Closed Meetings

All closed meetings, except those closed by attorney-client privilege, must be recorded.

What meetings must be closed?

What meetings may be closed?

Meetings that discuss:

  • Alleged victims or mandated reporters of criminal sexual conduct, domestic violence, or maltreatment
  • Active criminal investigations
  • Law enforcement officer misconduct
  • Not public education data
  • Not public health data
  • Not public medical data
  • Not public welfare/mental health data
  • An individual’s medical records
  • Preliminary consideration of allegations or charges, but the meeting must be open at employee’s request
  • Meetings closed as expressly authorized by statute
  • Meetings closed as permitted by the attorney-client privilege

Meetings that discuss:

  • Labor negotiations
  • Employee performance evaluations, but the meeting must be open at employee’s request
  • Certain property transactions (asking price for property, review of confidential appraisals, develop offers or counteroffers)
  • Certain security matters
Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, subd. 2 Minn. Stat. § 13D.03; 13D.05, subd. 3