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161.141 NORTHWEST ANGLE, CONNECTING HIGHWAY; FEDERAL APPROVAL.

Subdivision 1.Agreement.

The commissioner of transportation may enter into an agreement with the authorized authorities of the province of Manitoba, Canada providing for an equitable division of costs and responsibilities to be borne by the state of Minnesota and the province of Manitoba for the establishment, location, construction, maintenance, and operation of a highway through the province of Manitoba, thereby connecting the Northwest Angle with other parts of the state of Minnesota.

Subd. 2.Required condition.

The agreement shall contain an express provision that it shall not be binding on the state of Minnesota until approved by the Congress of the United States. The agreement shall contain the further express provision that the agreement shall not be binding on the state of Minnesota unless the Congress of the United States appropriates to the state of Minnesota a sum of money sufficient to pay Minnesota's share of the cost of the highway.

Subd. 3.Implementation.

Upon approval of Congress and the appropriation of money by Congress as provided in subdivision 2, the commissioner may proceed to carry out the terms of the agreement provided for in subdivision 1.