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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions
Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Use asterisk * for various word endings, e.g. cosmetolog* for cosmetology, or cosmetologist, or cosmetologists.
The Legislative Reference Library has collected information on state agencies, boards, task forces, and commissions since the early 1970s. As groups were created, changed names, or ceased through successive administrations, the Library’s collection of press releases and news articles became a valuable historical resource.
Library staff strive to open as many of our unique materials to web searching as possible. A subset of agency description records is searchable here, at least 820 records that have received at least minimal review in the past three years. Some records may be up-to-date; others only have information from earlier years. Records are updated as time allows.
A valuable feature of many records is quick access to membership information through links to the entries in the Secretary of State’s Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies report. Example: Board of Teaching.
More information in the Library about state agencies, historical or current:
- The Library catalog is an important source of reports by and about agencies, task forces, boards, and commissions.
- The Agency Notebook Collection is available in print in the Library. News releases and news articles chronicle changes in and leadership of state agencies, and the creation and membership of boards, task forces, and commissions.
- Books, reports, narratives from proposed budgets, and other resources may have information on agencies. Contact a librarian for further assistance.
Additional state agency information:
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