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    Subdivision 1. Duplicate discouraged. In determining the name of a body of water, the
county board may not, if possible, duplicate names of existing bodies of water. The county
board shall select and approve a name as it determines is in the permanent, best interests of
the affected county.
    Subd. 2. Director to check name duplication. The auditor of the county where a petition is
filed must mail a copy of the petition with a copy of the notice of hearing on the petition to the
director of the Division of Waters of the Department of Natural Resources. The director must
compare the names suggested in the petition with the names of other bodies of water within the
state and report findings and recommendations back to the auditor before the date of the hearing.
History: 1990 c 391 art 8 s 9