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Selected Attorney General Opinions and Court Decisions

Selected Minnesota Attorney General opinions and Court decisions are listed here.  A more complete selection of opinions may be found in the Notes and Decisions following each section in the Minnesota Statutes.

  • 9/17/1957:  School district in proper case may expend reasonable funds to inform voters of district of result of survey of district.  (Attorney General 159b-11)
  • 5/25/1962:  No limitation on period of time that must elapse before resubmission to voters for approval of bond issue previously defeated (MSA § 475.59).  Board may expend reasonable sum to inform voters of facts. (Attorney General 159a-3)
  • 5/24/1966:  School boards may expend reasonable amount of school district funds to impartially place pertinent facts before voters, and members may orally espouse affirmative cause, but cannot use school district funds to promote an affirmative vote on the proposal. (Attorney General 159a-3)
  • 8/10/2012: A school district is a committee that needs to report campaign expenditures.  (Supreme Court A10-2162)

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