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The Minnesota Constitution authorizes the Minnesota Legislature to provide for the creation, organization, and administration of local government units. The City of Osseo was formed as a statutory city. Statutory cities operate under Chapter 412 of Minnesota Statutes, commonly known as the city code, and user a number of other statues that apply to all cities.

For more information on all applicable Minnesota State Statutes, visit the Office of the Revisor of Statutes.

State law divides cities into four classes based on population. Osseo is a fourth class city, with a population of 2,688 (2020 Census). Fourth class cities have no more than 10,000 residents. Ninety percent of Minnesota cities are fourth class cities.

The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data are public unless a state or federal law says the data are not public. Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper, email, DVSs, photographs, etc. 

The Government Data Practices Act also provides that this government entity must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data. For information on how to make a data request, download the City of Osseo Data Practices Policy for the Public.