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The State Agricultural Society is a public corporation. The conveyance to the state of the
land in Ramsey County described as Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section Twenty-one (21) and
East half (E 1/2) of East half (E 1/2) of Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4), Section Twenty-one (21),
Township Twenty-nine (29), Range Twenty-three (23), is confirmed. Anything in that conveyance
to the contrary notwithstanding, the state holds that land and any other property known and
used as the "State Fairgrounds" forever for the following public purposes: (1) exhibiting under
the management and control of the society, at annual fairs and at other times determined by the
society, the agricultural, stock-breeding, horticultural, mining, mechanical, industrial, and other
products and resources of the state, including proper exhibits and expositions of the arts, human
skills, and sciences; and (2) other uses and purposes determined by the State Agricultural Society,
including the leasing of parts of the State Fairgrounds. The society shall not lease any part of the
State Fairgrounds if the lessee is going to compete with an existing established business of auto
racing within a radius of 40 miles, except during the operation of the state fair and all other public
exhibitions pertinent to expositions of human art, industry, or skill. Neither the state nor the society
shall ever charge or encumber this property. Any part of the State Fairgrounds which is within the
boundaries of a city or other political subdivision of the state is detached from the city or political
subdivision. Nothing in this section exempts otherwise taxable property on the fairgrounds or the
fairgrounds itself from real and personal property taxes pursuant to chapters 272 to 275 and 471.
History: (7860) RL s 3079; Ex1957 c 6 s 1; 1982 c 625 s 2; 1985 c 265 art 2 s 1