Examining Greater MSP

By Mike Kaszuba Greater MSP may be one of the most influential organizations in Minnesota.  It is also largely unknown to the public, despite receiving substantial amounts of taxpayer money. And while Greater MSP has been praised by local governments for its participation in regional development projects, its exact role is not clear in every instance. In […]

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Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee files financial report

By Mike Kaszuba Though Minnesota’s Super Bowl Host Committee has operated largely out of the public eye, there are some early signs of the financial undertaking required to bring the 2018 game to the new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The first financial report filed by the host committee shows that the non-profit organization had […]

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Few details available regarding Governor Dayton’s viewing of Jamar Clark video

By Mike Kaszuba Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) are revealing few details about the governor’s private viewing of a video taken moments before Minneapolis resident Jamar Clark was shot to death by police. Public Record Media (PRM), a St. Paul non-profit, asked both the governor’s office and the BCA for records that […]

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Documents show interplay between MN governor, news media

By Mike Kaszuba In the final days of last year’s legislative session, there was widespread grumbling – again – that many of the big decisions involving top Minnesota legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton were happening behind closed doors. The complaint was hardly new.  Often, as the governor and legislative leaders meet to negotiate a final budget agreement, reporters literally sit […]

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