MINERAL RIGHTS

Biden solicitor swings mineral rights title back to tribes

FARGO – The interior solicitor in the Biden administration said in an opinion released Friday that the mineral rights under the original Missouri River riverbed belong to North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes. The 68-page memorandum posted by the U.S. Department of Interior is contrary to a May 2020 Trump administration opinion concluding that the state is legal owner of submerged…