The Marv Davidov Files: A Life Under Surveillance

Among Twin Cities peace activists, Marv Davidov was a long-time fixture.  A proponent of non-violent direct action, Davidov was heavily involved in the civil rights movement, and later actively opposed the Vietnam War through protests and pickets.  Starting in the late 1960s, his anti-war activism focused on the Honeywell Corporation – then a Minneapolis-based armaments […]

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PRM to host public records workshop in Minneapolis, MN

On June 11, 2015, Saint Paul-based non-profit Public Record Media (PRM) will host a Freedom of Information (FOI) workshop at the North Regional Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will be held in the library’s North Regional Meeting Room, and will run from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  The North Regional Library is located at 1315 Lowry Ave. N. […]

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Minneapolis police records shed light on 2014 military training

In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises.  The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Group – a “special forces” component of the U.S. Navy – and were aimed at enhancing urban combat tactics. Just as they had two […]

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Examining Minnesota’s historical radiation data

Since the start of the nuclear age, the State of Minnesota has monitored radiation levels within its borders.  In recent decades, that responsibility has fallen to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), which conducts site-specific environmental testing to measure the presence of radiation in the state’s air and water. Since 2004, MDH has compiled its […]

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