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Resources for Local Government

Programs and resources for Minnesota's counties, cities, towns and other public jurisdictions.

Basic Information on Local and Metropolitan Government
Local government is a general term for those governmental entities or political subdivisions of the state that provide functions and services at the local level. In Minnesota, the term usually refers to counties, towns (townships), and cities. Single or multi-purpose (special) districts are frequently included in the term political subdivision but are less often defined as local governments. Find links to many useful resources for this subject area.

Minnesota Economic Trends
Minnesota Economic Trends is our quarterly magazine that provides expert analysis of the state's labor market, industries and economy.

Minnesota Public Employee Insurance Program
PEIP is an insurance program that was created by legislation with the intent of making uniform, high-quality, affordable employee insurance coverage available to employee groups representing Minnesota's counties, cities, towns, school districts and other public jurisdictions -- regardless of their size or location.

Minnesota Township and Village Database
A listing of all Minnesota towns, townships and villages from the Minnesota Historical Society. You can search by county or search for a specific town, township or village. Results will include history, census information, date established and more.

Municipal Codes Online
List of links to city and county codes throughout the country.

Municipal Ordinances for Minnesota Counties and Cities
The Minnesota State Law Library provides links to Minnesota county and city ordinances online.

State Aid for Local Transportation
Minnesota's economic strength and vitality depends on an effective transportation system. To support the state's system of streets, roads and bridges, the Minnesota Department of Transportation distributes funds for highway maintenance and construction to counties, cities and townships based on a formula determined by the Legislature.

State and Local Government on the Net
Piper Resources; up-to-date list of city and county governments on the web.

State of the Cities 2000
City and MSA historical census data, current employment statistics, and county business pattern databases. Separate sections for those topics and for FBI crime data go into more detail.

U.S. Census Bureau State and County QuickFacts
QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available at the national, state, and county level.

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