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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Minneapolis Private Investigators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Alexander & Associates

Alexander & Associates is an investigative agency that has been serving the Twin Cities for more than four decades in business and legal investigations. The investigative teams include licensed investigators, consultants, and advisors experienced in depositions, arbitration, and trial testimony. The firm is skilled in digital forensics, risk and threat management, and undercover operations. The agency is licensed, bonded, and insured and provides services to corporations, law firms, government agencies, and private individuals.

Minneapolis, MN 55408


Blue Heron Investigations

Blue Heron Investigations is a full-service private detective agency in the Twin Cities with 24 years of experience. The firm offers investigative services to attorneys, businesses, insurance claims professionals, and the general public. The agency has experience in domestic and family matters such as child abductions and runaway investigations, infidelity, harassment, vandalism, restraining order violations, and more. Services to attorneys include forensic photography, process service, and background checks. The company advertises affordable rates and flat rate billing with a free initial phone consultation. The agency is licensed, bonded, and insured.

Saint Paul, MN 55092


Cadfael Investigative Group, LLC

Cadfael Investigative Group, LLC conducts investigations in fraud identification and prevention for attorneys and businesses of any size in the Twin Cities and throughout the entire state of Minnesota. The experienced investigators conduct probing interviews, quality research, and professional investigations to provide clients with previously uncovered, analyzed, verifiable, and authentic data to protect their business interests. Cadfael Investigative Group also offers workshops to corporations, business owners, and employees to educate clients on fraud schemes targeting products, intellectual property, and identity theft. Similar workshops are available for corporate attorneys on fraud schemes and prevention practices.

Minneapolis, MN 55446


Emerald Investigations Inc.

Emerald Investigations Inc. is a private investigation and protective agent operation in Bloomington with over four decades of background in law enforcement. The agency provides security services to anyone requiring focused, armed protection and has extensive experience in providing covert or visible armed security at workplaces undergoing layoffs, firings, or personal threats. Other services include background checks, witness interviews, and forensic investigations.

Bloomington, MN 55438


Evidentiary Services LLC

Evidentiary Services LLC is a full-service investigation agency in St. Paul with 30 years of experience. The firm handles private investigations for attorneys, corporations, small businesses, and the general public throughout the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Corporate investigations are available for cases in workers’ compensation, employee theft, personal injury, and more. Domestic investigations are available for divorce, child custody, and infidelity. Other services include background checks, witness interviews and statements, patent copyright, employee misconduct, and more. Evidentiary Services offers a free consultation.

1043 Grand Avenue #553
Saint Paul, MN 55105


Gilbertson Investigations, LLC

Gilbertson Investigations, LLC is a private investigation service with over three decades of law enforcement experience. The Burnsville agency handles criminal defense cases, personal injury, and civil litigation cases for attorneys and law firms. Services include criminal investigations, evidence collection, witness interviews and statements, accident and arrest reports, and more. Additional services include armed executive and VIP protection, insurance claim and fraud investigations, and surveillance photography. The agency is a member of the First District Bar Association Ethics Committee and is licensed, bonded, and insured.

Burnsville, MN 55306


InfoPro Investigations Inc.

InfoPro Investigations Inc. is a private detective agency in Minneapolis with over 20 years of investigative experience in the areas of infidelity, divorce, and child custody. The firm is available for a free consultation 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. All communication with clients is strictly confidential and clients can access the agency via live chat at the website. Customers reports included “left no stone unturned,” “truly cares for you and your case,” “reasonable cost and a reasonable timeframe,” and “professional and tactful” about their experiences with InfoPro.

Minneapolis, MN 55430


Metro Legal Services

Metro Legal Services is the Twin Cities largest provider of legal support services with a staff of 100 thoroughly-trained, dedicated professionals. The company offers legal process service, as well as handling of public records including filing, searches, and retrievals, private investigations, national and international services, and more. The company is a member of the National Association Professional Process Servers, the National Public Records Research Association, the Public Record Retriever Network, and the Minnesota Association of Private Investigators. Metro Legal Services is open from 7:30am-9pm on business days and offers pick-up and delivery in rush situations.

Minneapolis, MN 55401


Metro SIU

Metro SIU is a licensed private investigator and detective agency in the Twin Cities providing services to the general public, businesses, attorneys, and insurance companies. The agency has experience in cases dealing with elder abuse, financial exploitation, missing persons, and wills and probate. Investigator awards include Officer of the Year by the State of Minnesota, Investigator of the Year by the FBI and US Attorney’s Office, Investigator of the Year by the International Homicide Investigators Association twice, and Distinguished Service Medals. Metro SIU is a member of the Minnesota Private Investigators Association.

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076


Michael Grostyan & Associates Investigations

Michael Grostyan & Associates Investigations has over five decades of experience in providing investigative services to attorneys, businesses, and private individuals. The Osseo agency focuses on investigations in the areas of business law, criminal law, and personal injury. Michael Grostyan has more than three decades of experience as an investigator and five years experience as a licensed law enforcement officer. He has worked on numerous high-profile criminal cases in Minnesota. His associate is experienced in fraud investigation and has taught classes in the use of the Internet as an investigative tool.

Osseo, MN 55369


Mossak & Associates

Mossak & Associates is a female owned private investigation agency in Stillwater with over 20 years of experience. All investigative teams are highly trained and have unlimited access to the latest surveillance and investigative equipment available. The agency provides services to government, corporate, and private individuals in the areas of finance, employment, fraud detection, computer forensics, and more. Initial consultations are free and fees are based on an hourly rate for each assigned investigator with additional mileage and related expenses incurred when applicable. All investigations require a contract letter of retention and a pre-paid retainer.

Saint Paul, MN 55101


Rgnonti, Blevins & Associates, LLC

Rgnonti, Blevins & Associates, LLC is a private investigations agency providing surveillance and full-service investigations to insurance, legal, corporate, and domestic clients for more than four decades. The Lakeville firm provides service to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota. Services to insurance carriers include preliminary and background investigations, activity and wellness checks, job analysis and log audits, and witness and claimant interviews. Some corporate services offered are undercover investigations into drugs, theft, and harassment, quality control checks of employees, and monitoring of strikes or labor disputes.

Lakeville, MN 55044


The PI Service, Inc.

The PI Service, Inc. is a nationally networked detective agency in St. Paul with over 20 years of experience in conducting private investigations. The firm handles investigations in divorce, infidelity, child custody, and family law. Other services include surveillance and GPS tracking services. The agency has dedicated investigators focused on discretion and professionalism. Clients receive videotaped documentation and a written report at the completion of the investigation. PI Service offers a free, no obligation consultation to potential customers.

Woodbury, MN 55129


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