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Mineral Rights

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3 Companies Bid In Minn. Mineral Rights Auction

Three companies have submitted bids for the right to explore and mine for copper, nickel and other metals in Minnesota’s latest mineral rights auction.


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Iron Range Landowners Protest Mineral Right Leasing

Angry Iron Range landowners protested Wednesday a move by the state to lease mineral rights to mining companies on their privately owned land.


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Minn. DNR To Auction Iron Range Mineral Rights

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources opens bids this week for mineral leases that would allow companies to prospect for precious metals across northern Minnesota, even if the owner of the surface land disagrees.