84B.01 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
Subdivision 1. History of efforts to establish.
The legislature finds that the untiring
efforts of citizens of the state of Minnesota, first formally enunciated by the legislature in 1891
by concurrent resolution number 13, together with efforts of citizens of other states, have
culminated in the enactment by the second session of the 91st Congress of an act authorizing the
establishment of Voyageurs National Park in the state of Minnesota; (Public Law 91-661).
Subd. 2. Purpose of park.
The legislature concurs with the stated purpose of Congress in
authorizing the establishment of the park. It is, therefore, the purpose of sections
to preserve, for the inspiration and enjoyment of present and future generations, the outstanding
scenery, geologic conditions, and waterway system which constituted a part of the historic route
of the voyageurs, who contributed significantly to the opening of the northwestern United States.
Subd. 3. Public interests served by establishment of the park.
are a necessary first step in the establishment of the park and is in furtherance of the provisions
of section 101 of the act of Congress authorizing the establishment of the park. The Voyageurs
National Park will be the largest park area within the state and will be of especial and immediate
benefit to the citizens of the state, due to its accessibility to them, and to the effect it may
reasonably be expected to have on the development of tourism and related economic activities.
will, therefore, promote the health and welfare of the citizens of the
state of Minnesota.
History: 1971 c 852 s 1