In Minnesota, juvenile alcohol offenses, drug offenses, and violation of ordinances which would be lawful conduct if committed by an adult are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction is 10, while the lower age for status offense jurisdiction is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as juvenile petty offenses. Runaway and habitual truant cases are classified as children in need of protection or services. The district court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.