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Historical Information


View a variety of historical data about the Minnesota Legislature including session dates, party control, and lists of those who have served in leadership positions.

State Government

Lists of governors and other constitutional officers, gubernatorial addresses, veto information, state constitutional amendments proposed through the years, and more.

Legislators Past & Present

A comprehensive database of everyone who has served in the Minnesota Legislature. The database includes biographical data, legislative district information, years served, committee membership, and more.

Legislative Time Capsule

The Time Capsule provides a statistical and historical snapshot of each biennial session of the Minnesota Legislature.

Virtual File

An electronic repository of ephemeral materials—articles, memos, letters, etc. The digital files (2010-) continue subject-based files of print materials compiled by the library since 1969, the "Vertical File."

Historical Materials in Print

The Library's print collection provides valuable historical coverage and supplements the Library's digital lists and reports. Library print resources include, but are not limited to: 

For questions about the print collection, contact a librarian.

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