Nonprofit Public Record Media (PRM) will celebrate the release of its semi-annual journal at the store on Thursday, December 14th! The event will run from 7pm-8pm and will coincide with PRM's annual fundraiser. Open to the public!
Public record requester and independent journalist Tony Webster will deliver remarks on the state of public records in Minnesota, and will discuss the two-year litigation surrounding his outstanding data request to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. PRM advisory board member and former state Data Practices official Don Gemberling will also share a historical perspective on Minnesota's government records laws.
PRM is releasing volume two of its semi-annual journal, which covers material originally published on its website, including articles on the FBI files of anti-war activist Marv Davidov, proposed mining activity in northern Minnesota, and the state's historical radiation data. The journal will also include reproductions of government documents on drones, military training exercises in the Twin Cities, and audits of the state's health maintenance organizations (HMOs).
Included in the journal is advice from long-time data requester Rich Neumeister on seeking information from government agencies under Minnesota's Data Practices Act, and the first installment of an interview series with Don Gemberling on the history of Minnesota's government transparency laws.
Public Record Media is a Saint Paul-based, non-partisan, non-profit organization that conducts public record-related research, publication, litigation, and education.