May 16, 2021

Video Report: "Little Free Libraries" Pop Up in Minnesota and Across U.S.

From KARE-TV: There are some new “libraries” popping up all across the country, including right here in the Twin Cities. The thing is, there isn’t a librarian, no need for a library card and the library itself is just about the size of a big mailbox. “I wanted to slow down the traffic in front of […]

Minnesota: Preserving State Government Digital Information: Sunlight Foundation’s NDIIPP Projects

Via the Minnesota Historical Society/ Minnesota State Archives: The following report was written by the Sunlight Foundation to describe their involvement with the NDIIPP project. From the Summary: During the past year Sunlight Foundation has created two products serving the purpose of increasing public access to state legislative data: the Open Government website (OpenGovernment.org) and […]

New Online Database: State of Minnesota Posts Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD)

From Blue MauMau: Franchise disclosure documents can now be reviewed online for the state of Minnesota.  Minnesota’s Department of Commerce quietly built a database in May of this year that provides public access to franchise disclosure documents that have been submitted by franchisors as well as to enforcement actions taken by the Department. The “land […]