House of Representatives
134 Representatives (two from each Senate district).
67 Senators (one from each Senate district).
Responsibilities: Enact and revise laws at the state level.
Administer laws and affairs of the state, appoint heads for departments and agencies, and act as commander-in-chief of state military forces.
Inform legislature of condition of the state, propose a state budget, approve or veto bills passed by the legislature and call emergency legislative sessions.
Appoint judges to vacancies in district, appellate, and supreme courts.
Responsibilities: Represent governor, assume governor’s responsibilities in governor’s absence, death, or resignation.
Responsibilities: Perform financial and legal compliance audits of local governments and investigate allegations of theft or public misuse of funds.
Secretary of State
Responsibilities: Act as chief election
official, certify records, file business registrations, administer Safe at Home and act as custodian of official records and the state seal.
Responsibilities: Provide legal services to state government, represent the state in court cases, enforce laws concerning charitable organizations and public rights.
Responsibilities: Hear appeals on decisions from the appellate court and persons convicted of first-degree murder, hear constitutional questions, interpret the law and the constituion, regulate all courts in the state.
Court of Appeals
Responsibilities: Hear appeals on decisions from the lower courts.
Responsibilities: Hear criminal, public policy, civil, probate, and traffic cases.
State Departments and Agencies
Iron Range Resources
Employment & Economic Dev.
Labor & Industry
Management & Budget