When any order or warrant of any county, city, town, or school district in the state shall become lost or destroyed, a duplicate thereof may be issued by the officers authorized by law to issue such orders or warrants under the regulations and restrictions hereinafter prescribed. Such duplicate shall correspond in number, date, and amount with the original order or warrant and shall have endorsed on its face by the officers issuing the same the word "duplicate," together with the date of its issuance.
A duplicate for a lost or destroyed order or warrant shall not issue until there shall have been filed with the proper officer an affidavit of the owner thereof setting forth the ownership of the order or warrant, the description thereof, and the manner of its loss or destruction, and until there shall have been executed and filed with the same officer an indemnifying bond, with sureties to be approved by such officer, in a sum equal to the amount of such order or warrant, conditioned that the parties thereto shall pay all damages which the county, city, town, or school district may sustain if compelled to pay such lost or destroyed order or warrant. The governing body of any county, city, town, or school district may in its discretion dispense with the requirement of an indemnifying bond.
Any officer issuing duplicates under this section shall keep a record showing the number, dates, and amounts of such mutilated, lost, or destroyed orders or warrants, together with the date of issuance of the duplicates therefor, and the names of the persons to whom issued.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes