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State of Minnesota

  • The State of Minnesota Index site is North Star. This site provides links to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the state government and also to state agencies.
  • Minnesota State Legislature. This is the web site for the legislature. This will lead you to information concerning the House, Senate and Minnesota government in general. This is a valuable resource during the legislative session.
  • State Statutes are available on line at
  • Minnesota Planning, the state's planning and research agency, has a web site at -- where the public can find information and data instantly about such issues as government spending, crime and justice, Minnesota children, state demographics, environment and development.
  • Metropolitan Council


City of Ada
City of Adrian
City of Afton
City of Aitkin
City of Albany
City of Albert Lea
City of Alexandria
City of Amboy
City of Annandale
City of Apple Valley
City of Arden Hills
City of Arlington
City of Austin
City of Babbitt
City of Bagley
City of Barnesville
City of Barnum
City of Baxter
City of Becker
City of Belle Plaine
City of Benson
City of Blaine
City of Blooming Prairie
City of Bloomington
City of Blue Earth
City of Brainerd
City of Breckenridge
City of Brooklyn Park
City of Buffalo
City of Burnsville
City of Centerville
City of Champlin
City of Chandler
City of Chanhassen
City of Chisago City
City of Chisholm
City of Circle Pines
City of Cokato
City of Columbia Heights
City of Comfrey
City of Coon Rapids
City of Cottage Grove
City of Crookston
City of Crystal
City of Currie
City of Darfur
City of Dayton
City of Detroit Lakes
City of Dovray
City of Duluth
City of Eagan
City of East Grand Forks
City of Easton
City of Eden Prairie
City of Edina
City of Elgin
City of Ellendale
City of Elk River
City of Embarrass
City of Fairmont
City of Falcon Heights
City of Faribault
City of Farmington
City of Fergus Falls
City of Finlayson
City of Forest Lake
City of Fosston
City of Fridley
City of Frost
City of Fulda
City of Gaylord
City of Golden Valley
City of Grand Marais
City of Grand Rapids
City of Granite Falls
City of Grant
City of Greenbush
City of Hadley
City of Hallock
City of Halstad
City of Ham Lake
City of Hanska
City of Harmony
City of Hastings

City of Hayfield
City of Hendricks
City of Henning
City of Hermantown
City of Hibbing
City of Hills
City of Hopkins
City of Howard Lake
City of Hoyt Lakes
City of Hutchinson
City of International Falls
City of Inver Grove Heights
City of Iona
City of Ivanhoe
City of Janesville
City of Jeffers
City of Kenyon
City of Kettle River
City of Kiester
City of Lake Benton
City of Lake City
City of Lake Crystal
City of Lake Elmo
City of Lake Shore
City of Lakeville
City of Lake Wilson
City of Lamberton
City of LaSalle
City of Lauderdale
City of Le Center
City of Leroy
City of Le Sueur
City of Lindstrom
City of Lino Lakes
City of Litchfield
City of Little Falls
City of Long Lake
City of Long Prairie
City of Longville
City of Luverne
City of Madelia
City of Mankato
City of Maple Grove
City of Maple Plain
City of Mapleton
City of Maplewood
City of Marshall
City of Medford
City of Melrose
City of Milaca
City of Minneapolis
City of Minnesota Lake
City of Minnetonka
City of Montevideo
City of Moorhead
City of Moose Lake
City of Mora
City of Morristown
City of Mounds View
City of Mountain Iron
City of Mountain Lake
City of Nashwauk
City of New Brighton
City of New Hope
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City of New Ulm
City of Nicollet
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City of North Mankato
City of Norwood Young America
City of Oakdale
City of Odin
City of Olivia
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City of Oronoco
City of Ortonville
City of Osseo
City of Owatonna
City of Park Rapids
City of Paynesville
City of Pelican Rapids
City of Pemberton
City of Perham

City of Pine City
City of Pine Island
City of Pipestone
City of Plainview
City of Preston
City of Plymouth
City of Princeton
City of Prior Lake
City of Ramsey
City of Red Lake Falls
City of Red Wing
City of Redwood Falls
City of Remer
City of Renville
City of Richfield
City of Richmond
City of Robbinsdale
City of Rochester
City of Rockford
City of Rogers
City of Roseau
City of Rosemount
City of Roseville
City of Rushford
City of Rutledge
City of St. Anthony
City of St. Charles
City of St. Clair
City of St. Cloud
City of St. James
City of St. Louis Park
City of St. Michael
City of St. Paul
City of St. Paul Park
City of St. Peter
City of Sanborn
City of Sartell
City of Sauk Centre
City of Sauk Rapids
City of Savage
City of Sherburn
City of Shakopee
City of Shoreview
City of Shorewood
City of Silver Bay
City of Slayton
City of Sleepy Eye
City of South St. Paul
City of Spring Valley
City of Stewartville
City of Stillwater
City of Sturgeon Lake
City of Sunfish Lake
City of Thief River Falls
City of Tracy
City of Truman
City of Two Harbors
City of Tyler
City of Underwood
City of Upsala
City of Vernon Center
City of Victoria
City of Virginia
City of Wabasha
City of Waconia
City of Wadena
City of Waldorf
City of Walker
City of Walnut Grove
City of Waseca
City of Waterville
City of Wells
City of West Concord
City of Wheaton
City of White Bear Lake
City of Willmar
City of Willow River
City of Windom
City of Winnebago
City of Winona
City of Winsted
City of Woodbury
City of Worthington
City of Wyoming
City of Zumbrota

Twin Cities Free-Net City Section - hosts information from a number of local governments.


Aitkin County
Anoka County
Becker County
Benton County
Blue Earth County
Brown County
Carver County
Cass County
Chippewa County
Chisago County
Clay County
Clay County
Clearwater County
Cook County
Cottonwood County
Crow Wing County
Dakota County
Douglas County
Faribault County
Freeborn County

Goodhue County
Hennepin County
Houston County
Hubbard County
Itasca County
Kandiyohi County
Lake County
Le Sueur County
Lyon County
Martin County
Meeker County
Mille Lacs County
Morrison County
Mower County
Murray County
Nicollet County
Nobles County
Olmsted County
Pine County
Pipestone County

Pope County
Ramsey County
Redwood County
Renville County
Rice County
Rock County
St. Louis County
Scott County
Sherburne County
Sibley County
Stearns County
Stevens County
Steele County
Todd County
Wabasha County
Washington County
Watonwan County
Wright County

Association of Minnesota Counties

American Planning Association and Local Chapter Sites

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American Planning Association


Minnesota Green Communities
Minnesota Green Communities is an initiative designed to foster the creation of affordable, healthier, and more energy-efficient homes throughout Minnesota. Through pilot funding of Minnesota Green Communities by the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, the Family Housing Fund, and Enterprise, four demonstration projects will be built in Minnesota (2005-2007) totaling 180 homes, including rental, homeownership and supportive affordable green housing. Visit Minnesota Green Communities at:

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is an applied research and technology center at the University of Minnesota that connects faculty and students with nonprofit groups, public agencies, and others working on urban issues in Minnesota. The website can be accessed at

Urban and Regional Studies Institute (URSI), Minnesota State University Mankato
The URSI program offers a two year graduate degree in urban planning (MAUP) and a 4 course Graduate Certificate in Urban Planning with courses available in the Twin Cities area. In addition, URSI provides interns for planning departments around the state and serves planners and community organizations with planning assistance through its studio courses. For further information contact URSI at (507) 389-1714 or Professor Anthony Filipovitch, Department Chair, at The website can be accessed at

NextStep Sustainable Communities

Sensible Land Use Organization

College of Design - Arizona State University (This site contains a directory of planners)

Minnesota Census Information

Library of Congress
The Congress of the United States has a presence on the web. This site is a jumping off place for the House, Senate and Congressional Record.

Center for Rural Massachusetts
Center for Rural Massachusetts is a site that has articles of interest regarding cluster housing.

The Planning Commissioners Journal
The Planning Commissioners Journal site had changed it's name to Planners Web The major focus for the Planners Web is the development of an "On-Line Planning Encyclopedia" or "OPE" for short. They have also developed a resource guide on sprawl. This can be found at

1000 Friends of Minnesota
Our mission is to promote development that creates healthy communities while conserving natural areas, family farms, woodlands and water.

The Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework's report
The Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework's report is now available on the Water Resources Center's web site: . A formal presentation of the recommendations by Framework project leader Deborah Swackhamer to the Minnesota House of Representative's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

The Water Resources Center web site will also host a Framework feedback/comment box through January 31. Comments will be compiled and forwarded to the legislative leaders.

You can continue to follow Framework-related news on throughout the year.

American Planning Associatio MInnesota Chapter
Phone: 1-888-882-5369 (toll free)
E-mail the APA Minnesota