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No contract entered into by persons in the armed forces of the United States prior to their induction or enlistment for the purchase of tax-forfeited or other lands from the state of Minnesota on the installment plan shall be terminated or canceled for nonpayment of installments except as provided herein.

Any person in the armed forces of the United States, who, as vendee, in any contract with the state of Minnesota for the purchase of tax-forfeited or other lands, is in default on any installment, or is unable to pay any installment or installments thereafter becoming due, and desires to retain all rights under said contract, and such contract has not heretofore been canceled and the land sold, shall during the period of military service file, or cause to be filed by an adult, with knowledge of the facts, with the county auditor or other state agency, having charge of said contract, an affidavit, giving the legal description of said lands, and the number, if any, of said contract, and stating that the vendee in said contract is in the military service of the United States, the branch of the service, the date of enlistment or induction, and that said vendee desires to retain all rights under said contract. If said affidavit is filed within the time herein limited and provided, said contract shall remain in full force and effect, notwithstanding any default or nonpayment of any installment or installments thereunder, for six months after the vendee's discharge from the military service. If said vendee fails to pay all delinquent installments within six months after being discharged, then in such event said contract may be canceled and terminated as provided in section 282.40.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes