Some residents were surprised and upset to learn that while they might own their land, they don’t own what’s under the surface. Laws dating to the 1870s allow the state to own the minerals under property owners' land. Gov. Dayton says the state is taking time out to reconsider the rules.
Video: I-694 northbound closed in Oakdale as jackknifed semi hangs over bridge
A scary moment in Oakdale.
New details revealed in Bloomington restaurant shooting that killed Prior Lake man
Aaron Le has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Runways shut down at MSP Airport due to heavy snow
Some spots in the Twin Cities could see up to 8 inches of snow on Tuesday.
U of M researcher who dreamed of becoming doctor ID'd as victim in fatal crash
Ebony Miller was 24 years old.
Bank robbery in Savage sends Target into lockdown; no arrest made
This is a developing story.
Government official accused of stealing luggage at MSP Airport
Charges state Sam Brinton stole luggage with its contents valued at over $2,000.
Developer plans 'modern European' condos for Minnetonka
City planners are set to review a concept plan Thursday.
Expect up to 8 inches in Twin Cities; another snowstorm next week?
The latest from Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Northern long-eared bat moved from threatened to endangered list
Populations affected by white-nose syndrome have declined by 97% or more.
Early closures at growing number of schools as snow falls in Minnesota
There are concerns over the afternoon commute.
Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied
The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.
Landowners fight to stop state from selling mineral rights out from under them
Some people in northern Minnesota are finding that while they own their homes and land, they don't necessarily own the minerals below. Now they're trying to stop state officials from giving mining companies the rights to drill on their property. The state routinely sells land while holding on to the mineral rights. Leasing those rights can bring the state tens of millions of dollars a year.
Opponents seek review of state plan to auction mineral leases
Opponents of a state plan to auction off the mineral rights in three areas of northeastern Minnesota hope to force an environmental review. They'll file a petition Tuesday asking the DNR to study the effects of mineral prospecting in the areas. They say it could affect water quality and property values near the sites in St. Louis, Lake, and Aitkin Counties.
State has private firm investigating problems at Security Hospital in St. Peter
Employees say problems at the hospital that treats dangerous mental patients have gotten worse under an administrator who started six months ago. They describe a tense and chaotic work environment that's led several psychiatrists to quit. A state official says the hospital is close to losing its license.
Landowners worry mining companies will use eminent domain to seize their property
A representative who is hearing from worried constituents is asking the attorney general to issue an opinion on whether the state's eminent domain laws could be interpreted in landowners' favor.
Vikings VP: Delaying stadium vote would free team from lease, add to project's cost
Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers sent an e-mail to colleagues saying a vote on a plan to finance a new stadium should wait until the 2012 regular session. But Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley says putting off legislative action could leave the team operating without a lease and add to the project's already hefty costs.
Minn. agriculture land boom means shift in property tax burden
Counties in southwest Minnesota are seeing record land prices with rates expected to keep climbing. Officials say rural landowners should expect a 2012 property tax increase of 20 to 30 percent.
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