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Subdivision 1.Interests acquired.

If the board of county commissioners has established an area or areas as allowed in section 383E.11, it then may acquire the fee interest or less than a fee interest in the lands by gift, purchase, or by condemnation. All condemnation proceedings shall be instituted in the name of the county and conducted in the manner provided by chapter 117.

Subd. 2.Local review and comment; park, playground, or scenic areas.

The county shall at least 60 days prior to acquisition of any property for a park, playground, or scenic area give notice of intention to acquire to the municipality in which the park, playground, or scenic area is located. At the request of the municipality, the county shall make available related studies, reports, data, and other informational and technical assistance as may be available. Within 30 days of such notice, the municipality may review such data and comment to the county in the form of a statement setting forth facts and issues relevant to the acquisition of such park, playground, or scenic area.