Minnesota keeps a copy of the articles of incorporation for every corporation formed in the state as part of its state business registry. The Minnesota business registry is maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State. You can obtain a photocopy or a certified copy of your S corporation's articles of incorporation or a certificate certifying that your corporation is in good standing with the state by making a request through the secretary's office.
Go to the website of the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State. Use the side menu to access the "search" section under "Business & Nonprofit." Click on the "Look up Business Information" link.
Search for your S corporation's business record in the database. Use the legal name of your corporation to locate the record. Alternatively, you can search by your corporation's state file number if you know it.
Order a copy of your corporation's articles of incorporation. At the top of the record, click on the "Order Copies" link. The electronic system allows you to order a regular copy or a certified copy of the document. Both options require you to pay a fee by credit card to complete the transaction.
Order a certificate of good standing. At the top of the record, click on the "Order a Certificate" link. The system requires you to pay a fee by credit card to complete the transaction.