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July 2013

Transportation Planning

What’s the best route from Point A to Point B? How about in 20 years? Transportation planning affects our lives daily. Our commutes, running errands, getting the kids to school, and getting out of town all depend on the roads we take and when we take them. Before that, our trips depend on the planning that goes into building our transportation infrastructure.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has just released its draft plan for transportation investment for the next 20 years. However, highway investment is just one facet of transportation planning. Here is a list of key DOT transportation planning documents:

Draft 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan (2013)

20-Year State Highway Investment Plan 2009-2028

State Transportation Improvement Program 2013-2016

Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan 2012-2031

Minnesota GO Vision (2011)

Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan 2010-2030

Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan (2010)

Draft Aviation System Plan (2013)

Confused? House Research has compiled a summary of the features and publication schedule of the MnDOT planning documents.

Please call (651-296-8338) or email (refdesk@lrl.leg.mn) the library if you’d like copies of any of these reports sent to you.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Agriculture

Annual Report, Minnesota State Fair. Minn. State Agricultural Society. 2013. S77.A2 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0890.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 37.06

Cooperative Statistics. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. October 2012. Ref S572.F36 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Arts-Economic Aspects

Financial Audit Division Report: State Money Provided to the Minnesota Orchestral Association: Special Review. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 13, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-10. Minn. Publication 13-0884.

Banking

Upper Midwest Financial Directory. Accuity. 2013. Ref HG2441.B35 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Crime & Corrections

Law Library Service to Prisoners Annual Report. Minn. State Law Library.  Z675 .L2 L3 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0861.

Education-Higher

A Guide to Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Minn. State Colleges and Universities.  L903.M58 G63 2012/2013. Minn. Publication 13-0854.

Education-K-12

K-12 Education Study for Students with Developmental Disabilities. Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. April 17, 2013. HV897.M6 K12 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0856.

Organizational and Curricular Practices in Medium and High Growth Schools. Minn. Dept. of Education. June 2013. LB2822.75.O74 2013 June. Minn. Publication 13-0858.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 2 Sec. 12 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 120B.35 Subd. 4)

Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards Manual (UFARS). Minn. Dept. of Education. March 2013. LB2830.25.M6 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0895.

Elections

Combined Federal / State Disclosure and Election Directory. Federal Election Commission. April 2013. Ref JK1991.C645 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Energy Issues

Public Power Annual Directory and Statistical Report: Supplement to Public Power Magazine. American Public Power Association. June 2013. Ref HD9685.U4 A746 2013/2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Environment/Natural Resources

Ferguson, Craig. Cost and Benefit Analysis of Forest Certification in Northeastern Minnesota. ProQuest. May 18, 2011. SD144.M6 F47 2011.

Dam Safety Project Priority List. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 30, 2013. TC557.M6 D36 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0881.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 103G.511 Subd. 12

Healey, Judith Koll. Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West. Minn. Historical Society Press. 2013. HD9750.5 .H43 2013.

Groundwater and Surface-Water Interactions Near White Bear Lake, Minnesota, through 2011. U.S. Dept. of the Interior. 2013. GB1627.W5 G76 2013.

Management of Rooted Aquatic Vegetation, Algae, Leeches, Swimmer's Itch. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2013. SB614.3.U6 M36 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0879.

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District: 2012 Operational Review and Plans for 2013. Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. 2013. RA640 .M574 2012/2013. Minn. Publication 13-0857.

Minnesota Superfund Report (Use of the Remediation Fund for Emergency Response, Superfund, and Voluntary Cleanup Activities). Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. April 2013. TD1042.M6 S87 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0855.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 115B.20 Subd. 6

Gambling

Financial Audit Division Report: Minnesota State Lottery Internal Controls and Compliance Audit. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 20, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-12. Minn. Publication 13-0891.

Gambling in Minnesota: An Overview. Minn. State Lottery. January 2013. HV6721.M6 G364 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0692.

Minnesota State Lottery Overview. Minn. State Lottery. 2013. HG6133.M6 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0693.

Governing/Government-Local

Directory of Minnesota City Officials. League of Minnesota Cities. 2013. Ref JS451.L35 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Governing/Government-State

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Public Safety Federal Compliance Audit. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 20, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-11. Minn. Publication 13-0892.

Government Finance

Minnesota Statewide Cost Allocation Plan. Minn. Management & Budget. June 2013. KFM5407 .M62 2014/2012 and 2014/2012 Rev.. Minn. Publication 13-0893.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.127 Subd. 2

Health Care

Report of Loss Ratio Experience in the Individual and Small Employer Health Plan Markets for: Insurance Companies, Nonprofit Health Service Plan Corporations and HMOs (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Commerce. May 2013. HG9397.5 .M6 R456 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0694.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 225 Art. 2 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 62A.021 Subd. 1)

Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. June 2013. RA412.3 .R47 2013 June.

Immigration

Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. September 2012. Ref JV6461 .S8 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Labor & Employment Issues

Banaian, King, Ph.D. The Impact of Raising Minnesota's Minimum Wage on Employment. Center of the American Experiment. February 27, 2013. HD4919.M6 B36 2013.

Workers' Compensation Program Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Administration. May 2013. JK6160.W6 M55 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0894.

Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association Annual Report. Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association. 2013. HD7103.65 .U62 M5 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0833.

Zero-Tolerance for Workplace Violence. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. 2013. HF5549.5.E43 L33 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0880.
Mandated by: 1992 Minn. Laws Chap. 452 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 15.86)

Legislatures

Suggested State Legislation. Council of State Governments. 2013. Ref KF165 .A5x 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Libraries

Law Library Service to Prisoners Annual Report. Minn. State Law Library.  Z675 .L2 L3 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0861.

Mining Industries

The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand Mining in West Central Wisconsin: Phase One of Study - General Economic & Community Overview. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. May 2013. TN939 .P69 2013.

Parks and Recreation

Fort Ridgely State Park: Management Plan Amendment: Resource Management Timber Harvesting. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2013. F612.F5 F673 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0863.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1

Myre-Big Island State Park: Management Plan Amendment: Resource Management Timber Harvesting. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2013. F612.H44 M97 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0862.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1

Poverty

Kneebone, Elizabeth and Alan Berube. Confronting Suburban Poverty in America. Brookings Institute. 2013. HV95 .K57 2013.

Rural Issues

Rural Pulse. Blandin Foundation. May 2013. HT421 .R87 2013.

Substance Abuse

Sentencing Practices: Controlled Substance Offenses Sentenced in 2010. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. April 2012. KFM5983.2 .S46 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0860.

The War on Marijuana in Black and White: Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Arrests. American Civil Liberties Union. June 2013. HV5822.M3 W37 2013.

Taxation

Minnesota Tax Handbook: A Profile of State and Local Taxes in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. January 2013. Ref HJ2415 .M45 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0691.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Veterans/Military Issues

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Military Affairs Federal Compliance Audit. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 6, 2013. HJ9865 .A27 no. 13-09. Minn. Publication 13-0859.

Wildlife & Hunting

National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation - Minnesota. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. April 2013. Ref SK93 .A22 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

New Periodicals

Capitol Research. Irregular
Examines trends and issues in demographics, state economies, information technology, critical infrastructure and federal-state relations.

Capitol Facts & Figures. Irregular
State by state examinations on issues affecting state governments.

Mandated Reports

Annual Report, Minnesota State Fair. Minn. State Agricultural Society. 2013. S77.A2 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0890.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 37.06

Dam Safety Project Priority List. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 30, 2013. TC557.M6 D36 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0881.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 103G.511 Subd. 12

Fort Ridgely State Park: Management Plan Amendment: Resource Management Timber Harvesting. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2013. F612.F5 F673 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0863.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1

Minnesota Statewide Cost Allocation Plan. Minn. Management & Budget. June 2013. KFM5407 .M62 2014/2012 and 2014/2012 Rev.. Minn. Publication 13-0893.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.127 Subd. 2

Minnesota Superfund Report (Use of the Remediation Fund for Emergency Response, Superfund, and Voluntary Cleanup Activities). Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. April 2013. TD1042.M6 S87 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0855.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 115B.20 Subd. 6

Myre-Big Island State Park: Management Plan Amendment: Resource Management Timber Harvesting. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2013. F612.H44 M97 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0862.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1

Organizational and Curricular Practices in Medium and High Growth Schools. Minn. Dept. of Education. June 2013. LB2822.75.O74 2013 June. Minn. Publication 13-0858.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 2 Sec. 12 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 120B.35 Subd. 4)

Report of Loss Ratio Experience in the Individual and Small Employer Health Plan Markets for: Insurance Companies, Nonprofit Health Service Plan Corporations and HMOs (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Commerce. May 2013. HG9397.5 .M6 R456 2012. Minn. Publication 13-0694.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 225 Art. 2 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 62A.021 Subd. 1)

Zero-Tolerance for Workplace Violence. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. 2013. HF5549.5.E43 L33 2013. Minn. Publication 13-0880.
Mandated by: 1992 Minn. Laws Chap. 452 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 15.86)

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