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Legislative Manuals of the State of Minnesota

The Legislative Manual, known informally as "the blue book," is a valuable historical resource and has been published almost continuously since 1860 for each legislative session. Minnesota Statutes, sec. 5.08 directs the Minnesota Secretary of State to "prepare, compile, edit, and distribute for use at each regular legislative session, a convenient manual, properly indexed..." and the blue book fulfills that mandate. The Legislative Reference Library has print copies of most manuals. Many manuals are also available electronically and are linked below.

Years Session Manual
2021-2022 92nd Legislative Session Not yet published
2019-2020 91st Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2019-2020
2017-2018 90th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2017-2018
2015-2016 89th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2015-2016
2013-2014 88th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2013-2014
2011-2012 87th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2011-2012
2009-2010 86th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2009-2010
2007-2008 85th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 2007-2008
2005-2006 84th Legislative Session Minnesota 2005-2006 Legislative Manual
2003-2004 83rd Legislative Session Legislative Manual 2003-2004
2001-2002 82nd Legislative Session Legislative Manual Millennium Edition 2001-2002
1999-2000 81st Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1999-2000
1997-1998 80th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1997-1998
1995-1996 79th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1995-1996
1993-1994 78th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1993-1994
1991-1992 77th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1991-1992
1989-1990 76th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1989-1990
1987-1988 75th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1987-1988
1985-1986 74th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1985-1986
1983-1984 73rd Legislative Session In print at the Legislative Reference Library
1981-1982 72nd Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1981-1982
1979-1980 71st Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1979-1980
1977-1978 70th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1977-1978
1975-1976 69th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1975-1976
1973-1974 68th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1973-1974
1971-1972 67th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1971-1972
1969-1970 66th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1969-1970
1967-1968 65th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1967-1968
1965-1966 64th Legislative Session State of Minnesota Legislative Manual 1965-1966
1963-1964 63rd Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1963-1964
1961-1962 62nd Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1961-1962
1959-1960 61st Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1959-1960
1957-1958 60th Legislative Session State of Minnesota Legislative Manual 1957-1958
1955-1956 59th Legislative Session Legislative Manual Compiled for the Minnesota Legislature 1955
1953-1954 58th Legislative Session Legislative Manual Compiled for the Minnesota Legislature 1953
1951-1952 57th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1951
1949-1950 56th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1949
1947-1948 55th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1947
1945-1946 54th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1945
1943-1944 53rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual State of Minnesota 1943
1941-1942 52nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1941
1939-1940 51st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1939
1937-1938 50th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1937
1935-1936 49th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1935
1933-1934 48th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1933
1931-1932 47th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1931
1929-1930 46th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1929
1927-1928 45th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1927
1925-1926 44th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1925
1923-1924 43rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1923
1921-1922 42nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1921
1919-1920 41st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1919
1917-1918 40th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1917
1915-1916 39th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1915
1913-1914 38th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1913
1911-1912 37th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1911
1909-1910 36th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1909
1907-1908 35th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1907
1905-1906 34th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1905
1903-1904 33rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1903
1901-1902 32nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1901
1899-1900 31st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1899]
1897-1898 30th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1897]
1895-1896 29th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1895
1893-1894 28th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1893
1891-1892 27th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1891
1889-1890 26th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1889]
1887-1888 25th Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1887]
1885-1886 24th Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1885]
1883-1884 23rd Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1883]
1881-1882 22nd Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1881]
1879-1880 21st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1879]
1878 20th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1878]
1877 19th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1877]
1876 18th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1876]
1875 17th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1875]
1874 16th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1874]
1873 15th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1873]
1872 14th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1872]
1871 13th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1871]
1870 12th Legislative Session No print or digital copy found
1869 11th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1869
1868 10th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1868
1867 9th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1867
1866 8th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Eighth State Legislature
1865 7th Legislative Session No print or digital copy found
1864 6th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Sixth State Legislature
1863 5th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Fifth State Legislature
1862 4th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Fourth State Legislature
1861 3rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Third State Legislature
1859-1860 2nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Second State Legislature
1857-1858 1st Legislative Session No print or digital copy found
YearsSessionManual
2021-2022 92nd Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2021-2022
2019-2020 91st Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2019-2020
2017-2018 90th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2017-2018
2015-2016 89th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2015-2016
2013-2014 88th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2013-2014
2011-2012 87th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2011-2012
2009-2010 86th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual Compiled for the Legislature of 2009-2010
2007-2008 85th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 2007-2008
2005-2006 84th Legislative Session Minnesota 2005-2006 Legislative Manual
2003-2004 83rd Legislative Session Legislative Manual 2003-2004
2001-2002 82nd Legislative Session Legislative Manual Millennium Edition 2001-2002
1999-2000 81st Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1999-2000
1997-1998 80th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1997-1998
1995-1996 79th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1995-1996
1993-1994 78th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1993-1994
1991-1992 77th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1991-1992
1989-1990 76th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1989-1990
1987-1988 75th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1987-1988
1985-1986 74th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1985-1986
1983-1984 73rd Legislative Session In print at the Legislative Reference Library
1981-1982 72nd Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1981-1982
1979-1980 71st Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1979-1980
1977-1978 70th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1977-1978
1975-1976 69th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1975-1976
1973-1974 68th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1973-1974
1971-1972 67th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1971-1972
1969-1970 66th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1969-1970
1967-1968 65th Legislative Session The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1967-1968
1965-1966 64th Legislative Session State of Minnesota Legislative Manual 1965-1966
1963-1964 63rd Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1963-1964
1961-1962 62nd Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1961-1962
1959-1960 61st Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1959-1960
1957-1958 60th Legislative Session State of Minnesota Legislative Manual 1957-1958
1955-1956 59th Legislative Session Legislative Manual Compiled for the Minnesota Legislature 1955
1953-1954 58th Legislative Session Legislative Manual Compiled for the Minnesota Legislature 1953
1951-1952 57th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1951
1949-1950 56th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1949
1947-1948 55th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1947
1945-1946 54th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1945
1943-1944 53rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual State of Minnesota 1943
1941-1942 52nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1941
1939-1940 51st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1939
1937-1938 50th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1937
1935-1936 49th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1935
1933-1934 48th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1933
1931-1932 47th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1931
1929-1930 46th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1929
1927-1928 45th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1927
1925-1926 44th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1925
1923-1924 43rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1923
1921-1922 42nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1921
1919-1920 41st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1919
1917-1918 40th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1917
1915-1916 39th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1915
1913-1914 38th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1913
1911-1912 37th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1911
1909-1910 36th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1909
1907-1908 35th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1907
1905-1906 34th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1905
1903-1904 33rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1903
1901-1902 32nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1901
1899-1900 31st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1899]
1897-1898 30th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1897]
1895-1896 29th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1895
1893-1894 28th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1893
1891-1892 27th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota Compiled for the Legislature of 1891
1889-1890 26th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1889]
1887-1888 25th Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1887]
1885-1886 24th Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1885]
1883-1884 23rd Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1883]
1881-1882 22nd Legislative Session Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota [1881]
1879-1880 21st Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1879]
1878 20th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1878]
1877 19th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1877]
1876 18th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1876]
1875 17th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1875]
1874 16th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1874]
1873 15th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1873]
1872 14th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1872]
1871 13th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota [1871]
1870 12th Legislative Session No print or digital copy found
1869 11th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1869
1868 10th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1868
1867 9th Legislative Session Minnesota Legislative Manual 1867
1866 8th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Eighth State Legislature
1865 7th Legislative Session No print or digital copy found
1864 6th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Sixth State Legislature
1863 5th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Fifth State Legislature
1862 4th Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Fourth State Legislature
1861 3rd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Third State Legislature
1859-1860 2nd Legislative Session The Legislative Manual, Compiled for the Use of the Members of the Second State Legislature
1857-1858 1st Legislative Session No print or digital copy found