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Research local schools, communities and more; Our resource section includes links to all the information you'll need to make your move to the Twin Cities with confidence and ease.

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Minnesota Community Profiles
Detailed information on Minnesota city's economic development, demographic, workforce, businesses, utilities, transportation, education, and business and community services.

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Education Links
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Higher Education

University System

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Minnesota Schools On the Web

Albert Lea Schools
Anoka-Hennepin Home Page:

    Champlin Park High School
    Coon Rapids High School
    Dayton Elementary School
    Oxbow Creek Elementary

Bemidji Area Schools
The Blake School
Bloomington Public Schools - ISD #271:

    Valley View
    Hillcrest Community School
Jefferson High School

Breckenridge School
Buffalo Lake-Hector High School
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools
Centennial ISD #12
Columbia Heights Schools
Duluth Public Schools
East Grand Fork Schools
Eden Prairie Schools
Elk River Schools
Forest Lake
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Hillside Elementary School
Hinckley/Finlayson, Minnesota - ISD #2165
Inver Grove Heights
Johnson High School
Lakeville Schools:

    McGuire Junior High

Mankato Area Schools
Minneapolis Public Schools Home Page
Minnesota Center for Arts Education Minnehaha Academy
The Minnesota New Country School
Monticello Schools
Mounds View Public Schools
Norman County West Schools ISD#2527
Northfield Public Schools
Mounds Park Academy

Osseo School District
Our Lady of Grace
Pequot Lakes School District
Pillager School District
Red Rock Central
Red Wing Schools

    Richfield High School
    Richfield Junior High School
    Richfield Intermediate School
    Centennial Elementary
    Sheridan Hills Elementary School
    Spartan Elementary School

The School of Enviromental Studies
Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, ISD 196 Roseville Area Schools
St. Anthony Schools
St. Francis
Saint John's Preparatory School
St. Louis Park
St. Michael-Albertville
Saint Paul Public Schools:

    Area Learning Center
    Arlington Senior High School
    Como Park High School
    Saturn/Riverfront K-8

South St. Paul Schools
South Washington County
Spring Lake Park
Stillwater Area Schools:

    Oak Park Elementary

St Michael-Albertville
T-M Charter School Web Page Virginia Public Schools
West St. Paul Schools:


Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools

    Mound Westonka High School
    Grandview Middle School
    Shirley Hills Primary

White Bear Lake Area Schools
WinonaNET Schools
Worthington District #518

Minnesota Library Systems and Catalogs

  • Capitol Area Library Consortium - The Capitol Area Library Consortium (CALCO) comprises twenty-three libraries and information centers serving the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Minnesota state government, and the citizens of Minnesota.
  • Library Catalog List - This sub-section includes a quick index to library on-line services and catalogs.
  • Minnesota Library Systems and Catalogs - This section offers detailed information on and links to, public libraries and library systems, academic libraries, school media centers, state government libraries, specialized libraries, collections, and information services, multitype library systems, library and media education programs, statewide library offices, networks and associations, and the Minnesota Center for the Book.
  • WebPALS Library Catalog Search - Many Minnesota Academic and Government Libraries

Government Links

Local Government Programs Townships

Special Districts and Regional Government

Local Government Associations and Organizations

Visit the draft State Agency and Divisions Directory for a comprehensive list of general state agency telephones numbers, e-mail addresses, and WWW sites.

Below are links to public information services accessible from North Star. Each organization is responsible for their own content and services. Information on listing a government information service in this directory is available.

Executive Branch - Constitutional Offices

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch - State Departments and Agencies

Judicial Branch

State Boards, Commissions, Councils, Ombudsman, Offices, and Task Forces

Tribal Government

Local Government

At the local level, government, civic, non-profit, and private efforts are often blended together to provide more comprehensive information services. Links in this section attempt to focus on government organizations. The Explore Minnesota sections are good starting points for general community information and networks.

Other Publicly Supported Minnesota Institutions and Initiatives

The state, federal,and many local governments provide some support to various public and non-profit institutions. Below are a set of links to on-line services of those "public" institutions. The actual on-line service may or may not be supported directly with public funds.

  • Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
    AURI is a nonprofit corporation created to improve the economy of rural Minnesota through new uses and new markets for the state’s abundant agricultural commodities

  • Minnesota American Legion
    The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization.

  • Band, Minnesota State
    The Minnesota State Band is the only remaining State Band in the nation. It follows the Sousa tradition in programming both current popular and symphonic music, along with a wide variety of musical selections for its audiences each year. It has performed for numerous state functions over these many years at the State Capitol building in Saint Paul.

  • Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
    CASCW brings the University of Minnesota together with county and state social services in a public-private partnership dedicated to improving the lives of high-risk families and children.

  • Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
    Get the resources of a great University--its faculty and students--involved with working on the problems facing the people and communities of Minnesota. CURA connects University faculty and students with the organizations and public institutions working on significant issues in the state.

  • Film Board, Minnesota
    The Minnesota Film Board is a non-profit professional service organization designated by the State of Minnesota to develop the Minnesota film/video production industry as a force for economic and creative growth.

  • Health Data Institute, Minnesota
    MHDI is a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to measuring and improving the quality and efficiency of health care services in Minnesota

  • Humanities Commission, Minnesota
    A non-profit organization that provides educational humanities programs and resources for Minnesotans of all ages, incomes and backgrounds

  • International Wolf Center
    The International Wolf Center supports the survival of the wolf around the world by teaching about its life, its association with other species and its dynamic relationship to humans.

  • Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge (ISEEK)
    ISEEK was created to help you make smart choices about careers, employment, education, and business growth. It does this by providing information in five main areas: Career planning, Education and training, Class listings, Employment, and Business information .

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a free museum operated for the benefit of the general public.

  • Minneapolis Telecommunications Network
    The Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) provides community access to television, and to communication and information networks. MTN strengthens community by encouraging creation of and access to programs and information using electronic technology. MTN supports freedom of expression for all.

  • Minnesota Science
    One-stop connection to the best science & technology sites on the internet.

  • Minnesota Technology Inc.
    Is the state's technology-based economic development organization.

  • Quality Initiative, Minnesota
    The Minnesota Quality Initiative (MQI) is a group of public employees who are committed to nurturing and supporting the continuous improvement of government services and products.

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Minnesota
    CPB, a private nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is a leader in public broadcasting's transition to digital educational and programming services for the American people. The corporation is public broadcasting's largest single source of funds for analog and digital program development and production. CPB also funds more than 1,000 local public radio and television stations across the country.

  • Public Radio, Minnesota
    The mission of Minnesota Public Radio is to enrich the mind and nourish the spirit through radio, related technology, and services. We will enhance the lives and expand the perspectives of our audiences, and thereby assist them in strengthening their communities.

  • Safety Council, Minnesota
    The Minnesota Safety Council is a private, not-for-profit organization which for 70 years has been dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries.

  • Satellite & Technology, Minnesota - Part of MnSCU
    Minnesota Satellite and Technology (MnSAT) is a communications organization located in St. Paul, Minnesota. We deliver information, training and education to government, education, business and industry through a variety of communication mediums.

  • Science Museum of Minnesota
    Through a combination of interactive exhibits, live theater presentations, science demonstrations, and Omnitheater films, visitors can enjoy a unique combination of natural history, environmental science, biology, physics, and high-tech fun. And in addition to the museum's most popular exhibits and films, exciting educational opportunities abound, making in-depth, creative exploration of a variety of topics possible.

  • SEEK - Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge
    A place to find Minnesota resources for environmental education. The SEEK directory works as a clearinghouse for all types of environmental education resources, from articles to lesson plans, from performances to displays, and many more. These resources come from a variety of organizations throughout Minnesota, including schools and colleges, government agencies, libraries and businesses.

  • State Fair, Minnesota

  • Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), Minnesota - Part of Environ. Asst.
    Provides FREE technical assistance tailored to individual businesses. MnTAP helps Minnesota companies become more efficient and find alternatives to using hazardous materials. By reducing waste and increasing efficiency, companies save on disposal and raw-material costs and make working conditions healthier and safer for employees.

  • Veteran's of Foreign Wars
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a national, non-partisan, no-secretarian organization composed exclusively of citizens who have seen "foreign service" in the United States Armed Forces.

  • Walker Art Center
    The Walker Art Center is one of the nation's primary resources for contemporary art. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts, the Walker takes a multidisciplinary approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of the arts.

  • World Trade Center Corporation, Minnesota
    The WTCA was established in 1970 to facilitate international trade by bringing together exporters, importers and service providers.

  • Zoo, Minnesota
    The Minnesota Zoo is situated on 500 acres in Dakota County. The collection currently stands at about 2,300 animals, with 105 animals representing 15 species on the United States Endangered Species Act list. We are involved with national and international programs to breed and preserve these species.

Selected Federal Government and Other Public Services

Federal Government

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