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State Government Libraries
Calco, the Capitol Area Library Consortium
A group of state government libraries serving state employees and the public. These libraries collect information related to their specialties and can advise on sources for research in those areas.
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library (LRL) serves the Legislature and the citizens of Minnesota by assuring access to essential information resources that support the legislative process and promote the understanding of state government.
Minnesota History Center Library
The Minnesota Historical Society preserves a wide range of artifacts and materials chronicling Minnesota's history including maps, birth and death certificates, newspapers and oral histories.
2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
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The confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.
This site provides various avenues into Minnesota, its political structure, history, cultural life, and natural history.
Minnesota North Star
State of Minnesota's official web site and portal to government information and services. Pages for kids, pages for seniors, pages of trivia, and enormous amounts of data about Minnesota.
The purpose of MN.gov/data is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of State Government including public health, the trades, technology, and the environment.
There is tons of information on the legislature's website. Look for companion bills (the House and Senate versions of the same bill), comparison of language between the two versions, committees information -- composition, schedule, etc. And much more!
Official site of Minnesota's Governor, providing info about the governor, the lt. governor, policies of the office, news about the governor and contact information.
Minnesota Secretary of State
Information about the office, about elections, campaigning, candidates regulations, business filings, etc.
Minnesota's Office of Tourism provides a portal to many recreational and tourist options in the state.
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