Johnson Controls takes secret data case to Minn. Supreme Court

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From Minnesota Public Radio: ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The company hired to oversee a major reconstruction project for the St. Louis County Schools will argue today before the Minnesota Supreme Court that certain data involved in the project is not subject to the state's open records law.

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls was hired to oversee the $79 million plan and hired a subcontractor, Hibbing-based Architectural Resources, to help complete the job. When a local newspaper started asking questions about the project and asked to see the contract, the companies refused, saying an agreement between two private companies was not subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.