meteorite hunt

Shawn Meyer of Shakopee points to an area of a large rock he found that he cut off for testing in hopes of showing it was a meteorite. It’s more likely a hunk of iron ore, a University of Minnesota professor said, a magnetic and dense rock often mistaken for meteorites around the state. Only a handful of extraterrestrial rocks have been found in Minnesota.

Community editor

Dan Holtmeyer is the community editor for the Prior Lake and Savage papers. He grew up in Nebraska and worked as a journalist in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas before coming to Minnesota in 2018.