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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Minnesota Department of Education and student data sharing

With frequency, education policy finds itself at the crossroads of political contention and debate. Last decade, disputes arose over the implementation of federal “No Child Left Behind” requirements. Today, “Common Core” standards have raised similar controversies. While education initiatives are much discussed, the data that underlie them are often not easy to access. Recently, Public Record […]

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PRM to host public records workshop in Saint Cloud, MN

On December 2, 2014, Saint Paul-based non-profit Public Record Media (PRM) will host a Freedom of Information (FOI) workshop at the Great River Regional Library in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The event will be held in the library’s Mississippi Community Room, and will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  The Great River Regional Library is located at 1300 W. […]

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