Minnesota Data Practices – City of St. Paul

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_001
Minnesota Government Data Practices Act request related to urban warfare training exercises conducted in the Twin Cities metro area in 2014.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_002
E-mail correspondence between JT Haines and Amy Brown of the City of St. Paul. January 7, 2015. Ms. Brown notes that the city is separating public from non-public data, and that “the approximate redaction time is three weeks.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_003
E-mail correspondence between PRM’s Matt Ehling and Stephanie Bailey of the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) regarding inspection and copies. June 17, 2015.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_004
Letter from Thomas Smith, Chief of SPPD to PRM’s Matt Ehling. June 15, 2015. Letter notes that data has been redacted pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13.37 and 13.43. Letter provides notice that SPPD is opposed to the release of non-public data.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_004.5
E-mail correspondence between Stephanie Bailey of SPPD and PRM’s Matt
Ehling regarding data copies. June 25, 2015.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_004.55
SPPD invoice for copies.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_005
January 8, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Robert Skoro of MPD, others regarding letters seeking permission to train.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_006
January 22, 2014 e-mail from Tim Flynn of SPPD to (redacted). Correspondence regarding the scheduling of preparatory meetings for the August 2014 military training. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_007
January 22, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD and others. Correspondence seeks assistance in arranging housing for Special Forces personnel in private homes in the Twin Cities in order to simulate overseas “safe houses.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_008
January 22, 2014 e-mail from Tim Flynn of SPPD to (redacted). Correspondence seeks assistance in arranging housing for Special Forces personnel in private homes in the Twin Cities in order to simulate overseas “safe houses.” Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_009
January 22, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding importance of using both Minneapolis and St. Paul for training, and assumption that Minneapolis approval is “not automatic” given the new Minneapolis mayor and police chief.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_010
January 23, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Robert Skoro of MPD, others. Correspondence notes that Minneapolis will participate in the training. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_011
January 23, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Robert Skoro of MPD, others regarding dates for preparatory meetings. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_012
January 23, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Robert Skoro of MPR, Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding February preparatory meetings. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_013
February 6, 2014 e-mail from Tim Flynn of SPPD to (redacted). Correspondence relates to February preparatory meetings. Mayor Coleman “summoned to the White House” and “will not be present at the February 13th meeting.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_014
February 13, 2014 e-mail between Tim Flynn of SPPD and Jake Spano of the City of St. Paul. Correspondence notes the mayoral signing of invite letters. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_015
Letter template dated February 14, 2014 from “Commander, Naval Special Warfare Development Group” regarding an “invitation to conduct Urban Military Training.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_016
February 14, 2014 e-mail between officials of Beacon Management and the City of St. Paul regarding Macy’s building. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_017
March 12, 2014 e-mail from “lawmen13” to (redacted) and Tim Flynn of SPPD. E-mail contains a list of prospective training sites.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_018
April 3, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding potential training site visits. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_019
April 3, 2014 e-mail from Tim Flynn of SPPD to (redacted) regarding meeting with business owners. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_020
April 3, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding priority sites for helicopter work, breaching, and “live shots.” Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_021
April 3, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding lakes for possible “water drops.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_022
April 8, 2014 e-mail from John McGuire of Metro Transit to (redacted) and Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding commuter bus and rail lines. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_023
E-mail (date obscured, 2014) from James Franklin of Metro Transit to (redacted) and Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding vehicles for training purposes. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_024
E-mail (date obscured, 2014) from John McGuire of Metro Transit to (redacted), Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding license agreements for military training. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_025
April 24, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding specs for breaching, other training operations. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_026
April 24, 2014 e-mail regarding tickets to Minnesota Twins game. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_027
April 25, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to John McQuire of Metro Transit, others regarding training activities that will occur on Metro Transit facilities.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_028
April 28, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to various regarding training activities that will occur on Ramsey County facilities. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_029
April 28, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to various regarding training activities to occur on 3M facilities. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_030
April 28, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to various regarding training activities to occur at paper plant facilities. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_031
April 29, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to various regarding training activities to occur at brewery facilities. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_032
May 2, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to various regarding training activities to occur at the University of St. Thomas. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_033
May 7, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding training activities to occur at property controlled by the St. Paul Port Authority.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_034
May 7, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding helicopter training activities. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_035
May 7, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding proposed training activities at the Ford Plant and Ameriprise Towers. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_036
May 7, 2014 e-mail from Tim Flynn of SPPD to (redacted). Flynn references a person who wanted to put a training-related issue “to a vote in front of the City Council” but notes that “I … talked him out of it.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_037
May 9, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted) and realty company turning down use of site for training. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_038
May 16, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted) and realty company turning down use of site for training. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_039
May 21, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Linda Williams, (redacted) and others regarding the license agreement for the use of the Macy’s building.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_040
May 21, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted), Tim Flynn of SPPD, and others regarding training site review. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_041
May 21, 2014 e-mail correspondence regarding loss of 3M facility as a training location. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_042
May 21, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Shawn Wiski and (redacted) regarding training location. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_043
May 27, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted) and Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding difficulty in getting access to high-rise buildings.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_044
May 28, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted) and Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding river boat and airport facilities. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_045
May 29, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted), Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding use of Sacred Heart Convent for training using “detergent rounds.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_046
June 4, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Madison Equities and (redacted) regarding use of US Bank Building. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_047
June 4, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Tim Flynn of SPPD, (redacted), others regarding use of Amtrack facility. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_048
June 13, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Tim Flynn of SPPD and (redacted) regarding use of gun range, bomb disposal range. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_049
June 19, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted), others regarding “LEO” support plan for training. E-mail notes that LEO plan “covers mass briefings by jurisdiction.” Notes that training locations are not to be distributed to the media.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_050
June 23, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Rock Tenn and (redacted). Rock Tenn notes that it is unable to facilitate the training. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_051
June 25, 2014 e-mail from USSOCOM to various regarding media strategy for training operation.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_052
June 27, 2014 e-mail from Tim Flynn of SPPD to (redacted) regarding training schedule.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_053
July 1, 2014 e-mail correspondence regarding the drafting of agreements to use Amtrack facilities. Correspondence notes that federal agencies “are prohibited from agreeing to hold harmless or indemnification provisions.” Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_054
July 10, 2014 e-mail correspondence regarding responses from public to SPPD SWAT operation; forwarded to (redacted.)
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_055
July 24, 2014 e-mail correspondence from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD regarding acquisition of training site. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_056
July 25, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Tim Flynn of SPPD and (redacted) regarding the cost of shutting down Highway 61. Estimate of $4100.00 provided.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_057
July 25, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted), Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding LEO support plan for training. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_058
July 28, 2014 e-mail correspondence between (redacted), Tim Flynn of SPPN, others regarding Sacred Heart Convent being in “backup status” for training event. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_059
July 30, 2013 e-mail correspondence between (redacted), others regarding VIP invites for thank-you reception related to “Urban Shield.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_060
August 8-15, 2014 e-mails regarding license agreements for training exercise. Contact PRM for access to the original document.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_061
August 19, 2014 e-mail from Suzanne Lesko to various regarding press releases to be issued after the first night of the Twin Cities military training. (Redacted) comments favorably on the drafts, noting “Get them through the first night and should be more understanding the rest of the week.” Also comments that “We need to distance ourselves from anything other than DOD and USSOCOM.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_062
August 19, 2014 e-mail from Tim Flynn to (redacted), forwarding an e-mail from Todd Axtell of the City of St. Paul to the St. Paul City Council. Axtel’s e-mail applogizes that “not everyone was up to speed on the timing of the drills.” He states that “there was no intent to keep anyone in the dark” and that the SPPD is “not receiving any equipment” in exchange for its assistance with the training.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_063
August 19, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Ashley Aram of the City of St. Paul, other St. Paul officials and staff regarding the drafting of subsequent press releases.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_064
August 19, 2014 e-mail correspondence between St. Paul officials and staff regarding the drafting of subsequent press releases. Correspondence references “confusion that the military is training SPPD” and notes that “DOD is not training SPPD during the night.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_065
August 19, 2014 e-mail correspondence between Tim Flynn of SPPD and (redacted); forwarded e-mail from Council Member Dave Thune to the St. Paul City Council. In his e-mail, Thune states that “This is a bondheaded blunder from the start.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_066
August 19, 2014 e-mails regarding press releases pertaining to military training.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_067
Undated City of Minneapolis press release entitled “Reminder of Military Exercises in Minneapolis.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_068
August 26, 2014 e-mail from (redacted) to Tim Flynn of SPPD, others regarding the aftermath of the military training exercise. E-mail notes that DOD is “getting inquiries from Minneapolis PD … about us training you.” Further notes that “we are directing our folks to remain on all your local social media to capture anything that comes out in release. What’s at risk here – our future relationship. Your trip this way next year and our future trips in that direction.” (Redacted) states that “St. Paul is already on the “cliff” with their recent town councilman’s actions. It must be controlled.” E-mail also cites legal authorities for DOD training of civilian law enforcement.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_069
Series of License Agreements for building use. Contact PRM for access to the original documents.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_070
U.S. Special Operations Command Information Paper relating to general indemnification and hold harmless clauses in licensing agreements.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_071
DOD Instruction Number 1322.28. March 18, 2013. Document relates to “Realistic Military Training (RMT) Off Federal Real Property.” Also, Enclosures 2.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_072
DOD Instruction Number 1322.28, Enclosure 3. March 18, 2013. Document notes that “DoD will deepen collaboration with civilian law enforcement agencies to maximize military training opportunities that concurrently and legally support law enforcement and homeland security requirements … Where possible, DoD will strongly consider law enforcement needs in the planning and execution of military training.”
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_073
DOD Instruction Number 1322.28, Enclosure 5. March 18, 2013. Document relates to “Risk Identification and Mitigation Guidance.” Also, glossary and definitions.
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MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_074
Power Point presentation regarding USSOCOM “Realistic Military Training” (RMT) exercise in the Twin Cities, August 2014.

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_075
Photograph labeled “Convent, 869 E. 5th St.”

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_076
Photograph labeled “Overhead shot of distance from Convent School/Church”

MNGDPACSPB2014_pd_077
Photograph labeled “St. John’s School and Church. 967 5th St. East.”