With all the bad budgetary news trickling out daily, here’s a sort of bright spot for your day. According to a recent auditor’s report, the state of Minnesota made more than $5 million off of seized property and cash in 2010. Unfortunately, the report came on the heels of the 2009 ruling that shut down the Strike Force after finding most of this seized property was not properly processed. The ruling also suggested some of it may have been illegally seized. It’s a glass half full/empty story depending on who you ask. At the very least, Auditor Rebecca Otto told the Strib her report shows increased transparency.