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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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Where can I find, in Minnesota, the final date of my dissolution of marriage record?
    The link below, "Minnesota Court Records:" will take you to Minnesota's public access to court records. Click on the Access Case Records tab, then on the "Required Acknowledgement for MPA Remote" acknowledgment button; after that, you can select Civil, Family
  • Where can I find a current list of liens, bankruptcies, and contract for deeds in Minnesota?
    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 https://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, and Family.
  • You can run many searches in many different places, but, if you're looking to see what others can see about you, begin by looking where they would look and not spend too much time with the ones that would only be accessible to you or the police, such as an official arrest report. Arrest reports have restrictions since they're not convictions, and have policies in place by the department to request them. If you are are looking for a specific criminal record that you are concerned about others finding, even if it doesn't show up on all criminal background searches, you can go directly to the source of the record and see if it is accessible and how easy to find. Criminal court records are a good example, open to the public and can be accessible, but, may not appear in some or any background checks.
  • Where can I find in Minnesota, copies of my marriage certificate and divorce records and ss of ex-husband?
    The SS is private information and not public record. The marriage and divorce are yours, therefore, there shouldn't be any obstacles. Unlike birth and death records, you are not able to request marriage and divorce records from the Minnesota Department of Health. Marriage and divorce records are available from the county where either filed.
  • Where can I find in Minnesota, criminal records from 1950 through 1952?
    Minnesota's judicial branch has a free and open public search. It's worth trying. The courthouses' physical location may have the archived files. There's a court locator on the state's judicial webpage with contact information to find out more about their archived arrest or criminal records
  • Where can I find in Minnesota, if arrests for driving while intoxicated can be expunged?
    Arrests and criminal records are two different types of records. An arrest in most cases will not appear in your typical criminal background checks. Official arrest reports can be requested directly from the agency which made the arrest and took the report. The Minnesota judicial branch (courts) website spells out the basics of criminal record expungements. There are certain crimes which are not expunge-able and driving while intoxicated is amongst the types of records which to do not qualify according to the court's website. Conducting a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) search will show what is on record to begin with and view what others can access. You may not even be aware of what is on record before that. There's a list of employers categories which are eligible to request a BCI report, it is open to the public with restrictions.
  • Where can I find in Minnesota what is in a background check?
    There are many different providers of background checks from private and public entities. Public entities such as local law enforcement/police agencies can conduct criminal background checks and case history searches from the Minnesota Judicial Branch, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and others. You can search by looking up state and local inmates in custody freely. Many private agencies will allow you to search for criminal records competing for business, but they are not the same. Since, in some cases, the amount of information available is not apparent until the search is conducted, the company operating the investigation is not fully aware of all records that appear. This is the reason why the coverage is essential to review. Blank reports or no records found can result from a clear background or just a lack of data available to the public or a specific database being used; therefore, trusting and knowing what is being searched is essential. Some private companies will offer 'no records found' refund policy.
  • Where can I find access to and copies of someone's public records in Minnesota?
    You can always try searching the court records database.
  • Where can I find in Minnesota, access to and copies of crimes committed at a specific address?
    Criminal records/reports are generally the background arrest and prosecution history of an individual. Incident reports are different and while also available to the public from police stations throughout Minnesota. Depending on the type and severity of the incident, a responding police officer will produce a report. This report is considered public information and anyone looking to request incident reports needs to contact the law enforcement agency local to the address. Most law enforcement departments offer websites which will help with the process and forms in order to request the police report.
  • This link, http://www.mncourts.gov/ will take you to the state's judicial branch's home webpage. You will then see a tab called "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.
  • Where can I find in Minnesota the arrests made on December 19, 2015, and September 6, 1966?
    You can view (Inmate In-Custody Lists) of arrests by county.
Minnesota Free Public Records Directory

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

Minnesota Latest Crime Records (Updated 12/08/2022)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    13,332
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    117
  • Rape:
    2,448
  • Robbery:
    3,149
  • Aggravated Assault:
    7,618
  • Total Property Crime:
    117,236
  • Burglary:
    15,927
  • Larceny Theft:
    90,092
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    11,217
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
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