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. Saint Germain Street in Saint Cloud.
The workshop will explore how members of the public can use FOI laws (both Minnesota and federal) to obtain government records of interest to them. The presentation will feature comments by Rich Neumeister, a long-time record requester and open government advocate. An introduction will be given by PRM president Matt Ehling.
The event is free to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas for their own public record requests. RSVPs are requested, either by phone (651-556-1381) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PRM’s Saint Cloud workshop is one in a series of events that the organization is hosting in greater Minnesota cities. PRM recently received funding from the Washington-based Sunlight Foundation to expand its education efforts around public records and government transparency. Most recently, PRM hosted an FOI workshop in Rochester, Minnesota that was attended by local citizens and representatives of regional media outlets.
Public Record Media is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that conducts public record-centered publication, legal work, and education.