So, you can sue him for compensation for the personal property that he has taken possession
. This suit can be filed in small claims
(conciliation) court in Minnesota so long as you are asking for less then $10,000.
Here are the conciliation court forms that you would need to file the case: http://www.mncourts.gov/selfhelp/?page=515
This is a court that is consumer friendly and can be done on your own without a lawyer.
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