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609.581 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Terms defined.

For purpose of sections 609.582 and 609.583, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Building.

"Building" means a structure suitable for affording shelter for human beings including any appurtenant or connected structure.

Subd. 3.Dwelling.

"Dwelling" means a building used as a permanent or temporary residence.

Subd. 4.Enters a building without consent.

"Enters a building without consent" means:

(a) to enter a building without the consent of the person in lawful possession;

(b) to enter a building by using artifice, trick, or misrepresentation to obtain consent to enter from the person in lawful possession; or

(c) to remain within a building without the consent of the person in lawful possession.

Whoever enters a building while open to the general public does so with consent except when consent was expressly withdrawn before entry.

Subd. 5.Government building.

"Government building" means a building that is owned, leased, controlled, or operated by a governmental entity for a governmental purpose.

Subd. 6.Religious establishment.

"Religious establishment" means a building used for worship services by a religious organization and clearly identified as such by a posted sign or other means.

Subd. 7.School building.

"School building" means a public or private preschool, elementary school, middle school, secondary school, or postsecondary school building.

Subd. 8.Historic property.

"Historic property" means any property identified as a historic site or historic place by sections 138.661 to 138.664 and clearly identified as such by a posted sign or other means.

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