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282.171 CONTRACTS, MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES, CANCELLATION.
No contract entered into by persons in the armed forces of the United States prior to their
induction or enlistment for the purchase of tax-forfeited or other lands from the state of Minnesota
on the installment plan shall be terminated or canceled for nonpayment of installments except
as provided herein.
Any person in the armed forces of the United States, who, as vendee, in any contract with the
state of Minnesota for the purchase of tax-forfeited or other lands, is in default on any installment,
or is unable to pay any installment or installments thereafter becoming due, and desires to retain
all rights under said contract, and such contract has not heretofore been canceled and the land sold,
shall during the period of military service file, or cause to be filed by an adult, with knowledge of
the facts, with the county auditor or other state agency, having charge of said contract, an affidavit,
giving the legal description of said lands, and the number, if any, of said contract, and stating that
the vendee in said contract is in the military service of the United States, the branch of the service,
the date of enlistment or induction, and that said vendee desires to retain all rights under said
contract. If said affidavit is filed within the time herein limited and provided, said contract shall
remain in full force and effect, notwithstanding any default or nonpayment of any installment or
installments thereunder, for six months after the vendee's discharge from the military service. If
said vendee fails to pay all delinquent installments within six months after being discharged, then
in such event said contract may be canceled and terminated as provided in section 282.40.
History: 1943 c 341 s 1,2; 1945 c 75 s 1; 1951 c 34 s 1; 1983 c 342 art 15 s 33; 1986 c 444