Thursday, August 23, 2007

State Government

State Agencies
State Agencies are in the executive branch of government. Also included in this listing are state boards, councils, commissions, committees, ombudsmen offices and task forces.

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Accountancy, Board of The Board of Accountancy certifies, licenses and regulates certified public accountants (CPA's) and licensed public accountants (LPA's) and their firms in order to provide the public with qualified professional public accounting services.
Administration Department This department provides services to government agencies, information for vendors who wish to do business with the state, information on data practices, public auctions, State Register, Minnesota Bookstore and more.
Administrative Hearings Office The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) was established in 1976 to provide a fair, prompt and impartial hearing process for citizens who disagree with actions taken by government. This office conducts hearings on rulemaking, workers compensation disputes, and contested cases involving state agencies and local governments. Search the report database for the full text of reports, recommendations, and orders from public cases dating back to 1977.
Aging, Board on The Minnesota Board on Aging is the gateway to services for seniors and their families. MBA listens to senior concerns, researches for solutions, and proposes policy to address senior needs.
Agriculture Department This department protects the public health and safety regarding food and agricultural products.
Amateur Sports Commission, Minnesota The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC) was created in 1987 by the Minnesota State Legislature to promote the economic and social benefits of sports.
Animal Health, Board of Responsibilities include protecting the health of domestic animals of the state, regulating and inspecting many aspects of the livestock and poultry industries. Licensing of cat and dog kennels and dealers and research establishments.
Archaeologist, Office of the State The OSA is charged with sponsoring, conducting and directing research into the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Minnesota; protecting and preserving archaeological sites and objects and
Architecture, Engineering, Land Survey, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design Board This site is temporarly down
Arts Board, Minnesota The board provides aid for a variety of arts activities in the performing, visual and literary arts. The board also offers consultant services, mailing lists, workshops, conferences and publications.
Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Council on Advises the governor and members of the legislature on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans; to advocate on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific community; and to act as a broker between the Asian Pacific community and mainstream society.
Assessors, Board of The Board of Assessors was established by the Legislature to educate, license and monitor the conduct of assessors in Minnesota.
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Barber and Cosmetology Examiners, Board of The board regulates the examination, practice and registration of all licensed apprentices, registered barbers, instructors, barber shops and barber schools as well as inspection of all shops and schools.
Board of Accountancy The Board of Accountancy certifies, licenses and regulates certified public accountants (CPA's) and licensed public accountants (LPA') and their firms in order to provide the public with qualified professional public accounting services.
Board of Animal Health Responsibilities include protecting the health of domestic animals of the state, regulating and inspecting many aspects of the livestock and poultry industries. Licensing of cat and dog kennels and dealers and research establishments.
Board of Arts, Minnesota The board provides aid for a variety of arts activities in the performing, visual and literary arts. The board also offers consultant services, mailing lists, workshops, conferences and publications.
Board of Assessors THE BOARD ESTABLISHES LEVELS OF LICENSURE and issues licenses to those who meet the education and experience requirements.
Board of Barber and Cosmetology Examiners The board regulats the examination, practice and registration of all licensed apprentices, registered barbers, instructors, barber shops and barber schools as well as inspection of all shops and schools.
Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy was created by legislative act on May 19, 2003. It was originally created and currently exists to protect the public through the regulation of licensed professional counselors (LPCs) in the state of Minnesota. Regulation is accomplished through licensure examination and renewal, as well as by the investigation of complaints.
Board of Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure The Board develops and administers registration, disclosure, and enforcement programs to ensure that the requirements of the Ethics in Government Act are met.
Board of Capitol Area Architectural and Planning The Board is to preserve and enhance the dignity, beauty, and architectural integrity of the Capitol, the buildings immediately adjacent to it, the Capitol grounds and the Capitol Area.
Board of Chiropractic Examiners The Board exists to protect the public's interest through regulation of chiropractors in the state of Minnesota. Regulation is accomplished through licensure examination and renewal, as well as by investigation of complaints.
Board of Dentistry The Board of Denistry examines,licenses and registers dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants and enforces the Minnesota Dental Practices Act.
Board of Electricity The board administers electrical licensing requirements statewide and inspects new electrical installations.
Board of Emergency Medical Services Regulatory The EMSRB is the lead agency for emergency medical services in Minnesota. The board licenses and regulates ambulance services, certifies and registers EMS personnel, investigates complaints, administers a variety of EMS funding and programs and
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators The board licenses the administrators of nursing homes in the state. They also set the qualifications required for licensure, review and act on complaints against licensed administrators, refer consumers needing help to other state and private agencies.
Board of Gambling Control Educates and regulates the lawful gambling industry to ensure the integrity of operations and provide for the lawful use of net profits. The five forms of lawful gambling are pull-tabs, raffles, bingo, paddlewheels, and tipboards.
Board of Investment, Minnesota State The board manages approximately $53.2 BILLION in public funds for various constituents.
Board of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation The IRRRB helps strengthen and diversify the economy of northeastern Minnesota. Specifically, the IRRRB serves the interests of the Taconite Tax Relief Area (TTRA), a geographical region encompassing approximately 13,000 square miles.
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy The board adopts and enforces rules, develops techniques for examinations and methods for determining applicants and licensees, issues licenses, establishes continuing education for marriage and family therapists and investigates complaints.
Board of Medical Practice Over 16,000 physicians are licensed by the Board of Medical Practice and the Board also regulates acupuncturists, athletic trainers, traditional midwives, telemedicine, physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners and professional firms.
Board of Nursing The board is a regulatory agency whose services include licensing, discipline and program approval, education relevant to the needs of the public and to the education and practice of nurses and disseminating information to nurses and the public.
Board of Optometry Promoting public interest in receiving quality optometric health care from competent licensed optometrists. Protecting the public by ensuring that all licensed optometrists meet the educational and practical requirements specified in law. Protecting the public by setting standards for quality optometric health care
Board of Pharmacy The board enforces rules dealing with drug distribution by drug manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies, physicians, dentists, and other practitioners. The board issues all licenses dealing with pharmacists and pharmacies.
Board of Physical Therapy THE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVES TO ENSURE that Minnesota citizens receive appropriate physical therapy services from competent physical therapists. Public protection is accomplished through licensing and disciplining of physical therapists.
Board of Podiatric Medicine The board establishes standards for the practice of podiatry, now more properly called podiatric medicine. Functions of the board include licensing doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM), issuing temporary permits to practice under supervision, processing complaints against licensees, and registering podiatric professional corporations.
Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services The board reviews applications for private detective/investigator and protective agent (security) The Board determines whether statutory requirements have been met and subsequently renders a decision to grant or deny licensing. The Board also reissues licenses and addresses complaints.
Board of Psychology The Board of Psychology was created to protect the public. It accomplishes that goal by enforcing rules and laws for licensing psychologists and psychological practitioners, and by regulating their professional conduct.
Board of Public Defense The Board of Public Defense is a state agency that supervises the public defender system in Minnesota. By statute, the board is a part of the Judicial Branch of government, but it is not subject to the administrative control of the Supreme Court.
Board of Social Work, The purpose of the Board and of licensure is to promote public protection by enacting and enforcing licensure and practice standards for social workers.
Board of Teaching The Board of Teaching establishes rules governing teacher education programs and approves teacher preparation institutions and programs. It provides leadership for improving teacher education and licensure.
Board of Veterans Homes, Minnesota The board governs the state veterans homes, determines policy and adopts, amends and repeals rules for the governance of the state veterans home.
Board of Veterinary Medicine The board is the licensing agency for practictioners of veterinary medicine in the state of Minnesota. The board establishes educational and examination requirements and investigates complaints
Board of Water and Soil Resources The mission of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is to assist local governments and others to manage and conserve irreplaceable water and soil resources under their stewardship, with an emphasis on private lands. BWSR accomplishes this mission by providing financial, technical, and administrative assistance.
Board on Aging The BOA administers federal and statwide grant money to fund a network of services for seniors, manage the Senior LinkAge Line which helps seniors and their families identify needs and find resources.
Board on Judicial Standards The Board on Judicial Standards is an independent state agency that receives and acts upon complaints about Minnesota judges for judicial misconduct or wrongdoing. The board also handles judicial disability matters.
Board on Lawyers Professional Responsibility The office is established by the Minnesota Supreme Court to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against any Minnesota lawyer.
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Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board The Board develops and administers registration, disclosure, and enforcement programs to ensure that the requirements of the Ethics in Government Act are met.
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board The Board is to preserve and enhance the dignity, beauty, and architectural integrity of the Capitol, the buildings immediately adjacent to it, the Capitol grounds and the Capitol Area.
Chicano Latino Affairs Council The Council advises the Governor and the legislature on the issues and problems of Hispanic people in Minnesota and it serves as a liaison between state and federal governments, private organizations and Minnesota's Chicano/Latino community.
Chiropractic Examiners, Board of The Board exists to protect the public's interest through regulation of chiropractors in the state of Minnesota. Regulation is accomplished through licensure examination and renewal, as well as by investigation of complaints.
Client Security Board The Client Security Board administers the Client Security Fund which is a fund established by the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1987 to reimburse clients who suffer loss of money or other property from the dishonest conduct of their attorney.
Climatology Office, State The State Climatology Office workgroups exists to study and describe the climate of Minnesota. Each of its members concentrates its efforts on specific topical areas in which climate plays a significant role.
Commerce Department This department is the chief regulator for the banking, energy, insurance, real estate, residential construction, securities, telecommunications industries and also operates Minnesota's Unclaimed Property.
Corrections Department The department regulates and operates ten correctional facilities including eight for adults and two for juveniles.
Council on Black Minnesotans The Council on Black Minnesotans(CBM) was created in 1980 to address the unmet needs and ongoing issues impacting Minnesotans of African descent and ensure that the needs of their constituents are conveyed to the policy makers and others in positions of authority who impact the well-being of this population.
Court System (Judicial Branch) Link to the Court system in the Judicial branch of state government.
CriMNet CriMNet was created to integrate cross-jurisdictional information systems where a common set of accurate, precise, complete and comprehensive criminal justice data is collected, processed, shared and evaluated in a timely manner.
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Dentistry, Board of The Board of Denistry examines,licenses and registers dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants and enforces the Minnesota Dental Practices Act.
Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education formerly Children, Families & Learning works to help communities to measurably improve the well-being of children through programs that focus on education, community services, prevention, and the preparation of young people for the world of work.
Developmental Disabilities, Governor's Council on This web site features an extensive array of resources addressing developmental disability issues. Professionals and advocates as well as individuals and families will find resources focused toward their interests in designated sections of the site.
Disability, Minnesota State Council on The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) is an agency that collaborates, advocates, advises and provides information to expand opportunities, increase the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities.
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Economic Security Department The Department of Economic Security and the Department of Trade and Economic Development have been merged to form the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Economic Status of Women, Legislative Commission on the The commission advises the legislature and provides basic information and statistics on women in Minnesota.
Education Department Also listed as Department of Education
Educational Telecommunications Council, Minnesota Responsible for the Learning Network of Minnesota. The Network connects all public campuses electronically via two-way interactive video, increasing the availability of degrees and programs throughout the state.
Electricity, Board of The board administers electrical licensing requirements statewide and inspects new electrical installations.
Emergency Medical Services Regulatory, Board of The EMSRB is the lead agency for emergency medical services in Minnesota. The board licenses and regulates ambulance services, certifies and registers EMS personnel, investigates complaints, administers a variety of EMS funding and programs and
Employee Relations Department This department represents the State of Minnesota as its central human resource office, serving state workers and the departments, agencies and offices within the Executive Branch.
Employment and Economic Development Department The Minnesota Department of Economic Security (DES) and the Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) have merged to support the economic success of individuals, businesses and communities by improving opportunities for growth.
Environmental Assistance Office The OEA is a service organization that helps businesses, local governments, schools, community organizations and individual citizens solve environmental problems. OEA does not regulate or enforce environmental laws.
Environmental Quality Board The board develops policy, creates long-range plans and reviews proposed projects that would significantly influence Minnesota's environment.
Explore Minnesota Use this website to learn about Minnesota's tourism industry and to participate in Explore Minnesota Tourism marketing programs.
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Film & TV Board, Minnesota The Minnesota Film and TV Board works to build and promote the commerce and art of the moving image industry in the State of Minnesota.
Finance Department This department is responsible for managing all financial affairs of the state. Some of the services provided are economic and budget analysis, budget process management, accounting and payroll systems, vendor payments and cash and debt management.
Forest Resources Council, Minnesota The MFRC helps develop and implement SFRA initiatives. Additionally, the MFRC advises the governor and federal, state and local governments on sustainable forest resource policies and practices.
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Gambling Control Board Educates and regulates the lawful gambling industry to ensure the integrity of operations and provide for the lawful use of net profits. The five forms of lawful gambling are pull-tabs, raffles, bingo, paddlewheels, and tipboards.
Geographic Information, Governors Council The Governor's Council on Geographic Information coordinates the development of geographic information technologies statewide.
Geological Survey, Minnesota The Survey conducts basic and applied earth science research, conveys that information to the public through publications and service activities, and promotes earth science education. Minnesota is its exclusive focus
Governor & State Officials Constitutional officers and legislators elected by the people. A constitutional office is established by the state constitution. Offices include Governors' Office, Attorney General's Office, Secretary of State, State Auditor's Office s and State Treasurer's Office.
Governors Workforce Development Council The Minnesota Workforce Development Council (GWDC) is composed of 32 individuals empowered to advise the Governor on state workforce investment policies and practices in Minnesota.
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Health Care Access, Legislative Commission on This 10-member oversight commission was created by the 1992 Legislature to review the progress of the Department of Health, the Minnesota Health Care Commission, and all other agencies involved in implementing the MinnesotaCare law.
Health Department This department operates programs for disease prevention and control, health promotion, family and community health, environmental health, health care policy, and regulation of health care providers and facilities.
Health Professionals Services Program The State of Minnesota Health Professional Services Program (HPSP) is a professionally staffed, confidential program designed to monitor the treatment and continuing care of eligible, regulated health professionals.
Health Technology Advisory Committee HTAC looks at issues such as patient safety, prevalence of the condition, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes and cost and then reports their findings to the legislature.
Historical Society, Minnesota The Minnesota Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through interactive and engaging museum exhibits, extensive libraries and collections, 25 historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.
Housing Finance Agency, Minnesota This agency offers five primary services, development and redevelopment, supportive housing, homeownership loan programs, preservation of federally-assisted housing and resident and organizational support.
Human Rights Department The primary function of this department is resolution of charges of illegal discrimination, public education aimed at eliminating and preventing discrimination and promotion of employment opportunities for women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
Human Services Department Human Services offers programs for health care, child support, food support, general assistance, nursing home care, seniors, people who are deaf, people who have developmental disabilities, foster care, child protection and adult and children's mental health services.
Humanities Commission, Minnesota The Minnesota Humanities Commission (MHC) was created by an Act of Congress in 1971. The MHC operates as an independent, not-for-profit organization. MHC receives funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Minnesota State Legislature, foundations, corporations, and individuals.
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Independent Living Council, Minnesota Statewide The council provides statewide planning and policies necessary to provide Independent Living Services
Indian Affairs Council, Minnesota MIAC is the official liaison between the State of Minnesota and the 11 tribal Governments within the state. The Council provides a forum for and advises state government on issues of concern to urban Indian communities. Minnesota was the first state in the nation to establish an Indian Affairs agency and provided a model for other states to follow.
Insurance Information and instructions for insurance companies and licensed insurance professionals.
Investment Board, Minnesota State The board manages approximately $53.2 BILLION in public funds for various constituents.
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board The IRRRB helps strengthen and diversify the economy of northeastern Minnesota. Specifically, the IRRRB serves the interests of the Taconite Tax Relief Area (TTRA), a geographical region encompassing approximately 13,000 square miles.
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Judicial Standards, Board on The Board on Judicial Standards is an independent state agency that receives and acts upon complaints about Minnesota judges for judicial misconduct or wrongdoing. The board also handles judicial disability matters.
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Labor and Industry Department Services include workers' compensation, labor standards, apprenticeships. Code administration, inspection services and licensing of boilers, high-pressure-piping and boats-for-hire. Investigating complaints and incidents.
Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board The office is established by the Minnesota Supreme Court to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against any Minnesota lawyer.
Legislative Advisory Commission The commission has the authority to review and grant requests by state departments and agencies for additional personnel or funding from contingent appropriations. The governor presides and the commissioner of finance acts as secretary.
Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) The function of the LCMR is to make funding recommendations to the legislature for special natural resource projects. These projects help maintain and enhance Minnesota's natural resources. Today's LCMR developed from a program initiated in 1963.
Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement The Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement was created to study and investigate public retirement systems.
Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy The commission was created to provide the legislature with in-depth analysis of projected state revenues, expenditures, and tax expenditures.
Legislative Coordinating Commission The commission serves as the umbrella organization for legislative commissions, joint agencies, and other boards and was created to coordinate the legislative activities of the senate and house of representatives.
Legislature (Legislative Branch) Links to the legislative branch of state government.
Lottery, Minnesota State Proceeds Benefit Our Natural and Economic Environments.
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Marriage and Family Therapy, Board on The board adopts and enforces rules, develops techniques for examinations and methods for determining applicants and licensees, issues licenses, establishes continuing education for marriage and family therapists and investigates complaints.
Mediation Services, Bureau of The bureau administers the following programs: mediation, representation, arbitrator referral, labor -management cooperation, labor relations training and alternative dispute resolution.
Medical Practice, Board of Over 14,000 physicians are licensed by the Board of Medical Practice and the Board also regulates acupuncturists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners and professional firms.
Mental Health Practice, Office of The Office of Mental Health Practice (OMHP) was established in 1991 for consumers receiving mental health services from practitioners who fall outside of the licensing authorities for Minnesota psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists (physicians), nurses, licensed professional counselors, and alcohol and drug counselors.
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Ombudsman for The Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities assists with concerns or complaints about services, questions about rights, grievances, access to appropriate services, ideas for making services better.
Metropolitan Council The Council coordinates regional planning in the seven-county area and advocates. Responsibilites include, but are not limited to, operating the bus system, collecting and treating wastewater and planning for growth development.
Military Affairs (MN National Guard), Department The Department of Military Affairs consists of the National Guard military forces of the State of Minnesota, the Office of the Adjutant General, civilians employed for administration and maintenance and the National Guard military installations.
MinnStats (Economic Resource Group) The Minnesota Economic Resource Group (ERG) is an informal organization of state research managers formed in 1985 for the purpose of improving economic analysis and access to state data through interagency cooperation.
Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People MCDHH serves as the principal agency of the state to advocate on behalf of deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing Minnesotans by working to ensure those persons have equal access to the services, programs, and opportunities available to others.
Minnesota Historical Society The Minnesota Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through interactive and engaging museum exhibits, extensive libraries and collections, 25 historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education Responsibilities include achieving student financial access to post-secondary education, protect and inform educational consumers, and facilitate interaction among organizations that share responsibility for education in Minnesota.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Find information about the programs and services offered at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).
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Natural Resources Department Manages the states natural resources. Hunting, Fishing, State Forests and Parks, Lakes, Rivers and Streams, Boating and Water Safety, Trails, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Education, Enforcement, Wildlife Management, Lands and Minerals and much
Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Examiners for The board licenses the administrators of nursing homes in the state. They also set the qualifications required for licensure, review and act on complaints against licensed administrators, refer consumers needing help to other state and private agencies.
Nursing, Board of The board is a regulatory agency whose services include licensing, discipline and program approval, education relevant to the needs of the public and to the education and practice of nurses and disseminating information to nurses and the public.
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Office of Enterprise Technology July 1, 2005 marked the launch of a new state agency, the Office of Enterprise Technology, under the direction of a Governor-appointed State Chief Information Officer. Merged within the Office of Enterprise Technology will be the Minnesota Office of Technology and InterTechnologies Group - both former divisions of the Department of Administration.
Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities The Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities assists with concerns or complaints about services, questions about rights, grievances, access to appropriate services, ideas for making services better.
Optometry Board Promoting public interest in receiving quality optometric health care from competent licensed optometrists. Protecting the public by ensuring that all licensed optometrists meet the educational and practical requirements specified in law. Protecting the public by setting standards for quality optometric health care
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Peace Officer Standards and Training, Board of The board licenses peace officers, certifies professional education programs, develops in-service training programs, works with higher education to develop specialized courses and obtains criminal conviction data on persons seeking a license.
Perpich Center for Arts Education The Perpich Center for Arts Education is a state agency. The Center's three main components are: the Arts High School (AHS), the Professional Development Institute (PDI), and the Research, Assessment and Curriculum Division(RAC).
Pharmacy, Board of The board enforces rules dealing with drug distribution by drug manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies, physicians, dentists, and other practitioners. The board issues all licenses dealing with pharmacists and pharmacies.
Physical Therapy, Board of THE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVES TO ENSURE that Minnesota citizens receive appropriate physical therapy services from competent physical therapists. Public protection is accomplished through licensing and disciplining of physical therapists.
Podiatric Medicine, Board of The board establishes standards for the practice of podiatry, now more properly called podiatric medicine. Functions of the board include licensing doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM), issuing temporary permits to practice under supervision, processing complaints against licensees, and registering podiatric professional corporations.
Pollution Control Agency Responsible for administering environmental permitting, compliance/enforcement, remediation and outreach programs to help Minnesota protect its environment.
Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board The board reviews applications for private detective/investigator and protective agent (security) The Board determines whether statutory requirements have been met and subsequently renders a decision to grant or deny licensing. The Board also reissues licenses and addresses complaints.
Psychology, Board of The Board of Psychology was created to protect the public. It accomplishes that goal by enforcing rules and laws for licensing psychologists and psychological practitioners, and by regulating their professional conduct.
Public Defense, Board of The Board of Public Defense is a state agency that supervises the public defender system in Minnesota. By statute, the board is a part of the Judicial Branch of government, but it is not subject to the administrative control of the Supreme Court.
Public Employees Retirement Association Provides retirement benefits for public employees of county and local governments. PERA provides no services to the public.
Public Safety Department Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Liquor Control, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement, Crime Victim Services, Driver & Vehicle Services, Emergency Management, State Fire Marshal, Pipeline Safety, State Highway Patrol, Capitol Security and Traffic Safety.
Public Utilities Commission The (PUC) regulates three service industries in Minnesota, electricity, natural gas, and telephone. It is the commission's responsibility to ensure that vendors of these services provide safe, adequate, and reliable service at fair, reasonable rates.
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Racing Commission The Minnesota Racing Commission was created to regulate horse racing and card club operation in order to ensure that it is conducted in the public interest.
Revenue Department Revenue manages the states revenue system. Functions include the administration of 28 different taxes, interprets and enforces the tax laws, provides taxpayers both individuals and businesses with forms, processes tax returns/payments, and auditing.
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Sentencing Guidelines Commission The commission is an ongoing policy making body created to develop and maintain a model for rational and consistent sentencing standards to reduce disparity in sentencing practices throughout the state.
Social Work, Board of The purpose of the Board and of licensure is to promote public protection by enacting and enforcing licensure and practice standards for social workers.
State Rehabilitation Council Review, analyze, and advise regarding Vocational Rehabilitation's performance in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation.
State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind The State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind gives advice and recommendation to SSB about its products and services.
State Retirement System, Minnesota Administers seperate retirement programs for state employees, unclassified employees, legislators, elective officers, judges and state patrol employees
System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR) A System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR) assures availability of assistive technology (AT) devices and services to all Minnesotans with disabilities, promotes consumer involvement and outreach, advocacy, training and technical assistance.
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Teachers Retirement Association A public pension fund providing retirement, disability and death benefits to Minnesota college faculty, public school teachers, administrators, retirees, their families and beneficiaries.
Teaching, Board of The Board of Teaching establishes rules governing teacher education programs and approves teacher preparation institutions and programs. It provides leadership for improving teacher education and licensure.
Trade and Economic Development Department The Department of Trade and Economic Development has merged with the Department of Economic Security to form the new Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Transportation Department Provides a balanced transportation system. Responsible areas include aeronautics, highways, motor carriers, ports, public transit, railroads and pipelines.
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Veterans Affairs Department Assists Minnesotas veterans and their dependents to obtain the benefits and services provided by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You will find links to each County Veterans Service Office on this site.
Veterans Homes Board, Minnesota The board governs the state veterans homes, determines policy and adopts, amends and repeals rules for the governance of the state veterans home.
Veterinary Medicine, Board of The board is the licensing agency for practictioners of veterinary medicine in the state of Minnesota. The board establishes educational and examination requirements and investigates complaints.
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Water and Soil Resources, Board of The mission of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is to assist local governments and others to manage and conserve irreplaceable water and soil resources under their stewardship, with an emphasis on private lands. BWSR accomplishes this mission by providing financial, technical, and administrative assistance.
Workers'Compensation Court of Appeals The WCCA was created as an independent agency of the executive branch of state government by Chapter 175A of the Minnesota Statutes. The court consists of five judges appointed to six-year terms by the Governor and confirmed by the state Senate. The Governor designates one of the five as the Chief Judge. The Chief Judge is responsible for the administration of the court.

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