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Data Practices Act

In accordance with MN Statutes Chapter 13 (Government Data Practices), RCWD adopted data practices policies regarding the dissemination and retention of information. View policy in the Resources section.  


All requests to inspect or receive copies of RCWD data, and all other inquiries regarding the DPA, must be in writing by mail, addressed to the RCWD, at the following address:

Rice Creek Watershed District
4325 Pheasant Ridge Drive NE #611
Blaine, MN 55449-4539

Individuals are encouraged to call in advance to set a time to meet with staff to view RCWD data to ensure that the right person is available to provide assistance. RCWD staff will make every effort to accommodate the schedule of those requesting information so that citizens may enjoy convenient review of RCWD information.

Original files may not be removed from the District offices.


As stipulated by the Data Practices Act, no fee will be charged for inspecting data or for classifying data. 

Fees will be charged if copies are requested, see below for fees


Up to 11″ x 17″, 20 copies or less: No charge.

Up to 11″ x 17″, more than 20 copies: 20¢/copy plus staff time at $20/hour.

Color Maps

8.5″ x 11″ maps, 5 copies or less: No charge.

8.5″ x 11″ maps, more than 5 copies: 40¢/copy plus staff time at $20/hour.

11″ x 17″ maps: $3/copy plus staff time at $20/hour.

Larger maps: $5/copy plus staff time at $20/hour.

Electronic Copies

CDs: $2/disc plus time to create copies at $20/hour.

Attached Document or FilePolicy – Data Practices Act update 6-11-14.pdf

Copy of this policy can be requested from our Staff.