Minnesota: St. Anthony’s out-of-town retreat violated state law

When it comes to the open meeting law, state officials say, the 11 miles separating an out-of-town hotel and St. Anthony City Hall can make all the difference. The state Department of Administration has found that St. Anthony city officials violated the state’s open-meeting law in January when they held their annual planning retreat outside…


Minn. Court of Appeals rules for newspaper in public records fight

From Duluth News Tribune:

The Minnesota Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in favor of the Tower Timberjay on Tuesday in the small newspaper’s continuing quest to obtain records from Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls for work the company did in helping to build new facilities for the St. Louis County school district.


NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 20, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Florida appellate court: Student complaints are public record