Any railroad company to whom swamp lands have been granted by the state which, by the terms of the grant, is required to make selection and receive patents therefor, shall make selections and file lists with the commissioner of management and budget within one year from the date when the right to select shall accrue, but not thereafter. Upon the approval of these lists by the commissioner of management and budget, the governor shall immediately issue deeds for the same; but if there be no swamp lands certified or patented from which such selection can be made, then such company shall have one year from and after the date of the certifying of such lands within which to make its selection. If such railway company shall neglect or refuse to make selection within the time hereinbefore specified, the right to select shall terminate, and the commissioner of management and budget shall forthwith select and set apart from the swamp lands of the state lying nearest such company's railway an amount of land sufficient to complete the grant, and no other or different lands than such as have been selected by the company within the time specified or set apart by the commissioner of management and budget shall be certified or conveyed to such company.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes