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Northern Minnesota landowners livid about mineral leasing contracts

Published 09/03/2011, Associated PressForks Herald

Almost half of the 260 acres near Isabella, Minn., owned by Ron Brodigan and his son could be subject to drilling based on leases the state awarded last spring to companies that search for valuable minerals. Under Minnesota law, landowners have little say in the process and don’t get a cut of the profits, even if they eventually lose their land.

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