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373.052 COUNTY OFFICES; CLOSING, EFFECT.
    Subdivision 1. Business days. County offices shall be open for public business on all
business days except (a) legal holidays, (b) holidays established by the county board pursuant to
contract with certified employee bargaining units, and (c) emergency situations. For purposes of
this section "business day" means Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
    Subd. 1a. Hours by board. The county board shall establish the hours during which county
offices shall be open on business days.
    Subd. 1b. Closing. The county board by resolution may authorize the closing of a county
office on other days as stated in the resolution, if there is an emergency situation, public business
is transacted at other reasonable times and places, and the public interest is served. An emergency
closing may be retroactively approved by the county board at its next succeeding meeting.
    Subd. 2. No loss if closed. Any act authorized, required, or permitted by law or contract
to be performed at or in county buildings, or their offices, which are closed as provided in this
section, may be performed on the next succeeding regular business day and no liability or loss of
rights on the part of any person shall result from the closing.
History: 1959 c 349 s 1; 1959 c 393 s 1,2; 1978 c 678 s 1; 1984 c 629 s 1