DATA PRACTICES

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Information


The Minnesota Governement Data Practives Act (MGDPA) regulates the management of government data that is collected, created, received or released by a governement entity. The MGDPA can be found in Charper 13 of Minnesota Statutes.

Kandiyohi County has developed Guidelines and Procedures to assist county personnel in managing county government data and responding to requests for data or information.

Classification of Data on Individual Departments

The MGDPA requires the county to prepare and post a list of the records or forms that include private or confidential data on individuals. This listing is called the Classifications of Data on Invidivual Departments. These lists have been developed by each department within the county and are updated annually.

Questions may be directed to Shane Baker, Kandiyohi County Attorney, 320-231-2440 or via email shane_b@co.kandiyohi.mn.us or mail questions to Kandiyohi County Courthouse, PO Box 1126, Willmar, MN 56201