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Minnesota Legislative Manual 2007-2008 (Blue Book)

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Chapter 1 Legacy 

Essay on Minnesota’s Sesquicentennial 
Declaration of Independence 
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 
Constitution of the United States of America 
Organic Act of 1849 
Act Authorizing a State Government for Minnesota 
Constitution of the State of Minnesota 
Congressional Act of Admission of Minnesota into the Union 
Amendments Proposed to Minnesota’s Constitution Since 1858 
Minnesota Vote for President Since 1860 
Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States 
Minnesotans in Congress Since Statehood 
Minnesotans on the United States Supreme Court Through History 
Minnesota Vote for Governor Since 1857 
Governor’s Residence 
Executive Officers Since Statehood 
Chief Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court Since Statehood 
Chief Judges of the Court of Appeals 
Minnesota in Profile 
State Symbols 
State Historic Sites 
Maps of November 7, 2006, General Election 
Voter Turnout Since 1950 

Chapter 2 State Legislature 

The Minnesota Legislature 
Enactment of Legislation 
Members of the Senate 
Members of the House of Representatives 
Statewide Map of Legislative Districts 
Legislators, District Maps, and Contact Information 
Legislative Committees 
Legislative-Related Functions 
Legislative Commissions 
Capitol News Correspondents 

Chapter 3 Executive Offices

Governor 
Lieutenant Governor 
Attorney General
State Auditor
Secretary of State
Executive Agencies

Chapter 4 State Agencies 

Bureau of Mediation Services 
Department of Administration 
Department of Agriculture 
Department of Commerce 
Department of Corrections 
Department of Education 
Department of Employee Relations 
Department of Employment and Economic Development 
Department of Finance 
Department of Health 
Department of Human Rights 
Department of Human Services 
Department of Labor and Industry 
Department of Military Affairs 
Department of Natural Resources 
Department of Public Safety 
Department of Revenue 
Department of Transportation 
Department of Veterans Affairs 
Housing Finance Agency 
Iron Range Resources 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
Office of Enterprise Technology 
Office of Higher Education Services 
Minnesota’s Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions 
Boards, Commissions, and Other Agencies  

Chapter 5 State Judiciary

Judiciary in Minnesota 
Minnesota Supreme Court 
Minnesota Court of Appeals 
Minnesota District Court 
Administrative Agencies

Chapter 6 Local Government 

Counties in Minnesota
Metropolitan Council
Regional Development Commissions
Cities in Minnesota
Townships in Minnesota
School Districts in Minnesota

Chapter 7 Federal Government

President of the United States 
Vice President of the United States
The President’s Cabinet
Minnesota’s United States Senators
Minnesota Congressional District Map
Minnesota’s United States Representatives 
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals
United States District Court
Office of the United States Attorney

Chapter 8 Tribal Government 

Minnesota’s Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

Chapter 9 Minnesota Votes

Appendix: Legislative Rules

Rules of the Senate 
Rules of the House of Representatives  
Joint Rules of the Senate and House

Photographs in this manual are used by permission of the sources listed, all rights reserved.  The information contained here was compiled from November 2006 to March 2007.

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