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Subdivision 1.Generally.

The board of managers of every district shall have charge and control of all the funds, property, and affairs of the district. With respect thereto, the board has the same powers and duties as are provided by law for a municipality with respect to similar municipal matters, except as otherwise provided. Except as otherwise provided, the chair, vice-chair, secretary, and treasurer of the district have the same powers and duties, respectively, as the mayor, acting mayor, clerk, and treasurer of a municipality. Except as otherwise provided, the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties of the board and officers of the district and all other activities, transactions, and procedures of the district or any of its officers, agents, or employees, respectively, are governed by the law relating to similar matters in a municipality, so far as applicable, with like force and effect.

Subd. 2.Regulation of district.

The board may enact ordinances, prescribe regulations, adopt resolutions, and take other appropriate action relating to any matter within the powers and purposes of the district and may do and perform all other acts and things necessary or proper for the effectuation of said powers and the accomplishment of said purposes. The board may provide that violation of a district ordinance is a penal offense and may prescribe penalties for violations, not exceeding those prescribed by law for violation of municipal ordinances.

Subd. 3.Arrest; prosecution.

(a) Violations of district ordinances may be prosecuted before any court having jurisdiction of misdemeanors. Any peace officer may make arrests for violations committed anywhere within the district in the same manner as for violations of city ordinances or for statutory misdemeanors.

(b) All fines collected shall be deposited in the treasury of the district.

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