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S.F. No. 1059 - MnDOT Property Conveyance
Author: Senator Scott J. Newman
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: February 27, 2017


S.F. No. 1059 amends aspects of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) process for conveying surplus trunk highway land, authorizes two turnbacks to counties, and provides for conveyance of a parcel of land to the Minnesota Historical Society. 

Section 1.  Route No. 259.  Makes a conforming change related to the turnback in section 6. 

Section 2.  Conveyance to the highest bidder in certain cases.  In certain circumstances, MnDOT may offer to sell excess trunk highway land to the owner of abutting property based on appraised market value. 

Section 3.  Services of licensed real estate broker.  If unsold lands are withdrawn from sale as provided in section 4, a licensed real estate broker may be retained to find a buyer. 

Section 4.  Unsold lands.  If lands remains unsold after being offered for sale to the highest bidder, the commissioner may offer the land to any person who agrees to pay the minimum bid. The sale continues until all land is sold or the land is withdrawn from sale. The land must be on MnDOT’s unsold property inventory list. 

Section 5.  Conveyances for historical purposes; McKinstry Surplus lands.  The commissioner of MnDOT may convey, without payment, McKinstry Mounds and portions of the McKinstry Village site to the Minnesota Historical Society for historical purposes. 

Section 6.  Legislative Route No. 123 removed.  Provides county turnback of Trunk Highway 112 (running from Le Sueur to Le Center) following an agreement between MnDOT and Le Sueur County.

Section 7.  Legislative Route No. 225 removed.  Provides a county turnback of Trunk Highway 225 (running from Ponsford to Trunk Highway 34 near Osage in Becker County) following an agreement between MnDOT and Becker County.

Section 8.  Legislative Route No. 101 Removed; Repealer.  Repeals a duplicative statutory route.


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