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Section 1. That the sum of seventy-five (75) dollars 875, Otter is hereby appropriated out of the internalimprovement Tail.co.ua

a ditch and outfund, not otherwise appropriated, or out of the first let between money coming into said fund, to the county of Otter Tail, to aid in constructing a ditch and opening a water outlet between Lake Anna, Lake Dagmar and Fish lake, and from thence to the Red River of the North in the townships of Sverdrup, Aurdab, Friberg and Maine, county of Otter Tail.

SEC. 2. That the money so expended shall be expended by and under the direction of the town board of supervisors of the town of Sverdrup, and upon a certificate under oath by the chairman of said board that the ditch herein provided for has been in good faith constructed and accepted by said board the auditor of state shall draw his warrant upon the state treasurer in favor of said Otter Tail county for the sum of seventyfive (75) dollars, payable out of any money in the in. ternal improvement fund.

TITLE CXV.

Section 1. That the sum of three hundred (300) $300. Otter dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose of build- bridge over ing a bridge on the state road across the Pelican river Pelican river. on section four (4), town one hundred thirty-five (135), range forty-three (43), county of Otter Tail. Said sum to be paid to the town supervisors of said town by the state treasurer after said bridge has been completed. The said sum so appropriated shall be expended under the direction of said township supervisors.

SEC. 2. Whenever the chairman of the board of supervisors of said town (of Erhards Grove) certifies that the above bridge has been fully completed, the state auditor shall draw his warrant for the sum of three hundred (300) dollars in favor of the said board of supervisors.

TITLE CXVI.

Section 1. That the sum of four hundred (400) dol- $400, Lanlars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the state treasury belonging to the internal improvement fund, or out of the first money which

gols, Benton Co., bridge.

shall come into said treasury belonging to said fund, not otherwise appropriated to aid in building a bridge across the Mississippi river in the town of Langols in Benton county, at or near the place known as Russell's Ferry, to a point on the opposite side of the Mississippi river in Stearns county.

Sec. 2. That said four hundred (400) dollars shall be expended under the direction of three (3) commisioners to be hereafter appointed by the judges of the district court of the Seventh judicial district, and to be paid to the said three (3) commissioners upon a warrant drawn by the state auditor when said bridge shall have been completed and the said commissioners have filed proof with the state auditor of said completion.

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$300, Red Lake Co., bridge over Clearwater river.

SECTION 1. That there is hereby appropriated the sum of three hundred (300) dollars, out of any money in and from the internal improvement fund, not otherwise appropriated, to aid the county of Red Lake in building a bridge and culverts across the Clearwater river in said county.

SEC. 2. The following citizens of said county are hereby appointed commissioners under whose supervision said bridge and culverts shall be built, viz.: Philip A. Kaufer of Red Lake Falls, Charles E. Asp of Emerds ville, and W. A. Shrieter of Red Lake Falls, and the board ofcounty commissioners of said county are hereby appointed a commission to inspect said work and to audit all bills, accounts and vouchers for the same, upon whose certificate to the completion of said bridge and culverts countersigned by the auditor of Red Lake county, the state treasurer shall pay the amount herein appropriated to the treasurer of said county, who shall on demand pay therewith all properly audited vouchers and accounts contracted by the persons named above as commissioners.

Title CXVIII.

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Section 1. That the sum of four hundred (400) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to aid in grading and constructing a bridge over Munger lake on the section line between sections Nos. 8 and 17, in Manyaska township in Martin county.

The board of county commissioners of said Martin

county are hereby authorized to supervise and manage the construction of such bridge, and the warrant or voucher of said board of county commissioners, that the moneys herein appropriated have been properly expended, shall be a sufficient warrant to the auditor and treasurer of said state, upon which to pay to said county the said appropriation.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved April 9, 1897.

CHAPTER 104.

H.F. No. 1021.

An act to amend House File No. 889, being a bill for Roads and

bridges. an act to appropriate money to aid in building bridges and constructing roads and draining lands in certain towns and counties of the state.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne

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SECTION 1. That title sixty-eight (68) of house file Amendment. No. 889 of the thirtieth session of the legislature of this state, being a bill for an act to appropriate money to aid in building bridges and constructing roads and draining lands in certain towns and counties of the state, be amended so that the same will read as follows:

TITLE 68.

pewa county.

Section 1. That the sum of two hundred and eighty- $285 for Chipfive dollars ($285) is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury belonging to the internal improvement fund, or out of the first money which shall come into the state treasury belonging to said fund, not already appropriated, to aid the county of Chippewa in rebuilding bridges in said county and repairing roads therein.

Sec. 2. That such work shall be done under the direction and supervision of the county commissioners of said county, and when work and repairs to the extent of two hundred and eighty-five dollars has been performed, they shall make a report to that effect, to the state auditor, which report shall be accompanied with a copy of all contracts, vouchers and accounts respecting the same.

Sec. 3. Upon receipt of said report by the state auditor,

showing that such work and repairs have been done in all respects in conformity with this act, he shall draw his order in favor of the county commissioners of said Chippewa county on the state treasurer for any money belonging to the internal improvement fund, for the cost of said work, not exceeding two hundred and eighty-five dollars.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved April 14, 1897.

H. F. No. 917.

CHAPTER 105.

Roads and bridges.

An act to amend chapter one hundred and sixty-two (162) of the general laws of the year 1891, entitled An act to appropriate money to aid in building roads and bridges and draining lands in certain counties oi this state."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minnesota:

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Amendment. Section 1. That Title A. 29 of chapter one hundred

and sixty-two (162) of the general laws of the year 1891, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read

as follows: $450 for wag. That the sum of four hundred and fifty (450) dollars Red River of' is hereby appropriated out of any money in the state Polk Co.

treasury belonging to the internal improvement fund, or out of the first inoney thac shall come into the treasury belonging to said fund, not otherwise appropriated; that Ole O. Estenson, Elias Steenerson and E. D. Childs of the county of Polk be and they are hereby appointed commissioners whose duty it shall be to cause the construction of a suitable wagon bridge across the Red River of the North at or near the place where the section line between sections twenty-five (25) and thirtysix (36), township one hundred and forty-eight (148) north, of range forty-nine (49), where it crosses said river; to adopt plans for the same, and to contract for

and superintend the construction of said bridge. Polk Co, to Provided, That said four hundred and fifty (450) dolappropriate

lars shall not be drawn from the state treasury until the county of Polk shall have appropriated at least three thousand (3,000) dollars for the purpose of building said bridge.

SEC. 2. That said bridge shall be erected under the direction of the above named commissioners of said

$3,000 for said bridge.

county conditional upon that the said commissioners Commission

ers for build jointly or severally giving bonds to the state of Minne. ing bridge to sota under the penal sum of tifteen thousand dollars

give bonds, (15,000), which sureties to be approved by the judge of the district court of the Fourteenth judicial district, conditioned for the faithful application of all the moneys that may come into their hands under the provisions of this act, tor the purpose of constructing said bridge, and the faithful discharge of their duties as said commissioners, which bond when so executed and approved shall be filed with the auditor of Polk county within one year of the passage of this act; and any vacancy occurring in the membership of said commission shall be filled by appointment by the governor. That said commissioners may receive and expend any sum of money appropriated by the said Polk county or by any person, corporation or municipality together with the amount in this act appropriated, and expend the same in the construction of said bridge, and to be expencled by said commission in the construction of said bridge.

SEC. 3. That when said bridge is completed, said Report to. board of county commissioners shall officially report the fact to the state auditor, who shall, upon the receipt of said report, draw his order in favor of the county treasurer of said Polk county upon the state treasury for said sum of four hundred and fitty (450) dollars belonging to said funds; and said moneys shall be disbursed by said county treasurer upon the order of said county commissioners, towards paying expenses of said bridge.

Sec. 4. That said bridge when constructed shall Force forever remain free from toll to any citizen of the United States or other persons crossing the same, and that said commission shall not receive any compensation out of the money appropriated out of this act.

SEC. 5. This act shall take effect and bein force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved April 14, 1897.

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