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  Atlases & Maps

Atlas of Minnesota Online
The Center for Rural Policy and Development is a non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefiting Minnesota by providing its policy makers with unbiased information and evaluation of issues from a rural perspective. Provided by The Center for Rural Policy and Development. Updated for 2014 with easy to navigate maps!

  General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Proquest Newspapers Restricted Resource Some full text available
An index to the articles appearing in more than 400 national and international newspapers, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

  News Sources

Minnesota History
Minnesota History is a lively, richly illustrated magazine published quarterly by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Each issue offers a variety of topics drawn from more than 150 years of state and regional history.
Minnesota Monthly
From their website: "Minnesota Monthly is the trusted, essential, and sophisticated guide to living in the Twin Cities for the metro’s leaders and trailblazers. Our readers define themselves by their experiences, accomplishments, and interest across a broad spectrum – tied together by an appetite for thought-provoking content and the deeper conversations that shape the present and the future of the Twin Cities and the region at large."
Minnesota Public Radio - MPR
From their website: "Minnesota Public Radio® (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 45-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. "

  Gateways & Megasites

State of Minnesota is the electronic entry point to Minnesota State government information and services. It is the gateway for providing direct government-to-citizen public service provision and interaction through the use of information technology.

  Official Agency and Organization Web Sites

Minnesota Compass
Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state, its seven regions, 87 counties and larger cities. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety, and a host of others.
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Minnesota Department of Corrections mission is to reduce recidivism by promoting offender change through proven strategies during safe and secure incarceration and effective community supervision.
Minnesota Department of Education

The goal of Health Education and Physical Education programs in Minnesota is to offer students educational opportunities that promote healthy, lifelong lifestyle decisions. Working together, parents, schools, and the state of Minnesota are making a real difference in the health and well being of our students.

Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Health's mission: "Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans"
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
The agency employs approximately 430 workers throughout the state and oversees the state's programs for apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, and workers' compensation.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - DNR
The mission of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Transportation's mission is: "Plan, build, operate and maintain a safe, accessible, efficient and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people to
destinations and markets throughout the state, regionally
and around the world."
Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society preserves Minnesota's past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and for tomorrow. Because history matters!
Minnesota Judicial Branch
Information about the State of Minnesota Supreme Court, its justices, and how they do their work.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education.
Minnesota Reflections
Minnesota Reflections, which is more than 10 years old, is a project of the Minnesota Digital Library. The collection brings you more than 135,000 images, maps and documents from more than 150 of the state's cultural heritage organizations. This site offers resources on Minnesota's history and geography for researchers, educators, students, and the public. We add collections and items throughout the year so check back often.
Minnesota State Demographic Center
The Minnesota State Demographic Center (SDC), part of the Minnesota Department of Administration, is the main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state of Minnesota. The SDC assists policymakers, state and local governments, businesses, nonprofits, the media, and all Minnesotans locate and understand the demographic data they need to make smart decisions.
United States Census Bureau - Minnesota
Quick facts from the United States Census Bureau about Minnesota

  Internet Resources

Explore Minnesota - Tourist information
The mission of Explore Minnesota is to inspire consumers and facilitate their travel to and within Minnesota. We do this by marketing Minnesota tourism, including destinations, lodging, museums, attractions, restaurants, events and outdoor recreation, to consumers.
Wilder Research
Wilder Research is part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and shares the foundation's mission to enrich the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. From our first study in 1917 to today, our research has focused on getting at the heart of community concerns and examining issues that are often overlooked or misunderstood.
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