Editorial: In Minnesota, transparency key to government

As Fergus Falls City Council candidates sat in the Kennedy Secondary Auditorium Tuesday, a question on transparency was posed in one of the two debates. Several of the responses stated that council members believed that the city was doing their best to be transparent to their constituents. Whether this was by publishing the council minutes…


MNCOGI presents Finnegan FOI Award to Michele Timmons

Note: Please find the complete press release here (PDF/111KB). Also see another recent post, MNCOGI to host Freedom of Information Event March 14, and a list of former winners of the Finnegan award at http://www.mncogi.org/finnegan-foi-award/.

From Minnesota Coalition on Government Information:


MNCOGI calls for nominations for the 2013 Finnegan FOI Award

From Minnesota Coalition on Government Information (MNCOGI):

On Thursday, March 14, the annual Freedom of Information Day celebration, will be held at Minneapolis Central Library. An important component of the event is honoring the recipient of the annual John A. Finnegan Freedom of Information Award. The winner is a Minnesotan or Minnesota institution whose work demonstrates leadership and commitment to the power of information to effect change. Nominations are open until March 1.