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May 2017

2017 Minnesota Notable Document Winners

Minnesota has won three 2017 Notable Document awards!  Each year the Legislative Research Librarians' staff section of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) sponsors a competition for outstanding state and legislative documents.  Any state or legislative document published in the last two years is eligible. The Notable Document Awards are presented at the NCSL Legislative Summit.  Minnesota has had many winners over the years--largely due to great, innovative writing from legislative and state agency staff, but also due to the diligence of Minnesota legislative librarians who sift through state reports and prepare the nominations. This year's winners include three nicely written and timely Minnesota reports.

Opioids: Preventing and Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse (November 2016) from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. The report provides background on how the opioid crisis evolved; outlines the current state of the problem; discusses federal and state laws, initiatives, and resources related to prescription-opioid abuse; and makes recommendations for further reforms aimed at preventing and addressing the devastating effects of prescription-opioid abuse.

Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities: a Foundation for Minnesota's State Climate Action Planning (July 2016) was a truly collaborative effort between many Minnesota state agencies, including the Environmental Quality Board, Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Health. The report's climate policy options are broken down into three categories: immediate-impact policies, long-term strategies, and pilot programs with the end result an informative, colorful and attractive report.

Report of the Legislative Salary Council (March 2017). The November 2016 passage of an amendment to the Minnesota constitution establishing a Legislative Salary Council to prescribe salaries of Minnesota's legislators prompted this mandated report. In preparing this thorough and historically important report, the Council considered NCSL data on salary, compensation for legislators in other states, and extensive testimony from state budget and economic experts, agencies, and former legislators to prescribe their recommendations on legislators' salaries.

The reports above are available at the Legislative Reference Library. Contact a librarian at 651-296-8338 or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn if you'd like to check out any of these publications.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Agriculture

What Do Rural People Think?. Minn. Farmers Union. April 2017. HN79.M63 P88 2017.

Business

Report to the Minnesota and Wisconsin Legislatures / Minnesota-Wisconsin Interstate Port Authority Commission.. Interstate Port Authority Commission. December 1976. HE556.D8 M683 1976. Minn. Publication 76-1269.
Mandated by: 1976 Minn. Laws Chap. 270 Sec. 4http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/pre2003/mandated/761269.pdf

Charities/Foundations/Nonprofits

Lake Superior Center Authority Annual Financial Statements. Lake Superior Center.  GB1627.G89 L35 2014/2015. Minn. Publication 17-0552.
Mandated by: 1990 Minn. Laws Chap. 535 Sec. 6 (Minn. Stat. 85B.06)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170552.pdf
Mandated by: 1992 Minn. Laws Chap. 558 Sec. 12 Subd. 11http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170552.pdf

Demographics & Population

Armson, Rossana. Minnesota State Survey. Center for Survey Research. April 25, 2017. HN79.M63 P8 2016.

Economic Development

Real Estate Development in Anticipation of the Green Line Light Rail Transit in St. Paul. Center for Transportation Studies. October 2015. HE4491.S2 C36 2015.

Economics/Economy

Marx, Bill. General Fund Revenue and Expenditures Forecasts: Changes from Previous Forecast. Fiscal Analysis Department. May 2017. HJ2053.M6 G45 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0699.

Education-Higher

Alaina DeSalvo and Meredith Fergus. Dual Credit and Exam-based Credit Acceptance Policies of Minnesota Colleges and Universities: A Guide for Policymakers. Office of Higher Education. May 2017. LB2359.5.D83 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0712.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Art. 1 Sec. 20 (Minn. Stat. 136A.87(b))https://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170712.pdf

MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program Report. Minn. State. April 2017. LB2337.5.M6 M57 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0639.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 20 Subd. 15http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170639.pdf

Education-K-12

Dangerous Weapons and Disciplinary Incidents. Minn. Dept. of Education. May 2017. LB3013.3 .D36 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0726.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 121A.06 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170726.pdf

Johnson, Marian Bemis. Daughters of the Game: First Era of Minnesota Girls High School Basketball, 1891-1942. McJohn Publishing, LLC.  GV886 .J64 2005.

Alaina DeSalvo and Meredith Fergus. Dual Credit and Exam-based Credit Acceptance Policies of Minnesota Colleges and Universities: A Guide for Policymakers. Office of Higher Education. May 2017. LB2359.5.D83 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0712.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Art. 1 Sec. 20 (Minn. Stat. 136A.87(b))https://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170712.pdf

Employer and Non-Employer GASB 68: Schedules & Notes. Teachers Retirement Association.  LB2842.2.T44 E47 2016.

Rademacher, Thomas. It Won't Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. University of Minnesota Press. 2017. LA2317.R25 A3 2017.

Environment/Natural Resources

Ambient Sediment Quality Conditions in Minnesota. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. December 2016. GB1625.M6 C73 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0678.

Ambient Sediment Quality Conditions in Minnesota: Appendices. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. December 2016. GB1625.M6 C73 2016 append.. Minn. Publication 17-0678.

Lake Superior Center Authority Annual Financial Statements. Lake Superior Center.  GB1627.G89 L35 2014/2015. Minn. Publication 17-0552.
Mandated by: 1990 Minn. Laws Chap. 535 Sec. 6 (Minn. Stat. 85B.06)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170552.pdf
Mandated by: 1992 Minn. Laws Chap. 558 Sec. 12 Subd. 11http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170552.pdf

Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Policy Plan 2016 - 2036. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. March 2017. TD788.4.M62 T85 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0638.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.149https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw7-21.pdf

State Forest Nursery Program Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources.  SD398.42.M6 S82 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0684.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 119 Sec. 3 Subd. 1(a) (Minn. Stat. 89.36 Subd. 4)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170684.pdf

Governing/Government-Federal

Franken, Al. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Twelve. May 2017. E901.1.F73 A3 2017.

Government Finance

Marx, Bill. General Fund Revenue and Expenditures Forecasts: Changes from Previous Forecast. Fiscal Analysis Department. May 2017. HJ2053.M6 G45 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0699.

Minnesota Special Districts: Revenues, Expenditures, and Debt. Office of the State Auditor. May 18, 2017. HJ9260 .M565 2015. Minn. Publication 17-0725.

Minnesota Statewide Cost Allocation Plan. Minn. Management & Budget. 2017. KFM5407 .M62 2016/2018. Minn. Publication 17-0677.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.127 Subd. 2http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170677.pdf

Updated Preliminary 2016 - 2020 Minnesota Capital Budget Requests. Minn. Management & Budget. November 4, 2015. Ref HJ11 .M6425d 2016 updated. Minn. Publication 17-0640.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.11 Subd. 1https://mn.gov/mmb/budget/capital-budget/library/
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Health Care

Finance in Rural and Urban Hospitals. Minn. Dept. of Health. 2017. RA981.M6 F563 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0671.

Health Care Access in Rural Minnesota: Results from the Minnesota Heath Access Survey. Minn. Dept. of Health. 2017. RA771.6.M6 H435 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0670.

Public and Individual Health Insurance Trends in Rural Minnesota: Enrollment During Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Minn. Dept. of Health. 2017. HG9397.5.M6 P833 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0672.

Quarterly Report on Anoka Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC), Minnesota Security Hospital (MSH) & Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHHs). Minn. Dept. of Human Services. April 28, 2017. RC445.M62 Q37 2017 Jan./Mar.. Minn. Publication 17-0724.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Art. 17 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 246.131)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170724.pdf

Immigrants & Refugees

Chambers, Stephanie. Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations. Temple University Press. 2017. F614.S4 C56 2017.

Labor & Employment Issues

Net Impact of Workforce Programs. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. January 2017. HD5876.M6 S63 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0547.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 312 Art. 3 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 116L.98 Subd. 7)https://mn.gov/deed/assets/wdd-net-impact-2017_tcm1045-280870.pdf

Legislatures

Minnesota Legislative Manual. Minn. Secretary of State. 2017.  Minn. Publication 17-0715.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 5.08http://www.sos.state.mn.us/about-minnesota/get-a-blue-book/

Libraries

Minnesota State Law Library Annual Report. . 2016. Z675.L2 M56 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0673.

Minnesota History

Johnson, Marian Bemis. Daughters of the Game: First Era of Minnesota Girls High School Basketball, 1891-1942. McJohn Publishing, LLC.  GV886 .J64 2005.

The Historical Society of Minnesota: What Is It? Of Whom Composed? What Are the Rights, Power and Duties of Its Members?. H.M. Smith & Co.. 1877. F601 .B37 1877. Minn. Publication 17-0728.

Minnesota Personalities

Franken, Al. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Twelve. May 2017. E901.1.F73 A3 2017.

Religion

Fitzgerald, Frances. The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America. Simon & Schuster. 2017. BR1642.U5 F565 2017.

Retirement Income

Employer and Non-Employer GASB 68: Schedules & Notes. Teachers Retirement Association.  LB2842.2.T44 E47 2016.

Rural Issues

What Do Rural People Think?. Minn. Farmers Union. April 2017. HN79.M63 P88 2017.

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Johnson, Marian Bemis. Daughters of the Game: First Era of Minnesota Girls High School Basketball, 1891-1942. McJohn Publishing, LLC.  GV886 .J64 2005.

Taxation

Terri Steenblock. Quarterly Report on the Status of the Collection Agency Program. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. March 31, 2017. HJ2415 .Q37 2017 Jan/March. Minn. Publication 17-0714.
Mandated by: 2005 Minn. Laws Chap. 151 Art. 1 Sec. 18 (Minn. Stat. 270C.16 Subd. 1)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170714.pdf

Michael, Joel and Nina Manzi. Short Subjects: Revenue Recapture Program (Updated). House Research. April 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

Tax Savings from Income Tax Deductions for Homestead Property Taxes. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. September 2015. HJ4121.M6 T39 2015. Minn. Publication 17-0630.

Traffic Safety

Section 164: DWI Repeat Offender Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation; Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2017. HE213.M6 M568 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0680.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 5http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170680.pdf
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 8 Art. 4 Sec. 10 Subd. 1http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170680.pdf

Transportation

Light Rail Program Annual Report. Office of State Safety Oversight. 2017. HE4487.M6 O34 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0711.

Real Estate Development in Anticipation of the Green Line Light Rail Transit in St. Paul. Center for Transportation Studies. October 2015. HE4491.S2 C36 2015.

New Periodicals

Isanti-Chisago County Star. Weekly

Leader. Monthly
Contains information about school district administrative policies; legislative updates; upcoming state and national meetings; teacher labor agreement settlements; school bond and levy elections - and many other education items of interest.

PERA News. 2/year
Provides news articles for retirees and benefit recipients of the Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota.

Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice. Annual
A student-run and student-edited law journal with topics relating to legal practice, legal issues faced by the public, and legal policy solutions.

Mandated Reports

Dangerous Weapons and Disciplinary Incidents. Minn. Dept. of Education. May 2017. LB3013.3 .D36 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0726.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 121A.06 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170726.pdf

Alaina DeSalvo and Meredith Fergus. Dual Credit and Exam-based Credit Acceptance Policies of Minnesota Colleges and Universities: A Guide for Policymakers. Office of Higher Education. May 2017. LB2359.5.D83 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0712.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Art. 1 Sec. 20 (Minn. Stat. 136A.87(b))https://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170712.pdf

Lake Superior Center Authority Annual Financial Statements. Lake Superior Center.  GB1627.G89 L35 2014/2015. Minn. Publication 17-0552.
Mandated by: 1990 Minn. Laws Chap. 535 Sec. 6 (Minn. Stat. 85B.06)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170552.pdf
Mandated by: 1992 Minn. Laws Chap. 558 Sec. 12 Subd. 11http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170552.pdf

Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Policy Plan 2016 - 2036. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. March 2017. TD788.4.M62 T85 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0638.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.149https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-sw7-21.pdf

Minnesota Legislative Manual. Minn. Secretary of State. 2017.  Minn. Publication 17-0715.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 5.08http://www.sos.state.mn.us/about-minnesota/get-a-blue-book/

Minnesota Statewide Cost Allocation Plan. Minn. Management & Budget. 2017. KFM5407 .M62 2016/2018. Minn. Publication 17-0677.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.127 Subd. 2http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170677.pdf

MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program Report. Minn. State. April 2017. LB2337.5.M6 M57 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0639.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 20 Subd. 15http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170639.pdf

Net Impact of Workforce Programs. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. January 2017. HD5876.M6 S63 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0547.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 312 Art. 3 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 116L.98 Subd. 7)https://mn.gov/deed/assets/wdd-net-impact-2017_tcm1045-280870.pdf

Quarterly Report on Anoka Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC), Minnesota Security Hospital (MSH) & Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHHs). Minn. Dept. of Human Services. April 28, 2017. RC445.M62 Q37 2017 Jan./Mar.. Minn. Publication 17-0724.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Art. 17 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 246.131)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170724.pdf

Terri Steenblock. Quarterly Report on the Status of the Collection Agency Program. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. March 31, 2017. HJ2415 .Q37 2017 Jan/March. Minn. Publication 17-0714.
Mandated by: 2005 Minn. Laws Chap. 151 Art. 1 Sec. 18 (Minn. Stat. 270C.16 Subd. 1)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170714.pdf

Report to the Minnesota and Wisconsin Legislatures / Minnesota-Wisconsin Interstate Port Authority Commission.. Interstate Port Authority Commission. December 1976. HE556.D8 M683 1976. Minn. Publication 76-1269.
Mandated by: 1976 Minn. Laws Chap. 270 Sec. 4http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/pre2003/mandated/761269.pdf

Section 164: DWI Repeat Offender Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation; Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2017. HE213.M6 M568 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0680.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 5http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170680.pdf
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 8 Art. 4 Sec. 10 Subd. 1http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170680.pdf

State Forest Nursery Program Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources.  SD398.42.M6 S82 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0684.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 119 Sec. 3 Subd. 1(a) (Minn. Stat. 89.36 Subd. 4)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170684.pdf

Updated Preliminary 2016 - 2020 Minnesota Capital Budget Requests. Minn. Management & Budget. November 4, 2015. Ref HJ11 .M6425d 2016 updated. Minn. Publication 17-0640.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.11 Subd. 1https://mn.gov/mmb/budget/capital-budget/library/
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.