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Minnesota Law & Government Websites

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  • 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)
    "... a place where you can find helpful information, services and resources about our legal problem if you are not represented by an attorney. The Self Help Centers assist people who represent themselves in the Minnesota District Courts.

Court Rules

  • Court Rules (Minnesota State Court System)
    Includes the text of recent amendments to court rules.

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


Selected Minnesota Law-Related Periodicals

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