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Legislative Time Capsule

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

The Legislative Time Capsule pages consolidate important statistics and materials for each biennial session of the Legislature. Back to territorial times, you can quickly find information for each legislative session on members, bills, laws, vetoes, dates, special sessions, leadership, and more.

The data come from the House and Senate, the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, Legislative Manuals, and lists compiled by the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Library has tracked legislative statistics for decades. What first started as typewritten lists in notebooks became text files on a computer and then pages on our website. The Time Capsule is the next step in the library's efforts to more widely share our unique collections.

These pages are phase one of a long term project. As time and staffing allow, we will add legislative district descriptions, links to books and articles about the activities of each biennium, and more. Please let us know if you have ideas for information to include, or errors to correct.

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