North Dakota high court sides with state over minerals law

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state over a law intended to clarify ownership of minerals under a Missouri River reservoir.

The Justice’s opinion released Thursday centers around a 2017 law that limited state mineral claims under Lake Sakakawea.

Democratic Rep. Marvin Nelson and others challenged the law and sought to prevent the state from “giving away” up to $2 billion in the coming years.

The Supreme Court said the law does not violate the state’s gifting clause. The high court also reversed a lower court’s award of attorney fees to the lawmaker and others.

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