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Updated: 
November 15, 2017

What is the legal definition of harassment in Minnesota?

For the purposes of getting a harassment restraining order, harassment is defined as:


  • a single incident of:
  • repeated incidents of intrusive or unwanted acts, words, or gestures that have a significant negative effect or are intended to have a significant negative effect on your safety, security, or privacy;
  • targeted residential picketing; or
  • a pattern of attending public events after being notified that the person's presence at the event is harassing to another.*

* MN Code § 609.748(1)(a)