Legal newspapers are officially designated publications in which citizens and governmental units advertise notices required by law.
For example, individuals and businesses filing Assumed Name Certificates at the Secretary of State's office must advertise their intention to use a name in two consecutive issues of a legal newspaper. In addition, the law requires that notices must be placed in legal newspapers for many public hearings, opening of bids for public contracts, public land sales, corporate dissolutions, and numerous other private and government activities.
There are over 300 legal newspapers currently registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.
If you are an authorized person and wish to register your newspaper as a legal newspaper, the application can be found below.