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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PRM to Host Open House

This fall, Public Record Media turns five years old. On November 13th, PRM is celebrating by hosting an open house at our office in Saint Paul. We will celebrate our new incarnation as a nonprofit, and share news about our work from the past year, including updates on our publication, legal, and educational initiatives. The event […]

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Drones in Minnesota: What We Know

On a remote tarmac, three steel-gray “Predator B” drones sit motionless, awaiting launch. Their tips balloon into metallic bulges that conceal sophisticated navigation and surveillance equipment. Their undercarriages sport pivot-mounted cameras, each capable of rendering detailed images from high in the air. All three surveillance drones are operated by the United States Customs and Border […]

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MN Admin Commissioner: OLA must disclose health care audit contracts

Minnesota’s public health care programs are cost-intensive enterprises, utilizing roughly $3 billion in state funds on a bi-annual basis.  These monies flow from the state’s Department of Human Services (DHS), to non-profit Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), and finally to health care providers for patient care. Just how these funds are utilized by the state – […]

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Super Bowl 2018: Looking deeper into the bidding process

What promises did Minnesota leaders make to the National Football League in order to secure the 2018 Super Bowl? Since May of this year, PRM has been asking this question via public record requests submitted to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and several cities. PRM’s investigative process has been covered on our blog, as […]

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PRM expands civic engagement education

On August 18, Public Record Media (PRM) will host a workshop on Freedom of Information (FOIA) laws at the main branch of the Duluth Public Library in Duluth, Minnesota.  The event will take place from 6:00pm-8:00pm, and will be free to the public. PRM’s board recently approved a public education series that centers on information […]

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PRM updates: Common Core, health program audits

Public Record Media has several Freedom of Information (FOI) projects underway at present.  The following updates relate to our most recent FOI work. “Common Core” project The set of K-12 educational standards known as “Common Core” has become controversial since its announcement in 2010. The standards were originally crafted by the National Governors Association, with […]

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