We are one of seven divisions within the Department of Natural Resources. Lands and Minerals (LAM) has about 80 full-time employees working across the state. 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, 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 »
Latest news: 10/17/17 - Plan submitted to explore on state nonferrous metallic mineral leases
Lands and Minerals News »
DNR is anticipating holding another public auction in Fall 2017. Sign up on our Land Sale webpage to be updated when the date has been scheduled.
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 »