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Minnesota DNR Public Hearing: Vacating Wildlife Management Area

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:09pm

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF HEARING
ON VACATING A WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.135, subd. 2a, a hearing will be held by the Department of Natural Resources, on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m., at the Frontenac State Park Picnic Shelter, located at 29223 County 28 Boulevard, Frontenac, MN, 55026.
The purpose of the hearing is for public input regarding the sale of state land situated in the County of Goodhue, and described as:
All that part of Sections Thirty-one (31) and Thirty-two (32), Township One Hundred Thirteen (113) North, Range Thirteen (13) West, in the County of Goodhue and State of Minnesota, described as follows:
All of Block 7, Wacouta Beach in said Section 32 lying on the south side of and adjoining Lake View Drive and adjoining the south and west lines of said Section 32. Also that part of said Section 31 described as follows:
Beginning at the southeast corner of said Section 31; thence run North along the east line of said Section 31 a distance of 961.0 feet more or less to the southerly right of way line of Lake View Drive; thence run North 61 30' West along the southerly right of way of Lake View Drive a distance of 170.0 feet; thence run South 34 West 320.0 feet; thence run North 77 East 125.0 feet; thence run South 13 West 610.0 feet; thence run South 76 West 600.0 feet; thence run South 88 30' West 1100.0 feet; thence run North 54 45' West 1140.0 feet; thence run North 37 15' West 400.0 feet; thence run North 72 West 1000.0 feet; thence run South 89 45' West 200.0 feet; thence run North 70 45' West 250.0 feet to a point on or near the East right of way line of public road; thence run South 15 45' West 720.0 feet along or near said East right of way line of public road to a point at or near the northerly right of way line of State Trunk Highway 61; thence run easterly along said northerly right of way line of State Trunk Highway 61 a distance of 2050.0 feet more or less to the south line of said Section 31; thence run East 2925.0 feet more or less along said south line of Section 31 to the point of beginning.
ALSO the West Half of the Northeast Quarter (W 1/2 NE 1/4) of Section Six (6), Township One Hundred Twelve (112) North, Range Thirteen (13) West, EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
All that part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North, Range 13 West in Goodhue County and State of Minnesota,
described as follows:
Beginning at the center of said Section 6; thence North 1970 feet to the center line of State Trunk Highway 61; thence southeasterly along the center line of said highway for 335 feet; thence North 66 31' East 380 feet; thence deflect to the left on a 6 curve for 570 feet to the south line of Borrow Pit No. 225; (Borrow Pit No. 225 being described in that certain Notice of Lis Pendens dated May 19, 1952 and recorded May 20, 1952, in Book 115 of Mortgages, page 77); thence East 430 feet to the east line of the West Half of said Northeast Quarter; thence South 2250 feet to the southeast corner of said West Half of the Northeast Quarter; thence West 1320 feet to the place of beginning. EXCEPTING from the above all rights of way of State Highway and excepting the right of way of the railroad company.
ALSO an easement for right of way purposes on a strip of land 50 feet in width adjoining and northwesterly of the northwesterly line of the above conveyed tract.
AND
That part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 112 North, Range 13 West, Goodhue County, Minnesota, lying northeasterly of the northeasterly right of way line of the Canadian Pacific Railroad (formerly the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Co.)
AND
Block 8 and Block 9, WACOUTA BEACH, according to the plat thereof, on file and of record in the Goodhue County Recorder's Office.
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.135, subd. 2a, requires that a public hearing be held before lands within a Wildlife Management Area can be disposed of. The parcel is currently designated as part of the Perched Valley Wildlife Management Area.
It is proposed that this parcel of land be transferred to the management of the Division of Parks and Trails, and that it be made a part of the Frontenac State Park, which is adjacent to the west of the wildlife management area. This parcel is no longer needed for its present use as a wildlife management area. If, after public hearing, the disposal of the land is in the public interest, the Commissioner of Natural Resources may vacate the parcel from Wildlife Management Area designation.
Questions regarding this proposal can be directed to Martha Vickery, Region 3
Operations Coordinator, Division of Lands and Minerals, at phone: 651/259-5792 or email: martha.vickery@state.mn.us.
Dated: May 10, 2019
/s/ Joseph Henderson
Joseph Henderson
Division of Lands and Minerals
05/18/19