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Minnesota law is a “one-party consent” state, which means that only one party to a communication needs to consent for a recording of the communication to be legal. See Minn. Stat. § 626A.02, Subd. 2(d).
So long as the person recording is a participant in the conversation your consent is not required.
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Correct. Some states require all parties consent, but Minnesota only requires one party's consent.
One party consent is the majority rule.
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Yes, any one who is a party to the conversation, including the recording party may provide the consent.
It does not make it illegal in a one party consent state if the the recording party lies.
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