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Minnesota state agencies

This is only a partial list of Web resources. To find more resources online, go to www.mnhelp.info, or call the Disability Linkage Line at 1-866-333-2466.

Department of Education State agency that works to improve the well-being of children through programs that focus on education, community services and preparation of young people for the world of work.

Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) State's principal economic development agency, with programs promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention; workforce development; international trade; and community development.

DHS Organization/Management Information on DHS agencywide functions, including department overview, organization and management.

First Call for Help (First Call Minnesota) See MinnesotaHelp.info

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) State agency responsible to protect, maintain and improve the health of entire communities through a network of city and/or county health departments. Programs include clean water (environmental labs,) safe food (food safety center,) quality health care (HIV testing sites,) healthy choices (WIC agencies,) and state licensing/permits for food and health care providers. You can search by health topic, request forms and applications (birth, death and marriage certificates,) access programs by name and use the library services.

Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) State agency that collaborates, advocates, advises and provides information to expand opportunities, increase the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities.

Minnesota State Government (MN.gov or Minnesota.gov) Official access point to Minnesota state government information and services online. You may search by topic, choose from a government directory, access government offices, frequently requested sites, frequently called telephone numbers and send comments/questions using links through this website. If you are attempting to reach a specific office in Minnesota government, please use with the Directories section.

Minnesota State Legislature Guide to the Minnesota legislature with access to the House of Representatives, Senate, legislation and bill status, Minnesota statutes/session laws/rules, legislative schedules and general information.

Minnesota State Register Official weekly publication for Minnesota Rules (proposed, adopted and exempt), official notices (including requests for outside opinions, revenue notices, executive orders, meetings and vacancies in agencies), professional, technical and consulting contracts and state grants and loans.

Minnesota State Services for the Blind Branch within the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that offers supports and services to anyone of any age in Minnesota who has a vision loss that creates a barrier to their vocational or personal independence.

Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Independent state agency, consisting of an Ombudsman appointed by the governor and a 15 member Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities "to advise the Ombudsman on promoting the highest attainable standards of treatment, competence, efficiency and justice for persons receiving services for mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency and emotional disturbance in children."


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