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Updated: 
December 18, 2023

What is the legal definition of harassment in Minnesota?

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

  1. a single incident of:
  2. 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;
  3. targeted residential picketing; or
  4. a pattern of attending public events after being notified that the person’s presence at the event is harassing to another.1

1 MN Code § 609.748(1)(a)

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