Recent content from James Shiffer
NONFICTION: Minneapolis Mayor "Doc" Ames was known for his visits to brothels, rigged poker games, and free-flowing booze.
The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act needs a new title. Desperately.
Lack of government transparency plays a big role in propagating wild theories of alien landings and coverups.
Dan Moulton has raised chinchillas, those cute little Andean furballs, in southern Minnesota for more than 50 years. Moulton is licensed by the U.S.…
Your eyes and ears are especially important to us in an era of growing government secrecy.
The sexual harassment scandal has brought new attention to the different disclosure practices that apply to Minnesota institutions.
One problem: The web pages in question are still on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website. You can find them linked from the EPA home page.
And since November 2016, county officials have been waiting.
Instead it confirmed to the cynics and conspiracy theorists that the government can never come clean.
Data purges and secrecy confounding transparency advocates.