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Friday, September 29, 2023 at 09:00 am - 12:00 pmCategories: Land Board
The Board of University and School Lands will meet for its next regular meeting on Friday, September 29th at 9:00 AM in the Governor's Conference Room and via Microsoft Teams.
The meeting is open to the public both in person and online.
Microsoft Teams meeting
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Meeting ID: 257 347 904 932
Or call in (audio only)
+1 701-328-0950,,758086148# United States, Fargo
Phone Conference ID: 758 086 148#
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 08:00 am - Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 05:00 pmCategories: Minerals
The Department of Trust Lands on behalf of the Board of University & School Lands will hold the next online oil & gas lease auction from February 6th through 13th, 2024.
The deadline for nominated tracts for the auction deadline is January 5th, 2024.
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Monday, August 21, 2023 at 08:00 am
As in the past, in keeping with the terms of the leased land, no tracts are available for auction this fall. The next round of surface lease auctions will be held in March of 2024.
Dept. of Trust Lands sets record in 2023 with $9.7M in unclaimed property returned to rightful owners
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 08:30 am
Record also set for amount of unclaimed property submitted by businesses
BISMARCK, N.D. (AUG. 16, 2023) –The Unclaimed Property Division of the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands returned a record $9.7 million of unclaimed property to its rightful owners during the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of $3 million over the previous fiscal year.
The amount of unclaimed property submitted by businesses to the Unclaimed Property Division also hit a record high of $20.3 million in fiscal year 2022-23, a $4.6 million increase over 2021-22.
State-owned trust lands generate record $522M in oil and gas royalty revenues in fiscal year ending June 30
Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Nearly $500M to be distributed to K-12 from Common Schools Trust Fund this biennium, easing pressure on property taxes and state’s general fund
BISMARCK, N.D. (JULY 27, 2023) –The state of North Dakota collected a record $522.5 million in oil and gas royalties paid on state-owned mineral acres during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, according to information presented today to the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board). This is on top of a previous record of $457 million in fiscal year 2021-22...
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 01:00 pm
At the Board of University & School Lands regular April meeting the Department of Trust Lands (DTL) presented an overview of the trusts and funds they manage, including the upcoming 2023-2025 distributions to our beneficiaries, to showcase the contribution these distributions make towards the beneficiaries' budgetary needs.
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 09:30 am
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 12:15 pm
The Department of Trust Lands on behalf of the Board of University and School Lands completed spring surface lease auctions in March.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF ND EDUCATION THROUGH LEASING OF SCHOOL TRUST LANDS.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 09:42 am
NEWS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Unclaimed Property Day is back to return money to citizens of North Dakota
Search for your cash at unclaimedproperty.nd.gov
North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project – Part II
Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm
North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project - Part II
BISMARCK, N.D. (DEC. 19, 2022) – The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today announced full completion of the Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project, which in total returned a net of approximately $130 million to North Dakota private mineral owners and oil and gas operators...
North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project – Part I
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 10:00 am
North Dakota Land Board Announces Successful Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project - Part I
BISMARCK, N.D. (OCT. 4, 2022) – The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today announced the successful completion of Part I of the River Acreage Adjustment Project, which returned a net of approximately $120 million to North Dakota private mineral owners and oil and gas operators….
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 05:00 pm
Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 09:00 pm
The most recent Department of Trust Lands' Biennial Report - 2019 - 2021 Biennial Report
For the Department's historical reports please visit https://www.land.nd.gov/resources/biennial-reports.