 24 West, lying East of 
        State Highway No. 1 LESS AND EXCEPT the East 245 feet thereof; 
        and 
           (5) that part of Lot 3 lying East of a line drawn parallel 
        to and 66 feet West of the E 1/16th line of Section 20, Township 
        150 North, Range 28 West. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 21.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; KOOCHICHING 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Koochiching county may sell by 
        private sale to the Bois Forte band of Chippewa Indians the 
        tax-forfeited land, some of which borders public water, that is 
        described in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general at a price agreed to by the Koochiching county 
        board and the Bois Forte tribal council. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located within the Nett Lake 
        Reservation in Koochiching county and is described as fractional 
        interests in: 
           (1) W1/2SW1/4, Section 2, Township 64 North, Range 22 West; 
           (2) E1/2NE1/4, Section 13, Township 65 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (3) E1/2SE1/4, Section 7, Township 64 North, Range 23 West; 
           (4) NE1/4SW1/4 and NW1/4SE1/4, Section 18, Township 64 
        North, Range 23 West; 
           (5) N1/2SE1/4, Section 11, Township 65 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (6) W1/2SE1/4, Section 28, Township 66 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (7) W1/2NE1/4, Section 3, Township 65 North, Range 22 West; 
           (8) Government Lots 3 and 4, Section 3, Township 65 North, 
        Range 22 West; 
           (9) S1/2SW1/4, Section 3, Township 65 North, Range 22 West; 
           (10) S1/2SE1/4, Section 22, Township 64 North, Range 22 
        West; 
           (11) Lots 2 and 3, Section 19, Township 64 North, Range 22 
        West; 
           (12) Lot 2, Section 30, Township 64 North, Range 23 West; 
           (13) Lot 3, Section 30, Township 64 North, Range 23 West; 
           (14) W1/2NE1/4, Section 34, Township 66 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (15) E1/2SW1/4, Section 28, Township 66 North, Range 22 
        West; 
           (16) SE1/4NE1/4 and NE1/4SE1/4, Section 25, Township 65 
        North, Range 23 West; 
           (17) N1/2NE1/4, Section 7, Township 64 North, Range 22 
        West; 
           (18) S1/2NE1/4, Section 4, Township 65 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (19) SE1/4NW1/4 and NE1/4SW1/4, Section 4, Township 65 
        North, Range 23 West; 
           (20) S1/2NE1/4, Section 10, Township 65 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (21) W1/2SW1/4, Section 12, Township 65 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (22) SW1/4NW1/4 and NW1/4SW1/4, Section 11, Township 65 
        North, Range 23 West; 
           (23) SW1/4NE1/4 and Government Lot 2, Section 6, Township 
        64 North, Range 22 West; 
           (24) Lots 3 and 4, Section 4, Township 65 North, Township 
        23 West; 
           (25) S1/2SE1/4, Section 33, Township 66 North, Range 23 
        West; 
           (26) N1/2NE1/4, Section 20, Township 64 North, Range 23 
        West; and 
           (27) Lot 13 and NW1/4SE1/4, Section 6, Township 64 North, 
        Range 23 West. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the fractional 
        interests in the lands were consolidated and the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 22.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; LAKE 
        COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Lake county 
        may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described in 
        paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration no less than the appraised 
        value of the land. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Lake county and is 
        described as:  the North 600 feet of the Westerly 150 feet of 
        the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 24, Township 55 North, Range 9 
        West. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 23.  [CONVEYANCE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        94.09 to 94.16, or other law to the contrary, the commissioner 
        of transportation may convey to the city of Baudette for no 
        consideration the surplus land bordering public water that is 
        described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and provide that the land reverts to the state 
        if the city of Baudette stops using the land for the public 
        purpose described in paragraph (d). 
           (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Lake of the Woods 
        county, consists of approximately 6.04 acres, and is described 
        as:  tract in Government Lot 4, Section 35, Township 161, Range 
        31 (parcel number R60.35.43.02E). 
           (d) The commissioner has determined that the land is no 
        longer needed for any state purpose and that the state's land 
        management interests would best be served if the land was 
        conveyed to and used by the city of Baudette as a rest area. 
           Sec. 24.  [PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; NORMAN COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, Norman county may sell the tax-forfeited 
        land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), 
        under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general.  
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Norman county and is 
        described as: 
           Parcel #18-6909000:  a triangular piece or parcel of land 
        beginning at the southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of 
        the Northwest Quarter (NE 1/4 NW 1/4) of Section Nineteen (19) 
        Township One Hundred Forty-six (146) North of Range Forty-eight 
        (48) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian; thence running North 
        on the quarter line fifty-six and one-half (56 1/2) rods; thence 
        due West fifty-six and one-half (56 1/2) rods; thence in a 
        southeasterly direction to the place of beginning, containing 
        ten (10) acres, more or less. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 25.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS LAND BORDERING PUBLIC 
        WATERS; SCOTT COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45; 
        94.09; 94.10; 97A.135, subdivision 2a; and 103F.535, the 
        commissioner of natural resources shall sell by private sale the 
        surplus land bordering public waters that is described in 
        paragraph (e). 
           (b) The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for consideration of no less than the appraised 
        value of the land. 
           (c) The deed must contain a restrictive covenant that 
        prohibits altering, disturbing vegetation in, draining, filling, 
        or placing any material or structure of any kind on or in the 
        existing wetland area located on the land; prohibits any 
        increase in run-off rate or volume from the land or future 
        buildings into said wetland; and prohibits diverting or 
        appropriating water from said wetland. 
           (d) The consideration received for the conveyance shall be 
        deposited in the state treasury and credited to the wildlife 
        acquisition account in the game and fish fund.  The money is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for 
        wildlife land acquisition purposes. 
           (e) The land that may be sold is in the Prior Lake wildlife 
        management area in Scott county and is described as: 
           The East 1200 feet of the South 800 feet of the Southwest 
           Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 
           115 North, Range 22 West.  Including the abandoned 
           right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and 
           Pacific Railroad Company (formerly the Hastings and Dakota 
           Railway Company).  Containing 22 acres, more or less. 
           (f) This land no longer fits into the state wildlife 
        management area system because of hunting limitations, its small 
        size, and future development planned for the area.  Proceeds 
        from the sale will be used to purchase lands more suitable for 
        wildlife management and public use. 
           Sec. 26.  [PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATERS; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell 
        by private sale to adjacent landowners the surplus land 
        bordering public waters that is described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and the consideration must be equal to the fair 
        market value of the land plus the cost of appraisal. 
           (c) The land to be sold is in St. Louis county and is a 
        parcel of land to be split from Government Lot 5, Section 1, 
        Township 67 North, Range 17 West.  The exact area to be sold 
        will be determined by completion of a further site analysis. 
           (d) The conveyance is necessary for installation of a 
        community septic system to benefit the adjacent land owners in 
        Government Lot 6, Section 1, Township 67 North, Range 17 West. 
           (e) The commissioner has determined that the parcel needed 
        for the purpose described in paragraph (d) is available for 
        surplus, will not be necessary for natural resources purposes, 
        and is best suited for the above-stated purpose. 
           Sec. 27.  [PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND 
        BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, St. Louis county may sell by 
        public or private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public 
        water that is described in paragraph (c), under the remaining 
        provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for a consideration of taxes due on the 
        property and any penalties, interest, and costs.  The conveyance 
        must reserve fisheries easements of at least 75 feet on either 
        side of the stream for the property described in paragraph (c), 
        clauses (1) and (2), and at least 50 feet of shoreland for the 
        property described in paragraph (c), clauses (3) and (4). 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis county and 
        is described as: 
           (1) the West 200 feet of W1/2 of S1/2 of NE1/4 of SE1/4, 
        Section 9, Township 50, Range 14, consisting of 3.03 acres, 
        Plat/Parcel Code:  10-2710-2750; 
           (2) the SW1/4SE1/4, except part southerly of center line of 
        Sargent Creek, Section 4, Township 48, Range 15, consisting of 
        20.47 acres, Plat/Parcel Code:  10-2730-540; 
           (3) Lots 6 and 7, Erickson Beach, Section 27, Township 57, 
        Range 17, consisting of .46 acre, Plat/Parcel Code:  340-90-60; 
        and 
           (4) Lot 8, except easterly 50 feet and the easterly 50 feet 
        of Lot 8, Erickson Beach, Section 27, Township 57, Range 17, 
        consisting of .5 acre, Plat/Parcel Codes:  340-90-80, 340-90-85. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 28.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, St. Louis county may sell by 
        private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that 
        is described in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for a consideration of the appraised value. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis county and 
        is described as: 
           (1) Lot 7, Block E, Endion Division (10-1440-70); 
           (2) Lots 10-13, Block 1, Endion Division (10-1440-180) and 
        Lot 7, Block 1, except part NW'ly of NE'ly extension of SE'ly 
        line of Lot 6, Endion Division (10-1440-150); 
           (3) Lot 9, Block 1, Endion Division (10-1440-170); and 
           (4) Lots 1-4, Block E, Endion Division (10-1440-10) and 
        that part of the easterly 33 feet of 24th Avenue East lying 
        south of Water Street. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were sold 
        to the city of Duluth. 
           Sec. 29.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING 
        PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, St. Louis county may sell by 
        private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that 
        is described in paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for a consideration of taxes due on the 
        property and any penalties, interest, and costs. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis county and 
        is described as:  Lots 54 and 55, Lake Nichols, town of 
        Northland (parcel code 490-0020-00560). 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the lands were 
        returned to private ownership. 
           Sec. 30.  [LAND EXCHANGE; LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342, 
        subdivision 3, and 94.343, subdivision 3, the commissioner of 
        natural resources shall, with the approval of the land exchange 
        board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, 
        section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.348, exchange the 
        following land bordering on public waters for the land described 
        in paragraph (b):  the North 859.83 feet of the Southwest 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the North 859.83 feet of 
        Government Lot 7, Section 5, Township 167 North, Range 33 West. 
           (b) The land bordering on public waters to be obtained by 
        the commissioner in the exchange under paragraph (a) is 
        described as:  the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, 
        Section 5, Township 167 North, Range 33 West. 
           Sec. 31.  [LAND EXCHANGE; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [EXCHANGE REQUIRED.] The commissioner of 
        natural resources shall exchange, according to Laws 1998, 
        chapter 389, article 16, section 31, as amended by Laws 1999, 
        chapter 184, Laws 2000, chapter 488, article 3, section 31, and 
        Laws 2001, chapter 164, section 5, the following trust fund land 
        in St. Louis county:  Lot 11, Block 1 of Lake Leander Homesite 
        Plat No. 1, Section 16, Township 60 North, Range 19 West, for 
        county land. 
           Subd. 2.  [DEADLINE.] The exchange required under 
        subdivision 1 must be completed by June 30, 2004. 
           Sec. 32.  [CONVEYANCE OF LAND; COOK COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 
        94.09 to 94.16, 161.144, or any other law, the commissioner of 
        transportation shall convey to Cook county for no consideration 
        the land bordering public water that is described in paragraph 
        (c).  The commissioner may not convey the land until Cook county 
        enters into an agreement with the commissioner of transportation 
        to spend an amount equal to the value of the land described in 
        paragraph (c) for airport purposes.  The value of the land shall 
        be determined by a current appraisal. 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general and must convey the land free and clear of any 
        requirement to use the land for a particular purpose. 
           (c) The land to be conveyed is described as: 
           (1) all of Government Lots 1, 2, 10, 11, and 12 of Section 
        30, Township 62 North, Range 1 East of the Fourth Principal 
        Meridian, Cook county, Minnesota, according to plat of resurvey 
        accepted by the United States of America, Department of 
        Interior, Bureau of Land Management, on May 22, 1951, except the 
        land lying South and East of the following described line: 
           From the northwest corner of said Section 30, South 2 
        degrees 18 minutes East for a distance of 1758.9 feet to the 
        meander corner Sections 25 and 30 on the north shore of Devils 
        Track Lake; thence North 2 degrees 18 minutes West 26.4 feet to 
        a point on the section line; thence south 87 degrees 05 minutes 
        East for a distance of 646.8 feet; thence South 88.4 feet to a 
        point on the north shore of Devils Track Lake which is the point 
        of beginning of the line to be described herein; from said point 
        of beginning North for a distance of 88.4 feet; thence South 87 
        degrees 05 minutes East for a distance of 1442.8 feet; thence 
        South 100 feet; thence South 87 degrees 05 minutes East for a 
        distance of 947.1 feet to a point on the North-South quarter 
        line of said Section 30, said point being 124.1 feet South of 
        the center of Section 30, subject to reservation of the coal and 
        other minerals and conditions and limitations provided by the 
        Federal Act of December 22, 1928 (45 Stat., 1069); and 
           (2) that part of Government Lot 3, Section 30, Township 62 
        North, Range 1 East, Cook county, Minnesota, lying within the 
        following described lines: 
           Beginning at the northwest corner of Section 30, Township 
        62 North, Range 1 East, Cook county, thence South 02 degrees 00 
        minutes East for a distance of 1747 feet; thence South 87 
        degrees 05 minutes East for a distance of 2089.6 feet; thence 
        South for a distance of 100 feet; thence South 87 degrees 05 
        minutes East for a distance of 947.1 feet to a point on the 
        North-South quarter line of Section 30 which is the point of 
        beginning of the property to be described herein; from said 
        point of beginning thence South 87 degrees 05 minutes East for a 
        distance of 450 feet; thence North 01 degrees 38 minutes East 
        for a distance of 840 feet; thence North 87 degrees 05 minutes 
        West for a distance of 450 feet to a point on the North-South 
        quarter line of Section 30; thence South 01 degrees 38 minutes 
        West on said North-South quarter line for a distance of 840 feet 
        to the point of beginning. 
           Sec. 33.  [PRIVATE SALE OF COUNTY LAND; WADENA COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 373.01, subdivision 1, Wadena county may sell 
        by private sale to the commissioner of natural resources lands 
        described in paragraph (c). 
           (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the 
        attorney general for a consideration of the appraised value of 
        the land. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Wadena county and is 
        described as the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 
        32, Township 138 North, Range 33 West. 
           Sec. 34.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 13, 17, 18, and 31 are effective the day following 
        final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 30, 2003 
           Signed by the governor June 12, 2003, 8:33 a.m.

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