Anyone who has applied for employment by a Minnesota government entity (city, county, state) has the legal right to ask the employer for personnel data on the final candidates for that job and the employer is required to respond by providing such information or citing why the request is denied. Names are kept private but you may request from the employer personnel data on the final candidates such as relevant test scores; rank on eligible list; job history; education and training; and work availability. Excluded from this are actively employed undercover law enforcement officers. Read more about Minnesota Statute 13.43 Subd. 1 and 3 at https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/13.43.