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Meeting delayed over NE Minn. mineral rights dispute

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Top state officials have pushed back a discussion about a dispute over 77 mineral exploration leases in northeastern Minnesota.

The Executive Council, chaired by Gov. Mark Dayton, voted when it met in June to send the leases back to the Department of Natural Resources for more work after landowners objected. The subject was supposed to come up again at the council's meeting next Wednesday.

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