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Workers are remarking key reference points.
This was interesting to read. Back in the Late 1960's early 1970's when a school in Burnsville wanted to expand their parking lot it was discovered that the marker used to develop the area at what was then the corner of Nicolet Avenue South and 126th Street in Burnsville was off from the orginal marker by 130 feet. Which meant that the school owned part of our church building. (Presbyterian Church of the Apostles) and we, the church, owned some of the land that homes to the other side of the church was located on. Like I said this cause quite the problem as the whole division was cornered on the wrong marker on Nicolet Avenue.
I live in rural Mille Lacs County and have become quite familiar with section corners and land surveying. See http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/archive/ctapun/0705/opa060970-0515.htm. Basically, I tried to sue the surveyor my neighbor hired to survey their property. Even though I must recognize the surveyorâ€™s property line he does not have any liability to me. I did not think this was right, I challenged it and lost.
In my case, my neighborâ€™s surveyor was the part-time county surveyor who approved his own work as the county surveyor and 3 other surveyors changed their surveys as a result.
I was forced to sue my neighbors and the case is still pending. I do have a surveyor who has found the proper location of the section corner.
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