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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
28 Articles found | Legal and Governance
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An overview of dog bites and liability risks surrounding use of law enforcement canines and potential immunities for public entities.
Property/casualty or workers’ compensation coverage responds to slip and fall claims, depending on who is injured. It is important for members to understand the liabilities, responsibilities and potential defenses involved in slip and fall claims in a parking lot and sidewalk.
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When considering engaging an expert to evaluate the security of public facilities, an organization should evaluate the impact of that assessment on the organization's liability.
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Questions may arise whether a government entity may provide copies of the copyrighted data classified as public data in response to a data request pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA). The answer is, it depends.
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Minnesota permit-to-carry law and the ability of public entities to prohibit handguns and other firearms on their premises, particularly courthouses.
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Public entities must ensure website accessibility and social media accessibility to everyone, including individuals with disabilities, for their sites—both state and federal law require it.
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When making board decisions related to land use, they generally fall into one of two categories: quasi-judicial decision maker or policymaker. Failing to appreciate the differences in the two roles may create issues and potential litigation for a county and its commissioners.
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To encourage local government units to consider in a timely manner written requests relating to zoning, septic systems and other specific issues, Minnesota Statutes, Section 15.99 requires a county to approve or deny requests within 60 days. Failure to approve or deny within 60 days results in automatic approval. This is known as the 60-day rule. Article provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the 60-day rule.
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This resource provides a starting point for the discussion about procedures and requirements public entities should have regarding public hearings, including what notice must be given, what procedural rules are needed, and other laws that may affect the other issues.
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Local officials are generally prohibited from receiving gifts. However questions arise regarding who is defined as a local official and what constitutes a gift. A review of Minnesota statutes provides guidance on this issue.
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