Division of Lands and Minerals

• Managing the state's mineral resources for the benefit of all Minnesotans.

• Providing real estate services to support the resource goals of the state.

• Managing mineral exploration and mine development on state-owned and tax-forfeited lands to generate equitable rental and royalty income for the state's School and University trust funds, local communities, and the state's General Fund.

• Ensuring that mineral development is environmentally sound, and mined areas are reclaimed to be safe, free of pollution, and suitable for future use.

• Maintaining the surface and mineral land records for state-owned, DNR-administered lands.

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