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The commissioner of natural resources is hereby authorized to acquire on behalf of the
Department of Natural Resources, state of Minnesota, all dam site and flowage easements and
other interests in land by gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise which may be necessary to
accomplish the purposes of this section and to construct all dams, structures and control works
needed to restore and control the water levels of Goose and Mud Lakes, Cass County, Minnesota,
which authority to condemn shall include the condemnation of state-owned land whether held in
trust or otherwise and whether or not the same be set aside as lake shore property or other special
use under other provisions of law and the commissioner may further use any land of the state
under the commissioner's jurisdiction for this project; all for the purpose of improving habitat for
fish, wild fowl and game, wild rice and for forestry and fire protection.
History: 1957 c 69 s 1; 1969 c 1129 art 10 s 2; 1986 c 444