Review the will carefully and familiarize yourself with all of its contents, including any codicils, or amendments. You must have legal standing to contest a will in Minnesota, which means you must be one of the beneficiaries in the will, an automatic beneficiary such as members of the immediate family or close relatives, or someone who is named in the will.
Ensure that you have a legal basis to contest the will. Wills in Minnesota may be contested on the grounds that they are fraudulent; that they were drawn up by the testator under duress or undue influence; that the testator was incompetent at the signing of the will; or that the will presented to the probate court is an earlier, invalid version of the legally binding current will.
File an action in probate court, the Minnesota civil court that hears matters relating to wills, to have the will stricken. The court will halt normal proceedings in the matter and begin an investigation into the will and the allegations you have presented against it. The court will set a hearing date on which the parties may present their evidence and argue their cases before a judge.
Contest a Minnesota power of attorney by having valid grounds to allege that the appointed person -- known as the "attorney-in-fact" -- has abused his fiduciary duty to the principal who granted the power of attorney. This includes fraud, theft, incompetence and/or other such actions that undermine the best interests of the individual granting the power of attorney.
Hire an attorney to file a suit in civil court to strike down the power of attorney. The court will enter the suit on its docket, appoint a judge to oversee the proceedings, and issue a discovery calendar for the period of time in which the parties of the lawsuit are permitted to submit evidence supporting their positions.