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386.26 MS 1949 [Renumbered 386.26, subdivision 1]
    Subdivision 1. Counties over 100,000. The county recorder in each county having a
population of over 100,000 is hereby authorized and directed to transcribe in appropriate
records to be provided by the county for such purpose and to appropriately index all instruments
affecting: lists of lands selected by railroad companies under grants from the United States or
the state of Minnesota; and all instruments affecting: condemnation proceedings; awards of
damages in condemnation proceedings; building line easements; easements for slopes; easements
for electric light and telephone poles; now on file in the recorder's office and which have not
heretofore been recorded.
    Subd. 2. Prima facie; as of time filed. The transcribing of such instruments shall have the
effect of a record of the same from the time such instruments were filed in such county recorder
office, and such records shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein set forth and of the
contents of the original instruments so recorded.
    Subd. 3. In future; record at length. It is hereby made the duty of the county recorder in
any such county to record at length in suitable books or by electronic media to be provided by
the county for such purpose all instruments hereafter received either for filing or recording.
The recorder shall receive the same fees therefor as are allowed for the recording of other like
    Subd. 4. Except Ramsey County. This section does not apply to Ramsey County.
History: (893) 1909 c 153 s 1-3; 1974 c 435 art 7 s 1; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1986 c 444; 2005 c
4 s 83

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