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CHAPTER 54--S.F.No. 1124

An act

relating to state lands; modifying requirements for exchanging road easements and for leasing forest lands; deleting from state forests; providing for public and private sales and conveyances of certain state lands; modifying certain drainage authority;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 84.633, subdivision 2; 89.17; Laws 2011, chapter 3, section 13.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 84.633, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Substantially equal acres.

The acres covered by the state easement conveyed by the commissioner must be substantially equal to the acres covered by the easement being received by the commissioner. For purposes of this section, "substantially equal" means that the acres do not differ by more than 20 percent. The commissioner's finding of substantially equal acres is in lieu of an appraisal or other determination of value of the lands. A state easement may be exchanged for an easement that has more than substantially equal acres if the other party to the exchange waives payment for the difference.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 89.17, is amended to read:

89.17 LEASES AND PERMITS.

(a) Notwithstanding the permit procedures of chapter 90, the commissioner shall have power to may grant and execute, in the name of the state, leases and permits for the use of any forest lands under the authority of the commissioner for any purpose which that in the commissioner's opinion is not inconsistent with the maintenance and management of the forest lands, on forestry principles for timber production. Every such lease or permit shall be is revocable at the discretion of the commissioner at any time subject to such conditions as may be agreed on in the lease. The approval of the commissioner of administration shall is not be required upon any such lease or permit. No such lease or permit for a period exceeding 21 years shall be granted except with the approval of the Executive Council.

(b) Public access to the leased land for outdoor recreation shall be is the same as access would be under state management.

(c) Notwithstanding section 16A.125, subdivision 5, after deducting the reasonable costs incurred for preparing and issuing the lease, all remaining proceeds from the leasing of school trust land and university land for roads on forest lands must be deposited into the respective permanent fund for the lands.

(d) The commissioner may require a performance bond for removing any improvements or personal property left on the leased premises by the lessee upon termination or cancellation of the lease.

Sec. 3.

Laws 2011, chapter 3, section 13, is amended to read:

Sec. 13.

PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; CARLTON COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale to a political subdivision the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Carlton County and is described as: the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, except state trunk highway right-of-way, Section 26, Township 49 North, Range 17 West, containing 9.324 acres, more or less.

(d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes.

Sec. 4.

DELETIONS FROM STATE FORESTS.

[89.021][Subd. 13.] Cloquet Valley State Forest. The following area is deleted from the Cloquet Valley State Forest: Sections 1 and 12, Township 55 North, Range 18 West, St. Louis County.

Sec. 5.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; BELTRAMI COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Beltrami County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Beltrami County and are described as:

(1) the East 462 feet of Lot 2, Section 22, Township 146, Range 30 West (parcel number 08.00213.00);

(2) .20 acres of Lot 1, Section 21, Township 148 North, Range 32 West (parcel number 34.00212.00);

(3) that part of Lot 1 lying northerly of relocated County State-Aid Highway 22 and easterly of the following described line: commencing at a point on the north line of Lot 1 200 feet West of meander corner 57, which is the point of beginning of said line; thence running southerly at a right angle to the north line of said lot to the northerly boundary line of relocated County State-Aid Highway 22, less the North 450 feet thereof, Section 33, Township 148 North, Range 33 West (parcel number 47.00586.00); and

(4) Lot 3, Section 26, Township 152 North, Range 30 West (parcel number 83.00006.00).

(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. 6.

PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; BIG STONE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land that may be sold is located in Big Stone County and is described as: Lot A of Lot Two, Block One, Mikkelson Subdivision, located within Government Lot 2, Section 10, Township 122 North, Range 47 West, according to the plat on file in the Office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, in Book 5 of Plats, page 75, containing 2.5 acres, more or less.

(d) The land borders on Big Stone Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be served if the land were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 7.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; BLUE EARTH COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Blue Earth County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Blue Earth County and are described as:

(1) Government Lot 4 West of river and meandered river land, Section 36, Township 109 North, Range 27 West (parcel identification number R40.03.36.200.009);

(2) the West 5.71 acres of the North 34.46 acres, excluding 1.36 acres in the northeast corner and the West 100 feet of the South 26.2 acres of Lot 6, Section 23, Township 108 North, Range 27 West (parcel identification number R43.08.23.326.004);

(3) the East Half of old riverbed lying westerly of and adjacent to Government Lots 5 and 6, Section 23, Township 108 North, Range 27 West, 3.71 acres (parcel identification number R43.08.23.326.009);

(4) the West Half of old riverbed lying easterly of and adjacent to Government Lots 3 and 4, Section 23, Township 108 North, Range 27 West, 4.74 acres (parcel identification number R50.08.23.326.008); and

(5) that part of Government Lot 5 lying East of the easterly line of the 'old' river channel and West of the westerly line of the current river channel described as follows: beginning at a point where an iron stake is now situated in the ground, 736.2 feet North and 600 feet West of the southeast corner of Section 23, Township 108 North, Range 27 West; thence going in a westerly direction to the 'old' Blue Earth River; thence following 'old' Blue Earth River in a northerly direction to the north line of the South Half of the South Half of said Section 23; thence in an easterly direction along said line to a point 600 feet West of the east line of said Section 23; thence southerly to the point of beginning, containing about 32.31 acres of land, more or less (parcel identification number R43.08.23.326.005).

(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. 8.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CARLTON COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Carlton County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) by public sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Carlton County and are described as:

(1) PID number 45-058-3840;

(2) PID number 72-090-4970;

(3) PID number 72-090-5080;

(4) PID number 72-090-5110; and

(5) PID number 84-020-0410.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 9.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CARLTON COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Carlton County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) by public sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. Before each sale, the commissioner of revenue must grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37. The easements must be 75 feet in width on each side of the designated trout stream, to provide riparian protection and angler access. The easement must exclude any existing road right-of-way.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Carlton County and are described as:

(1) PID number 78-020-2150; and

(2) PID number 78-020-2160.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 10.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CASS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Cass 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 conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Cass County and is described as:

(1) part of Lot 9, Block 2, and part of Government Lot 3, Section 29, Township 138 North, Range 29 West (parcel identification number 86-337-0220);

(2) all that part of Government Lot 3, Section 8, Township 137 North, Range 29 West, lying southwesterly of the railway right-of-way, except that part of Government Lot 3, Section 8, Township 137 North, Range 29 West, described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of Government Lot 4, said Section 8; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 27 seconds West 1,698.14 feet along the north line of Government Lot 4, Section 8, Township 137 North, Range 29 West (parcel identification number 50-008-1302); and

(3) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 17, Township 133, Range 30, described as follows: beginning at the southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence North along the east line of said 40 a distance of 815 feet; thence North 87 degrees, 30 minutes West a distance of 740 feet; thence South a distance of 783.7 feet to the south line of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence South 89 degrees, 21 minutes East a distance of 740 feet to the point of beginning, containing 13.59 acres more or less and less the right-of-way for the public road and for the state highway.

(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. 11.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; CASS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, Cass County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) for less than market value.

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Cass County and is described as: the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, less the Northeast Quarter, Section 12, Township 140 North, Range 27 West (parcel identification number 44-112-2102).

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served if the land was sold to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which has jurisdiction over the closed landfill located on the parcel.

Sec. 12.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CHISAGO COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Chisago County may convey the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) to the city of Rush City for no consideration, under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(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 Rush City stops using the land for the public purpose described in paragraph (d). The attorney general may make changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Chisago County and is described as: that part of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter described as follows: beginning at the point 30 feet East of the southeast corner of Lot 12, Block 26, of the recorded plat of village of Rush City; thence South to the center of Rush Creek; thence southeasterly and southwesterly down center of creek to a point directly South of the east line of Lot 5, Block 25, of the recorded plat of village of Rush City; thence North to the center line of the railroad right-of-way; thence southwesterly along center line of right-of-way to the east line of Avenue E; thence South on the east line thereof to a point directly East of the point of beginning; thence West to the point of beginning (parcel identification number 17.00490.00).

(d) The county has determined that the land is needed by the city of Rush City for a public park.

Sec. 13.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; CHISAGO COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Chisago County may convey the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) to the city of Harris for no consideration, under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(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 Harris stops using the land for the public purpose described in paragraph (d). The attorney general may make changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Chisago County and is described as: Block 5 of Harris except the North 150 feet thereof (parcel identification number 14.00342.00).

(d) The county has determined that the land is needed by the city of Harris for any or all of the following: a public park, public trails, or a public parking lot.

Sec. 14.

CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; GOODHUE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Goodhue County may convey to Goodhue County for no consideration the tax-forfeited 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 Goodhue County stops using the land for the public purpose described in paragraph (d). The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Goodhue County and is described as: the West 4 chains and 78 links of the North 33 chains of the Southwest Quarter of Section 7, Township 109 North, Range 18 West, also described as Lot 11 of Auditor's Subdivision of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7, except all that part of said tract which lies South of the south bank of the Zumbro River (parcel number 36.150.0090).

(d) The county has determined that the land is needed for a county park.

Sec. 15.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; HENNEPIN COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Hennepin County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Hennepin County and are described as: Outlot 2, Paradise Valley, subject to a railroad right-of-way over the West Half of the Southwest Quarter, Section 4, Township 116, Range 22 (parcel identification number 04-116-22 32 0031).

(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. 16.

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).

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Itasca County and is described as: that part of Government Lot 1, Section 30, Township 60 North, Range 24 West, commencing at the northwest corner of said Government Lot 1; thence on an assumed bearing of South 02 degrees 25 minutes 17 seconds West, along the west line of said Government Lot 1, a distance of 270.00 feet to the actual point of beginning of the tract of land herein described; thence continuing South 02 degrees 25 minutes 17 seconds West, along last described west line, a distance of 353.00 feet; thence North 57 degrees 27 minutes 46 seconds East a distance of 68.64 feet; thence North 67 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds East a distance of 131.59 feet; thence North 67 degrees 07 minutes 23 seconds East a distance of 261.19 feet; thence North 53 degrees 05 minutes 42 seconds East a distance of 174.36 feet; thence North 44 degrees 56 minutes 54 seconds East a distance of 101.85 feet to the intersection with a line bearing North 88 degrees 51 minutes 33 seconds East from said point of beginning; thence South 88 degrees 51 minutes 33 seconds West a distance of 616.93 feet to said point of beginning.

(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. 17.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; KANDIYOHI COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Kandiyohi County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Kandiyohi County and are described as:

(1) PID number 17-026-0120; and

(2) PID number 23-005-0520.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 18.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; LAKE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Lake County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) by public sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Lake County and are described as:

(1) PID number 25-5711-20790;

(2) PID number 26-5700-35850; and

(3) PID number 26-5700-35910.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 19.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; LAKE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Lake County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) by public sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy. Before each sale, the commissioner of revenue must grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37. The easements must be 75 feet in width on each side of the designated trout stream, excluding existing roads and trails, to provide riparian protection and angler access.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Lake County and are described as:

(1) PID number 25-5711-29130;

(2) PID number 25-5711-29610;

(3) PID number 26-5607-03070;

(4) PID number 27-5707-33250;

(5) PID number 29-5410-30610; and

(6) PID number 29-5410-35070.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 20.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; LAKE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Lake County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) by private sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Lake County and is described as: the South Half of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 6, Township 53, Range 11.

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 21.

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; PINE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Pine County may sell the tax-forfeited land described in paragraph (c) by public or private sale under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the appraised value of the land. The attorney general may make changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. Prior to the sale of the land described in paragraph (c), clause (3), the commissioner of revenue shall grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, to provide for a 75-foot-wide easement from the centerline on each side of Crooked Creek and from the centerline of each side of Bang's Brook for riparian protection, angler access, and future restoration work.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Pine County and are described as:

(1) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter lying northwesterly of State Highway 23 and described as follows: beginning at the northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence East along section line 417 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 470 feet; thence East to westerly right-of-way of highway; thence northeasterly along westerly right-of-way of State Highway 23 470 feet to the north section line of Section 8; thence West along section line 500 feet to the point of beginning. Section 8, Township 45, Range 17 (PIN 21.0188.001);

(2) that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of said Northwest Quarter of Northeast Quarter; thence North 89 degrees 42 minutes West (assumed bearing) along the north line of said Northwest Quarter of Northeast Quarter, a distance of 200.00 feet to the actual point of beginning; thence continue North 89 degrees 42 minutes West along said north line, a distance of 465.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds East, a distance of 468.43 feet; thence South 89 degrees 42 minutes East, a distance of 465.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds West, a distance of 468.43 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to the right-of-way of Pine County Highway Number 24 over the North 33 feet thereof. Section 5, Township 41, Range 17 (PIN 23.0097.002);

(3) the South 100 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 20, Township 41, Range 17 (PIN 23.0221.000);

(4) the West 580 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying North of the centerline of County Highway 7, subject to a nonexclusive easement for ingress and egress to the Snake River for the plat of West Shoreview 1st Addition, less Lots 1, 2, 4, and 5, Block 1, Section 6, Township 38, Range 21 (PIN 26.0208.000); and

(5) the South 467 feet of the West 467 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 4, Township 39, Range 22 (PIN 28.0545.000).

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would be best served if the lands were returned to private ownership.

Sec. 22.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; POLK COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Polk County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Polk County and is described as:

(1) Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, subject to railway easement, Block 54, Carman Townsite, city of Crookston (parcel number 82.02352.00);

(2) Lots 5 and 6, Block 54, Carman Townsite, city of Crookston (parcel number 82.02352.01);

(3) the North 7.30 acres of the East 13.60 acres of Lot 3, Section 26, Township 150, Range 48 (parcel number 24.00170.00);

(4) Lot 5, Block 2, Northern Lights Addition, city of Erskine (parcel number 45.00504.00); and

(5) part of Government Lot 9, Section 36, Township 150, Range 47 (parcel number 82.00129.00).

(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 LAND; REDWOOD COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.695 and 16B.281 to 16B.298, or any other law to the contrary, the director of the Minnesota Historical Society may convey to the Lower Sioux Indian Community in the state of Minnesota for no consideration the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be conveyed is located in Redwood County and is described as:

(1) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 8, Township 112, Range 34, Redwood County, Minnesota, described as follows: beginning at the northeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence on an assumed bearing of South 00 degrees 20 minutes 07 seconds East along the east line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, a distance of 569.40 feet; thence on a bearing of South 79 degrees 56 minutes 34 seconds West, 170.15 feet; thence on a bearing of South 26 degrees 08 minutes 59 seconds West, 640.67 feet to the centerline of County State-Aid Highway (C.S.A.H.) 2 as shown on Redwood County Right of Way Plat No. 3 C.S.A.H. Number 2 as of public record, Redwood County, Minnesota; thence on a bearing of North 13 degrees 35 minutes 11 seconds West, 618.69 feet; thence on a bearing of South 89 degrees 40 minutes 12 seconds West, 28.75 feet; thence on a bearing of South 00 degrees 19 minutes 48 seconds East, 28.75 feet; thence on a bearing of South 63 degrees 45 minutes 49 seconds West, 776.48 feet to a point on the centerline of said C.S.A.H. 2, said point also being on the west line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence on a bearing of North 00 degrees 10 minutes 02 seconds West along the west line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, a distance of 941.91 feet to the northwest corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence on a bearing of North 89 degrees 51 minutes 56 seconds East along the north line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, a distance of 1,319.72 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to easements of record;

(2) that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 8, Township 112, Range 34, Redwood County, Minnesota, lying South of the following described line: commencing at the northwest corner of said Section 8; thence on an assumed bearing of South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along the west line of said Section 8, a distance of 696.45 feet to the centerline of County State-Aid Highway (C.S.A.H.) 2 as shown on Redwood County Right of Way Plat No. 3 C.S.A.H. Number 2 as of public record, Redwood County, Minnesota, said point being the point of beginning of the following described line; thence on a bearing of South 62 degrees 28 minutes 55 seconds East along last said centerline, 25.95 feet; thence southeasterly 571.04 feet along last said centerline, along a tangent curve concave to the northeast, having a radius of 1,432.4 feet and a central angle of 22 degrees 50 minutes 30 seconds; thence on a bearing of South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, nontangent to last said curve, 123.98 feet; thence on a bearing of North 89 degrees 54 minutes 50 seconds East, 729.36 feet to the east line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and said line there terminating. Subject to easements of record. Subject to the rights of the public in C.S.A.H. 2; and

(3) Government Lots 5 and 6, Section 5, Township 112 North, Range 34 West.

(d) The Minnesota Historical Society has determined that the state's land management interests and interpretive program interests would best be served if portions of the Lower Sioux Agency Historic Site were conveyed to the Lower Sioux Indian Community in the state of Minnesota to operate as a historic site open to the public.

Sec. 24.

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, and notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, Roseau County may sell by public or private sale the consolidated conservation lands that are described in paragraph (c).

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy. The consideration for the conveyance must be for no less than the survey costs and appraised value of the land and timber. Proceeds must be disposed of according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A.

(c) The lands that may be sold are located in Roseau County and are described as:

(1) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 34, Township 162 North, Range 35 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(2) that part of Government Lot 1 south of railroad, Section 4, Township 162 North, Range 36 West, containing one acre, more or less;

(3) the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 21, Township 162 North, Range 36 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(4) the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 28, Township 162 North, Range 36 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(5) the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 2, Township 163 North, Range 37 West, containing 120 acres, more or less, subject to reservation of a perpetual access easement in favor of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 2, Township 163 North, Range 37 West, for ingress and egress purposes over and across the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 2, Township 163 North, Range 37 West;

(6) the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 19, Township 163 North, Range 37 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(7) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter north of highway, Section 10, Township 162 North, Range 38 West, containing six acres, more or less;

(8) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 25, Township 163 North, Range 38 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(9) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 34, Township 163 North, Range 38 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(10) Government Lot 4, Section 1, Township 159 North, Range 39 West, containing 48.55 acres, more or less;

(11) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 10, Township 159 North, Range 39 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(12) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 15, Township 159 North, Range 39 West, containing 40 acres, more or less;

(13) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 16, Township 159 North, Range 39 West, containing 80 acres, more or less;

(14) the South Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 28, Township 159 North, Range 39 West, containing 80 acres, more or less;

(15) the South 10 acres of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 34, Township 159 North, Range 39 West, containing 10 acres, more or less; and

(16) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter north and east of river, Section 30, Township 163 North, Range 39 West, containing 38 acres, more or less.

(d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the lands are not needed for natural resource purposes.

Sec. 25.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; ROSEAU COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Roseau County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Roseau County and is described as:

(1) the part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, lying South of the River, less the East 174 feet in Section 8, Township 160, Range 39;

(2) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter in Section 30, Township 161, Range 39; and

(3) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 8, Township 160, Range 40.

(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. 26.

CONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the commissioner of natural resources may convey the surplus land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c). The land was previously tax-forfeited land and was sold to the state, acting through the commissioner of natural resources, pursuant to Laws 2008, chapter 368, article 1, section 56. The sale transaction may be reversed, with the land to be conveyed to the state and held in trust in favor of the respective taxing districts.

(b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.10, 94.16, and 97A.056, the commissioner of natural resources may sell the land at the value paid in 2011, plus sale expenses. The commissioner may deposit in the outdoor heritage fund the amount paid for the value of the land. Any payment for sale expenses in excess of the land value must be deposited into the account from which the expenses were paid.

(c) The land that may be conveyed is located in St. Louis County and is described as Lot 7, Klimek's Addition to Grand Lake, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the County Recorder, St. Louis County.

(d) The county has requested use of the land to allow snowmobile traffic to connect between Little Grand Lake and Grand Lake.

Sec. 27.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, St. Louis 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 conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy. Before the sale of the lands described in paragraph (c), clauses (1), (3) to (7), (10), and (12), the commissioner of revenue must grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, to provide for a 75-foot-wide easement from the centerline on each side of the streams for riparian protection, angler access, and future restoration work.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) Lot 3, Decker Road Addition to city of Duluth, Township 50, Range 14, Section 19 (parcel number 010-0825-00030);

(2) Lots 7, 8, and 9, including part of vacant street, Bailey Rearrangement of Block 29, Hunter's Grassy Point Addition to city of Duluth, Township 49, Range 15, Section 13 (parcel number 010-2390-00070);

(3) the South Half of the West 3-1/3 acres of the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, city of Duluth, Township 50, Range 14, Section 19 (parcel number 010-2710-05590);

(4) the North 3-1/3 acres of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, city of Duluth, Township 50, Range 14, Section 19 (parcel number 010-2710-05600);

(5) the North 2-1/2 acres of the South 6-2/3 acres of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, city of Duluth, Township 50, Range 14, Section 19 (parcel number 010-2710-05610);

(6) the South 1-2/3 acres of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, city of Duluth, Township 50, Range 14, Section 19 (parcel number 010-2710-05630);

(7) the East 5/6 of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, except 8 acres at the northeast corner and except the South 261-28/100 feet of the East 522-44/100 feet and except the westerly 166 feet of the easterly 688-44/100 feet lying South of the northerly 396 feet and except a 110.44-foot by 124.99-foot parcel abutting the east line of Lot 5, Decker Road Addition located in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, city of Duluth, Township 50, Range 14, Section 19 (parcel number 010-2710-05670);

(8) a one-acre square in the southwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, city of Duluth, Township 54, Range 17, Section 3 (parcel number 305-0020-00460);

(9) Lot 5, town of Cotton, Township 54, Range 17, Section 10 (parcel number 305-0020-01590);

(10) the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, except 5 acres at the southwest corner, town of Duluth, Township 52, Range 12, Section 10 (parcel number 315-0020-01700);

(11) Lot 5, except the part subject to flowage rights, town of Fredenberg, Township 52, Range 15, Section 28 (parcel number 365-0010-05100); and

(12) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, town of Normanna, Township 52, Range 13, Section 32 (parcel number 485-0010-05390).

(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 OR PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS 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 or public sale the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, except beginning at the northeast corner of the forty; thence West 200 feet; thence South 435.60 feet; thence East 200 feet; thence North 435.60 feet to the point of beginning and except that part lying westerly of the easterly 200 feet, town of Fayal, Township 57, Range 17, Section 29 (parcel number 340-0010-05320);

(2) the West 660 feet of Lot 5, town of Grand Lake, Township 51, Range 16, Section 19 (parcel number 380-0010-03970);

(3) the South Half of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, town of Morcom, Township 61, Range 21, Section 15 (parcel number 460-0010-02376); and

(4) the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, town of Owens, Township 62, Range 18, Section 23 (parcel number 495-0010-02890).

(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. 29.

PRIVATE SALE OR CONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS 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 or may convey the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The conveyances may be for less than the appraised value of the lands. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) Lot 1, Block 29, Bailey Rearrangement of Block 29, Hunter's Grassy Point Addition to city of Duluth, Township 49, Range 15, Section 13 (parcel number 010-2390-00010); and

(2) Lot 2, Block 29, Bailey Rearrangement of Block 29, Hunter's Grassy Point Addition to city of Duluth, Township 49, Range 15, Section 13 (parcel number 010-2390-00020).

(d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership or conveyed to a governmental subdivision.

Sec. 30.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited lands described in paragraph (c).

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) Lot 5, except the northerly 3 feet and except the southerly 10 feet, West Duluth 5th Division, Township 49, Range 14, Section 7 (parcel number 010-4510-06740);

(2) the East Half of Lot 6, Block 21, city of Tower, Township 62, Range 15, Section 32 (parcel number 080-0010-02470);

(3) part of the southerly 66 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, city of Mountain Iron, Township 58, Range 18, Section 22 (parcel number 175-0071-03002);

(4) part of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying northerly of the southerly 200 feet, exempt 10 acres taconite, city of Mountain Iron, Township 58, Range 18, Section 22 (parcel number 175-0071-03032);

(5) part of the West 250 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Township 56, Range 17, Section 34 (parcel number 690-0010-05735);

(6) part of the Northeast Quarter, Township 64, Range 17, Section 24 (parcel number 699-0010-03590); and

(7) all or part of the South 166 feet of the North 516 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, city of Aurora, Township 58, Range 15, Section 10 (parcel number 100-0080-01186).

(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. 31.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS 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 lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy. Before the sale of the land described in paragraph (c), clause (1), the commissioner of revenue must grant a permanent conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, to provide for a 75-foot-wide easement from the centerline on each side of the stream for riparian protection, angler access, and future restoration work.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:

(1) part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter beginning 658.95 feet North of the southeast corner; thence West 996.51 feet; thence South 658.95 feet; thence East 50 feet; thence North 508.95 feet; thence East 946.51 feet; thence North 150 feet to the point of beginning, city of Rice Lake, Township 51, Range 14, Section 25 (parcel number 520-0016-02470);

(2) Lot 15, Block 29, including part of vacant street, Bailey Rearrangement of Block 29, Hunter's Grassy Point Addition to city of Duluth, Township 49, Range 15, Section 13 (parcel number 010-2390-00150);

(3) Lot 16, Block 29, including part of vacant street, Bailey Rearrangement of Block 29, Hunter's Grassy Point Addition to city of Duluth, Township 49, Range 15, Section 13 (parcel number 010-2390-00160); and

(4) Lot 3, town of Gnesen, Township 52, Range 14, Section 36 (parcel number 375-0010-07490).

(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. 32.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; TRAVERSE COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Traverse 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. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Traverse County and is described as: Lots 2, 3, and 4 in the South Side Addition in the city of Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minnesota (parcel number 20-0427000).

(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. 33.

PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; WASHINGTON COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Washington County may sell by private sale, for market value as determined by the county board, the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).

(b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general for not less than the market value. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Washington County and is described as: Government Lot 1, Section 32, Township 32 North, Range 20 West (PID 32.032.20.33.0001).

(d) The property described in paragraph (c) does not have access to a public road and the county has determined that it should be sold by private sale to an adjacent land owner.

Sec. 34.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; WATONWAN COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Watonwan County may sell the tax-forfeited lands bordering public water that are described in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.

(b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The lands to be sold are located in Watonwan County and are described as:

(1) Lot 2 of Auditor's Subdivision of Government Lot 13, Section 18, Township 105, Range 31; and

(2) Lot 7 of Berndt's Subdivision, Section 8, Township 105, Range 31.

(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. 35.

PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; WILKIN COUNTY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1, Wilkin 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. The attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

(c) The land to be sold is located in Wilkin County and is described as: all that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 11, Township 134 North, Range 48 West of the 5th principal meridian, described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 11 of Block 5 in the village of Kent; thence in a northeasterly direction to a point where the north line of said Lot 11 would intersect Whiskey Creek if extended and projected in a northeasterly direction to said creek; running thence in a southwesterly direction along and meandering said creek to a point where the north line of Lot 1 of Block 6 of the village of Kent would intersect said creek if extended and projected in a northeasterly direction to said creek; running thence in a southwesterly direction to the northeast corner of said Lot 1 of said Block 6 of the village of Kent; running thence in a northwesterly direction and at right angles to said last mentioned line to the point of beginning; excepting therefrom that certain tract of land conveyed to the village of Kent by warranty deed dated July 8, 1940, and filed for record October 27, 1941, in Book 152 of Deeds, page 309, in the Office of the County Recorder of Wilkin County, Minnesota (parcel number 27-011-0060).

(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. 36.

WASHINGTON JUDICIAL DITCH 6; DRAINAGE AUTHORITY.

If the Board of Water and Soil Resources approves a boundary correction that is requested by the Rice Creek and Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed Districts to place the Washington Judicial Ditch 6 drainage system within the hydrologic boundaries of the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District, then the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District is the drainage authority, as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.005, subdivision 9, for the Washington Judicial Ditch 6 drainage system.

Sec. 37.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This act is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 11, 2017

Signed by the governor May 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

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