County in Minnesota seeks holders of unclaimed cash

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Unclaimed cash

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Imagine having tens of thousands of dollars belonging to you that you never knew about.

Some people in Minnesota better not mistake that notice for junk mail.

About a thousand letters are being sent to families in one Minnesota county, letting them know there’s unclaimed cash in their names.

The amounts range anywhere from about $500 to $47,000.

This is the first time the state has made an effort to find the rightful owners to the money.

β€œIt’s only going back in drips and drabs in the neighborhood of $30 million is what’s anticipated to go back. So less than one twenty-fifth of what’s being held by the Department of Commerce today,” said State Rep. Joe Atkins (D) Minnesota.

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