Historic Minnesota Statutes

Welcome to my Historic Minnesota Statutes page!

Minnesota was a territory from 1849 and attained statehood in 1858.

Minnesota’s Office of the Revisor of Statutes’ website hosts territorial and state statutes, and includes a search function. The simple search only searches the collection’s most recent version of the law. My tip is to use the advanced search function, where you can select which collection to search and specify the time frame of your search. This page guides you to the complete collection of Minnesota statutory law at the Office of the Revisor of Statutes’ website, where gold awaits.

In addition to the governmental collection, I added links to compiled laws and compilations on legal topics.

I wrote a blog post introducing the Minnesota statutes page. Enjoy!

Minnesota Territorial and State Laws

Year and Volume

Title/Description

Statutory Law Online

1849-Present Minnesota Session Laws Minnesota Legislature, Office of the Revisor of Statutes
1851-2019 Minnesota Statutes Minnesota Legislature, Office of the Revisor of Statutes
1982-2018 Minnesota Rules Minnesota Legislature, Office of the Revisor of Statutes
Advanced Search Document Search Minnesota Legislature, Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Minnesota Compiled Laws and Compilations on Legal Topics

Year and Volume

Title/Description

Statutory Law Online

1851 The Revised Statutes of the Territory of Minnesota Google Books
1859 The Public Statutes of the State of Minnesota, 1849–1858 Google Books
1869 Opinions of the Attorneys General and the School Laws of Minnesota Internet Archive
1872 The General Statutes of the State of Minnesota Google Books
1873 The Statutes at Large of the State of Minnesota, Vol. 1 Google Books
1873 The Statutes at Large of the State of Minnesota, Vol. 2 Google Books
1879 The General Statutes of the State of Minnesota Google Books
1882 The Laws of Minnesota Relating to Boards of Health and Health Officers, and Offenses Against Public Health Internet Archive
1888 General Statutes of the State of Minnesota, Vol. 1 Internet Archive
1891 General Statutes of the State of Minnesota, Vol. 2 Internet Archive
1891 Laws of Minnesota Relating to the Public School System, Including the State Normal Schools and the University of Minnesota Internet Archive
1897 Third Biennial Report of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission, as to Amendments and Revision of the Railroad Laws of Minnesota, 1890 Internet Archive
1901 Laws of Minnesota Relating to Savings Banks and Savings Associations Internet Archive
1903 Minnesota Library Laws Hathi Trust
1906 Laws of Minnesota Relating to the Public School System, Including the State Normal Schools and the University of Minnesota Internet Archive
1906 General Election Laws of Minnesota Including the Primary Election Law and Other Acts Internet Archive
1907 Minnesota Laws Made Plain, Laws and Legal Forms Prepared for the Use of Farmers Mechanics and Business Men Hathi Trust
1908 Tax Laws of the State of Minnesota Internet Archive
1910 General Election Laws of Minnesota Including the Primary Election Law and Other Acts Internet Archive
1910 Handbook for Rural School Officers Internet Archive
1911 Minnesota Liquor Laws: With Decisions of the Supreme Court and Data Regarding Indian Treaties Google Books
1911 Laws of Minnesota Relating to the Public School System, Including the State Normal Schools and the University of Minnesota Internet Archive
1911 Minnesota Insurance Laws Hathi Trust
1913 Hotel Inspection Laws of Minnesota Internet Archive
1913 Supplement to Insurance Laws of State of Minnesota Internet Archive
1913 Compensation Payable Under Minnesota Workmen’s Compensation Law Internet Archive
1913 General Election Laws of Minnesota Internet Archive
1913 Minnesota Library Laws Hathi Trust
1915 State Foresty Laws: Minnesota Internet Archive
1915 Laws of Minnesota Relating to the Public School System, Including the State Normal Schools and the University of Minnesota Internet Archive
1915 Labor Laws of Minnesota, Revised to 1915 Hathi Trust
1915 Minnesota Insurance Laws Hathi Trust
1918 General Statutes of Minnesota, Supplement 1917 Internet Archive
1919 Minnesota Laws Relating to the State Board of Control and Institutions Under its Management or Supervision Internet Archive
1919 Labor Laws of Minnesota, Revised to 1919 Hathi Trust
1921 Laws of Minnesota Relating to the Public School System, Including the State Teachers Colleges and the University of Minnesota Internet Archive
1921 Labor Laws of Minnesota, Revised to 1921 Hathi Trust
1922 Minnesota Election Laws, 1922 Hathi Trust
1924 Minnesota Laws Relating to Wild Animals, 1924 Hathi Trust
1925 Labor Laws: Minnesota Hathi Trust
1927 Laws of Minnesota Relating to the Public School System, Including the State Teachers Colleges and the University of Minnesota Internet Archive
1937 A Summary of Existing Rural Land Use Legislation in Minnesota Google Books
1941 Laws of the State of Minnesota Relating to the Securities Division of the Department of Commerce Google Books
1945 Minnesota Laws Relating to Veterans and State Veterans’ Agencies Google Books
1946 Digest of Laws, Compilation and reference to Laws of Minnesota Relating to Public Assistance, Relief, and Children Internet Archive
2000 Summary of Animal-Related Ordinances in Minnesota Counties Google Books

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