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Minnesota Agencies

Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

The Legislative Reference Library maintains this database of state agencies, boards, task forces, and commissions. Additional print information may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks.

The Legislative Reference Library has collected information on state agencies, boards, task forces, and commissions since the early 1970s (e.g. Board of Pharmacy). As groups are created, change names, or cease through successive administrations, the Library's database and print collection of press releases and news articles are a valuable historical resource. Records are continually added and updated. Report any errors or additions to library staff.

Additional resources for state agency information:

Reports: The Library catalog is an important source of reports by and about agencies, task forces, boards, and commissions.

Agency Lists:

Background on Agency Formation:

Agency Oversight:

  • Sunset Advisory Commission - Active 2011-2013, this commission reviewed nearly 30 executive branch state agencies and made recommendations on whether those agencies should continue to exist.
  • Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy - In 2013 this commission was given authority to biennially review executive-branch advisory groups and make recommendations on the continuing need for a group, and on any changes in laws governing a group that are needed to improve the group's efficiency and effectiveness.

Contact a librarian for further assistance researching agencies.

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