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News and Community

News and Community

Minnesota Department of Human Rights offers:

  • News, 
  • Community events, 
  • Educational resources 
  • Information on community engagement opportunities.


Featured News

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MDHR News Releases tell the stories of MDHR and the people behind the cases of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

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Case Histories

MDHR Case Histories tell the stories of Minnesotans experiencing discrimination. Take a deeper view of MDHR's cases.

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Case Summaries

Case summaries provide insight into MDHR cases.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Council ensures inclusion for all Minnesotans. The Council’s aim is to improve:

  • The recruiting and retention of state employees from diverse backgrounds, 
  • Improve the contracting process for businesses owned by Minnesotans from diverse backgrounds, 
  • Promote civic engagement from all communities in the State of Minnesota.

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Community and Collaboration

The Department of Human Rights is committed to facilitating better dialog among administrative agencies and advocacy organizations, state ethnic councils and the State Council on Disability, communities, local human rights commissions and community organizations.

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Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, MDHR has three main duties: 

  • Investigate charges of discrimination, 
  • Ensure equal employment opportunities among state contractors 
  • Use education to reduce discrimination. 

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MDHR Current Positions

MDHR Current positions are featured here. 

Subscribe to MDHR Job list for current openings.

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Government Relations

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Government Relations manages and oversees MDHR's interactions with the State Legislature and the Governor’s Office.

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The Department of Human Rights is committed to partnering and facilitating dialog among community organizations, advocacy groups, state administrative agencies, state ethnic councils, the Council on Disability, local human rights agencies, and other units of federal, state and local government.

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