Minnesota and Government


Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub: Hundreds of thousands of pages of Minnesota newspapers available online. The Hub contains geographically and culturally diverse newspapers published between 1856 and today.

Minnesota Reflections: Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.**


Universal Class: Lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Take multiple classes, video-audit a course, learn at your own pace— flexible learning for you!*

Related Subject Guides:

Selected Websites:

  • Census — Access to the U.S. Census Bureau, including the 2010 census
  • City Data — Profiles of U.S. cities; stats on housing, income, real estate, businesses, and more
  • Federal Government– links to federal agencies, Census Bureau, National Archives, the White House, state governments, and more
  • Minnesota Help — Human services, financial and food assistance; links to services for the homeless, seniors, and others, including “immediate help”
  • Minnesota North Star — Official state website, contact elected officials, business and jobs, education, social services, transportation, natural resources
  • Ordinances — Minnesota town, city, and county laws
  • Social Security Administration — Benefits, retirement, disability, Medicare/Medicaid

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