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92.21 REDEMPTION OF FORFEITED STATE LANDS.
    Subdivision 1. Conditions of redemption. If the holder of a certificate of sale of state land
sold before January 6, 1934, forfeits rights for failure to pay the interest due under the certificate,
the holder may redeem the rights as follows. Before resale at public auction of the lands described
in the certificate, the holder shall pay the commissioner of finance the amount of interest then
due and payable on the certificate, with interest at four percent from the time when it became
due. The payment is a redemption of the rights of the certificate holder, and the certificate is
reinstated, if the following conditions are met:
(1) If the default in payment occurred before July 1, 1941, the amount required for
redemption must be paid not later than December 31, 1941.
(2) If the default in payment occurred on or after July 1, 1941, the amount required for
redemption must be paid within six months after the default.
(3) If the time for payment of the principal specified in the certificate has expired but an
extension of time by law has not expired, the amount due on the principal with interest and all
other sums due the state on the land must be paid. After payment, a patent for the land must be
issued to the certificate holder as provided by law.
(4) No redemption is permitted if the time for payment of the principal as specified in the
certificate and its lawful extensions have expired, or if the certificate of sale has been absolutely
terminated and made void without right of redemption under any prior or existing law, or if the
land has become absolutely forfeited to the state for delinquent taxes.
(5) This section does not affect any proceedings for the resale of state public land unless
redemption is made before sale of the land to an actual purchaser.
    Subd. 2. Certificate void when land not redeemed. If a certificate of sale of state public
land sold before January 6, 1934, is canceled after default by reappraisal and reoffer of the land
for sale, and the default is not redeemed and the certificate reinstated as provided by this section,
the certificate is absolutely canceled and void, and all right, title, and interest of the purchaser or
heirs, representatives, or assigns of the purchaser, in the land terminate without further act of the
state. This subdivision does not preclude any other method of termination prescribed by law.
History: (6291) RL s 2426; Ex1934 c 39 s 2; 1939 c 353 s 1; 1941 c 374 s 5; 1985 c 265
art 3 s 1; 1986 c 444; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50