Medical Examiner's Office

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office performs death investigations, conducts postmortem examinations (autopsies), and provides education and consultations to affiliated counties.

Death Investigation Required by Law


The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office performs death investigations, as required by law, per MN Statute 390. 

Independent Inquiries


Also, on a fee-for-service basis, the Midwest Medical Examiner's office provides other forensic pathology services to referral counties, hospitals, and families.  

Please note, death records can be obtained through the Anoka County Vital Statistics Office and License Centers.