Legislature House of Representatives House Research Data & Tools MN Gov't in Brief
Major State Departments
Each department is headed by a commissioner appointed by the governor.
Administration and Finance
- Management and Budget
- Natural Resources
- Pollution Control
Public Safety and Transportation
- Military Affairs
- Public Safety
Business and Employment
- Employment and Economic Development
- Labor and Industry
- Mediation Services
Education, Health, and Human Services
- Higher Education
- Human Rights
- Human Services
- Housing Finance
- Veterans Affairs
Other Executive Branch Agencies
- There are dozens of boards, councils, commissions, and task forces, including about two dozen occupational licensing boards.
- Most of these groups are advisory to a major state agency.