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S.F. No. 2760 - State Lands (Second Engrossment)
 
Author: Senator Foung Hawj
 
Prepared By: Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst (651/296-9399)
 
Date: April 27, 2016



 

Sections 1 and 12 [Designation of the St. Croix Boom Site Wayside, Washington County] designates an 11-acre wayside adjacent to State Highway 95 and the St. Croix River, north of Stillwater.  This site was formerly managed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and was transferred to DNR management through a transfer of custodial control.

Sections 2 and 13 [Designation of Centennial State Forest, Cass County] designates 3,394 acres as a new state forest.  Most of the lands were donated to the DNR for use for forest purposes.  The name is in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Division of Forestry.

Sections 3 and 4 [Land sale closing costs] contains the requirement for the purchaser of state land to pay the sale closing costs from SF 2836, Ruud.

Section 5 [Valuation of bond-financed property] authorizes the DNR to use an abbreviated appraisal process when selling bond-financed property where the value of the property is $50,000 or less.  State law otherwise requires a full appraisal.

Section 6 [Expedited land exchanges; school and university lands] contains the provision making school trust and university lands eligible for expedited exchanges from SF 2836, Ruud.

Section 7 [Expedited land exchanges; valuation of land] contains the clarification of land valuation for expedited land exchanges from SF 2836, Ruud.

Section 8 [Expedited land exchanges; reversionary interest] contains the elimination of a reversionary interest for expedited land exchanges from SF 2836, Ruud.

Sections 9 to 11 [2012 leased lakeshore lot sale; St. Louis County] contain the amendments to the 2012 leased lakeshore lot sale provisions for tax-forfeited land in St. Louis County from SF 2895, Tomassoni.

Section 14 [Deletion of lands from state park] deletes a 1.22-acre parcel from Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in Mille Lacs County.

Section 15 [Additions of lands to state forests] adds land to the following state forests: 

  • Bear Island State Forest
  • Cloquet Valley State Forest
  • Kabetogama State Forest
  • Sturgeon River State Forest
  • Whiteface River State Forest.

The lands were acquired in the Sax-Zim land exchange.  The addition of 17,776 acres to the state forests will reduce costs and aid in efficient natural resource management.

Section 16 [Exchange of state land; Aitkin, Beltrami, and Koochiching Counties] contains the exchange of state land used for wild rice patties that was added by amendment in the subcommittee.

Section 17 [Release of reversionary interest; Anoka County] contains the release of reversionary interest in certain land that was in SF 2830, Abler.

Section 18 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Beltrami County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Beltrami County from SF 2277, Skoe, as amended.

Section 19 [Private sale of consolidated conservation land; Beltrami County] contains the private sale of consolidated conservation land used for wild rice patties that was added by amendment in the subcommittee.

Section 20 [Private sale of tax-forfeited land; Beltrami County] contains the private sale of tax-forfeited land in Beltrami County from SF 2277, Skoe.

Section 21 [Conveyance of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Carver County] contains the conveyance of tax-forfeited land to county fee land from SF 2639, Ortman.

Section 22 [Conveyance of tax-forfeited land; Cass County] contains the conveyance of tax-forfeited land to the city of Pillager from SF 2514, Gazelka.

Section 23 [Private sale of state land, Cass County] authorizes the DNR to sell the Steamboat Loop of the Heartland State Trail to a local homeowner’s association.  The offer to sell 21.99 acres will be at the same value offered in 1988 as adjusted for inflation.  The DNR is working with adjacent landowners on realignment of the trail design and this land will not be needed after the construction of the alternative Tower Hill alignment.

Section 24 [Public or private sale of state land, Clearwater County] authorizes the DNR to sell a 1.9 acres parcel bordering Pine Lake.  The portion that contains a road right-of-way may be sold to a local unit of government for less than appraised value, but the conveyance must provide that the right-of-way is used by the public and reverts to the state if public use ceases or is abandoned.

Section 25 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Crow Wing County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Crow Wing County from SF 2509, Ruud.

Section 26 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Grant County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Grant County from SF 2488, Westrom.

Section 27 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Itasca County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Itasca County from SF 2528, Saxhaug.

Section 28 [Private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Itasca County] contains the private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Itasca County from SF 2528, Saxhaug.

Section 29 [Private sale of tax-forfeited land; Itasca County] contains the private sale of tax-forfeited land in Itasca county from SF 2528, Saxhaug.

Section 30 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Kandiyohi County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Kandiyohi County from SF 2991, Koenen.

Section 31 [Klondike clean water retention project; Kittson County] provides for an exchange of certain riparian school trust land in Kittson County.  This section also provides for the Commissioner of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Two Rivers Watershed District, to make recommendations on the disposition of certain acquired wildlife management area land and provide for rich fen enhancement as part of the Klondike clean water retention project.  This is from SF 3193, Stumpf.

Section 32 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Lake County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Lake County from SF 2928, Bakk.

Section 33 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Lake County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Lake County from SF 2928, Bakk.

Section 34 [Private sale of tax-forfeited land; Lake County] contains the private sale of tax-forfeited land in Lake County from SF 2928, Bakk, as amended.

Section 35 [Exchange of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Lake County] contains the exchange of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Lake County from SF 2928, Bakk.

Section 36 [Exchange of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Lake County] contains the exchange of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Lake County from SF 2928, Bakk.

Section 37 [Private sale of state land, Lake of the Woods County] authorizes the DNR to sell 80 acres of consolidated conservation land.  The DNR plans to sell the land to the county for continued use as a shooting range.

Section 38 [Private sale of state land, Lake of the Woods County] authorizes DNR to sell 160 acres in the Northwest Angle to a local unit of government for less than appraised value, but the conveyance must provide that the land be used by the public and reverts to the state if public use ceases or is abandoned.  The land borders the Northwest Angle Inlet of Lake of the Woods, and the local unit of government is interested in establishing a public park.

Section 39 [Meeker County tax-forfeited land; rights of state as unit owner in common interest community] allows Meeker County to act as a unit owner in a common interest community for certain tax-forfeited land.  This is from SF 2775, Newman.

Section 40 [Private sale of state lands, Mille Lacs County] authorizes DNR to sell 1.22 acres at appraised value plus sale costs, including all staff costs.  The land will be used for expansion of an existing cemetery.

Section 41 [Private sale of state land, Olmsted County] authorizes DNR to sell 1.56 acres to a local unit of government for less than appraised value, but the conveyance must provide that the land be used by the public and reverts to the state if public use ceases or is abandoned.  The land borders the Root River and the Root River county park, and local government is interested in using the land for park purposes.

Section 42 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; St. Louis County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in St. Louis County from SF 2895, Tomassoni.

Section 43 [Exchange of state land, St. Louis County] contains the authorization for St. Louis County to exchange certain state land, notwithstanding the riparian restrictions for land exchanges from SF 2895, Tomassoni

Section 44 [Exchange of state land, St. Louis County] authorizes the DNR to proceed with a land exchange notwithstanding the riparian restrictions for land exchanges.  The 10 acres of school trust lands border the Whiteface River and are leased to Coe College.  The lands received in the exchange will improve access to adjacent state forest lands.

Section 45 [Private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; St. Louis County] contains the private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in St. Louis County from SF 2895, Tomassoni, as amended.

Section 46 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; St. Louis County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in St. Louis County from SF 2895, Tomassoni, as amended.

Section 47 [Private sale of tax-forfeited land; St. Louis County] contains the private sale of tax-forfeited land in St. Louis County from SF 2895, Tomassoni.

Section 48 [Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Scott County] contains the public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Scott County from SF 2260, Pratt.

Section 49 [Public or private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water; Wabasha County] contains the public or private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water in Wabasha County that was added by amendment in the subcommittee.

Section 50 [Effective date] makes this act effective the day following final enactment.

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