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About Minnesota Open Public Record

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.
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Minnesota Free Public Records Directory

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

Minnesota Free Court Records Search

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Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Minnesota
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  • How do I find arrests or calls from a certain area, in Minnesota?
    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.
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  • How do I access my daughters criminal history in Minnesota?
    You can check the free search at http://www.mncourts.gov/Access-Case-Records.aspx 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 and you can search as many times as you need.
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  • Where do I find in Minnesota, a lawyer that handles a lawsuit between individuals that did not want to go to court?
    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.
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  • Where can I find in Minnesota, the final date of my dissolution of marriage record?
    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.
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  • Where can I find in Minnesota, the arrests made December 19th, 2015 and September 6, 1966?
    You can view (Inmate In-Custody Lists) arrests by county.
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