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94.52 EXPENDITURE OF STATE'S PERCENTAGE OF PROCEEDS OF SALE OF
LAND TO THE UNITED STATES.
    Subdivision 1. Expenditures. All sums heretofore or that may hereafter be received from the
United States government, on account of an act of Congress approved May 23, 1908 (35 Stat.
260), or any amendments thereof hereafter enacted shall be expended as follows:
One-half for public schools and the remainder for public roads in the counties in which the
national forests are situated; provided, that any county coming within the provisions of said
act of Congress is hereby authorized to borrow money from the federal government or any of
its agencies and to use moneys received pursuant to the provisions of said act of Congress or
amendments thereto for the purpose of repaying any loan or loans made to such county by the
federal government or any of its agencies. In the case of the Superior National Forest, the counties
of Cook, Lake, Koochiching, and St. Louis shall share in the distribution of the sum received from
that source in the same proportion that the federally owned lands in each county which are within
the boundaries of said forest bear to the total number of acres of federally owned lands in said
forest area. In the case of the Chippewa National Forest, the counties of Cass, Itasca, and Beltrami
shall share in the distribution of the sum received from that source in the same proportion that the
federally owned lands in each county, which are within the boundaries of said forest bear to the
total number of acres of federally owned lands in said forest area.
    Subd. 2. Distributions validated; appropriation. Any distribution made by the state of
moneys received from the United States government on account of said act of Congress is hereby
legalized and made valid and effective to the same extent as though the method of distribution
used was provided for by the legislative enactment prior to the distribution thereof.
There is hereby appropriated from such moneys in the state treasury not otherwise
appropriated to the public schools or the counties as provided by this section, an amount sufficient
to make the necessary payments as are provided herein.
History: (6536-11) 1913 c 58 s 1; Ex1936 c 80 s 1; 1943 c 569 s 1; 1959 c 158 s 12