External Resource Links

The Mission of the Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) is to support and promote the township form of local government in Minnesota through educational programs, structured advocacy, vital collaboration, and procurement of critical resources fundamental to local governments.

State of Minnesota Official Website The Official website for the State of Minnesota. The site has many resources including government, business, environment and education.
Minnesota State Legislature Minnesota State Legislature Web Site. You can choose either the House or Senate here and find your local Legislator.
Minnesota Department of Revenue Information ot help individuals and businesses with taxes. Assistance filing taxes and many forms are available on the website.
Minnesota Office of the State Auditor To put it simply, the job of the State Auditor is to inform the citizens of Minnesota about “where the money goes” and to hold people accountable for how public dollars are spent. The State Auditor is the “taxpayers watchdog.”
Minnesota Secretary of State The secretary of state, a statewide elected official, is the keeper of the great seal of the State of Minnesota and files and certifies the authenticity of a wide variety of official documents.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Our mission is to enhance Minnesotans’ quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy. Information regarding Feedlots and Feedlot Ordinance Issues can be found on the site.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) was established in 1967. Its purpose is to protect Minnesota’s environment through monitoring environmental quality and enforcing environmental regulations.
MPCA Stormwater Program The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Stormwater Program is designed to reduce the pollution and damage caused by stormwater runoff.
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry The department’s mission is to promote a safe and productive environment for Minnesota’s workplaces.
Minnesota Workforce Center We are here to help create a world-class workforce in Minnesota.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Minnesota Department of Health Information for health professionals and citizens, including state health statistics, prevention and health promotion, and health care and health-related professions.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation Mn/DOT’s mission is to: Improve access to markets, jobs, goods and services and improve mobility by focusing on priority transportation improvements and investments that help Minnesotans travel safer, smarter and more efficiently.
Toward Zero Deaths Program Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a Minnesota interagency partnership led by the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the State Patrol, the Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota county engineers, and the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota. Our mission is: “To move Minnesota toward zero deaths on our roads, using Education, Enforcement, Engineering, and Emergency Services.”
U of M Center of Transportation Studies How do we improve the ways that we get from here to there without spending all of our resources? Not an easy question, by any means. But there are some good answers. The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota supports the search for those good answers through research, education and outreach activities.
Child Support Enforcement The Child Support Enforcement Division supervises the child support program. County child support offices administer it by working with parents to establish and enforce support orders.
Geographic Information Services Minnesota State Legislature Geographic Information Services…part of Legislative Coordinating Commission. There are many maps available for download…a wide variety of maps can be produced upon request.
Photos of the MN State Capitol Building

National Association of Towns and Townships The purpose of the National Association of Towns and Townships (NATaT) is to strengthen the effectiveness of town and township government. NATaT does this by educating lawmakers and public policy officials about how small town governments operate and by advocating policies on their behalf in Washington, D.C.


Association of Minnesota Counties The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) is a voluntary statewide organization that assists the state’s 87 counties in providing effective county governance to the people of Minnesota. It is the mission of the Association to assist in the provision of effective county governance for the people of Minnesota.


League of Minnesota Cities The League of Minnesota Cities is committed to “Cities building quality communities through excellence in governance, management and services to citizens.” The League represents over 800 Minnesota cities.


The Minnesota Transportation Alliance Sign up for Action Alerts and send sample letters to legislators. Members advocate for a safe and effective transportation system, fighting for additional funding for highways, transit systems, waterways, aviation and rail systems. The Minnesota Transportation Alliance will work with you and for you as they strive to meet the state’s transportation needs.


Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota (PERA) PERA’s mission is to create opportunities for members to achieve a successful and secure retirement by providing benefits and services of the highest quality that they will value and trust.


National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association Founded in 1991 by public health and industry specialists, NOWRA provides leadership and promotes the onsite wastewater treatment and recycling industry through education, training, communication and quality tools to support excellence in performance.


Water and Wastewater Resource Center The water and wastewater resource center develops policies that harness the marketplace to improve water quality; make clean water more affordable and available; minimize hazardous waste; and limit people’s exposure to harmful levels of toxic substances in the water supply. To that end we focus on the role of the private sector in owning and operating water supply and wastewater and stormwater management systems, and the emerging role of property rights and market trading in water resources.


National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities (NETCSC) Assists small communities by providing training and training-related information and referral services in the areas of wastewater, drinking water, and solid waste.


GTS (Government Training Services) Government Training Services (GTS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in the public sector (and their collaborators in other sectors) meet current needs for knowledge and skills, plus anticipate and prepare for the changes to come.

U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal On usa.gov, you can search more than 186 million web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Most of these pages are not available on commercial websites. USAGov has the most comprehensive search of government anywhere on the Internet.


Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service is the nation’s tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. Its mission: to provide America’s taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.


Social Security Social Security services, news, forms, history and information can all be found on their website.


Recreation.gov Recreation.gov includes over 2,800 sites managed by Federal agencies (National Park Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service, etc.). Recreation sites managed by state, tribal, and local agencies are being added as data exchange partnerships are established with those organizations. Recreation.gov includes information on government managed and government affiliated (subordinate, subsidiary or member) sites. It does not list hotels, restaurants, or tourist attractions managed by private companies or other organizations. Their content focuses on nature-based, historic and cultural activities commonly available on federally managed lands.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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