92.03 MINIMUM PRICE OF LANDS.
Subdivision 1. School lands.
The price of school lands must be at least $5 an acre, including
the value of timber reproduction. No more than 100,000 acres of school lands may be sold in
one year. If a patent has been issued by the federal government to school land before 1864 and
the taxes on it have been paid for at least 35 years, the commissioner of finance may reduce the
minimum price of $5 an acre by the taxes paid to make the land salable.
Subd. 2. University lands.
The price of lands donated to the state by the United States by
act of Congress entitled "An act donating to the states of Minnesota and Oregon certain lands
reserved by Congress for the territories of Minnesota and Oregon, for university purposes,"
approved March 2, 1861, and by an act of Congress entitled "An act donating public lands to
the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and
mechanic arts," approved July 2, 1862, must be at least $5 an acre, including the value of timber
reproduction. The commissioner shall sell them in accordance with this chapter.
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1965 c 45 s 73
Subd. 4. Internal improvement lands.
When lands donated to the state under the eighth
section of an act of Congress entitled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public
lands, and to grant preemption rights," approved September 4, 1841, are sold, the money derived
from its sale must be invested, as provided by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 8.
History: (6261, 6262, 6264, 6265) RL s 2404,2405,2407,2408; 1917 c 76 s 1; 1919 c 258
s 1; 1961 c 657 s 1; 1963 c 202 s 1,2; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1982 c 424 s 16; 1985 c 265 art 3 s 1;
1991 c 219 s 1; 2004 c 262 art 1 s 12; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 75