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Minnesota Law & Government Web Sites

Links on this page verified 12/13. Direct feedback on this page to lawlib@umn.edu


Table of Contents


  • Executive Branch: Administrative Rules & Register, agency & dept. information, Atty. Gen'l. Opinions, Governor's Office.
  • Local Government: County, city, township, special district & regional gov't. ordinances, codes & information.
  • Minnesota.gov: Official state portal to government information and services.
  • LawMoose: A web search engine that covers hundreds of legal web sites in Minnesota.

Legislature, Statutes, Session Laws, Bills, etc.


Executive Branch: Governor, Departments., Agencies, Rules, etc.


Judicial Branch: Opinions & Court-Related Information


Minnesota Supreme Court & Court of Appeals

Minnesota District (Trial) Courts on the Web 

  • District Courts Home Page Includes a state map of Minnesota's ten judicial districts and a list of counties within each judicial district.  Links are provided to the court web page for each county and/or links to each county's home page.


  • Minnesota Trial Court Public Access Remote view (MPA Remote)
    An online case inquiry tool for statewide electronic case records. MPA Remote Displays case information for public viewing, including register of actions, calendars, judgments, and orders and notices prepared by the court. Internet Explorer is required to use this service.


  • Self-Help Center (Minnesota District Courts)
    "For people who need to handle a legal problem in a Minnesota District Court." Information and forms covering a variety of legal matters.

Court Rules

  • Court Rules (Minnesota State Court System)
    Includes the text of recent amendments to court rules and the following court rules: Civil Appellate Procedure, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Juvenile Procedure (Protection, Deliquency, Juvenile Petty Offenses and Juvenile Traffic), Guardian Ad Litem Procedure, Adoption Procedure and General Rules of Practice. Many of these rules include an appendix with forms.

Local Government Information: City, County, Special Districts, etc.


Minnesota Law-Related Periodicals

  • Bench & Bar of Minnesota
    MN State Bar's monthly journal; includes author & subject index (1995-present and archive of articles Nov./Dec. 1998-present).

  • Minnesota Lawyer
    "A weekly newspaper covering Minnesota's courts and legal community." Includes archives of articles (1999-present). See Reference Office for access.

  • Politics in Minnesota - Capitol Report a.k.a. the St. Paul Legal Ledger
    Covers state capitol and public policy news and issues. Published twice weekly.

  • Finance and Commerce
    Business news, including construction and development, commercial real estate, banking & finance, and more.  Focus on Minneapolis business news including public notices.

  • University of Minnesota Law School Law Journals
    Information, including links to tables of contents (and in some cases abstracts and full-text articles) for the seven journals published by the University of Minnesota Law School.

  • Minnesota Legal Periodical Index (Web-MLPI)
    Covers Minnesota law school, bar association and commercial publications as early as 1984. Links to full-text articles when available on the web. A collaborative effort of the Minnesota State Law Library and Pritchard Law Webs, publisher of LawMoose!

Minnesota Bar Associations


Minnesota Bar Admissions & Exam Information


Minnesota Board of Law Examiners
Includes bar admission information, rules, application forms, instructions, and bar exam results.
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) Information and online application.
National Conference of Bar Examiners
Includes information and study aid information for the following exams: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE). Includes an online registration form for the MPRE. 
American Bar Association (ABA) - Bar Admissions page
Includes the full-text of the ABA publication, Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.

Minnesota Law Libraries & Related Associations

Fyi: U of M law students are eligible to borrow materials from other law libraries in the Twin cities.  Details here.

Academic Law LIbraries

County Law Libraries

State Libraries 

Federal - 8th Circuit Law Libraries 

Library Associations