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Government, Civic Issues and City Services in Minneapolis and St. Paul

From the state capitol to local government, a look a civic issues and city services in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Photographs of Memorials at the Minnesota State Capitol
Photographs of memorials and war memorials at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul

Absentee Ballots in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Minnesota
How to vote by absentee ballot in Minnesota: where to apply, how to fill out the forms, and the date you need to apply by. Here's how to vote by absentee ballot in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Minnesota.

Minnesota Fireworks Laws - Are Fireworks Legal in Minneapolis and St. Paul?
What are the rules about fireworks in Minneapolis? Are fireworks legal in Minneapolis? What about fireworks in St. Paul? Here are the laws about fireworks in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota.

Minnesota Marriage Licenses - Getting a Minnesota Marriage License
Do you need a marriage license to get married in Minneapolis or St. Paul, or in Minnesota? In Minnesota, you do need a marriage license to get married. Here's where to get a marriage license in Minneapolis, St. Paul or in Minnesota.

Is Adultery Illegal in Minnesota?
Is Adultery Illegal in Minnesota? Here's the law on adultery in Minnesota.

Breastfeeding Law in Minnesota
Minnesota has state legislation protecting nursing mothers who need to breastfeed their child in public and in private. Here's the Minnesota law about breastfeeding.

Utilities in St. Paul
New house in St. Paul? Who provides gas, electricity, and internet in St. Paul? What about water, sewers, garbage, and recycling? If you are moving into a new home or apartment in St. Paul, here's who to contact to connect your utilities.

Utilities in Minneapolis
New house in Minneapolis? Who provides gas, electricity, telephone, internet, water, sewer, trash, recycling in Minneapolis? Here's who to contact to arrange utilities in Minneapolis.

Applying for Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Unemployed in Minneapolis/St. Paul? Here's how to apply for Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Benefit payments.

Parking Tickets in St. Paul
The city of St. Paul issues around 125,000 parking tickets annually. Here's what to do if you get a parking ticket, help paying a parking fine, and the best ways to avoid any more tickets.

Sex Offenders in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Resources for finding lists and photographs of registered sex offenders in Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities and in Minnesota. How to search the police database to find if there are any sex offenders living in your neighborhood.

Applying for Food Stamps in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Twin Cities
Applying for Food Support and applying for Food Stamps in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Twin Cities

Food Banks in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Around the Twin Cities
Food banks and food shelves distribute food to needy families and individuals. Here's where to find food banks in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Twin Cities.

WIC Benefits in Minneapolis and St. Paul
WIC programs for women, infants, and children in Minnesota are administered by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here's where to find out if you are eligible for WIC benefits, and how to apply for benefits.

Protest March at the Republican National Convention, St. Paul, Septem…
Protest March at the Republican National Convention, St. Paul, September 1 2008

The Republican National Convention, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sep…
The Republican National Convention is being held in Minneapolis/St. Paul September 1 - September 4, 2008. Here's information about the RNC for visitors, and resources for Minneapolis and St. Paul residents.

The Republican National Convention: September 1 - September 4, 2008
The Republican National Convention is coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul September 1 - September 4 2008. Here's the answers to frequently asked questions about the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The OptiCom System: The White Lights on Minneapolis/St. Paul Traffic Signals
What are the white lights on Minneapolis' and St. Paul's traffic signals? It's a system to change the traffic signals when an emergency vehicle is approaching, and the white strobe light flashes to warn other drivers. Here's how the Opticom system works, and what to do if you see the white light lit, or flashing, at an intersection.

Minneapolis' Fire Departent and St. Paul's Fire Department

An introduction to Minneapolis's Fire Department and St. Paul's Fire Department. Here you'll find basic information about the cities of Minneapolis' and St. Paul's Fire Fighting Services.

St Paul's Government : The Capitol, Mayor, Council and Neighborhoods in St Paul
St Paul's Government - The capitol, the mayor, the city council and the neighborhoods in St Paul, Minnesota. A primer on the city and state government of St Paul.

The City of Minneapolis' Website
The City of Minneapolis' website, with information on city services.

The City of St. Paul's Website
The City of St. Paul's official website, with information on city services.

Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management website
Information on what to do and how to prepare for an emergency is at the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management website.

Metro Area Libraries
The Metropolitan Library Service Agency is an alliance of all the public libraries in the Twin Cities' metro area. Find your local library, and what services they provide, at MELSA's website.

Who is my Minnesota State Senator? Who is my MN State Senator?
Find out who represents you in the United States Senate for Minnesota.

Who is my Minnesota State Representative in the US House?
Find out who represents you in the United States House of Representatives for Minnesota.

Minneapolis Post Offices - Where are the Post Offices in Minneapolis?
Where are the post offices in Minneapolis? Here's a list of Minneapolis' post offices to find the post office closest to you.

How to get a Passport in Minneapolis
How do you get a passport in Minnesota? Where can you apply for a passport in Minnesota? Here's how to get a passport in Minnesota.

Internet in Minneapolis - Minneapolis Internet Service Providers
Who provides internet service in Minneapolis? Here are your choices for internet service in Minneapolis.

Reviews of USI Wireless, Minneapolis' City-Wide Wi-Fi Internet Service
USI Wireless, Minneapolis' city-wide wi-fi internet service, was plagued with problems when it launched. Many of the initial troubles have been rectified, but does USI Wireless work well enough for you to consider signing up? See submissions See submissions

USI Wireless, Minneapolis' City-Wide Wi-Fi Internet Service
USI Wireless, Minneapolis' city-wide wi-fi internet service, was plagued with problems when it launched. Now, the majority of homes in Minneapolis can receive USI Wireless service - and it's cheap. But does USI Wireless work well enough for you to sign up for it?

Minneapolis Jail - The Hennepin County Adult Detention Center
Minneapolis

St. Paul Jail - Jail in St. Paul and Ramsey County
Where is the jail in St. Paul, how to find someone arrested in St. Paul or Ramsey County, and more information on St. Paul's jail.

Minneapolis Murder Rates
Minneapolis murders, homicides, and non-negligent homicides for the years 1995 until 2012.

What is the time in Minnesota?
What time is it in Minnesota? What time zone is Minnesota in? Here's the answer.

Which is the Best Cell Phone Network in Minneapolis?
Which is the best cell phone network in Minneapolis? Which cell phone network has the best service is Minneapolis? Out of the cell phone networks...

Reporting Potholes in Minneapolis and St. Paul Streets
How do you report a pothole in Minneapolis streets or St. Paul roads, on on the freeway? Here's how to report potholes online, or by telephone.

Best Cell Phone in Minneapolis - Which is the Best Cell Phone Network in...
Which network has the best cell phone service in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities? Read Minneapolis' residents reviews of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile...

Does Minnesota Have the Death Penalty?
Does Minnesota use capital punishment? Here's the answer to whether Minnesota has the death penalty.

Minnesota Elections November 2010 - What's on the Ballot in Minnesota in 2010?
Minnesota goes to the polls on November 2 2010. Who is on the ballot in Minnesota, and what issues will be in the ballot? Here's a guide of who and what you can vote for in Minnesota.

What are Minnesota's State Symbols? A List of Minnesota's State Symbols
A list of Minnesota's state symbols

Minnesota Governor Election 2010 - Who is Running For Governor in Minnesota?
Who is running for Governor in Minnesota in 2010? A guide to who is running for election in the 2010 Minnesota Governor election.

Marijuana in Minneapolis and St. Paul - Law, Penalties For Use and Dealing
Marijuana in Minneapolis and St. Paul - being arrested for marijuana possession or dealing, marijuana laws, criminal penalties for marijuana possession, marijuana use, marijuana dealing, and driving under the influence of marijuana in Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Population of Minnesota - What is the Population of Minnesota?
What is the population of Minnesota? Here's population data for the state of Minnesota.

Population of St. Paul - What is the Population of St. Paul ?
What is the population of St. Paul, Minnesota? Here's population data for the city of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Population of Minneapolis - What is the Population of Minneapolis?
What is the population of Minneapolis? Here's population data for the city of Minneapolis.

Domestic Partnerships in Minnesota
Are Domestic Partnerships Legal in Minnesota? Yes, in some cities. Where are domestic partnerships legal in Minnesota, and how do you apply for a domestic partnership in Minnesota?

9/11 Memorial Events in Minneapolis and St. Paul
On the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, here's where to find 9/11 Remembrance Events in Minneapolis, 9/11 Memorial events in Minneapolis, and 9/11 church services in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Minnesota Elections 2011 - Who is on the Ballot for Minnesota Elections in 2011?
in 2011, Election day in Minnesota is November 8, 2011. Who is on the ballot in Minnesota elections 2011?

In November 2012, Minnesota voters will vote on the Minnesota Marriage...
In November 2012, Minnesota voters will vote on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment to the Minnesota constitution. What is the vote for? What does a Vote No mean? What does a Vote Yes mean?

Minnesota Marriage Amendment - November 12 Ballot
In November 2012, Minnesota voters will vote on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment to the Minnesota constitution. What is the vote for? What does a Vote No mean? What does a Vote Yes mean?

Minnesota State Taxes: How To File Your Minnesota State Tax Return
Minnesota State Tax: how to file a Minnesota state tax return, how to get help filing a Minnesota state tax return, and how to get help preparing your Minnesota state tax return.

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