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Welcome to the Minnesota Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of Minnesota laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Minnesota's official online statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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  • Minneapolis Laws

    Minneapolis has a lot of heart for such a big city. Home to the Vikings and the Twins, sports lovers have plenty to keep them occupied. And for those who aren’t, the vibrant performing arts culture has much to offer, too. A day trip through the Chain...

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    Abortion was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court ( Roe v. Wade ) in 1973, defining the rights of the mother and the interests of the state into three 12-week trimesters. The Court ruled that the state can't regulate the procedure in the first trimest...

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    If you or a loved one has been in an accident, you probably understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll an accident injury can take. A debilitating injury can leave you unable to work and saddled with substantial medical bills. Fortunately...

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    Adopting a child involves a number of often-complicated procedures and requirements, such as background checks, interviews, and matching children with prospective parents. As with other family-related legal matters, adoption is regulated at the state...

  • Minnesota Adverse Possession Laws
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    Adverse possession is a legal concept that allows a person to claim and eventually take possession of the property of another if certain requirements are met.

  • Minnesota Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws
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    Getting married, or not getting married, is a very personal decision based on a number of considerations. But since marriage is a legal contract between partners granted by the state, not all types of marriages are approved. In Minnesota and all othe...

  • Minnesota Antitrust Laws
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    The Minnesota Antitrust Law was enacted in order to promote competition among businesses and prevent any one business from gaining an unfair advantage.

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    Whether you're thinking of starting a new business, winding down a business that's reached its end, or taking part in a financial transaction, you probably have a question or two about the state's business laws. Minnesota has a number of laws coverin...

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    Minnesota was one of the first states to ban capital punishment in 1911, and early attempts at restoring the death penalty in the state (1913 and 1923) failed in the state legislature. Therefore, in the absence of executions, the state's toughest pen...

  • Minnesota
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    Child abuse is considered a serious crime in every state , including Minnesota. State law defines child abuse as an intentional injury (either mental or physical) including deprivation, sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, unreasonable disciplinary me...

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