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Public Notice: Take Land "In Trust"

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 6:08pm


ACTION: Notice of final agency determination to take land in trust under 25 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 151.

SUMMARY: The Regional Director, Midwest Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior on the below date, has made a final determination to acquire real property in trust for the Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota.

DATE: This determination was made on June 6, 2019.
The land referred to herein is identified as the former Childs property (Totaling 4.08 acres, m/l, TPID No.: 55-705-0040), located in Welch Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota, and is described as:

That part of the West half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 5, Township 113 North, Range 15 West, of the 5th Principal Meridian in the County of Goodhue, Minnesota, further described as follows:

Beginning at the Southwest corner of said NW l/4; thence East 9 rods; thence North to railroad right-of-way; then Westerly along railroad right-of-way about 9 rods to the West line of said NW l/4; thence South to the point of beginning.

AND that part of the W l/2 of the NW l/4 of Section 5, Township 113 North, Range 15 West, described as follows:

Beginning 9 rods East of the South west corner of said NW l/4; thence East 8 rods; thence North to the railroad right-of-way; thence Westerly about 8 rods; thence South to the point of beginning.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Baker, Realty Officer, Midwest Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 5600 West American Blvd., Suite 500, Bloomington, Minnesota 55437, telephone (612) 725-4586.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR, Part 151.12(b) that notice be given to the public of the decision by the authorized representative of the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land in trust at least 30 days prior to signatory acceptance of land in trust.

A copy of the determination is from the office identified in the "FOR FURTHER INFORMATION" section of this notice. Any party who wishes to seek judicial review of the Regional Director's decision must first exhaust administrative remedies. The Regional Director's decision may be appealed to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) in accordance with the regulations in 43 CFR 4.310-4.340.

If you choose to appeal this decision, your notice of appeal to the IBIA must be signed by you or your attorney and must be either postmarked and mailed (if you use mail) or delivered (if you use another means of physical delivery, such as FedEx or UPS) to the IBIA within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. The regulations do not authorize filings by facsimile/fax or by electronic means. Your notice of appeal should clearly identify the decision being appealed. You must send your original notice of appeal to the IBIA at the following address: Interior Board of Indian Appeals, Office of hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of the Interior, 801 North Quincy Street, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22203. You must send copies of your notice of appeal to (1) the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, MS-4141-MIB, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, D.C., 20240; (2) each interested party known to you; and (3) the Regional Director. Your notice of appeal sent to the IBIA must include a statement verifying that you have sent copies to these officials and interested parties and should identify them by names or titles and addresses.

If you file a notice of appeal, the IBIA will notify you of further procedures. If no appeal is timely filed, this decision will become final for the Department of Interior at the expiration of the appeal period. No extension of time may be granted for filing a notice of appeal.