We are one of seven divisions within the Department of Natural Resources. The division is split into two sections—lands and minerals. These sections have different types of work but collaborate daily to accomplish their respective goals. Our employees use their expertise in law, science, geology, engineering, industry, and real estate to meet critical public needs.
To provide exceptional real estate and mineral expertise to enhance Minnesota’s future, uphold strong environmental protections and support our economy by demonstrating the highest professional standards.
We recently completed a plan that serves as the division's strategic direction from 2017-2027. Read all about it here.
Strategic Plan »
11/17/2017 - Exploration plan under review.
Lands and Minerals News »
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer 17 parcels in three public oral bid auctions in December.
Land sale webpage »
Get up to date permitting information about PolyMet's NorthMet project.
DNR's PolyMet Permitting webpage »
View or download a selection of publications from Lands and Minerals Division.
Publications webpage »