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The U honors the Hubbards, But With Complications

By Mike Kaszuba By February of this year, the letters were rolling in recommending that the University of Minnesota rename its journalism school after the Hubbard family, the radio and television pioneers who had created a media conglomerate centered around KSTP-TV. One letter came from Sam Donaldson, the longtime ABC-TV anchor and White House correspondent. […]

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Examining Shakopee’s Amazon warehouse subsidies

By Mike Kaszuba By most standards, the sprawling Amazon warehouse facility that opened in Shakopee a year ago has been a success. The building totals 850,000 square feet, employees thousands of workers, and recently has been hiring full-time warehouse associates at a starting pay of up to $15.50 an hour, plus health care benefits and […]

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SEC cited State of Minnesota for misstatements in bond offerings

By Matt Ehling and Mike Kaszuba The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cited the State of Minnesota last year for making “material misstatements” in the sale of municipal bonds, according to records obtained by Public Record Media (PRM). A 2016 order issued by the SEC, a federal regulatory agency that monitors the country’s financial industry, […]

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FAA records show problems posed by private drones

By Mike Kaszuba New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records show that privately-owned drones have caused headaches for federal officials: flying close to airliners taking off and landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, buzzing the IDS Building in downtown Minneapolis, and forcing a medical helicopter to delay a takeoff at the Hennepin County Medical Center. FAA […]

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DOJ:  “No documents” in PRM lawsuit

By Matt Ehling In January, Public Record Media (PRM) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), seeking records related to mass surveillance programs that collected communications data on more than one million U.S. persons.  On March 1st, DOJ produced its answer to PRM’s lawsuit, and submitted a […]

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