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The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act was enacted to allow government records to be accessible to the public for inspection or copying. To assure that the public will be informed, the Open Meetings Law was legislated. This law requires meetings of government agencies to be open and available to the public. Certain records would be excepted such as those that disclose private information about citizens. May 11, 1858, marked the entrance of Minnesota to the Union. Minnesota has 87 counties and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul make up the largest population in the state. Minnesota is the "Land of Sky Blue Waters" and is known for its more than 10,000 lakes. The state is rich in natural resources and produces 75% of the nation's iron ore. Rochester in southern Minnesota is home of the world famous medical center, the Mayo Clinic. The Minnesota Judicial Branch has a self help center for the public to access criminal case histories and records. Discover quick and easy access to Minnesota public records. Search official government websites to find vital records maintained by the state and made available for public use. Birth, death, and other recorded documents can be requested online. Links direct researchers to information which can be accessed through county, city, or state sites. Find out about local government operations, public services offered, resources available and community event and calendar data. View crime reports and crime rate statistics for the state. Search Minnesota criminal record databases and locate court case records. Obtain population facts and figures and learn about Minnesota demographics. Read about employment and income data for state residents and learn background histories and education facts. Get facts regarding gender and the ethnic backgrounds of Minnesotans who own private business in the state. Learn about Minnesota housing and real estate and obtain land and property valuation data. Access current news reports and stories of local interest. Frequent updates occur to ensure the timeliness of data and information.

Minnesota Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Minnesota Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Minnesota

  • Q: Arrests or calls from Chestnut Apt?
    By anonymous
    Dec 23, 2016
    Reply:

    Check crime mapping services that are free and open to the public online. You can find links to their sites from some police department websites. Reports are by city block, but you can still search by entering an address. You should try more than solely one crime mapping site, some cover areas while others may not. There are periodicals you can also check for that date, or the following days as the report surfaces. You can find these press releases all over the net from various news entities.

    By abc123
    Jul 06, 2017
  • Q: How do I access my daughters criminal history in Minnesota?
    By Jane
    Jul 23, 2016
    Reply:

    If the search is expected to look up juvenile criminal records, it would be wise to look up restrictions and public records laws. Juvenile felony records of 16 or 17 year olds are made public (see Minn. Stat.§260B.163, subd. 1). There is a lot more on the law concerning public records and juveniles, depending on the different circumstances.

    By carment
    Jul 26, 2016
    Reply:

    You can check the free search at http://www.mncourts.gov/ you will be able to pick the county and whether you prefer searching criminal cases by name of defendant, attorney or case number. The search is open to the public freely and you can search as many times as you need. You can search civil records also.

    By abc123
    Feb 07, 2017
  • Q: How do I find a lawyer that handled a lawsuit between individuals that did not go to court?
    By anonymous
    Feb 20, 2016
    Reply:

    How was the lawsuit filed without going to court in the first place? Arbitrations aren't handled the same and have little court involvement. If either party is a government agency, their records should be open to the public under the freedom of information laws. If the case was dismissed either with prejudice” or “without prejudice" you can search court records and the attorney's names are on the caption of the case.

    By timj
    May 11, 2016
    Reply:

    Lawsuits are filed in court, sometimes they go to trial and other times they don't. Either way, the lawsuit in filed with the courts (which also means filed with the clerk of that court) and can be found looking up cases, and depending on where, they can be found online.

    By adm
    May 11, 2016
  • Q: How do I find my own dissolution of marriage record? I need the date it was final.
    By Luanne
    Dec 19, 2015
    Reply:

    The link above "Minnesota Court Records:" will take you to the Minnesota's public access to court records. Click on the Access Case Records tab, then on "Required Acknowledgement for MPA Remote" acknowledgement button, thereafter you can select Civil, Family & Probate Case Records or all records. It's a free search you can conduct with a case number, attorney or party name.

    By adm
    Jan 21, 2016
  • Q: Arrest made 12-19-2015 -- 9-6-1966
    By dawn
    Dec 20, 2015
    Reply:

    You can view (Inmate In-Custody Lists) arrests by county.

    By admn1
    Jan 06, 2016
  • Q: I need to find a current list of liens, bankruptcies, contract for deed Minnesota
    By anonymous
    Sep 30, 2015
    Reply:

    You will need to go to different sources. Begin with the Minnesota Free Court Records Search above. that search can check bankruptcy information. After that, check the state's judiciary http://www.mncourts.gov/ follow the case access tab and you will eventually get to the final search page for Criminal/Traffic/Petty Case Records, Civil, Family & Probate Case, Records, Judgments Search and Court Calendars. None of these searches cost anything and anyone is free to use them.

    By adm
    Nov 30, 2015
  • Q: I would like to receive a link which would show any Motion submitted to a MN State Court having to do with the transfer of a structured settlement or annuity
    By Eric
    Nov 12, 2015
    Reply:

    This link http://www.mncourts.gov/ will take you to the state's judicial branch's home webpage. You will then see a tab "Access Case Records", the page which comes after that will give you several options, one of them simply being the disclaimer. That link will take you to several searches, civil, criminal, family, traffic, judgments and court calendars, they're all free and worth checking.

    By adm
    Nov 30, 2015
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Minnesota Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • HIBBING — Hibbing police arrested a male for terroristic threats around 7:13 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of Fourth Avenue East. Chantz M. Brown, 30, was taken into custody and was being held in the Hibbing jail.
    July 06, 2017
    Source: hibbingmn.com
  • HIBBING — Hibbing police arrested a female for domestic assault around 3:34 a.m. Saturday at 2321 Fourth Ave. W. Patricia A. Monroe, 31, of Hibbing, was taken into custody and was being held in the Hibbing jail.
    July 03, 2017
    Source: hibbingmn.com
  • HIBBING — Hibbing police arrested a female for driving while intoxicated and failure to stay in the correct lane around 12:45 a.m. Sunday in the intersection of Highway 169 and Ninth Avenue West. Sherri L. Nettle, 55, of Hibbing, was
    July 03, 2017
    Source: hibbingmn.com
  • HIBBING — Hibbing police arrested a female for driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia around 12:57 a.m. Monday in the 2500 block of First Avenue. Susan K. Faust was taken into custody and was being
    July 03, 2017
    Source: hibbingmn.com
  • Hibbing police arrested a male for disorderly conduct around 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at 32nd Street East and Sixth Avenue East. William A. Maisonet, 23, of Nashwauk, was taken into custody and was being held in the Hibbing jail.
    June 28, 2017
    Source: hibbingmn.com
  • Hibbing police arrested a male for violation of probation around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at 101 Second St. in Kelly Lake. Michael T. Hart, 22, was being held in the Hibbing jail.
    June 28, 2017
    Source: hibbingmn.com

Minnesota Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

  • Gross Misdemeanor - 5015/FTA FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD Issued: 10/18/2018
    October 17, 2018
    Source: blueearthcountymn.gov
  • Felony - 5015/FTA FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD Issued: 10/18/2018
    October 17, 2018
    Source: blueearthcountymn.gov
  • Felony - 5015/FTA 4TH DEGREE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE Issued: 10/18/2018
    October 17, 2018
    Source: blueearthcountymn.gov
  • Misdemeanor - 5015/FTA ISSUE DISHONORED CHECK Issued: 10/18/2018
    October 17, 2018
    Source: blueearthcountymn.gov
  • Gross Misdemeanor - 5012/OVS 5TH DEGREE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE Issued: 10/17/2018
    October 16, 2018
    Source: blueearthcountymn.gov
  • Gross Misdemeanor - 5012/OVS DOMESTIC ASSAULT Issued: 10/17/2018
    October 16, 2018
    Source: blueearthcountymn.gov

Minnesota Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Conner Hicks
    Conner Hicks, Age Now: 15, Missing: 10/07/2018. Missing From Lakeville, Mn. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Lakeville Police Department (minnesota) 1-952-322-2323.
    October 09, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Marquist Holmes
    Marquist Holmes, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/20/2018. Missing From Willmar, Mn. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Willmar Police Department (minnesota) 1-320-235-2244.
    October 03, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Mateo Cooley
    Mateo Cooley, Age Now: 10, Missing: 09/29/2018. Missing From Moorhead, Mn. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Mower County Sheriff's Office (minnesota) 1-507-437-9400.
    October 02, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Morgan Cooley
    Morgan Cooley, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/29/2018. Missing From Moorhead, Mn. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Mower County Sheriff's Office (minnesota) 1-507-437-9400.
    October 02, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Mojo Cooley
    Mojo Cooley, Age Now: 13, Missing: 09/29/2018. Missing From Rose Creek, Mn. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Mower County Sheriff's Office (minnesota) 1-507-437-9400.
    October 02, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Marco Cooley
    Marco Cooley, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/29/2018. Missing From Rose Creek, Mn. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Mower County Sheriff's Office (minnesota) 1-507-437-9400.
    October 02, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com

Minnesota Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Minnesota Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Kenneth Moore • Wayzata, Minnesota • 52 Years Old
    June 14, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Todd Lano • Orono, Minnesota • 34 Years Old
    June 07, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Adam Clark • Minneapolis, Minnesota • 22 Years Old
    March 08, 2017
    Source: missing.report

Minnesota Latest Crime Records (Updated 10/22/2018)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    12,505
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    88
  • Rape:
    2,001
  • Robbery:
    3,687
  • Aggravated Assault:
    6,729
  • Total Property Crime:
    125,377
  • Burglary:
    20,773
  • Larceny Theft:
    96,237
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    8,367

Minnesota Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    5,303,925
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    4,919,492
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    8%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    384,446
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    4,919,479
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    363,975
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,260,797
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    671,055
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    4,524,062
  • State's black resident population
    274,412
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    60,916
  • State's Asian resident population
    214,234
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    2,156
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    125,145
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    250,258
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    4,405,142
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    85%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    5%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    5%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    83%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Minnesota
  • Births
    73,735
  • Deaths
    37,138
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    409
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    85%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Minnesota Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    7%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    10%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    91%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    31%
  • Total number of Veterans
    400,974
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Minnesota
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    22 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,332,916
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    266,962
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    13%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    75%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $207,000
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    21%
  • Total number of households
    2,061,882
  • Average size of households
    2
  • Minnesota Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $29,431
  • Statewide income of median households in Minnesota
    $55,621
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    11%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $213,022
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $41,105
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    2,967,967
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    236,279
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    3,562,386
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    218,868
  • People employed by the government
    421,628
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    167,367,847
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    46,982
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    148,845
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    376,397
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    10,423,660
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Minnesota
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    496,742
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    27%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    107,563,060
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    82,878,056
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    71,384,103
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    13,751
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Minnesota territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    9,425
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    1,712,057
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    26,917,962
  • Size in square miles of land
    79,610
  • Population per square mile
    67
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