xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 22-006 2022-08-09T17:00:00Z 2022-08-09T17:00:00Z A city asked whether data it collected, created, and maintained pursuant to a contract with a private entity were government data, subject to the Data Practices Act. The Commissioner opined that the data were government data because the data met the definition of government data in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 7 and the city?s financial director administered the data as part of her work for the city. The Commissioner further advised that the data were public unless the city could identify a state statute or federal law that classified the data as not public. A city asked whether data it collected, created, and maintained pursuant to a contract with a private entity were government data, subject to the Data Practices Act. The Commissioner opined that the data were government data because the data met the definition of government data in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 7 and the city?s financial director administered the data as part of her work for the city. The Commissioner further advised that the data were public unless the city could identify a state statute or federal law that classified the data as not public. 536273 Advisory Opinion 22-006 August 9, 2022; City of Two Harbors 22-006 City of Two Harbors Government Data Classification of data Government Data Government Data, Classification of data Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2021). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 22-005 2022-07-25T17:00:00Z 2022-07-25T17:00:00Z A government entity asked whether a final disposition of disciplinary action occurred for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(5) when the entity decided to discipline an employee, the employee grieved the discipline under a collective bargaining agreement but resigned during the grievance process, and the union representing the employee declined to elect that the grievance be referred to arbitration. The Commissioner opined that final disposition had occurred based on the language of section 13.43, subdivision 2(b) because the employee?s union failed ?to elect arbitration within the time provided by the collective bargaining agreement.? Additionally, the employee?s resignation during the grievance process did not impact when the final disposition occurred. A government entity asked whether a final disposition of disciplinary action occurred for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(5) when the entity decided to discipline an employee, the employee grieved the discipline under a collective bargaining agreement but resigned during the grievance process, and the union representing the employee declined to elect that the grievance be referred to arbitration. The Commissioner opined that final disposition had occurred based on the language of section 13.43, subdivision 2(b) because the employee?s union failed ?to elect arbitration within the time provided by the collective bargaining agreement.? Additionally, the employee?s resignation during the grievance process did not impact when the final disposition occurred. 534520 Advisory Opinion 22-005 July 25, 2022; Metropolitan Council 22-005 Metropolitan Council Personnel data Final decision regarding disciplinary action Final disposition of disciplinary action Resignation Personnel data Personnel data, Final decision regarding disciplinary action, Final disposition of disciplinary action, Resignation Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2021). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 22-004 2022-07-15T17:00:00Z 2022-07-15T17:00:00Z A member of the public asked whether a township board of supervisors violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of the board held a private discussion before its noticed meeting, and whether the board violated the OML when it did not provide access to public meeting materials during its meeting. The Commissioner opined that if the board discussed public business before its noticed meeting, it violated the OML. The Commissioner further opined that the board violated the OML when it failed to provide access to public meeting materials in the meeting room pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6. A member of the public asked whether a township board of supervisors violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of the board held a private discussion before its noticed meeting, and whether the board violated the OML when it did not provide access to public meeting materials during its meeting. The Commissioner opined that if the board discussed public business before its noticed meeting, it violated the OML. The Commissioner further opined that the board violated the OML when it failed to provide access to public meeting materials in the meeting room pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6. 533711 Advisory Opinion 22-004 July 15, 2022; Hillman Township Board of Supervisors 22-004 Hillman Township Board of Supervisors Open Meeting Law Members materials Quorum Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Members materials, Quorum Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2021). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 22-003 2022-06-17T17:00:00Z 2022-06-17T17:00:00Z A member of the public asked whether a city responded appropriately to a request for a copy of body camera data that was presented as evidence in court. The city argued that the request should have been directed to the prosecutor?s office, and that the body camera data were private pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.825. The Commissioner determined that the city did not respond properly to the data request because prosecutors are not law enforcement agencies for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, and the obligation to provide access to data under this section resides with the law enforcement agency. Further, the body camera data are public pursuant to section 13.82, subdivision 7 as data presented as evidence in court. A member of the public asked whether a city responded appropriately to a request for a copy of body camera data that was presented as evidence in court. The city argued that the request should have been directed to the prosecutor?s office, and that the body camera data were private pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.825. The Commissioner determined that the city did not respond properly to the data request because prosecutors are not law enforcement agencies for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, and the obligation to provide access to data under this section resides with the law enforcement agency. Further, the body camera data are public pursuant to section 13.82, subdivision 7 as data presented as evidence in court. 531393 Advisory Opinion 22-003 June 17, 2022; City of Minneapolis 22-003 City of Minneapolis Law enforcement data Response to data requests Body camera data 13.825 Law enforcement data, Response to data requests Law enforcement data, Response to data requests, Body camera data 13.825 Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2021). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 22-002 2022-03-22T13:00:00Z 2022-03-22T13:00:00Z A member of the public asked whether a township board of supervisors violated the Open Meeting Law when it directed him to access its record of votes that were contained in meeting minutes posted on its website. The Commissioner opined that the board violated the Open Meeting Law because the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 5 requires a public body to provide access to its voting record in the location where it is maintained regardless of the availability of the records online. A member of the public asked whether a township board of supervisors violated the Open Meeting Law when it directed him to access its record of votes that were contained in meeting minutes posted on its website. The Commissioner opined that the board violated the Open Meeting Law because the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 5 requires a public body to provide access to its voting record in the location where it is maintained regardless of the availability of the records online. 521741 Advisory Opinion 22-002 March 22, 2022; Turtle Lake Township Board of Supervisors 22-002 Turtle Lake Township Board of Supervisors Open Meeting Law Journal of votes, ballots Townships Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Journal of votes, ballots, Townships Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2021). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 22-001 2022-01-04T18:00:00Z 2022-01-04T18:00:00Z A member of the public asked whether a joint powers entity responded appropriately to a request for a copy of its data access policies as well as to a request for data about himself made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.04. The Commissioner determined that the entity did not respond properly to the request for a copy of its policies because the entity had not yet adopted the required access policies at the time of the request. Additionally, the Commissioner noted that the entity contacting the requester during the afternoon of the day the 10-day deadline expired to offer an opportunity to inspect data did not reasonably meet the requirements of section 13.04, subdivision 3. As a result, the Commissioner opined that the entity did not respond appropriately to the data request made by a data subject. Finally, the Commissioner provided guidance on government entities? responsibilities related to large data requests and internal procedures that consider respectful workplace policies. A member of the public asked whether a joint powers entity responded appropriately to a request for a copy of its data access policies as well as to a request for data about himself made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.04. The Commissioner determined that the entity did not respond properly to the request for a copy of its policies because the entity had not yet adopted the required access policies at the time of the request. Additionally, the Commissioner noted that the entity contacting the requester during the afternoon of the day the 10-day deadline expired to offer an opportunity to inspect data did not reasonably meet the requirements of section 13.04, subdivision 3. As a result, the Commissioner opined that the entity did not respond appropriately to the data request made by a data subject. Finally, the Commissioner provided guidance on government entities? responsibilities related to large data requests and internal procedures that consider respectful workplace policies. 514480 Advisory Opinion 22-001 January 4, 2022; SouthWest Transit 22-001 SouthWest Transit Policies and Procedures Data subjects Response to data requests Data subject access Data access policy Policies and Procedures, Data subjects, Response to data requests Policies and Procedures, Data subjects, Response to data requests, Data subject access, Data access policy Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2021). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-008 2021-12-08T21:59:37Z 2021-12-08T21:59:37Z A parent asked the Commissioner whether a school district complied with the Data Practices Act and the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) when it disclosed the parent's student's directory information to a local newspaper. The Commissioner concluded that the District did not comply with the law because the parent had opted out of directory information disclosures. A parent asked the Commissioner whether a school district complied with the Data Practices Act and the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) when it disclosed the parent's student's directory information to a local newspaper. The Commissioner concluded that the District did not comply with the law because the parent had opted out of directory information disclosures. 512379 Advisory Opinion 21-008 ISD 51 December 8, 2021; Foley Public Schools 21-008 Foley Public Schools Educational data FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Educational data Educational data, FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2021). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-007 2021-11-29T15:19:31Z 2021-11-29T15:19:31Z A city asked the Commissioner whether data in a recording made by an employee on a personal device and uploaded to the city?s computer system was government data, subject to the Data Practices Act. If so, the city asked how such data were classified. In reviewing its own policies, the city determined that the storage of the data on government computer systems did not fall within the employee?s limited ability to use city technology for personal reasons. As a result, the Commissioner agreed with the city?s assessment that the data were government data. The Commissioner also opined that any data in the recording in which an employee is an identifiable subject are personnel data classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, and any other data that are not on individuals are presumptively public unless classified by another law. A city asked the Commissioner whether data in a recording made by an employee on a personal device and uploaded to the city?s computer system was government data, subject to the Data Practices Act. If so, the city asked how such data were classified. In reviewing its own policies, the city determined that the storage of the data on government computer systems did not fall within the employee?s limited ability to use city technology for personal reasons. As a result, the Commissioner agreed with the city?s assessment that the data were government data. The Commissioner also opined that any data in the recording in which an employee is an identifiable subject are personnel data classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, and any other data that are not on individuals are presumptively public unless classified by another law. 511344 Advisory Opinion 21-007 November 29, 2021; City of Golden Valley 21-007 City of Golden Valley Personnel data Personal data/devices Government data Personnel data, Personal data/devices Personnel data, Personal data/devices, Government data Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2020). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-006 2021-10-21T17:51:09Z 2021-10-21T17:51:09Z A member of the public asked the Commissioner whether a County Sheriff?s Office responded appropriately to a data request, and a request for a ?short description explaining the necessity? for a security information classification pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37. The Commissioner concluded that the Sheriff?s Office did not respond appropriately to the data request, as the response was ambiguous and did not properly indicate whether responsive data existed. The Commissioner also concluded that the Sheriff?s Office did not respond appropriately to a request for a ?short description explaining the necessity for the classification? after withholding responsive data as ?security information? pursuant to section 13.37. A member of the public asked the Commissioner whether a County Sheriff?s Office responded appropriately to a data request, and a request for a ?short description explaining the necessity? for a security information classification pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37. The Commissioner concluded that the Sheriff?s Office did not respond appropriately to the data request, as the response was ambiguous and did not properly indicate whether responsive data existed. The Commissioner also concluded that the Sheriff?s Office did not respond appropriately to a request for a ?short description explaining the necessity for the classification? after withholding responsive data as ?security information? pursuant to section 13.37. 503583 Advisory Opinion 21-006 October 21, 2021; Aitkin County Sheriff's Office 21-006 Aitkin County Sheriff's Office Response to data requests Security information Security information (13.37, subds. 1(a), 2) Response to data requests, Security information Response to data requests, Security information, Security information (13.37, subds. 1(a), 2) Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2020). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-005 2021-06-21T16:05:46Z 2021-06-21T16:05:46Z A school district asked the Commissioner about the classification of data that the district maintained about teachers who attended a professional development program offered by the District. The Commissioner concluded that the data that identified the teachers that attended the program constituted ?work-related continuing education? within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(7), and were therefore public. A school district asked the Commissioner about the classification of data that the district maintained about teachers who attended a professional development program offered by the District. The Commissioner concluded that the data that identified the teachers that attended the program constituted ?work-related continuing education? within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(7), and were therefore public. 486128 Advisory Opinion 21-005 June 21, 2021; ISD 186, Pequot Lakes Public Schools 21-005 ISD 186, Pequot Lakes Public Schools Personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Alice Roberts-Davis; This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2020). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-004 2021-05-07T21:05:41Z 2021-05-07T21:05:41Z A member of the public asked for recordings of a township board of supervisors meetings closed for labor negotiations pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.03. The Board argued that members voted to post the recordings to the Township website and to make them available upon request, but it was unclear from the facts whether the Board actually made the recordings available. The Commissioner opined that the Board members did not comply if they did not make the recordings ?available? to the public after it had signed all of the contracts for the current budget period. A member of the public asked for recordings of a township board of supervisors meetings closed for labor negotiations pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.03. The Board argued that members voted to post the recordings to the Township website and to make them available upon request, but it was unclear from the facts whether the Board actually made the recordings available. The Commissioner opined that the Board members did not comply if they did not make the recordings ?available? to the public after it had signed all of the contracts for the current budget period. 481436 Advisory Opinion 21-004 May 7, 2021; Windemere Town Board of Supervisors 21-004 Windemere Town Board of Supervisors Open Meeting Law Open meeting Closed meetings Record of meeting Recording meetings Labor negotiations Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law (Ch.13D / 471.075) (See also: Public Meetings) Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Open meeting, Closed meetings, Record of meeting, Recording meetings, Labor negotiations, Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law (Ch.13D / 471.075) (See also: Public Meetings) Alice Roberts-Davis; This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2020). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-003 2021-04-19T18:54:27Z 2021-04-19T18:54:27Z A member of the public asked whether the conduct of a School Board violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of the School Board attended a meeting in person, while members of the public were limited to remote attendance. The Commissioner determined that the School Board did not comply with the Open Meeting Law, specifically noting that there is currently not a mechanism in the Open Meeting Law to hold an in-person meeting while restricting public attendance to remote monitoring. A member of the public asked whether the conduct of a School Board violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of the School Board attended a meeting in person, while members of the public were limited to remote attendance. The Commissioner determined that the School Board did not comply with the Open Meeting Law, specifically noting that there is currently not a mechanism in the Open Meeting Law to hold an in-person meeting while restricting public attendance to remote monitoring. 476951 Advisory Opinion 21-003 April 19, 2021; ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools 21-003 ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools Open Meeting Law Telephone meeting Public meetings (see also: Open Meetings Law) Open meeting Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law (Ch.13D / 471.075) (See also: Public Meetings) 13D.021 remote meeting Other electronic means, meetings Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Telephone meeting, Public meetings (see also: Open Meetings Law), Open meeting, Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law (Ch.13D / 471.075) (See also: Public Meetings), 13D.021, remote meeting, Other electronic means, meetings Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2020). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-002 2021-01-13T20:16:53Z 2021-01-13T20:16:53Z A member of the public made a data request to a school district. She requested a copy of the recording of a school district open meeting. The school district denied access to the recording, indicating the recording contained discussions of allegations against school district personnel. The Commissioner could not determine whether the school district properly responded to the public data request because there was a factual dispute as to the purpose for the school district?s maintenance of the recording, and whether the school district maintained more than one copy of the recording for separate purposes. A member of the public made a data request to a school district. She requested a copy of the recording of a school district open meeting. The school district denied access to the recording, indicating the recording contained discussions of allegations against school district personnel. The Commissioner could not determine whether the school district properly responded to the public data request because there was a factual dispute as to the purpose for the school district?s maintenance of the recording, and whether the school district maintained more than one copy of the recording for separate purposes. 462988 Advisory Opinion 21-002 January 13, 2021; ISD 197, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools 21-002 ISD 197, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools Open Meeting Law Records management/retention Personnel data Recording meetings Record of meeting Open Meeting Law Open meeting Public comments Open Meeting Law, Records management/retention, Personnel data Open Meeting Law, Records management/retention, Personnel data, Recording meetings, Record of meeting, Open Meeting Law, Open meeting, Public comments Lenora Madigan Deputy This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2020). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 21-001 2021-01-03T14:42:00Z 2021-01-03T14:42:00Z A member of the public asked about the conduct of the West Lakeland Township Board of Supervisors under the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D. The member of the public raised four issues including the requirement to maintain a journal of votes, special meeting notice requirements, members? materials, and discussions at special meetings. The Commissioner opined that the Board was not complying with the law because it did not keep a separate journal of the votes pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 4. The Commissioner opined that the Board did not comply with the law when it changed the location of a meeting without providing the three day notice required by Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04. The Commissioner could not determine whether the Board complied with the requirements to provide one copy of the members? materials at a meeting because there was a factual dispute. Finally, the Commissioner could not determine whether the Board had a discussion outside of the noticed purpose of a special meeting because there was a factual dispute as to whether the item the Board discussed was related to the stated purpose. A member of the public asked about the conduct of the West Lakeland Township Board of Supervisors under the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D. The member of the public raised four issues including the requirement to maintain a journal of votes, special meeting notice requirements, members? materials, and discussions at special meetings. The Commissioner opined that the Board was not complying with the law because it did not keep a separate journal of the votes pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 4. The Commissioner opined that the Board did not comply with the law when it changed the location of a meeting without providing the three day notice required by Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04. The Commissioner could not determine whether the Board complied with the requirements to provide one copy of the members? materials at a meeting because there was a factual dispute. Finally, the Commissioner could not determine whether the Board had a discussion outside of the noticed purpose of a special meeting because there was a factual dispute as to whether the item the Board discussed was related to the stated purpose. 461873 Advisory Opinion 21-001 January 3, 2021; West Lakeland Town Board of Supervisors 21-001 West Lakeland Town Board of Supervisors Open Meeting Law Journal of votes, ballots Purpose Special meeting notice Members materials Printed materials Townships Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Journal of votes, ballots, Purpose, Special meeting notice, Members materials, Printed materials, Townships Lenora Madigan Deputy Note: In 2021, the Legislature amended Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subd. 4, related to a journal of votes. This is an opinion of the Commissioner of ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 20-006 2020-09-29T15:00:00Z 2020-09-29T15:00:00Z The City of Savage requested an advisory opinion regarding the classification of email addresses it collected to notify the public of information to participate in a town hall event. The Commissioner opined that the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.356, paragraph (a) classified the email addresses as private data because the City collected the data for the purpose of notifying residents of how to attend the virtual town hall event. The Commissioner also noted that any other registration data the City collected from individuals not listed in section 13.356 would be presumptively public. The City of Savage requested an advisory opinion regarding the classification of email addresses it collected to notify the public of information to participate in a town hall event. The Commissioner opined that the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.356, paragraph (a) classified the email addresses as private data because the City collected the data for the purpose of notifying residents of how to attend the virtual town hall event. The Commissioner also noted that any other registration data the City collected from individuals not listed in section 13.356 would be presumptively public. 448717 Advisory Opinion 20-006 September 29, 2020; City of Savage 20-006 City of Savage Electronic data Government Data Email addresses Electronic data, Government Data Electronic data, Government Data, Email addresses Lenora Madigan Deputy This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2019). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 20-005 2020-04-14T17:00:00Z 2020-04-14T17:00:00Z The Minnesota Department of Education requested an advisory opinion regarding access to private and confidential data within the same government entity, as well as sharing of private data between school districts and counties. The Commissioner opined that private or confidential data may be shared with individuals in other programs or units within the same government entity when the individuals have a work assignment that reasonably requires access, and that private data may be shared or exchanged between government entities when authorized by statute or federal law. The Commissioner specifically addressed sharing provisions that MDE referred to in its advisory opinion request. The Minnesota Department of Education requested an advisory opinion regarding access to private and confidential data within the same government entity, as well as sharing of private data between school districts and counties. The Commissioner opined that private or confidential data may be shared with individuals in other programs or units within the same government entity when the individuals have a work assignment that reasonably requires access, and that private data may be shared or exchanged between government entities when authorized by statute or federal law. The Commissioner specifically addressed sharing provisions that MDE referred to in its advisory opinion request. 428247 Advisory Opinion 20-005 April 14, 2020; Minnesota Department of Education 20-005 Minnesota Department of Education Data sharing Educational data Department of Education Education data Confidential data FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Data sharing, Educational data Data sharing, Educational data, Department of Education, Education data, Confidential data, FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Lenora Madigan Deputy This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2019). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 20-004 2020-03-05T21:29:56Z 2020-03-05T21:29:56Z A City asked about whether it was the agency with ?primary investigative responsibility? pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivision 7, when the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigates an officer-involved shooting on its behalf. The City also asked about the classification of body camera data while the BCA investigates the officers? conduct. The Commissioner agreed that the City?s position that the BCA was acting as the City?s agent was reasonable and therefore, the City retained the primary investigative responsibility. Additionally, based on the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.825, subdivision 2(a)(3), body camera data that are part of an active criminal investigation are classified by section 13.82, subd. 7, as confidential and protected nonpublic while the investigation is active. Once the investigation is inactive, the body camera video data are classified by section 13.825. A City asked about whether it was the agency with ?primary investigative responsibility? pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivision 7, when the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigates an officer-involved shooting on its behalf. The City also asked about the classification of body camera data while the BCA investigates the officers? conduct. The Commissioner agreed that the City?s position that the BCA was acting as the City?s agent was reasonable and therefore, the City retained the primary investigative responsibility. Additionally, based on the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.825, subdivision 2(a)(3), body camera data that are part of an active criminal investigation are classified by section 13.82, subd. 7, as confidential and protected nonpublic while the investigation is active. Once the investigation is inactive, the body camera video data are classified by section 13.825. 422167 Advisory Opinion 20-004 March 5, 2020; City of Minneapolis 20-004 City of Minneapolis Law enforcement data Portable recording system data Law enforcement Law enforcement (13.82) Law enforcement data Body camera data 13.825 Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Portable recording system data, Law enforcement, Law enforcement (13.82), Law enforcement data, Body camera data 13.825 Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2019). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 20-003 2020-03-03T21:39:21Z 2020-03-03T21:39:21Z A member of the public made a data request to a school district. He requested an email attachment that contained a district employee?s ?contact list.? The school district denied access to the contact list, asserting contact lists are private personnel data. The Commissioner opined that the contact list may contain public data and/or not public data depending on the contacts listed. The fact that an individual maintains a list of contacts does not, by itself, make the contacts about that individual. A member of the public made a data request to a school district. He requested an email attachment that contained a district employee?s ?contact list.? The school district denied access to the contact list, asserting contact lists are private personnel data. The Commissioner opined that the contact list may contain public data and/or not public data depending on the contacts listed. The fact that an individual maintains a list of contacts does not, by itself, make the contacts about that individual. 421826 Advisory Opinion 20-003 March 3, 2020; ISD 181, Brainerd Public Schools 20-003 ISD 181, Brainerd Public Schools Requests for data Response to data requests Personnel data Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300) Timely, generally Email Electronic data, email Email/internet Requests for data, Response to data requests, Personnel data Requests for data, Response to data requests, Personnel data, Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300), Timely, generally, Email, Electronic data, email, Email/internet Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2019). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 20-002 2020-02-20T23:14:06Z 2020-02-20T23:14:06Z A board of directors of a nonprofit broadband corporation made up of government entities asked whether it was subject to the Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner opined that the board was not subject to the OML, but rather subject to the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317A, which allow boards of directors of nonprofits to change some of the statutory requirements for holding meetings by changing articles or bylaws. A board of directors of a nonprofit broadband corporation made up of government entities asked whether it was subject to the Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner opined that the board was not subject to the OML, but rather subject to the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317A, which allow boards of directors of nonprofits to change some of the statutory requirements for holding meetings by changing articles or bylaws. 420746 Advisory Opinion 20-002 February 20, 2020; Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services 20-002 Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2019). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 20-001 2020-01-14T20:28:13Z 2020-01-14T20:28:13Z A member of the public asked whether the Greenwood Township Board of Supervisors violated the Open Meeting Law when they denied access to the votes of its members based on a Board resolution. The Commissioner concluded that the Board violated the Open Meeting Law, because section 13D.01, subdivisions 4 and 5 require the Board to keep a journal of votes and have that journal available during normal business hours. A member of the public asked whether the Greenwood Township Board of Supervisors violated the Open Meeting Law when they denied access to the votes of its members based on a Board resolution. The Commissioner concluded that the Board violated the Open Meeting Law, because section 13D.01, subdivisions 4 and 5 require the Board to keep a journal of votes and have that journal available during normal business hours. 416185 Advisory Opinion 20-001 January 14, 2020; Greenwood Township Board of Supervisors 20-001 Greenwood Township Board of Supervisors Open Meeting Law Journal of votes, ballots Open Meeting Law Voting Townships Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Journal of votes, ballots, Open Meeting Law, Voting, Townships Alice Roberts-Davis Note: In 2021, the Legislature amended Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subds. 4 and 5, related to a journal of votes. This is an opinion of the Commissioner ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-013 2019-11-27T19:45:23Z 2019-11-27T19:45:23Z a data requester asked if a County had responded appropriately to two requests she made for public data. The Commissioner opined that the County responded appropriately to a request for public comments when it emailed the requester a link to the comments, which the requester had previously said would be acceptable. The County did not respond appropriately to a draft spreadsheet when it did not respond to the request promptly and appropriately, did not provide the data in the format in which it was maintained, and failed to assess a reasonable, actual copy cost; the county quoted five different costs and used two different pay scales to calculate costs. a data requester asked if a County had responded appropriately to two requests she made for public data. The Commissioner opined that the County responded appropriately to a request for public comments when it emailed the requester a link to the comments, which the requester had previously said would be acceptable. The County did not respond appropriately to a draft spreadsheet when it did not respond to the request promptly and appropriately, did not provide the data in the format in which it was maintained, and failed to assess a reasonable, actual copy cost; the county quoted five different costs and used two different pay scales to calculate costs. 411892 Advisory Opinion 19-013 November 27, 2019; Rice County 19-013 Rice County Response to data requests Requests for data Copy costs Copy costs Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300) To responsible authority or designated person, required Actual cost - public Costs Data access policy Data does not exist Data do not exist Data request policy Data requests Designee Government data Response to data requests, Requests for data, Copy costs Response to data requests, Requests for data, Copy costs, Copy costs, Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300), To responsible authority or designated person, required, Actual cost - public, Costs, Data access policy, Data does not exist, Data do not exist, Data request policy, Data requests, Designee, Government data Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-012 2019-10-24T20:19:03Z 2019-10-24T20:19:03Z In Advisory Opinion 19-012, a member of the public asked whether the conduct of a School Board violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of the School Board was present at a committee meeting. The Commissioner determined that a violation did occur. Despite the fact that the committee meeting may have been properly noticed, the School Board did not provide notice that a School Board meeting would also take place. In Advisory Opinion 19-012, a member of the public asked whether the conduct of a School Board violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of the School Board was present at a committee meeting. The Commissioner determined that a violation did occur. Despite the fact that the committee meeting may have been properly noticed, the School Board did not provide notice that a School Board meeting would also take place. 408375 Advisory Opinion 19-012 October 24, 2019; ISD 834, Stillwater Public Schools 19-012 ISD 834, Stillwater Public Schools Open Meeting Law Quorum Open meeting Notice Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Quorum, Open meeting, Notice Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-011 2019-09-16T14:38:55Z 2019-09-16T14:38:55Z A City asked about the classification of data that the police department collected from a school district pursuant to a subpoena, as part of a criminal investigation. The District argued that the data were private personnel data and retained that classification in the hands of the City. The Commissioner concluded that the data ?traveled? from the District to the City and therefore, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 4(a), the data changed classifications; the data were law enforcement data classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, in the hands of the City. A City asked about the classification of data that the police department collected from a school district pursuant to a subpoena, as part of a criminal investigation. The District argued that the data were private personnel data and retained that classification in the hands of the City. The Commissioner concluded that the data ?traveled? from the District to the City and therefore, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 4(a), the data changed classifications; the data were law enforcement data classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, in the hands of the City. 402931 Advisory Opinion 19-011 September 16, 2019; City of Shakopee 19-011 City of Shakopee Law enforcement data Personnel data Law enforcement Law enforcement (13.82) Law enforcement data Traveling data Personnel data Personnel data (13.43) Law enforcement data, Personnel data Law enforcement data, Personnel data, Law enforcement, Law enforcement (13.82), Law enforcement data, Traveling data, Personnel data, Personnel data (13.43) Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-010 2019-06-19T19:41:52Z 2019-06-19T19:41:52Z In Advisory Opinion 19-010, a member of the public asked whether a state agency had violated the Data Practices Act because it had not provided her with access to the data he requested (public personnel data on two employees) until eight months after she asked for the data. In previous advisory opinions, the Commissioner has stated that a prompt, reasonable response is relative to the volume of data requested. Here, she opined that given the facts of this specific data request, including the type and amount of data requested, the agency?s response was not timely. In Advisory Opinion 19-010, a member of the public asked whether a state agency had violated the Data Practices Act because it had not provided her with access to the data he requested (public personnel data on two employees) until eight months after she asked for the data. In previous advisory opinions, the Commissioner has stated that a prompt, reasonable response is relative to the volume of data requested. Here, she opined that given the facts of this specific data request, including the type and amount of data requested, the agency?s response was not timely. 389237 Advisory Opinion 19-010 June 18, 2019; Minnesota Department of Health 19-010 Minnesota Department of Health Requests for data Response to data requests Untimely, generally Multiple data subjects Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300) Responsible authority duties Responsible authority (RA) Responsible authority Response to data request Requestor responsibility Request for data Inappropriate response, generally Government data Department of Health data Data request vs. question/inquiry Data request policy Request for data Requests for data, Response to data requests Requests for data, Response to data requests, Untimely, generally, Multiple data subjects, Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300), Responsible authority duties, Responsible authority (RA), Responsible authority, Response to data request, Requestor responsibility, Request for data, Inappropriate response, generally, Government data, Department of Health data, Data request vs. question/inquiry, Data request policy, Request for data Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-009 2019-05-30T19:23:17Z 2019-05-30T19:23:17Z The Office of Higher Education (OHE) asked about the classification of certain program review data it maintained on a private/out-of-state university. The Commissioner opined that while the OHE is conducting the review the data may be classified as not public civil investigative data under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.39. When the review concludes, the data revert to the not public classification they had prior to the investigation or are public. The Commissioner also reiterated that data may be protected as trade secret information under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, if the entity determines the data meet the definition in that section. Additionally, Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.64, classifies accreditation reports, records, and information in the program review as not public. Finally, the Commissioner noted that Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 9, classifies data at the time of the request, regardless of any prior or subsequent classification. The Office of Higher Education (OHE) asked about the classification of certain program review data it maintained on a private/out-of-state university. The Commissioner opined that while the OHE is conducting the review the data may be classified as not public civil investigative data under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.39. When the review concludes, the data revert to the not public classification they had prior to the investigation or are public. The Commissioner also reiterated that data may be protected as trade secret information under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, if the entity determines the data meet the definition in that section. Additionally, Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.64, classifies accreditation reports, records, and information in the program review as not public. Finally, the Commissioner noted that Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 9, classifies data at the time of the request, regardless of any prior or subsequent classification. 386246 Advisory Opinion 19-009 May 30, 2019; Office of Higher Education 19-009 Office of Higher Education Educational data Trade secret Civil investigative data Civil investigative data (13.39) Educational data Education data Trade secrets Trade secrets (13.37) Classification at time of request, controls access (13.03, subd. 9) Classification of data Educational data, Trade secret, Civil investigative data Educational data, Trade secret, Civil investigative data, Civil investigative data (13.39), Educational data, Education data, Trade secrets, Trade secrets (13.37), Classification at time of request, controls access (13.03, subd. 9), Classification of data Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-008 2019-05-22T17:54:52Z 2019-05-22T17:54:52Z a City Council held closed meetings to discuss allegations against a staff member after it decided to hire an investigator. Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subd. 2(b), requires a public body to close a meeting(s) to consider allegations against an employee subject to its authority until it determines that discipline may be warranted. Once it makes that determination, subsequent meetings and hearings for additional consideration of the allegations must be open. The Commissioner concluded that the Council members did not comply with the Open Meeting Law. a City Council held closed meetings to discuss allegations against a staff member after it decided to hire an investigator. Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subd. 2(b), requires a public body to close a meeting(s) to consider allegations against an employee subject to its authority until it determines that discipline may be warranted. Once it makes that determination, subsequent meetings and hearings for additional consideration of the allegations must be open. The Commissioner concluded that the Council members did not comply with the Open Meeting Law. 385441 Advisory Opinion 19-008 May 22, 2019; Tower City Council 19-008 Tower City Council Open Meeting Law Personnel data Closed meetings Open meeting Open Meeting Law Personnel data Complaint or charge Open Meeting Law, Personnel data Open Meeting Law, Personnel data, Closed meetings, Open meeting, Open Meeting Law, Personnel data, Complaint or charge Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-007 2019-05-20T15:24:44Z 2019-05-20T15:24:44Z A member of the public asked whether the Houston County Agricultural Society (?Society?) is subject to both the Data Practices Act and the Open Meeting Law. The Society conceded it is subject to the Open Meeting Law, but disputed that it is a government entity for purposes of the Data Practices Act. The Commissioner opined that the Society is subject to the Data Practices Act, as it is a political subdivision as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subd. 11. The Commissioner noted that it is the governing body of the Society that is subject to the Open Meeting Law. A member of the public asked whether the Houston County Agricultural Society (?Society?) is subject to both the Data Practices Act and the Open Meeting Law. The Society conceded it is subject to the Open Meeting Law, but disputed that it is a government entity for purposes of the Data Practices Act. The Commissioner opined that the Society is subject to the Data Practices Act, as it is a political subdivision as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subd. 11. The Commissioner noted that it is the governing body of the Society that is subject to the Open Meeting Law. 385013 Advisory Opinion 19-007 May 20, 2019; Houston County Agricultural Society 19-007 Houston County Agricultural Society Open Meeting Law Response to data requests Statutory responsibilities government Government data Entities subject to Open Meeting Law Agriculture Open Meeting Law, Response to data requests, Statutory responsibilities government Open Meeting Law, Response to data requests, Statutory responsibilities government, Government data, Entities subject to, Open Meeting Law, Agriculture Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-006 2019-04-09T13:16:58Z 2019-04-09T13:16:58Z A city council held a special meeting and provided notice by posting the proposed agenda. At the special meeting, the Council took action on three items that it had not identified in the notice. At a subsequent regular meeting, the Council approved meeting minutes of the special meeting but did not provide a copy of the minutes in the public packet. The Commissioner concluded that the Council members did not comply with the Open Meeting Law at either meeting. A city council held a special meeting and provided notice by posting the proposed agenda. At the special meeting, the Council took action on three items that it had not identified in the notice. At a subsequent regular meeting, the Council approved meeting minutes of the special meeting but did not provide a copy of the minutes in the public packet. The Commissioner concluded that the Council members did not comply with the Open Meeting Law at either meeting. 379354 Advisory Opinion 19-006 April 9, 2019; Rockville City Council 19-006 Rockville City Council Open Meeting Law Printed materials Special meeting notice Notice Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Printed materials, Special meeting notice, Notice Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-005 2019-04-04T13:24:40Z 2019-04-04T13:24:40Z A law enforcement agency asked about the classification of data in an inactive criminal investigation of an officer-involved fatal shooting. The Commissioner opined that the data were variously classified under Minnesota Statutes, sections 260B.171 (peace officer records of children), 13.10 (private data on decedents), 13.82 (law enforcement data), and 13.825 (body camera data). The Commissioner also opined that absent clarification from the Legislature, law enforcement agencies have discretion to interpret the scope of the plain meaning of ?data that document the discharge of a firearm? that are public under section 13.825. A law enforcement agency asked about the classification of data in an inactive criminal investigation of an officer-involved fatal shooting. The Commissioner opined that the data were variously classified under Minnesota Statutes, sections 260B.171 (peace officer records of children), 13.10 (private data on decedents), 13.82 (law enforcement data), and 13.825 (body camera data). The Commissioner also opined that absent clarification from the Legislature, law enforcement agencies have discretion to interpret the scope of the plain meaning of ?data that document the discharge of a firearm? that are public under section 13.825. 378530 Advisory Opinion 19-005 April 4, 2019; Minnesota Department of Public Safety 19-005 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Law enforcement data Peace officer records of children Decedents Decedents (13.10) Juveniles Juveniles (260.161 / 260B.171) Law enforcement data Law enforcement (13.82) Body camera data 13.825 Portable recording system data Law enforcement data, Peace officer records of children Law enforcement data, Peace officer records of children, Decedents, Decedents (13.10), Juveniles, Juveniles (260.161 / 260B.171), Law enforcement data, Law enforcement (13.82), Body camera data 13.825, Portable recording system data Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-004 2019-03-28T18:19:28Z 2019-03-28T18:19:28Z A school district asked whether it should provide access to a video of two students engaged in an altercation to one of the parents of one of the students. The Commissioner stated that where possible, schools must segregate the requesting parent?s student?s data from any other students? data. However, relying on federal guidance, the Commissioner concluded, if segregating the data is not possible, then the school should provide the requesting parent with access to the unredacted video. A school district asked whether it should provide access to a video of two students engaged in an altercation to one of the parents of one of the students. The Commissioner stated that where possible, schools must segregate the requesting parent?s student?s data from any other students? data. However, relying on federal guidance, the Commissioner concluded, if segregating the data is not possible, then the school should provide the requesting parent with access to the unredacted video. 377565 Advisory Opinion 19-004 March 28, 2019; ISD 283, St. Louis Park Schools 19-004 ISD 283, St. Louis Park Schools Educational data Videotapes Data subject access Educational data Educational data disclosure Education data Access by data subject or parent Multiple data subjects Educational data Educational data, Videotapes, Data subject access, Educational data, Educational data disclosure, Education data, Access by data subject or parent, Multiple data subjects Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-003 2019-03-28T17:10:41Z 2019-03-28T17:10:41Z A member of the public asked about his right to obtain government data maintained on the cell phones of county sheriff employees. In its response, the county stated that its employees? personal cell phone records are not government data, contradicting its own policy that the county considers work-related data created, received, recorded, or stored on a personally-owned cell phone government data. The Commissioner opined that the county should have ascertained whether any of the cell phones contained government data, and if so, provided the data to the requester. A member of the public asked about his right to obtain government data maintained on the cell phones of county sheriff employees. In its response, the county stated that its employees? personal cell phone records are not government data, contradicting its own policy that the county considers work-related data created, received, recorded, or stored on a personally-owned cell phone government data. The Commissioner opined that the county should have ascertained whether any of the cell phones contained government data, and if so, provided the data to the requester. 377591 Advisory Opinion 19-003 March 28, 2019; Rice County Sheriffs Office 19-003 Rice County Sheriffs Office Personal data/devices Personal electronic device used Personal email, phone account - business use Personal data/devices Personal data/devices, Personal electronic device used, Personal email, phone account - business use Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-002 2019-03-08T22:00:32Z 2019-03-08T22:00:32Z A member of the public asked if a state board was in compliance with the Data Practices Act if it did not provide access to the policies required under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.025. The board did not reply to the data request, which the Commissioner opined is not an appropriate response to a request for access to government data. Further, section 13.025 requires government entities to make the access policies available to the public in a manner such that the public does not have to ask for them. A member of the public asked if a state board was in compliance with the Data Practices Act if it did not provide access to the policies required under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.025. The board did not reply to the data request, which the Commissioner opined is not an appropriate response to a request for access to government data. Further, section 13.025 requires government entities to make the access policies available to the public in a manner such that the public does not have to ask for them. 375057 Advisory Opinion 19-002 March 8, 2019; Minnesota Board of Aging 19-002 Minnesota Board of Aging Statutory responsibilities government Public access procedures Data request policy Data access policy Statutory responsibilities government Statutory responsibilities government, Public access procedures, Data request policy, Data access policy Alice Roberts-Davis This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 19-001 2019-01-02T22:15:00Z 2019-01-02T22:15:00Z A city asked whether it responded appropriately to a data request for information from a Facebook page maintained by the mayor, when it replied to the requester that the information was not government data. The Commissioner opined that the city had responded appropriately because the mayor created and maintained the page outside of his official duties and the city did not collect, create, receive, maintain, or disseminate the information. Thus, the information did not fit within the definition of government data. A city asked whether it responded appropriately to a data request for information from a Facebook page maintained by the mayor, when it replied to the requester that the information was not government data. The Commissioner opined that the city had responded appropriately because the mayor created and maintained the page outside of his official duties and the city did not collect, create, receive, maintain, or disseminate the information. Thus, the information did not fit within the definition of government data. 363622 Advisory Opinion 19-001 January 2, 2019; City of Victoria 19-001 City of Victoria Response to data requests Elected and appointed officials Defined Elected and appointed officials (13.601) Elected officials Definition - "data collected" interpreted as "data created, received, maintained..." Determination made by entity Determination by responsible authority Government data (13.02, subd. 7) Response to data requests, Elected and appointed officials Response to data requests, Elected and appointed officials, Defined, Elected and appointed officials (13.601), Elected officials, Definition - "data collected" interpreted as "data created, received, maintained...", Determination made by entity, Determination by responsible authority, Government data (13.02, subd. 7) Matthew Massman Note: The United States Supreme Court discussed issues involving government officials? social media posts and the public?s First Amendment rights in Lindke ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-019 2018-12-28T18:25:39Z 2018-12-28T18:25:39Z A watershed district asked whether a member of the board of commissioners could attend meetings via interactive television from Florida. The Commissioner concluded that the geographical limitation imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court in Quast v. Knutson, 150 N.W.2d 199 (Minn. 1967), only applied to situations when an entire public body held a meeting outside the territorial confines of its jurisdiction. Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.02, allows members to attend via interactive television when all of the conditions of that section are met. A watershed district asked whether a member of the board of commissioners could attend meetings via interactive television from Florida. The Commissioner concluded that the geographical limitation imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court in Quast v. Knutson, 150 N.W.2d 199 (Minn. 1967), only applied to situations when an entire public body held a meeting outside the territorial confines of its jurisdiction. Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.02, allows members to attend via interactive television when all of the conditions of that section are met. 363544 Advisory Opinion 18-019 December 28, 2018; Rice Creek Watershed District Board 18-019 Rice Creek Watershed District Board Open Meeting Law Interactive Television (Skype) Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Interactive Television (Skype) Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-018 2018-12-14T22:45:36Z 2018-12-14T22:45:36Z A member of the public asked if a watershed district had violated the Open Meeting Law when it allowed members to participate in a meeting via telephone in order to reach a quorum. The Commissioner opined that per section 13D.021, there must be a declared emergency under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 12 for a local (versus state-level) public body to conduct a meeting via telephone. A member of the public asked if a watershed district had violated the Open Meeting Law when it allowed members to participate in a meeting via telephone in order to reach a quorum. The Commissioner opined that per section 13D.021, there must be a declared emergency under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 12 for a local (versus state-level) public body to conduct a meeting via telephone. 362508 Advisory Opinion 18-018 December 14, 2018; Bois de Sioux Watershed District Board 18-018 Bois de Sioux Watershed District Board Open Meeting Law Open meeting Telephone meeting Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Open meeting, Telephone meeting, Open Meeting Law Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-017 2018-12-06T18:39:55Z 2018-12-06T18:39:55Z A city asked about the classification of certain data related to the final disposition of disciplinary action in an ?Investigation File,? which is now part of an active criminal investigation. The city discussed the operation of section 13.43, and concluded that the data in the Investigation File are public personnel data. The Commissioner agreed that the data are public when maintained by the city and confidential/protected nonpublic at the prosecuting attorney?s office, consistent with a 2016 Minnesota Supreme Court case, Harlow v. State Dept. of Human Services, 883 N.W.2d 561 (Minn. 2016). A city asked about the classification of certain data related to the final disposition of disciplinary action in an ?Investigation File,? which is now part of an active criminal investigation. The city discussed the operation of section 13.43, and concluded that the data in the Investigation File are public personnel data. The Commissioner agreed that the data are public when maintained by the city and confidential/protected nonpublic at the prosecuting attorney?s office, consistent with a 2016 Minnesota Supreme Court case, Harlow v. State Dept. of Human Services, 883 N.W.2d 561 (Minn. 2016). 361276 Advisory Opinion 18-017 December 6, 2018; City of Eden Prairie 18-017 City of Eden Prairie Personnel data Law enforcement data Harlow Investigative data Disciplinary action Final decision regarding disciplinary action Final disposition of disciplinary action Personnel data, Law enforcement data Personnel data, Law enforcement data, Harlow, Investigative data, Disciplinary action, Final decision regarding disciplinary action, Final disposition of disciplinary action Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-016 2018-11-30T18:48:13Z 2018-11-30T18:48:13Z A government entity asked about the classification of certain financial data that it maintains about one of its licensee racetracks. The entity argued that the data at issue did not meet the definition of ?trade secret? in section 13.37 because the licensee did not demonstrate that the data derived ?independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known.? The Commissioner agreed with the entity?s determination that the data were not trade secret and therefore, presumptively public. A government entity asked about the classification of certain financial data that it maintains about one of its licensee racetracks. The entity argued that the data at issue did not meet the definition of ?trade secret? in section 13.37 because the licensee did not demonstrate that the data derived ?independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known.? The Commissioner agreed with the entity?s determination that the data were not trade secret and therefore, presumptively public. 360957 Advisory Opinion 18-016 November 30, 2018; Minnesota Racing Commission 18-016 Minnesota Racing Commission Trade secret Trade secret Trade secret, Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-015 2018-10-26T16:52:58Z 2018-10-26T16:52:58Z A member of the public asked the Commissioner about the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board?s (PELSB) response to a request for access to additional information regarding the reasons PELSB entered into a Stipulation Agreement and Consent Order with a licensee, due to maltreatment of minors. The detailed data the requester sought related to the nature of the maltreatment. Per Minnesota Statutes section 13.41, subdivision 5, because PELSB and the licensee agreed to resolve the complaint without a public hearing, the only related public data are the ?agreement and the specific reasons? for it. The Commissioner agreed with PELSB that the Order itself is ?the agreement,? and the factual findings in the stipulation constitute the ?specific reasons? for the agreement. A member of the public asked the Commissioner about the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board?s (PELSB) response to a request for access to additional information regarding the reasons PELSB entered into a Stipulation Agreement and Consent Order with a licensee, due to maltreatment of minors. The detailed data the requester sought related to the nature of the maltreatment. Per Minnesota Statutes section 13.41, subdivision 5, because PELSB and the licensee agreed to resolve the complaint without a public hearing, the only related public data are the ?agreement and the specific reasons? for it. The Commissioner agreed with PELSB that the Order itself is ?the agreement,? and the factual findings in the stipulation constitute the ?specific reasons? for the agreement. 356852 Advisory Opinion 18-015 October 26, 2018; Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board 18-015 Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board Licensing data Licensing data Licensing data (13.41) Licensing data Licensing data, Licensing data, Licensing data (13.41) Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-014 2018-10-18T12:58:20Z 2018-10-18T12:58:20Z Multiple school districts asked whether private educational data could be released pursuant to a subpoena. The Commissioner opined that since Minnesota Statutes, section 13.32, subdivision 3(e), incorporates the FERPA regulations ? which allow for disclosure without consent pursuant to subpoena when there has been a reasonable effort to notify the parents ? Minnesota allows disclosure in response to a subpoena when those conditions are met. Multiple school districts asked whether private educational data could be released pursuant to a subpoena. The Commissioner opined that since Minnesota Statutes, section 13.32, subdivision 3(e), incorporates the FERPA regulations ? which allow for disclosure without consent pursuant to subpoena when there has been a reasonable effort to notify the parents ? Minnesota allows disclosure in response to a subpoena when those conditions are met. 356119 Advisory Opinion 18-014 October 18, 2018; multiple school districts 18-014 multiple school districts Educational data Subpoenas Educational data disclosure Educational data Educational data Educational data, Subpoenas, Educational data disclosure, Educational data Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-013 2018-10-16T16:17:38Z 2018-10-16T16:17:38Z The Star Tribune asked the Commissioner about the classification of correspondence between a County Commissioner and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The Commissioner relied on the reasoning of Advisory Opinion Advisory Opinion 10-023 and opined that the County improperly classified the data as private under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.601, subdivision 2. The private classification of section 13.601 is reserved for communications between elected officials and individuals. The NRCC, as an organization, does not meet the definition of "individual" under the Data Practices Act, but is instead properly categorized as a "person" under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02. A Kanabec County District Court judge considering the Advisory Opinion subsequently came to the same conclusion as the Commissioner and ordered the County to release the data in question. The Star Tribune asked the Commissioner about the classification of correspondence between a County Commissioner and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The Commissioner relied on the reasoning of Advisory Opinion Advisory Opinion 10-023 and opined that the County improperly classified the data as private under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.601, subdivision 2. The private classification of section 13.601 is reserved for communications between elected officials and individuals. The NRCC, as an organization, does not meet the definition of "individual" under the Data Practices Act, but is instead properly categorized as a "person" under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02. A Kanabec County District Court judge considering the Advisory Opinion subsequently came to the same conclusion as the Commissioner and ordered the County to release the data in question. 355746 Advisory Opinion 18-013 October 16, 2018; St. Louis County 18-013 St. Louis County Elected and appointed officials Correspondence with elected officials 13.055 Elected and appointed officials Elected and appointed officials, Correspondence with elected officials, 13.055 Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-012 2018-10-04T15:05:10Z 2018-10-04T15:05:10Z Metropolitan Emergency Services Board (MESB) asked the Commissioner about the classification of a geospatial dataset that MESB creates and maintains. MESB is a regional joint powers board established by the nine metropolitan counties; the data set covers that region. MESB wanted to publish the dataset to make it more easily accessible to the public. Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.30, subdivision 10, defines ?electronic geospatial data,? and Minnesota Statutes, section 466.03, subdivision 21(b) states that the data are presumptively public. Accordingly, the Commissioner opined that the data in MESB?s geospatial dataset are public. Metropolitan Emergency Services Board (MESB) asked the Commissioner about the classification of a geospatial dataset that MESB creates and maintains. MESB is a regional joint powers board established by the nine metropolitan counties; the data set covers that region. MESB wanted to publish the dataset to make it more easily accessible to the public. Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.30, subdivision 10, defines ?electronic geospatial data,? and Minnesota Statutes, section 466.03, subdivision 21(b) states that the data are presumptively public. Accordingly, the Commissioner opined that the data in MESB?s geospatial dataset are public. 354432 Advisory Opinion 18-012 October 4, 2018; Metropolitan Emergency Services Board 18-012 Metropolitan Emergency Services Board Data sharing Classification of data Classification generally Geo-spatial mappings Data sharing Data sharing, Classification of data, Classification generally, Geo-spatial mappings Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2018). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-011 2018-08-01T13:34:30Z 2018-08-01T13:34:30Z A member of the public asked whether a town board had violated the Open Meeting Law (OML) by not providing, in the public packet of members? materials, a copy of a document the board discussed. The Commissioner acknowledged that the document was available to the public at an earlier meeting, and that the board read it aloud at the meeting in question. The Commissioner concluded that nonetheless, the board violated the OML by not having a least one public copy of members? materials available to the public, as required by Minn. Stat. 13D.01, sub. 6. A member of the public asked whether a town board had violated the Open Meeting Law (OML) by not providing, in the public packet of members? materials, a copy of a document the board discussed. The Commissioner acknowledged that the document was available to the public at an earlier meeting, and that the board read it aloud at the meeting in question. The Commissioner concluded that nonetheless, the board violated the OML by not having a least one public copy of members? materials available to the public, as required by Minn. Stat. 13D.01, sub. 6. 347600 Advisory Opinion 18-011 August 1, 2018; Greenwood Township Board 18-011 Greenwood Township Board Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-010 2018-07-31T13:34:39Z 2018-07-31T13:34:39Z A data requester asked whether a school district had responded appropriately to several data requests he made, including one for data about himself. The Commissioner opined that the district did not respond appropriately to the requests for public data in these specific circumstances when it did not communicate with the requester in nearly five months, despite the fact that the district knew that some data the requester sought no longer existed. The Commissioner further opined that the district did not respond appropriately to the requester?s request for data about himself because it did not provide him with any data within ten business days, as required by Minn. Stat 13.04. A data requester asked whether a school district had responded appropriately to several data requests he made, including one for data about himself. The Commissioner opined that the district did not respond appropriately to the requests for public data in these specific circumstances when it did not communicate with the requester in nearly five months, despite the fact that the district knew that some data the requester sought no longer existed. The Commissioner further opined that the district did not respond appropriately to the requester?s request for data about himself because it did not provide him with any data within ten business days, as required by Minn. Stat 13.04. 347419 Advisory Opinion 18-010 July 30, 2018; ISD 709, Duluth Public Schools 18-010 ISD 709, Duluth Public Schools Response to data requests Requests for data Timeliness of response to data subject - immediately or ten business days Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300) Timely response required, access immediately or within ten business days Timely, generally Response to data requests, Requests for data Response to data requests, Requests for data, Timeliness of response to data subject - immediately or ten business days, Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300), Timely response required, access immediately or within ten business days, Timely, generally Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-009 2018-06-28T15:18:46Z 2018-06-28T15:18:46Z A member of the public asked whether a state agency had violated the Data Practices Act because it denied him access to the data he requested (school building radon testing/mitigation data). The agency stated that per Minn. Stat. 13.3805, subdivision 5, data it maintains that ?identify the address of a radon testing or mitigation site, and the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of residents and residential property owners of a radon testing or mitigation site, are private data on individuals or nonpublic data.? The Commissioner agreed with the agency that data it maintains that identify the location of any radon testing or mitigation site, regardless of the type of property, including school buildings, are nonpublic. However, the same type of data that entities other than the agency maintain are not classified by 13.3805, subdivision 5. A member of the public asked whether a state agency had violated the Data Practices Act because it denied him access to the data he requested (school building radon testing/mitigation data). The agency stated that per Minn. Stat. 13.3805, subdivision 5, data it maintains that ?identify the address of a radon testing or mitigation site, and the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of residents and residential property owners of a radon testing or mitigation site, are private data on individuals or nonpublic data.? The Commissioner agreed with the agency that data it maintains that identify the location of any radon testing or mitigation site, regardless of the type of property, including school buildings, are nonpublic. However, the same type of data that entities other than the agency maintain are not classified by 13.3805, subdivision 5. 343715 Advisory Opinion 18-009 June 28, 2018; Minnesota Department of Health 18-009 Minnesota Department of Health Response to data requests Department of Health data Response to data requests Response to data requests, Department of Health data Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-008 2018-06-21T14:48:56Z 2018-06-21T14:48:56Z A county asked about the classification of an investigative report about an elected county sheriff. The Commissioner agreed with the County that the sheriff was a public official employee and that ?retirement? is a form of ?resignation.? As such, all data about the complaint became public when the sheriff retired while the complaint was pending, per Minn. Stat. 13.43, subdivision 2(f) and (e) (excepting not public data about other individuals). A county asked about the classification of an investigative report about an elected county sheriff. The Commissioner agreed with the County that the sheriff was a public official employee and that ?retirement? is a form of ?resignation.? As such, all data about the complaint became public when the sheriff retired while the complaint was pending, per Minn. Stat. 13.43, subdivision 2(f) and (e) (excepting not public data about other individuals). 343324 Advisory Opinion 18-008 June 21, 2018; Chisago County 18-008 Chisago County Personnel data Elected officials Complaint or charge Public official Public official Public personnel data Elected and appointed officials (13.601) Personnel data Personnel data, Elected officials, Complaint or charge, Public official, Public official Public personnel data, Elected and appointed officials (13.601) Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-007 2018-06-15T20:11:40Z 2018-06-15T20:11:40Z A City asked if it was required to provide access to a sealed criminal record pursuant to 5 USC 9101. The language in that provision allows military recruiters to access certain records maintained by state and local law enforcement when the expunged records remain available for background checks. Here, the case against the subject of the records was ultimately dismissed and therefore, because there were not any record of a ?conviction,? the records are not available for background checks under Minn. Stat. 609A.03. Therefore, the City could not disclose the sealed records to the military recruiter. A City asked if it was required to provide access to a sealed criminal record pursuant to 5 USC 9101. The language in that provision allows military recruiters to access certain records maintained by state and local law enforcement when the expunged records remain available for background checks. Here, the case against the subject of the records was ultimately dismissed and therefore, because there were not any record of a ?conviction,? the records are not available for background checks under Minn. Stat. 609A.03. Therefore, the City could not disclose the sealed records to the military recruiter. 342910 Advisory Opinion 18-007 June 15, 2018; City of New Prague 18-007 City of New Prague Expunged records/sealed records Law enforcement data Expunged records/sealed records, Law enforcement data Expunged records/sealed records, Law enforcement data, Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-006 2018-05-23T16:08:40Z 2018-05-23T16:08:40Z A member of the public asked whether a University had violated the Data Practices Act because it had not provided him with access to the data he requested (public personnel data on three employees) as of the date of his opinion request, which was two months after he asked for the data. In previous advisory opinions, the Commissioner has stated that a prompt, reasonable response is relative to the volume of data requested. Here, he opined that given the facts of this specific data request, including the type and amount of data requested, the University?s response was not timely. A member of the public asked whether a University had violated the Data Practices Act because it had not provided him with access to the data he requested (public personnel data on three employees) as of the date of his opinion request, which was two months after he asked for the data. In previous advisory opinions, the Commissioner has stated that a prompt, reasonable response is relative to the volume of data requested. Here, he opined that given the facts of this specific data request, including the type and amount of data requested, the University?s response was not timely. 340647 Advisory Opinion 18-006 May 23, 2018; University of Minnesota 18-006 University of Minnesota Requests for data Response to data requests Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300) Response to data request Requests for data, Response to data requests Requests for data, Response to data requests, Timeliness of response to public - prompt, reasonable time (13.03, subd. 2), (1205.0300), Response to data request Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-005 2018-05-22T12:53:33Z 2018-05-22T12:53:33Z A data subject asked if a county responded appropriately to a data request when it failed to comply within ten business days. The Commissioner concluded that Minn. Stat. 13.04, subdivision 3, is clear: entities must comply with data subject requests within ten business days. The request resulted in almost 3,000 emails and, as of the date of the opinion, the County had failed to provide any emails to the data subject. The Commissioner acknowledged the challenge in producing all of the data within the strict time limit, but also noted that the statute does not allow for additional time in mitigating circumstances. A data subject asked if a county responded appropriately to a data request when it failed to comply within ten business days. The Commissioner concluded that Minn. Stat. 13.04, subdivision 3, is clear: entities must comply with data subject requests within ten business days. The request resulted in almost 3,000 emails and, as of the date of the opinion, the County had failed to provide any emails to the data subject. The Commissioner acknowledged the challenge in producing all of the data within the strict time limit, but also noted that the statute does not allow for additional time in mitigating circumstances. 340460 Advisory Opinion 18-005 May 21, 2018; Carver County 18-005 Carver County Data subjects Response to data requests Requests for data Access by data subject or parent Timeliness of response to data subject - immediately or ten business days Response to data request Data subjects (13.04) Data subject rights of access procedures (13.05, subd. 8)/(13.025, subd. 3) Data subject access Data subjects, Response to data requests, Requests for data Data subjects, Response to data requests, Requests for data, Access by data subject or parent, Timeliness of response to data subject - immediately or ten business days, Response to data request, Data subjects (13.04), Data subject rights of access procedures (13.05, subd. 8)/(13.025, subd. 3), Data subject access Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-004 2018-04-16T19:35:35Z 2018-04-16T19:35:35Z A school district asked about the classification of data it maintained about a School Resource Officer (SRO) employed by a city and assigned to the District. Based on Advisory Opinion 97-030, the Commissioner opined that the definition of personnel data in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, includes government data maintained by one government entity about employees employed by another government entity, when employees are working in their official capacities. Therefore, data about the SRO maintained at the District are classified as personnel data and while the existence and status of a complaint against the SRO are public, any other data about a complaint or charge against the SRO is private at the District. A school district asked about the classification of data it maintained about a School Resource Officer (SRO) employed by a city and assigned to the District. Based on Advisory Opinion 97-030, the Commissioner opined that the definition of personnel data in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, includes government data maintained by one government entity about employees employed by another government entity, when employees are working in their official capacities. Therefore, data about the SRO maintained at the District are classified as personnel data and while the existence and status of a complaint against the SRO are public, any other data about a complaint or charge against the SRO is private at the District. 335888 Advisory Opinion 18-004 April 16, 2018; School District X 18-004 School District X Personnel data Complaint or charge Personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Complaint or charge, Personnel data Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-003 2018-04-05T15:20:02Z 2018-04-05T15:20:02Z A member of the public asked whether a City Council had violated the Open Meeting Law by holding a meeting outside the geographic boundaries of the body, not providing a copy of members? materials, and eating dinner together. A member of the public asked whether a City Council had violated the Open Meeting Law by holding a meeting outside the geographic boundaries of the body, not providing a copy of members? materials, and eating dinner together. 334889 Advisory Opinion 18-003 April 5, 2018; St. Anthony Village City Council 18-003 St. Anthony Village City Council Open Meeting Law Printed materials Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Printed materials Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-002 2018-02-26T13:47:40Z 2018-02-26T13:47:40Z A police department asked about the classification of records involving juveniles. The Commissioner opined that per Minnesota Statutes, section 260B.171, when a juvenile is or may be delinquent or is or may be involved in criminal acts and the proceedings are not open to the public, records of juveniles are private. Identifying information about juvenile witnesses and victims are classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subd. 17, as private, when the law enforcement agency has made the required determinations. A police department asked about the classification of records involving juveniles. The Commissioner opined that per Minnesota Statutes, section 260B.171, when a juvenile is or may be delinquent or is or may be involved in criminal acts and the proceedings are not open to the public, records of juveniles are private. Identifying information about juvenile witnesses and victims are classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subd. 17, as private, when the law enforcement agency has made the required determinations. 327536 Advisory Opinion 18-002 February 26, 2018; City of Blue Earth 18-002 City of Blue Earth Law enforcement data Peace officer records of children Juveniles Juveniles (260.161 / 260B.171) Law enforcement data, Peace officer records of children Law enforcement data, Peace officer records of children, Juveniles, Juveniles (260.161 / 260B.171) Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 18-001 2018-01-10T13:39:23Z 2018-01-10T13:39:23Z A state agency asked about the classification of data in an arbitrator?s order reversing all discipline of a public official. The Commissioner opined that Minn. Stat. 13.43, subd. 2(e) classified the data as public. Regardless of whether there has been a final disposition of disciplinary action, all data (except for other not public data, e.g., private personnel data) about a complaint against a state-level public official become public upon completion of an investigation, or if the employee is terminated or resigns while the complaint is pending. A state agency asked about the classification of data in an arbitrator?s order reversing all discipline of a public official. The Commissioner opined that Minn. Stat. 13.43, subd. 2(e) classified the data as public. Regardless of whether there has been a final disposition of disciplinary action, all data (except for other not public data, e.g., private personnel data) about a complaint against a state-level public official become public upon completion of an investigation, or if the employee is terminated or resigns while the complaint is pending. 323424 Advisory Opinion 18-001 January 10, 2018; Minnesota Management and Budget 18-001 Minnesota Management and Budget Personnel data Public official Disciplinary action Personnel data, Public official Personnel data, Public official, Disciplinary action Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-010 2017-12-07T14:04:53Z 2017-12-07T14:04:53Z A school district asked whether it had to provide a copy of an audio-recorded interview with a student to the student?s parent when the recording included educational data on multiple students. The Commissioner opined that the District should make every effort to redact the audiotape so that private educational data of other students is protected. However, if the District was unable to redact the tape, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) required the District to inform the parent of the specific information about the parent?s student. A school district asked whether it had to provide a copy of an audio-recorded interview with a student to the student?s parent when the recording included educational data on multiple students. The Commissioner opined that the District should make every effort to redact the audiotape so that private educational data of other students is protected. However, if the District was unable to redact the tape, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) required the District to inform the parent of the specific information about the parent?s student. 320147 Advisory Opinion 17-010 December 7, 2017; ISD 564, Thief River Falls 17-010 ISD 564, Thief River Falls Educational data Multiple data subjects Education data Educational data disclosure Educational data, included (See also: Educational data - Personnel data) Redaction (See also: Multiple data subjects; Separation of data) Multiple data subjects Educational data, Multiple data subjects Educational data, Multiple data subjects, Education data, Educational data disclosure, Educational data, included (See also: Educational data - Personnel data), Redaction (See also: Multiple data subjects; Separation of data), Multiple data subjects Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-009 2017-10-24T06:45:22Z 2017-10-24T06:45:22Z a County asked about the classification of the ?outcome of a complaint? and the transcript of arbitration proceedings. The Commissioner opined that because the arbitrator reversed discipline for the conduct related to the complaint, but upheld discipline for other conduct, the county responded appropriately to the complainant requester by providing only the existence and status of the complaint. Additionally, the Commissioner opined that the portions of the transcript that documented the final disposition of disciplinary action, the specific reasons for the action, and the basis of the action were public; data about the reversed discipline and personnel data on other employees were private. a County asked about the classification of the ?outcome of a complaint? and the transcript of arbitration proceedings. The Commissioner opined that because the arbitrator reversed discipline for the conduct related to the complaint, but upheld discipline for other conduct, the county responded appropriately to the complainant requester by providing only the existence and status of the complaint. Additionally, the Commissioner opined that the portions of the transcript that documented the final disposition of disciplinary action, the specific reasons for the action, and the basis of the action were public; data about the reversed discipline and personnel data on other employees were private. 316103 Advisory Opinion 17-009 October 24, 2017; Itasca County 17-009 Itasca County Personnel data Arbitration proceedings Disciplinary action data, access Disciplinary action Personnel data Personnel data, Arbitration proceedings, Disciplinary action data, access, Disciplinary action Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-008 2017-09-28T21:00:58Z 2017-09-28T21:00:58Z , a City asked about the classification of data that identify the location of a victim of domestic abuse, when the data are maintained by a nonprofit domestic violence advocacy agency. The Commissioner concluded that while Minnesota Statutes, section 13.823 specifically exempts private nonprofit domestic violence advocacy agencies who are not under the direct control of a government entity from Ch. 13, other sections require those agencies to maintain data about victims as private data as defined in Ch. 13. Additionally, federal statutes also restrict access to information about victims of domestic abuse. Therefore, while the advocacy agencies are not subject to Ch. 13, they must maintain data that identify the location of a victim of domestic abuse as private data and that information cannot be disclosed without consent, statutory authorization, or a court order. , a City asked about the classification of data that identify the location of a victim of domestic abuse, when the data are maintained by a nonprofit domestic violence advocacy agency. The Commissioner concluded that while Minnesota Statutes, section 13.823 specifically exempts private nonprofit domestic violence advocacy agencies who are not under the direct control of a government entity from Ch. 13, other sections require those agencies to maintain data about victims as private data as defined in Ch. 13. Additionally, federal statutes also restrict access to information about victims of domestic abuse. Therefore, while the advocacy agencies are not subject to Ch. 13, they must maintain data that identify the location of a victim of domestic abuse as private data and that information cannot be disclosed without consent, statutory authorization, or a court order. 313246 Advisory Opinion 17-008 September 28, 2017; City of Grand Rapids 17-008 City of Grand Rapids Law enforcement data Domestic abuse data Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Domestic abuse data Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2017). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-007 2017-09-13T13:50:30Z 2017-09-13T13:50:30Z a member of the public asked about determinations a county made regarding the appointment of county responsible authorities [?RAs?] and data practices compliance officials [?DPCOs?]. The Commissioner opined that the county did not comply with the data practices act, because it appointed more RAs and DPCOs than are allowed. Each elected official is the RA for that office, as is the director of the county welfare agency. The only other RA and/or DPCO the County may have is an employee appointed by the County Board. a member of the public asked about determinations a county made regarding the appointment of county responsible authorities [?RAs?] and data practices compliance officials [?DPCOs?]. The Commissioner opined that the county did not comply with the data practices act, because it appointed more RAs and DPCOs than are allowed. Each elected official is the RA for that office, as is the director of the county welfare agency. The only other RA and/or DPCO the County may have is an employee appointed by the County Board. 312123 Advisory Opinion 17-007 September 13, 2017; Hubbard County 17-007 Hubbard County Responsible authority Data Practices Compliance Official (DPCO) Responsible authority Responsible authority, Data Practices Compliance Official (DPCO) Matthew Massman Note: Per Minnesota Statutes, section 197.603, the county veterans service officer is the RA for all records in the officer's custody. (See Discussion Issue ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-006 2017-08-30T12:41:48Z 2017-08-30T12:41:48Z a member of the public asked whether a town board violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of members met and discussed documents prior to calling a meeting to order. The Commissioner opined that the issue involved a factual dispute that could not be resolved. The opinion requester also asked whether the Board violated the OML because a public copy of all members? materials was not available to the public at the meeting. The Commissioner opined that the Board did not comply with the OML, because it did not provide a public copy of all members? materials. a member of the public asked whether a town board violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of members met and discussed documents prior to calling a meeting to order. The Commissioner opined that the issue involved a factual dispute that could not be resolved. The opinion requester also asked whether the Board violated the OML because a public copy of all members? materials was not available to the public at the meeting. The Commissioner opined that the Board did not comply with the OML, because it did not provide a public copy of all members? materials. 310269 Advisory Opinion 17-006 August 30, 2017; Brunswick Township Board 17-006 Brunswick Township Board Open Meeting Law Townships Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Townships Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-005 2017-06-22T13:13:59Z 2017-06-22T13:13:59Z a member of the public asked whether a school board violated the Open Meeting Law, when a quorum of members sent a letter to another entity. The Commissioner opined that the Board did not comply with the law because the quorum took official action (i.e., agreeing to the contents of the letter and sending the letter) outside of a public meeting. The Commissioner also addressed the Board?s arguments that written communication does not constitute a meeting. a member of the public asked whether a school board violated the Open Meeting Law, when a quorum of members sent a letter to another entity. The Commissioner opined that the Board did not comply with the law because the quorum took official action (i.e., agreeing to the contents of the letter and sending the letter) outside of a public meeting. The Commissioner also addressed the Board?s arguments that written communication does not constitute a meeting. 310101 Advisory Opinion 17-005 June 22, 2017; ISD 2154, Eveleth-Gilbert 17-005 ISD 2154, Eveleth-Gilbert Open Meeting Law School boards Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, School boards Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-004 2017-05-05T15:14:43Z 2017-05-05T15:14:43Z a city which operates a self-insured group health plan for its employees asked whether data collected by the third-party administrator were government data, how they would be classified, and whether the administrator was required give a Tennessen notice prior to collecting the data. The Commissioner opined that because the third-party administrator was collecting government data from the employees, the data were classified as private (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43 subd. 4), and because the administrator is required to comply with the Data Practices Act as if it were a government entity (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subdivision 11), it was required to provide a Tennessen notice prior to collecting the data. a city which operates a self-insured group health plan for its employees asked whether data collected by the third-party administrator were government data, how they would be classified, and whether the administrator was required give a Tennessen notice prior to collecting the data. The Commissioner opined that because the third-party administrator was collecting government data from the employees, the data were classified as private (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43 subd. 4), and because the administrator is required to comply with the Data Practices Act as if it were a government entity (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subdivision 11), it was required to provide a Tennessen notice prior to collecting the data. 300482 Advisory Opinion 17-004 May 5, 2017, City of Duluth 17-004 Informed consent Tennessen warning notice Insurance companies Informed consent Informed consent, Tennessen warning notice, Insurance companies Matthew Massman Note: Minnesota Statutes, section 13.387, is also applicable to the data at issue in this opinion. This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-003 2017-04-26T15:14:43Z 2017-04-26T15:14:43Z a member of the public asked whether a City Council properly closed a meeting pursuant to the attorney-client privilege exception to the Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner could not determine whether the Council made the required statement on the record. He opined that the Council did not comply with the Open Meeting Law when it closed the meeting on the basis of attorney-client privilege because the Council did not show that the Council required absolute confidentiality. a member of the public asked whether a City Council properly closed a meeting pursuant to the attorney-client privilege exception to the Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner could not determine whether the Council made the required statement on the record. He opined that the Council did not comply with the Open Meeting Law when it closed the meeting on the basis of attorney-client privilege because the Council did not show that the Council required absolute confidentiality. 300478 Advisory Opinion 17-003 April 26 2017, Birchwood Village City Council 17-003 Open Meeting Law Attorney-client privilege Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Attorney-client privilege Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-002 2017-04-18T15:14:43Z 2017-04-18T15:14:43Z a newspaper asked if a city police department had properly classified various data elements in various police incident reports (ICRs). The Commissioner determined that the city had properly redacted some data elements, improperly withheld others, and in some cases could not make a determination. The Commissioner noted that law enforcement agencies must exercise their discretion to protect certain identities on a case-by-case basis, and must document those determinations. a newspaper asked if a city police department had properly classified various data elements in various police incident reports (ICRs). The Commissioner determined that the city had properly redacted some data elements, improperly withheld others, and in some cases could not make a determination. The Commissioner noted that law enforcement agencies must exercise their discretion to protect certain identities on a case-by-case basis, and must document those determinations. 300473 Advisory Opinion 17-002 April 18, 2017; City of Woodbury 17-002 City of Woodbury Law enforcement data Protected identities (13.82, subd. 17 / subd. 10) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Protected identities (13.82, subd. 17 / subd. 10) Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 17-001 2017-03-22T15:14:43Z 2017-03-22T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether he could have access to a former teacher?s time sheet data for a time period following a public court case. The District denied access to the data, arguing that the data were private personnel data because of the existence of a complaint at the District during the same period. The Commissioner opined that the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subd. 2, classifies the existence and status of a complaint, as well as time sheet data (or other comparable data used for payroll purposes) as public. The District did not reveal the nature or character of the complaint and therefore, the District would not have been revealing private data by providing the timesheet data to the data requester. A member of the public asked whether he could have access to a former teacher?s time sheet data for a time period following a public court case. The District denied access to the data, arguing that the data were private personnel data because of the existence of a complaint at the District during the same period. The Commissioner opined that the plain language of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subd. 2, classifies the existence and status of a complaint, as well as time sheet data (or other comparable data used for payroll purposes) as public. The District did not reveal the nature or character of the complaint and therefore, the District would not have been revealing private data by providing the timesheet data to the data requester. 300472 Advisory Opinion 17-001 March 22, 2017, ISD 2860 (Blue Earth Area Schools) 17-001 Personnel data Time sheets or payroll Personnel data Personnel data, Time sheets or payroll Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 16-006 2016-11-04T15:14:43Z 2016-11-04T15:14:43Z a school board asked whether it might meet in private facilitated discussions designed to, among other goals, ?improve trust, relationships, communications, and collaborative problem solving? among board members, without violating the Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner determined that as long as the board avoided even incidental discussions specific to matters within its official duties or powers, a quorum of the board could participate in those sessions because the board was not ?gathering to discuss, decide, or receive information as a group relating to ?the official business? of the governing body.? a school board asked whether it might meet in private facilitated discussions designed to, among other goals, ?improve trust, relationships, communications, and collaborative problem solving? among board members, without violating the Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner determined that as long as the board avoided even incidental discussions specific to matters within its official duties or powers, a quorum of the board could participate in those sessions because the board was not ?gathering to discuss, decide, or receive information as a group relating to ?the official business? of the governing body.? 266582 Advisory Opinion 16-006 November 4, 2016, ISD 625 (St. Paul) 16-006 Open Meeting Law Training not subject Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Training not subject Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 16-005 2016-07-15T15:14:43Z 2016-07-15T15:14:43Z a member of the public asked whether a Township Board complied with Open Meeting Law (OML) requirements for a special meeting; whether the board held serial meetings; and whether the board violated the law when a quorum attended a county planning commission meeting at which zoning/planning issues were discussed. The Commissioner determined that the board acted properly because the actions it took during the meeting were related to the special meeting notice. In addition, the board did not meet outside of the noticed special meeting or otherwise engage in serial meetings. Finally, because a quorum of the board attended and participated in the county planning commission meeting, relayed board business, deliberated, and received information as a group on issues relating to its official business, the quorum?s presence at the county planning commission meeting was a special meeting that the board should have noticed. a member of the public asked whether a Township Board complied with Open Meeting Law (OML) requirements for a special meeting; whether the board held serial meetings; and whether the board violated the law when a quorum attended a county planning commission meeting at which zoning/planning issues were discussed. The Commissioner determined that the board acted properly because the actions it took during the meeting were related to the special meeting notice. In addition, the board did not meet outside of the noticed special meeting or otherwise engage in serial meetings. Finally, because a quorum of the board attended and participated in the county planning commission meeting, relayed board business, deliberated, and received information as a group on issues relating to its official business, the quorum?s presence at the county planning commission meeting was a special meeting that the board should have noticed. 267093 Advisory Opinion 16-005 July 13, 2016, Westfield Township Board of Supervisors 16-005 Open Meeting Law Interpretation of meeting Serial meetings Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Interpretation of meeting, Serial meetings Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 16-004 2016-06-29T15:14:43Z 2016-06-29T15:14:43Z a school district asked whether it would be in compliance with state and federal laws governing data on students if it included certain data in job postings for work with teachers to provide services to students with disabilities. At the time employees bid, they have not yet been assigned to work with any particular student(s). The Commissioner opined that under Minn. Stat. 13.32, the data elements in the posting, taken together, inadvertently identify students and their disabilities, which are private. Because bidding employees do not yet have a legally recognized reason to access the private data on students, the District must remove the identifying data elements from the posting. a school district asked whether it would be in compliance with state and federal laws governing data on students if it included certain data in job postings for work with teachers to provide services to students with disabilities. At the time employees bid, they have not yet been assigned to work with any particular student(s). The Commissioner opined that under Minn. Stat. 13.32, the data elements in the posting, taken together, inadvertently identify students and their disabilities, which are private. Because bidding employees do not yet have a legally recognized reason to access the private data on students, the District must remove the identifying data elements from the posting. 268018 Advisory Opinion 16-004 June 29, 2016, ISD 706 (Virginia) 16-004 Educational data Educational data Educational data Educational data, Educational data Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2016). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 16-003 2016-06-23T03:14:43Z 2016-06-23T03:14:43Z a newspaper reporter asked whether a city council properly closed a meeting pursuant to the attorney-client privilege exception to the Open Meeting Law (Minn. Stat. 13D.05, subd. 3(b)). The Commissioner opined that the council had met the standard for closing the meeting because the council had been threatened with litigation and it needed absolute confidentiality to discuss the provisions of a proposed separation agreement. a newspaper reporter asked whether a city council properly closed a meeting pursuant to the attorney-client privilege exception to the Open Meeting Law (Minn. Stat. 13D.05, subd. 3(b)). The Commissioner opined that the council had met the standard for closing the meeting because the council had been threatened with litigation and it needed absolute confidentiality to discuss the provisions of a proposed separation agreement. 266933 Advisory Opinion 16-003 June 22, 2016, Motley City Council 16-003 Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Attorney-client privilege Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Attorney-client privilege Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2015). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 16-002 2016-06-22T15:14:43Z 2016-06-22T15:14:43Z a member of the public asked whether a city council complied with the Open Meeting Law requirement to provide a summary of conclusions following a closed meeting for a performance evaluation (Minn. Stat. 13D.05, subd. 3(a)). Because the council only discussed two salient points the closed session, and the summary given at the next open meeting included the conclusions of those two points, the Commissioner opined that the council had met the statutory requirements. a member of the public asked whether a city council complied with the Open Meeting Law requirement to provide a summary of conclusions following a closed meeting for a performance evaluation (Minn. Stat. 13D.05, subd. 3(a)). Because the council only discussed two salient points the closed session, and the summary given at the next open meeting included the conclusions of those two points, the Commissioner opined that the council had met the statutory requirements. 266991 Advisory Opinion 16-002 June 22, 2016, Moorhead City Council 16-002 Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Employee evaluation summary Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Employee evaluation summary Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2015). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 16-001 2016-02-18T16:14:43Z 2016-02-18T16:14:43Z a school district asked about the classification of data in a Notice of Removal sent to a school board member who was also a former employee of the District. The Notice of Removal stemmed from a complaint against the individual in his capacity both as an employee and as a school board member. The District stated that it does not consider school board members to be employees for purposes of the Data Practices Act. The Commissioner opined that the data in the Notice of Removal are related to the individual?s conduct as a school board member and therefore are presumed public. a school district asked about the classification of data in a Notice of Removal sent to a school board member who was also a former employee of the District. The Notice of Removal stemmed from a complaint against the individual in his capacity both as an employee and as a school board member. The District stated that it does not consider school board members to be employees for purposes of the Data Practices Act. The Commissioner opined that the data in the Notice of Removal are related to the individual?s conduct as a school board member and therefore are presumed public. 267232 Advisory Opinion 16-001 February 18, 2016, ISD 911 (Cambridge-Isanti) 16-001 Personnel data School board members Personnel data Personnel data, School board members Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2015). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 15-007 2015-12-22T16:14:43Z 2015-12-22T16:14:43Z a county asked whether it could classify certain appraisal data as confidential or protected nonpublic under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.39. A county prepared a second appraisal for a condemnation/eminent domain action. The Commissioner opined that because the proceeding was the type of civil legal action contemplated by section 13.39, and the chief attorney had determined that the action was pending, the County could temporarily classify the appraisal as not public while the civil legal action was pending. a county asked whether it could classify certain appraisal data as confidential or protected nonpublic under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.39. A county prepared a second appraisal for a condemnation/eminent domain action. The Commissioner opined that because the proceeding was the type of civil legal action contemplated by section 13.39, and the chief attorney had determined that the action was pending, the County could temporarily classify the appraisal as not public while the civil legal action was pending. 267292 Advisory Opinion 15-007 December 22, 2015, Washington County 15-007 Civil investigative data Appraisals (13.44) Civil investigative data (13.39) Civil investigative data Civil investigative data, Appraisals (13.44), Civil investigative data (13.39) Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2015). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 15-006 2015-11-10T16:14:43Z 2015-11-10T16:14:43Z a city asked about the classification of data in a draft investigation report about a former city public official. The Commissioner opined that all data related to the complaint or charge in the report are public because the public official resigned before the city finished the report and because the former public official released the city from all claims stemming from the complaint, under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subd. 2(e) and (f). The Commissioner further opined that the city could not enter into an agreement with the data subject to restrict access to public data, per section 13.43, subd. 10. a city asked about the classification of data in a draft investigation report about a former city public official. The Commissioner opined that all data related to the complaint or charge in the report are public because the public official resigned before the city finished the report and because the former public official released the city from all claims stemming from the complaint, under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subd. 2(e) and (f). The Commissioner further opined that the city could not enter into an agreement with the data subject to restrict access to public data, per section 13.43, subd. 10. 267270 Advisory Opinion 15-006 November 10, 2015, City of Hastings 15-006 Personnel data Public official Public personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Public official Public personnel data Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2015). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 15-005 2015-11-05T16:14:43Z 2015-11-05T16:14:43Z a school district asked whether Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.41, subd. 6(c), requires sharing certain private personnel data with another district. That subdivision states that under certain circumstances, a school district must disseminate private personnel data, ?[u]nless restricted by ? state data practices law?.? The Commissioner opined that despite the apparent objective of that provision, the district may not share private personnel data with a requesting district because the Data Practices Act is a ?state data practices law? that restricts disclosure of private data. a school district asked whether Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.41, subd. 6(c), requires sharing certain private personnel data with another district. That subdivision states that under certain circumstances, a school district must disseminate private personnel data, ?[u]nless restricted by ? state data practices law?.? The Commissioner opined that despite the apparent objective of that provision, the district may not share private personnel data with a requesting district because the Data Practices Act is a ?state data practices law? that restricts disclosure of private data. 268030 Advisory Opinion 15-005 November 5, 2015; ISD 535 (Rochester) 15-005 ISD 535 (Rochester) Personnel data Personnel data Employment Personnel data Personnel data, Personnel data, Employment Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2015). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 15-004 2015-10-01T15:14:43Z 2015-10-01T15:14:43Z The Minnesota Film and TV Board asked whether it was subject to Minnesota's Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner opined that the Board is not subject to the law because it is not a State board, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subd. 1(a). The Board was not created by the Legislature; it is a private corporation. Its members and staff are not appointed by the government and its meetings are governed by the Board?s bylaws. The Minnesota Film and TV Board asked whether it was subject to Minnesota's Open Meeting Law. The Commissioner opined that the Board is not subject to the law because it is not a State board, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subd. 1(a). The Board was not created by the Legislature; it is a private corporation. Its members and staff are not appointed by the government and its meetings are governed by the Board?s bylaws. 267317 Advisory Opinion 15-004 October 1, 2015; Minnesota Film and TV Board 15-004 Minnesota Film and TV Board Open Meeting Law Entities subject to Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Entities subject to Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2015). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 15-003 2015-05-21T15:14:43Z 2015-05-21T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked about a government contractor?s obligation to respond to a request for data the contractor maintained in connection with its work for a City. The contractor did not respond to the request. The Commissioner opined that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subdivision 11, and the clause in the contract, the contractor was subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, for purposes of data created and maintained under the contract. Because Chapter 13 required the contractor to respond to a data request in a prompt and reasonable amount of time, the contractor did not comply. A member of the public asked about a government contractor?s obligation to respond to a request for data the contractor maintained in connection with its work for a City. The contractor did not respond to the request. The Commissioner opined that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subdivision 11, and the clause in the contract, the contractor was subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, for purposes of data created and maintained under the contract. Because Chapter 13 required the contractor to respond to a data request in a prompt and reasonable amount of time, the contractor did not comply. 267771 Advisory Opinion 15-003 May 21, 2015; Foth, Inc. (Bloomington) 15-003 Foth, Inc. (Bloomington) Contracts/privatization Response to data requests Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) No response Contracts/privatization, Response to data requests Contracts/privatization, Response to data requests, Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), No response Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 15-002 2015-05-07T15:14:43Z 2015-05-07T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked if a City Council had complied with the Open Meeting Law (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D) when closing two meetings to evaluate the performance of an individual subject to its authority (under Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a)). The Commissioner concluded that when a public body requires more than one closed session to do a performance evaluation, the proper procedure is to recess and continue a meeting, rather than holding two separate meetings. The Commissioner also opined that the Council?s summary of the evaluation was not timely and not sufficient. A member of the public asked if a City Council had complied with the Open Meeting Law (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D) when closing two meetings to evaluate the performance of an individual subject to its authority (under Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a)). The Commissioner concluded that when a public body requires more than one closed session to do a performance evaluation, the proper procedure is to recess and continue a meeting, rather than holding two separate meetings. The Commissioner also opined that the Council?s summary of the evaluation was not timely and not sufficient. 267675 Advisory Opinion 15-002 May 7, 2015; Edina City Council 15-002 Edina City Council Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Individual performance Employee evaluation summary Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Individual performance, Employee evaluation summary Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 15-001 2015-04-03T15:14:43Z 2015-04-03T15:14:43Z A state agency asked the Commissioner about the classification of data in an application submitted by a non-registered medical cannabis manufacturer applicant that are not otherwise specifically classified as not public data under Minnesota Statutes, section 152.25, subdivision 1. The Commissioner opined that after a medical cannabis manufacturer is registered, data in the application submitted by that applicant are presumptively public (except for trade secret or security information under section 13.37). A state agency asked the Commissioner about the classification of data in an application submitted by a non-registered medical cannabis manufacturer applicant that are not otherwise specifically classified as not public data under Minnesota Statutes, section 152.25, subdivision 1. The Commissioner opined that after a medical cannabis manufacturer is registered, data in the application submitted by that applicant are presumptively public (except for trade secret or security information under section 13.37). 267475 Advisory Opinion 15-001 April 3, 2015; Minnesota Department of Health 15-001 Minnesota Department of Health Response to data requests Business data (13.591) Department of Health data Medical cannabis data (152.25, subd. 1) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Business data (13.591), Department of Health data, Medical cannabis data (152.25, subd. 1) Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-020 2014-12-23T16:14:43Z 2014-12-23T16:14:43Z A school district asked about the classification of certain complaint data it maintained about a former principal. The principal resigned following an investigation which did not result in discipline. He also signed a Release of Liability releasing the District from all claims. A Release of Liability is a settlement agreement for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subd. 2(f), and therefore all data about the complaint or charge against the principal are public, except those data that identify confidential sources. A school district asked about the classification of certain complaint data it maintained about a former principal. The principal resigned following an investigation which did not result in discipline. He also signed a Release of Liability releasing the District from all claims. A Release of Liability is a settlement agreement for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subd. 2(f), and therefore all data about the complaint or charge against the principal are public, except those data that identify confidential sources. 267189 Advisory Opinion 14-020 December 23, 2014; Independent School District 833 (South Washington County Schools) 14-020 Independent School District 833 (South Washington County Schools) Personnel data Public official Public personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Public official Public personnel data Matthew Massman This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-019 2014-12-01T16:14:43Z 2014-12-01T16:14:43Z A state agency asked about its classification of data determination related to an internal audit of one of its grantees, including supporting documentation and other documents collected as part of the audit. The grantee is a political subdivision, subject to Chapter 13. The documentation includes data about employees, members of the public, and credit card, bank account, and Social Security numbers. In addition, it includes the grantee?s response to the internal audit report, copies of the grantee?s audit reports, and copies of some board minutes. Some of the data are classified as private pursuant to sections 13.43, 13.355, and 13.37. The remainder of the data in question are presumptively public, per section 13.03, or expressly public personnel data under section 13.43. A state agency asked about its classification of data determination related to an internal audit of one of its grantees, including supporting documentation and other documents collected as part of the audit. The grantee is a political subdivision, subject to Chapter 13. The documentation includes data about employees, members of the public, and credit card, bank account, and Social Security numbers. In addition, it includes the grantee?s response to the internal audit report, copies of the grantee?s audit reports, and copies of some board minutes. Some of the data are classified as private pursuant to sections 13.43, 13.355, and 13.37. The remainder of the data in question are presumptively public, per section 13.03, or expressly public personnel data under section 13.43. 267405 Advisory Opinion 14-019 December 1, 2014; Department of Human Services 14-019 Department of Human Services Elected and appointed officials Personnel data Internal audit Elected and appointed officials (13.601) Personnel data (13.43) Elected and appointed officials, Personnel data Elected and appointed officials, Personnel data, Internal audit, Elected and appointed officials (13.601), Personnel data (13.43) Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-018 2014-11-17T16:14:43Z 2014-11-17T16:14:43Z A requester asked for access to copies of contracts and non-disclosure agreements for cell phone exploitation equipment. The entity said it could not redact the documents because they contained inextricably intertwined trade secret data (section 13.37, subdivision 1(b)), and ?deliberative process/ investigative techniques? data (section 13.82, subdivision 25). Contracts and non-disclosure agreements contain standard clauses that are presumptively public. Accordingly, the entity must redact any data that are properly classified under sections 13.37 and/or 13.82, and release the remaining public data. A requester asked for access to copies of contracts and non-disclosure agreements for cell phone exploitation equipment. The entity said it could not redact the documents because they contained inextricably intertwined trade secret data (section 13.37, subdivision 1(b)), and ?deliberative process/ investigative techniques? data (section 13.82, subdivision 25). Contracts and non-disclosure agreements contain standard clauses that are presumptively public. Accordingly, the entity must redact any data that are properly classified under sections 13.37 and/or 13.82, and release the remaining public data. 267495 Advisory Opinion 14-018 November 17, 2014; Department of Public Safety 14-018 Department of Public Safety Contracts/privatization Law enforcement data Trade secret Deliberative processes (13.82, subd. 25 / subd. 16) Contracts Privatization 13.03 subdivision 11 Classification generally Contracts/privatization, Law enforcement data, Trade secret Contracts/privatization, Law enforcement data, Trade secret, Deliberative processes (13.82, subd. 25 / subd. 16), Contracts, Privatization, 13.03 subdivision 11, Classification generally Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-017 2014-10-28T15:14:43Z 2014-10-28T15:14:43Z A requester asked whether a public body properly closed two meetings on the basis of attorney-client privilege pursuant to section 13D.05, subdivision 2(b). In applying the balancing test required by the Minnesota Supreme Court, the first meeting was improperly closed because the body had not yet decided to act upon an underlying issue, which barred the body from initiating legal action. The potential opposing party attended a portion of the second meeting, so the attorney-client privilege exception does not apply because those circumstances do not dictate the need for absolute confidentiality. However, the remainder of the meeting at which the attorney for the body discussed legal options and strategies with the body was properly closed. A requester asked whether a public body properly closed two meetings on the basis of attorney-client privilege pursuant to section 13D.05, subdivision 2(b). In applying the balancing test required by the Minnesota Supreme Court, the first meeting was improperly closed because the body had not yet decided to act upon an underlying issue, which barred the body from initiating legal action. The potential opposing party attended a portion of the second meeting, so the attorney-client privilege exception does not apply because those circumstances do not dictate the need for absolute confidentiality. However, the remainder of the meeting at which the attorney for the body discussed legal options and strategies with the body was properly closed. 267295 Advisory Opinion 14-017 October 28, 2014; City of East Grand Forks 14-017 City of East Grand Forks Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Attorney-client privilege Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Attorney-client privilege Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-016 2014-10-28T15:14:43Z 2014-10-28T15:14:43Z An entity asked whether it could release private data about a decedent to the decedent?s sister, who was not the personal representative within the meaning of section 13.10, subdivision 1(c). However, she is a trustee for purposes of a wrongful death action under section 573.02, subdivision 3. The county may release ?appropriate? data (however classified) without a court order to the decedent?s sister, as a trustee in a wrongful death action as provided in section 13.10, subdivision 3. An entity asked whether it could release private data about a decedent to the decedent?s sister, who was not the personal representative within the meaning of section 13.10, subdivision 1(c). However, she is a trustee for purposes of a wrongful death action under section 573.02, subdivision 3. The county may release ?appropriate? data (however classified) without a court order to the decedent?s sister, as a trustee in a wrongful death action as provided in section 13.10, subdivision 3. 267321 Advisory Opinion 14-016 October 23, 2014; Winona County 14-016 Winona County General Decedents (13.10) General General, Decedents (13.10) Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-015 2014-10-23T15:14:43Z 2014-10-23T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether a city council?s conduct under the OML was proper on eight different occasions. The council?s ?work sessions? were special, not regular meetings, but the Commissioner could not determine whether the council complied with the special meeting notice requirements under section 13D.04, or held an improper meeting via email. The council did not properly close meetings and discussed impermissible topics in closed session, per section 13D.01, subdivision 3, and section 13D.05. The council also improperly excluded members of the public who were not disruptive. It did not comply with section 13D.05, subdivision 3 (a), because it did not provide the required summary of a performance evaluation. It did not comply with section 13D.01, subdivision 6, because a public copy of members? materials was not available. A member of the public asked whether a city council?s conduct under the OML was proper on eight different occasions. The council?s ?work sessions? were special, not regular meetings, but the Commissioner could not determine whether the council complied with the special meeting notice requirements under section 13D.04, or held an improper meeting via email. The council did not properly close meetings and discussed impermissible topics in closed session, per section 13D.01, subdivision 3, and section 13D.05. The council also improperly excluded members of the public who were not disruptive. It did not comply with section 13D.05, subdivision 3 (a), because it did not provide the required summary of a performance evaluation. It did not comply with section 13D.01, subdivision 6, because a public copy of members? materials was not available. 267684 Advisory Opinion 14-015 October 23, 2014; City of Crystal 14-015 City of Crystal Open Meeting Law Meeting notice Closed meetings Attorney-client privilege Email Meeting calendar Closed meetings Statement on record Notice Special meeting notice Public comments Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Closed meetings Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Closed meetings, Attorney-client privilege, Email, Meeting calendar, Closed meetings, Statement on record, Notice, Special meeting notice, Public comments Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-014 2014-10-13T15:14:43Z 2014-10-13T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether a public body properly closed two meetings to discuss the purchase of property, pursuant to section 13D.05, subdivision 3(c)(3). At the meetings, both the Mayor and the City Attorney made comments preceding the closing of the meetings. The statements were insufficient under the OML because the statement must be given by the public body, include the grounds permitting or requiring the meeting to be closed, and specifically describe the subject of the meeting. Additionally, for sale or purchase of property, the statement must identify the particular properties. A member of the public asked whether a public body properly closed two meetings to discuss the purchase of property, pursuant to section 13D.05, subdivision 3(c)(3). At the meetings, both the Mayor and the City Attorney made comments preceding the closing of the meetings. The statements were insufficient under the OML because the statement must be given by the public body, include the grounds permitting or requiring the meeting to be closed, and specifically describe the subject of the meeting. Additionally, for sale or purchase of property, the statement must identify the particular properties. 266458 Advisory Opinion 14-014 October 13, 2014; City of Corcoran 14-014 City of Corcoran Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Property sale or purchase (13D.05, subd. 3(c)) Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Property sale or purchase (13D.05, subd. 3(c)) Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-013 2014-10-13T15:14:43Z 2014-10-13T15:14:43Z A requester asked for service and response or incident law enforcement data made public pursuant to section 13.82, subdivisions 3 and 6. The entity cited section 13.82, subdivisions 7 (active investigative data) and 13 (victim access to investigative data) and section 260B.171, subdivision 5 (peace officer records of children) to deny access to all data. The provisions cited by the entity are not applicable to the requests; the entity should have provided the requester with all public data that was responsive to her request. A requester asked for service and response or incident law enforcement data made public pursuant to section 13.82, subdivisions 3 and 6. The entity cited section 13.82, subdivisions 7 (active investigative data) and 13 (victim access to investigative data) and section 260B.171, subdivision 5 (peace officer records of children) to deny access to all data. The provisions cited by the entity are not applicable to the requests; the entity should have provided the requester with all public data that was responsive to her request. 267397 Advisory Opinion 14-013 October 13, 2014; City of Waite Park 14-013 City of Waite Park Law enforcement data Request for service data (13.82, subd. 3) Public access procedures Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Request for service data (13.82, subd. 3), Public access procedures Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2014). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-012 2014-10-08T15:14:43Z 2014-10-08T15:14:43Z A requester asked for the ?raw data file? that contained de-identified employee responses to a survey. The request was denied based on section 13.43, subdivision 7(a), which classifies the data as private personnel data. Personnel data are defined as ?data on individuals?; the data in question are not data on individuals because an individual cannot ?be identified as the subject of that data? (section 13.02, subdivision 5). Therefore, the data are not personnel data, and are presumptively public. The city?s contractor that conducted the survey said it would ?sanitize? the raw data to remove the identity of responders before providing the ?raw data file? to the entity; any data that could identify an employee who was the subject of a suggestion are private personnel data. A requester asked for the ?raw data file? that contained de-identified employee responses to a survey. The request was denied based on section 13.43, subdivision 7(a), which classifies the data as private personnel data. Personnel data are defined as ?data on individuals?; the data in question are not data on individuals because an individual cannot ?be identified as the subject of that data? (section 13.02, subdivision 5). Therefore, the data are not personnel data, and are presumptively public. The city?s contractor that conducted the survey said it would ?sanitize? the raw data to remove the identity of responders before providing the ?raw data file? to the entity; any data that could identify an employee who was the subject of a suggestion are private personnel data. 267489 Advisory Opinion 14-012 October 8, 2014; City of Minneapolis 14-012 City of Minneapolis Personnel data Data not on individuals Employee survey data Personnel data Personnel data, Data not on individuals, Employee survey data Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-011 2014-09-17T15:14:43Z 2014-09-17T15:14:43Z A requester asked for all data submitted in response to RFPs for third party auditors to conduct, or help conduct certain audits, and all resulting contracts. The request was denied based on the entity?s conclusion that all of the data are not public data that ?relate to an audit? under section 3.979, subdivision 3(a). Section 13.591, subdivision 3, generally classifies most of the data in question as public, once the selection/evaluation process is complete (except trade secrets), other than data ?relating to an audit? under section 3.979, subdivision 3(a). *Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072, subdivision 2, ?[t]he commissioner ? shall indicate when the principles stated in an opinion are not intended to provide guidance to all similarly situated persons or government entities.? The Commissioner does not intend for this opinion to be generally applicable. A requester asked for all data submitted in response to RFPs for third party auditors to conduct, or help conduct certain audits, and all resulting contracts. The request was denied based on the entity?s conclusion that all of the data are not public data that ?relate to an audit? under section 3.979, subdivision 3(a). Section 13.591, subdivision 3, generally classifies most of the data in question as public, once the selection/evaluation process is complete (except trade secrets), other than data ?relating to an audit? under section 3.979, subdivision 3(a). *Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072, subdivision 2, ?[t]he commissioner ? shall indicate when the principles stated in an opinion are not intended to provide guidance to all similarly situated persons or government entities.? The Commissioner does not intend for this opinion to be generally applicable. 267574 Advisory Opinion 14-011 September 17, 2014; Office of the Legislative Auditor 14-011 Office of the Legislative Auditor Contracts/privatization RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Contracts are public Office of the Legislative Auditor Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, RFP (request for proposals/request for bids, Contracts are public, Office of the Legislative Auditor Matthew Massman Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-010 2014-08-05T15:14:43Z 2014-08-05T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked about the copy of printed materials at a township meeting. Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subd. 6, requires public bodies to make at least one copy of any printed materials distributed to the public body members available during a public meeting. The member of the public stated that the Township Planning Commission did not include a copy of the draft comprehensive plan. The Township?s attorney responded that the Commission did include the comprehensive plan in the public packet of materials. Though the Commissioner could not resolve the factual dispute, he offered some practical advice to the Township, including offering more than one copy of the materials, posting the materials online, or listing the contents of the materials A member of the public asked about the copy of printed materials at a township meeting. Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subd. 6, requires public bodies to make at least one copy of any printed materials distributed to the public body members available during a public meeting. The member of the public stated that the Township Planning Commission did not include a copy of the draft comprehensive plan. The Township?s attorney responded that the Commission did include the comprehensive plan in the public packet of materials. Though the Commissioner could not resolve the factual dispute, he offered some practical advice to the Township, including offering more than one copy of the materials, posting the materials online, or listing the contents of the materials 266929 Advisory Opinion 14-010 August 5, 2014; Baldwin Township Planning Commission 14-010 Baldwin Township Planning Commission Open Meeting Law Printed materials Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Printed materials Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-009 2014-07-18T15:14:43Z 2014-07-18T15:14:43Z An educational entity asked whether it could designate limited directory information as described in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act?s (FERPA) regulations consistent with Chapter 13. Educational entities can designate limited directory information and the federal government affords greater privacy protection to limited directory information such that access could be restricted to specific parties, for specific purposes, or both. An educational entity asked whether it could designate limited directory information as described in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act?s (FERPA) regulations consistent with Chapter 13. Educational entities can designate limited directory information and the federal government affords greater privacy protection to limited directory information such that access could be restricted to specific parties, for specific purposes, or both. 266966 Advisory Opinion 14-009 July 18, 2014; Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 14-009 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Educational data Limited directory information Educational data Educational data, Limited directory information Spencer Cronk Note: In 2023, the legislature amended Minnesota Statutes section 13.32, subdivision 5, to limit what data may be designated as directory or limited directory ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-008 2014-07-11T15:14:43Z 2014-07-11T15:14:43Z A School District planned to fill an open seat on its school board by appointment. The media asked for public data about the applicants under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.601. The District first responded that the data were private under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, but gave the data to the media six days after the application period ended, after the school board approved a resolution that it no longer considered board members to be employees. The District?s initial response was incorrect, but because the District was obligated to redact private applicant data per section 13.601, the District?s eventual response was prompt and reasonable. A School District planned to fill an open seat on its school board by appointment. The media asked for public data about the applicants under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.601. The District first responded that the data were private under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, but gave the data to the media six days after the application period ended, after the school board approved a resolution that it no longer considered board members to be employees. The District?s initial response was incorrect, but because the District was obligated to redact private applicant data per section 13.601, the District?s eventual response was prompt and reasonable. 267005 Advisory Opinion 14-008 July 11, 2014; Independent School District 833 (South Washington County Schools) 14-008 Independent School District 833 (South Washington County Schools) Personnel data Elected and appointed officials Applicants for appointment to a public body and public body appointees Personnel data, Elected and appointed officials Personnel data, Elected and appointed officials, Applicants for appointment to a public body and public body appointees Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-007 2014-06-18T15:14:43Z 2014-06-18T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether a City had complied with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subd. 3(a), regarding a summary of the conclusions of an employee?s performance evaluation at the next open meeting. The City did not comply when it failed to provide a summary at the next open meeting and because the statement provided at a subsequent meeting was insufficient. A member of the public asked whether a City had complied with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subd. 3(a), regarding a summary of the conclusions of an employee?s performance evaluation at the next open meeting. The City did not comply when it failed to provide a summary at the next open meeting and because the statement provided at a subsequent meeting was insufficient. 266366 Advisory Opinion 14-007 June 18, 2014; Newport City Council 14-007 Newport City Council Closed meetings Employee evaluation summary Closed meetings Closed meetings, Employee evaluation summary Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-006 2014-06-05T15:14:43Z 2014-06-05T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did Independent School District 625, St. Paul, respond appropriately to a March 15, 2014, request for data? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did Independent School District 625, St. Paul, respond appropriately to a March 25, 2014, request for data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.04, subdivision 3? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did Independent School District 625, St. Paul, respond appropriately to a March 15, 2014, request for data? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did Independent School District 625, St. Paul, respond appropriately to a March 25, 2014, request for data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.04, subdivision 3? 267728 Advisory Opinion 14-006 June 5, 2014; Independent School District 625 (St. Paul) 14-006 Independent School District 625 (St. Paul) Data subjects Personnel data Requests for data Response to data requests Timely response required, access immediately or within ten business days Complaint or charge Clarification of request Data subjects, Personnel data, Requests for data, Response to data requests Data subjects, Personnel data, Requests for data, Response to data requests, Timely response required, access immediately or within ten business days, Complaint or charge, Clarification of request Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-005 2014-06-02T15:14:43Z 2014-06-02T15:14:43Z Did the Houston County Board of Commissioners comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, at its April 8, 2014, meeting? Did the Houston County Board of Commissioners comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, at its April 8, 2014, meeting? 267821 Advisory Opinion 14-005 June 2, 2014; Houston County 14-005 Houston County Closed meetings Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Attorney-client privilege Statement on record Closed meetings, Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Attorney-client privilege, Statement on record Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-004 2014-05-12T15:14:43Z 2014-05-12T15:14:43Z Did the Cold Spring City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, at the February 11, 2014, closed meeting? Did the Cold Spring City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it closed the February 26, 2014, meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 2(b)? Did the Cold Spring City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, at the February 11, 2014, closed meeting? Did the Cold Spring City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it closed the February 26, 2014, meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 2(b)? 267354 Advisory Opinion 14-004 May 12, 2014; City of Cold Spring 14-004 City of Cold Spring Personnel data Open Meeting Law Closed meetings Individual subject to authority Discussion of not public data in an open meeting Applicant data Personnel data, Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings Personnel data, Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings, Individual subject to authority, Discussion of not public data in an open meeting, Applicant data Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-003 2014-04-23T15:14:43Z 2014-04-23T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did the University of Minnesota respond appropriately to a request for data related to Institutional Review Boards, specifically: studies, reports, meeting minutes and correspondence? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did the University of Minnesota respond appropriately to a request for data related to Institutional Review Boards, specifically: studies, reports, meeting minutes and correspondence? 266899 Advisory Opinion 14-003 April 23, 2014; University of Minnesota 14-003 University of Minnesota Response to data requests Appropriate response generally Response to data requests Response to data requests, Appropriate response generally Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-002 2014-04-15T15:14:43Z 2014-04-15T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data in an arbitration decision that sustains a grievance and reverses all aspects of any disciplinary action against a public employee? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data in an arbitration decision that sustains a grievance and reverses all aspects of any disciplinary action against a public employee? 267615 Advisory Opinion 14-002 April 15, 2014; Bureau of Mediation Services 14-002 Bureau of Mediation Services Personnel data Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708) Grievance sustained Personnel data Personnel data, Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708), Grievance sustained Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 14-001 2014-03-26T15:14:43Z 2014-03-26T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board respond appropriately to a request for data about the January 7, 2014 executive session related to a conciliation agreement between the Board and the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board respond appropriately to a request for data about the January 7, 2014 executive session related to a conciliation agreement between the Board and the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus? 267002 Advisory Opinion 14-001 March 26, 2014; Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board 14-001 Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board Response to data requests Campaign finance and public disclosure (Chapter 10A) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Campaign finance and public disclosure (Chapter 10A) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-015 2013-12-23T16:14:43Z 2013-12-23T16:14:43Z A member of the public asked various questions about whether a township?s park commission was subject to Chapter 13D, the Open Meeting Law (OML) and whether the township complied with various other provisions of the OML. The Commissioner concluded that the Park Commission was subject to the OML based on the ordinance creating the commission. The OML is silent with respect to whether public bodies should create agendas, but if an agenda was provided to commission members, a copy must be made available at the meeting pursuant to section 13D.01, subd. 6. To the extent that an email from the chairman was a one way communication, it did not violate the OML. Finally, because the Board changed the time and place of a regular meeting and the place of a previously-noticed special meeting, it was required to provide notice of a special meeting ? three days notice, listing date, time, place, and purpose. A member of the public asked various questions about whether a township?s park commission was subject to Chapter 13D, the Open Meeting Law (OML) and whether the township complied with various other provisions of the OML. The Commissioner concluded that the Park Commission was subject to the OML based on the ordinance creating the commission. The OML is silent with respect to whether public bodies should create agendas, but if an agenda was provided to commission members, a copy must be made available at the meeting pursuant to section 13D.01, subd. 6. To the extent that an email from the chairman was a one way communication, it did not violate the OML. Finally, because the Board changed the time and place of a regular meeting and the place of a previously-noticed special meeting, it was required to provide notice of a special meeting ? three days notice, listing date, time, place, and purpose. 267388 Advisory Opinion 13-015 December 23, 2013; Florence Township 13-015 Florence Township Open Meeting Law Agendas Email Special vs. emergency meeting Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Agendas, Email, Special vs. emergency meeting Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-014 2013-11-27T16:14:43Z 2013-11-27T16:14:43Z A government entity asked whether its method of creating summary data complied with Chapter 13. The data requester argued that the entity?s method did not create a risk of uniquely identifying an individual. In concluding that the entity is in the best position to make these types of determinations, the Commissioner noted that entities must balance their duty to provide access to public data with their responsibility to protect private data. A government entity asked whether its method of creating summary data complied with Chapter 13. The data requester argued that the entity?s method did not create a risk of uniquely identifying an individual. In concluding that the entity is in the best position to make these types of determinations, the Commissioner noted that entities must balance their duty to provide access to public data with their responsibility to protect private data. 267778 Advisory Opinion 13-014 November 27, 2013; Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 13-014 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Tennessen warning Benefit data Entity in best position to determine Tennessen warning Tennessen warning, Benefit data, Entity in best position to determine Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2013). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-013 2013-09-06T15:14:43Z 2013-09-06T15:14:43Z A City asked about the classification of data on a driver?s license magnetic stripe and driving citations that it wanted to collect, create, and maintain. The City argued that the data were public arrest data, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subd. 2. The Commissioner opined that the elements identified by the City as citation data were always public pursuant to section 13.82, subd. 2, for adult drivers. And, except for the name, sex, and address of adult drivers, which are public arrest data, the data on a driver?s license magnetic stripe are presumptively public, unless the data are a part of an active investigation. A City asked about the classification of data on a driver?s license magnetic stripe and driving citations that it wanted to collect, create, and maintain. The City argued that the data were public arrest data, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subd. 2. The Commissioner opined that the elements identified by the City as citation data were always public pursuant to section 13.82, subd. 2, for adult drivers. And, except for the name, sex, and address of adult drivers, which are public arrest data, the data on a driver?s license magnetic stripe are presumptively public, unless the data are a part of an active investigation. 267667 Advisory Opinion 13-013 September 6, 2013; City of Spring Lake Park 13-013 City of Spring Lake Park Law enforcement data Arrest data Driver's license data (see also Drivers Privacy Protection Act) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Arrest data, Driver's license data (see also Drivers Privacy Protection Act) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-012 2013-08-09T15:14:43Z 2013-08-09T15:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether a city council had properly closed a meeting for labor negotiation strategies and developments pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 13D.01 and 13D.03. The Commissioner opined that the City did not comply with section 13D.01, because it did not identify the authority to close the meeting or describe the subject of the meeting. The City did not comply with section 13D.03, because it failed to vote in open session to hold a closed meeting, as required, and because the Council also discussed subjects beyond the scope of labor negotiations and developments A member of the public asked whether a city council had properly closed a meeting for labor negotiation strategies and developments pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 13D.01 and 13D.03. The Commissioner opined that the City did not comply with section 13D.01, because it did not identify the authority to close the meeting or describe the subject of the meeting. The City did not comply with section 13D.03, because it failed to vote in open session to hold a closed meeting, as required, and because the Council also discussed subjects beyond the scope of labor negotiations and developments 266988 Advisory Opinion 13-012 August 09, 2013; City of Mound 13-012 City of Mound Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Labor negotiations Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Labor negotiations Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-011 2013-06-14T15:14:43Z 2013-06-14T15:14:43Z A school district interviewed a student about his/her alleged involvement in an incident off school property. The district gave the student an oral Tennessen warning, which did not meet the full statutory notice requirements. The oral notice was not adequate because the district did not clearly state the consequences to the student of providing or not providing the requested data when it knew of at least one consequence to the student if he/ she provided data that confirmed his/her involvement in the incident. Also, the district did not identify those persons outside the district to whom it was authorized to disseminate the data, regardless of its intention to do so. A school district interviewed a student about his/her alleged involvement in an incident off school property. The district gave the student an oral Tennessen warning, which did not meet the full statutory notice requirements. The oral notice was not adequate because the district did not clearly state the consequences to the student of providing or not providing the requested data when it knew of at least one consequence to the student if he/ she provided data that confirmed his/her involvement in the incident. Also, the district did not identify those persons outside the district to whom it was authorized to disseminate the data, regardless of its intention to do so. 266924 Advisory Opinion 13-011 June 14, 2013; Independent School District 743 (Sauk Centre) 13-011 Independent School District 743 (Sauk Centre) Data subjects Educational data Tennessen warning Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2) Data subjects, Educational data, Tennessen warning Data subjects, Educational data, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-010 2013-04-11T15:14:43Z 2013-04-11T15:14:43Z A member of the public sought access from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety/ Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (DPS/BCA) Archive Service Repository to certain license plate data. BCA and the local law enforcement agency have a joint powers agreement that governs the collection and maintenance of the data; however, neither DPS/BCA nor the agency maintains all of the data that together were responsive to the request. The Commissioner also discussed whether any of the requested data are system log files and/or audit trail data subject to a DPS security information declaration under section 13.37, as well as the applicability of the federal Driver?s Privacy Protection Act to the classification of the data. A member of the public sought access from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety/ Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (DPS/BCA) Archive Service Repository to certain license plate data. BCA and the local law enforcement agency have a joint powers agreement that governs the collection and maintenance of the data; however, neither DPS/BCA nor the agency maintains all of the data that together were responsive to the request. The Commissioner also discussed whether any of the requested data are system log files and/or audit trail data subject to a DPS security information declaration under section 13.37, as well as the applicability of the federal Driver?s Privacy Protection Act to the classification of the data. 267892 Advisory Opinion 13-010 April 11, 2013; Department of Public Safety 13-010 Department of Public Safety Security information Records management/retention Driver?s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) Official Records Act (15.17) See also: Records management Entity's discretion to withhold Security information, Records management/retention Security information, Records management/retention, Driver?s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), Official Records Act (15.17) See also: Records management, Entity's discretion to withhold Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-009 2013-03-20T01:14:43Z 2013-03-20T01:14:43Z A city council held a meeting using Skype to include a council member at a remote location outside of Minnesota, meeting all requirements in section 13D.02. The council complied with section13D.02, because it used Skype as it might have used interactive television to conduct its meeting in a manner that allowed it to meet its obligations. Further, the plain language of the statute does not forbid a member of a public body from ?attending? a public meeting at a location ?open and accessible to the public? outside of the entity?s geographic area, as long as all other conditions of that section are met. A city council held a meeting using Skype to include a council member at a remote location outside of Minnesota, meeting all requirements in section 13D.02. The council complied with section13D.02, because it used Skype as it might have used interactive television to conduct its meeting in a manner that allowed it to meet its obligations. Further, the plain language of the statute does not forbid a member of a public body from ?attending? a public meeting at a location ?open and accessible to the public? outside of the entity?s geographic area, as long as all other conditions of that section are met. 267172 Advisory Opinion 13-009 March 19, 2013; City of Cohasset 13-009 City of Cohasset Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Interactive Television (Skype) Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Interactive Television (Skype) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-008 2013-03-19T14:14:43Z 2013-03-19T14:14:43Z Each administrator of a Minnesota Veterans Home is a ?public official? for purposes of section 13.43, subd. 2(e)(3), because under section 198.005, each administrator acts as the administrative head for his/her veterans home. Each administrator of a Minnesota Veterans Home is a ?public official? for purposes of section 13.43, subd. 2(e)(3), because under section 198.005, each administrator acts as the administrative head for his/her veterans home. 266956 Advisory Opinion 13-008 March 19, 2013; Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs 13-008 Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel data Public official Public personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Public official Public personnel data Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-007 2013-03-19T10:14:43Z 2013-03-19T10:14:43Z A member of the public requested a school district?s data practices access policies and procedures required by sections 13.025 and 13.03. The district replied that it did not maintain a single written document that details its public data access procedures, but that it follows the procedures set forth in statute. The district did not fulfill its obligation to produce a ?written data access policy? that ?is easily available to the public.? A member of the public requested a school district?s data practices access policies and procedures required by sections 13.025 and 13.03. The district replied that it did not maintain a single written document that details its public data access procedures, but that it follows the procedures set forth in statute. The district did not fulfill its obligation to produce a ?written data access policy? that ?is easily available to the public.? 266427 Advisory Opinion 13-007 March 19, 2013; Independent School District 625 (St. Paul) 13-007 Independent School District 625 (St. Paul) Policies and Procedures Public access procedures Policies and Procedures Policies and Procedures, Public access procedures Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-005 2013-03-06T02:14:43Z 2013-03-06T02:14:43Z Note: this opinion relates to 13-001. A member of the public sought access to data related to a request for proposal (RFP) under section 13.591, subd. 3(b) and 4(a). The entity cancelled procurement for the original contract prior to completion of the evaluation process, and three weeks later, re-solicited two new RFPs for the project. Although the entity plans to issue more RFPs in connection with the project, the evaluation process for the two re-solicited RFPs is complete, and all data submitted in response to the original RFP are now public (except trade secret) under section 13.591, subd. 3(b). For the same reasons, ?evaluative data,? are also public, pursuant to section 13.591, subd. 4(a), except trade secret data. Note: this opinion relates to 13-001. A member of the public sought access to data related to a request for proposal (RFP) under section 13.591, subd. 3(b) and 4(a). The entity cancelled procurement for the original contract prior to completion of the evaluation process, and three weeks later, re-solicited two new RFPs for the project. Although the entity plans to issue more RFPs in connection with the project, the evaluation process for the two re-solicited RFPs is complete, and all data submitted in response to the original RFP are now public (except trade secret) under section 13.591, subd. 3(b). For the same reasons, ?evaluative data,? are also public, pursuant to section 13.591, subd. 4(a), except trade secret data. 267312 Advisory Opinion 13-005 March 5, 2013; Metropolitan Council 13-005 Metropolitan Council Business Data RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Business Data Business Data, RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-006 2013-03-05T16:14:43Z 2013-03-05T16:14:43Z An entity asked about the classification of grades and GPAs on undergraduate and graduate transcripts provided to the entity. Section 13.43, classifies ?education and training background? data as public, but does not define ?education and training background.? Previous opinions have addressed the scope of those terms only as it relates to dates, specific institutions of learning, and places of employment. Using common dictionary definitions, grades and GPAs are not ?education and training background.? A specific grade or GPA is not part of the general education and training background of an employee or applicant and does not describe the knowledge, development, or experience that an applicant or employee has achieved. Accordingly, those data are private. An entity asked about the classification of grades and GPAs on undergraduate and graduate transcripts provided to the entity. Section 13.43, classifies ?education and training background? data as public, but does not define ?education and training background.? Previous opinions have addressed the scope of those terms only as it relates to dates, specific institutions of learning, and places of employment. Using common dictionary definitions, grades and GPAs are not ?education and training background.? A specific grade or GPA is not part of the general education and training background of an employee or applicant and does not describe the knowledge, development, or experience that an applicant or employee has achieved. Accordingly, those data are private. 267339 Advisory Opinion 13-006 March 5, 2013; Independent School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) 13-006 Independent School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) Personnel data Education/training background, job history, previous work experience Personnel data Personnel data, Education/training background, job history, previous work experience Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-004 2013-02-12T16:14:43Z 2013-02-12T16:14:43Z A member of the public asked for access to data related to the departure of a director in a city, pursuant to 2012 amendments to section 13.43, subdivision 2(e)(iii). Although the director worked in a management capacity for the city, which has a population of more than 7,500, he did not report to ?the chief administrative officer or the individual acting in an equivalent position.? Therefore, under the plain language of section 13.43, subdivision 2(e)(iii), he is not a public official, and neither are the City?s police and fire chiefs, among others in City management positions A member of the public asked for access to data related to the departure of a director in a city, pursuant to 2012 amendments to section 13.43, subdivision 2(e)(iii). Although the director worked in a management capacity for the city, which has a population of more than 7,500, he did not report to ?the chief administrative officer or the individual acting in an equivalent position.? Therefore, under the plain language of section 13.43, subdivision 2(e)(iii), he is not a public official, and neither are the City?s police and fire chiefs, among others in City management positions 267180 Advisory Opinion 13-004 February 12, 2013; City of Minneapolis 13-004 City of Minneapolis Personnel data Public official Public personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Public official Public personnel data Spencer Cronk Note: Subsequent to this opinion the Legislature amended Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(e)(4)(iii), to broaden the public official employees ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-003 2013-01-23T16:14:43Z 2013-01-23T16:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether an entity responded appropriately to a request for property inspection data. The requester made her original request in December of 2011, after which the entity stated that she had received all data related to that request. She subsequently received data she considered responsive to that request in June 2012. Due to the nature of the correspondence between the requester and the entity, the Commissioner was unable to come to a conclusion as to whether the entity responded appropriately, though it appeared it acted in good faith throughout the communications. A member of the public asked whether an entity responded appropriately to a request for property inspection data. The requester made her original request in December of 2011, after which the entity stated that she had received all data related to that request. She subsequently received data she considered responsive to that request in June 2012. Due to the nature of the correspondence between the requester and the entity, the Commissioner was unable to come to a conclusion as to whether the entity responded appropriately, though it appeared it acted in good faith throughout the communications. 267963 Advisory Opinion 13-003 January 23, 2013; City of Minneapolis 13-003 City of Minneapolis Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-002 2013-01-14T16:14:43Z 2013-01-14T16:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether an entity responded properly to a request for certain personnel data it maintained. The requester asked for copies of the job application and supplement of a current employee. The entity responded by creating a list of public data elements but did not make copies of the actual documents. The entity did not respond appropriately; it should have provided access to the actual data after redacting not public portions of the documents. The plain language of section 13.03, subdivision 3, states that requesters ?shall be permitted to inspect and copy public government data.? A member of the public asked whether an entity responded properly to a request for certain personnel data it maintained. The requester asked for copies of the job application and supplement of a current employee. The entity responded by creating a list of public data elements but did not make copies of the actual documents. The entity did not respond appropriately; it should have provided access to the actual data after redacting not public portions of the documents. The plain language of section 13.03, subdivision 3, states that requesters ?shall be permitted to inspect and copy public government data.? 267211 Advisory Opinion 13-002 January 14, 2013; Scott County 13-002 Scott County Personnel data Response to data requests Access to actual data Personnel data, Response to data requests Personnel data, Response to data requests, Access to actual data Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 13-001 2013-01-08T16:14:43Z 2013-01-08T16:14:43Z A member of the public sought access to data related to a request for proposal (RFP) under the process in section 13.591, subd. 3(b). The entity cancelled procurement for the original contract prior to completion of the evaluation process, and three weeks later, re-solicited two new RFPs for the project. The entity?s decision to cancel the RFP did not mean it ?abandon [ed] the purchase? (at which point data that are otherwise protected become public), even though the scope of the resolicited RFPs differed from the original, the project that is the subject of the RFPs is unchanged. A member of the public sought access to data related to a request for proposal (RFP) under the process in section 13.591, subd. 3(b). The entity cancelled procurement for the original contract prior to completion of the evaluation process, and three weeks later, re-solicited two new RFPs for the project. The entity?s decision to cancel the RFP did not mean it ?abandon [ed] the purchase? (at which point data that are otherwise protected become public), even though the scope of the resolicited RFPs differed from the original, the project that is the subject of the RFPs is unchanged. 267196 Advisory Opinion 13-001 January 8, 2013; Metropolitan Council 13-001 Metropolitan Council Business Data RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Business Data Business Data, RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-019 2012-12-11T16:14:43Z 2012-12-11T16:14:43Z An entity asked whether communications sent by its board members from their personal accounts and equipment were government data and if so, how those data were classified. When the board members were acting in their official capacity in calling, emailing, or writing, the data were government data subject to Chapter 13. The communications are classified as public under the general presumption, and residential address and email or telephone number are public data as well, pursuant to section 13.601, subd. 3(b), as well. An entity asked whether communications sent by its board members from their personal accounts and equipment were government data and if so, how those data were classified. When the board members were acting in their official capacity in calling, emailing, or writing, the data were government data subject to Chapter 13. The communications are classified as public under the general presumption, and residential address and email or telephone number are public data as well, pursuant to section 13.601, subd. 3(b), as well. 267413 Advisory Opinion 12-019 December 11, 2012; Duluth Airport Authority 12-019 Duluth Airport Authority Personnel data Government data (13.02, subd. 7) Personal email, phone account - business use Personnel data Personnel data, Government data (13.02, subd. 7), Personal email, phone account - business use Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-018 2012-12-06T02:14:43Z 2012-12-06T02:14:43Z A member of the public asked whether an entity improperly released private data about a board member. At the time it released data to the public, the entity?s human resources director considered board members to be entity employees. The board passed a resolution that members are not employees six weeks later, and there was no evidence in the record that the entity had taken any other affirmative action regarding their employment status before then. Accordingly, the data were personnel data about the board member, regardless of any action to the contrary the board took subsequently. The entity was obligated to determine the classification of data before releasing it to the public. A member of the public asked whether an entity improperly released private data about a board member. At the time it released data to the public, the entity?s human resources director considered board members to be entity employees. The board passed a resolution that members are not employees six weeks later, and there was no evidence in the record that the entity had taken any other affirmative action regarding their employment status before then. Accordingly, the data were personnel data about the board member, regardless of any action to the contrary the board took subsequently. The entity was obligated to determine the classification of data before releasing it to the public. 267164 Advisory Opinion 12-018 December 5, 2012; Independent School District 15 (St. Francis) 12-018 Independent School District 15 (St. Francis) Personnel data Elected and appointed officials School board members Personnel data, Elected and appointed officials Personnel data, Elected and appointed officials, School board members Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-017 2012-11-05T16:14:43Z 2012-11-05T16:14:43Z A reporter asked a county attorney for access to data about a crime lab. The attorney stated to the Commissioner that the requested data are used, collected, stored and disseminated exclusively in connection with his professional activities as a prosecuting attorney, and that the crime lab data relate to on-going as well as previous criminal prosecutions. As such, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.393, those data are exempt from disclosure. The Commissioner did not review the data in question and cannot determine whether the county attorney maintains any other data regarding the crime lab that are not exempt from disclosure under section 13.393. For example, if the county attorney maintains data related to any agreements his office has entered into with the lab, those data likely are not protected by section 13.393 A reporter asked a county attorney for access to data about a crime lab. The attorney stated to the Commissioner that the requested data are used, collected, stored and disseminated exclusively in connection with his professional activities as a prosecuting attorney, and that the crime lab data relate to on-going as well as previous criminal prosecutions. As such, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.393, those data are exempt from disclosure. The Commissioner did not review the data in question and cannot determine whether the county attorney maintains any other data regarding the crime lab that are not exempt from disclosure under section 13.393. For example, if the county attorney maintains data related to any agreements his office has entered into with the lab, those data likely are not protected by section 13.393 267599 Advisory Opinion 12-017 November 5, 2012; Dakota County Attorney's Office 12-017 Dakota County Attorney's Office Attorney data Attorney data Work product Attorney data Attorney data, Attorney data, Work product Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-016 2012-10-22T15:14:43Z 2012-10-22T15:14:43Z A newspaper asked whether a county responded appropriately to its request for access to voter challenge status data. The County responded that the names and/or numbers of voters whose eligibility was challenged by the County were not accessible to the public under Minnesota Statutes, section 201.091. Section 201.091, subdivision 1 restricts access to the ?master list?; however, voter challenge status is not an element on that list. Subdivision 2 grants access to the ?public information list? as well as ?other information from the statewide registration system.? Based on the plain language of the law, Minnesota Rules, part 8200.9120, and advisory opinion 00-038, the Commissioner opined that the newspaper should have been given access to the voter challenge status data. A newspaper asked whether a county responded appropriately to its request for access to voter challenge status data. The County responded that the names and/or numbers of voters whose eligibility was challenged by the County were not accessible to the public under Minnesota Statutes, section 201.091. Section 201.091, subdivision 1 restricts access to the ?master list?; however, voter challenge status is not an element on that list. Subdivision 2 grants access to the ?public information list? as well as ?other information from the statewide registration system.? Based on the plain language of the law, Minnesota Rules, part 8200.9120, and advisory opinion 00-038, the Commissioner opined that the newspaper should have been given access to the voter challenge status data. 266868 Advisory Opinion 12-016 October 22, 2012; St. Louis County 12-016 St. Louis County Requests for data Voter registration files (201.091) Requests for data Requests for data, Voter registration files (201.091) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-015 2012-10-08T15:14:43Z 2012-10-08T15:14:43Z A charter school asked whether it was required to share not public data with the Minnesota Board of Teaching, following an initial report to the Board by the school. The Commissioner determined that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.20, a school is required to share with the Board any termination or disciplinary proceeding, any settlement or compromise, or any investigative file in the school?s files, regardless of any provision in Chapter 13. A charter school asked whether it was required to share not public data with the Minnesota Board of Teaching, following an initial report to the Board by the school. The Commissioner determined that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.20, a school is required to share with the Board any termination or disciplinary proceeding, any settlement or compromise, or any investigative file in the school?s files, regardless of any provision in Chapter 13. 267975 Advisory Opinion 12-015 October 8, 2012; Concordia Creative Learning Academy (CCLA) 12-015 Concordia Creative Learning Academy (CCLA) Data sharing Personnel data Licensing data Personnel data Charter schools Tennessen warning notice Data sharing, Personnel data, Licensing data Data sharing, Personnel data, Licensing data, Personnel data, Charter schools, Tennessen warning notice Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-014 2012-09-18T15:14:43Z 2012-09-18T15:14:43Z A County asked whether implementing a web-based automated crime mapping program would violate the rights of data subjects. The Commissioner opined that certain data subjects? rights could be violated by the automated system as described by the County. The program, which uploads law enforcement data to the program automatically each evening, did not allow for the County to perform its duty to exercise discretion in certain situations as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82. A County asked whether implementing a web-based automated crime mapping program would violate the rights of data subjects. The Commissioner opined that certain data subjects? rights could be violated by the automated system as described by the County. The program, which uploads law enforcement data to the program automatically each evening, did not allow for the County to perform its duty to exercise discretion in certain situations as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82. 267306 Advisory Opinion 12-014 September 18, 2012; Stearns County 12-014 Stearns County Law enforcement data Combining data elements may uniquely identify an individual Protected identities (13.82, subd. 17 / subd. 10) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Combining data elements may uniquely identify an individual, Protected identities (13.82, subd. 17 / subd. 10) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-013 2012-08-20T15:14:43Z 2012-08-20T15:14:43Z The Commissioner determined that an entity appropriately denied a request for access to all data about a particular program, including data on employees who participated in the program, because the program as a whole is under active criminal investigation, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivision 7, and the data are therefore classified as confidential/protected nonpublic. The requester also asked for access to ?Statements of Charges,? referred to in public memoranda, to the extent they contained the specific reasons for, and data that document the basis of, final disciplinary action the entity took against an employee. (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a) (5).) The Commissioner opined that because the memoranda refer to the employee?s actions as ?outlined in the Statements of Charges,? and given the entity?s description of the data contained therein, at least some, if not all, of the data in the Statements are public. The Commissioner determined that an entity appropriately denied a request for access to all data about a particular program, including data on employees who participated in the program, because the program as a whole is under active criminal investigation, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivision 7, and the data are therefore classified as confidential/protected nonpublic. The requester also asked for access to ?Statements of Charges,? referred to in public memoranda, to the extent they contained the specific reasons for, and data that document the basis of, final disciplinary action the entity took against an employee. (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a) (5).) The Commissioner opined that because the memoranda refer to the employee?s actions as ?outlined in the Statements of Charges,? and given the entity?s description of the data contained therein, at least some, if not all, of the data in the Statements are public. 267320 Advisory Opinion 12-013 August 20, 2012; Minnesota Department of Public Safety 12-013 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Law enforcement data Undercover officers Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Undercover officers This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2012). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-012 2012-07-11T15:14:43Z 2012-07-11T15:14:43Z A County asked about the classification of the name and cancelled check of a donor to a County project who wished to remain anonymous. The Commissioner determined that the data are not classified under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.792, and are presumptively public. The Commissioner also commented that, given some of the data relate to the donor?s checking account and bank routing numbers, the County might want to consider whether those data might be classified under A County asked about the classification of the name and cancelled check of a donor to a County project who wished to remain anonymous. The Commissioner determined that the data are not classified under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.792, and are presumptively public. The Commissioner also commented that, given some of the data relate to the donor?s checking account and bank routing numbers, the County might want to consider whether those data might be classified under 267954 Advisory Opinion 12-012 July 11, 2012; Wabasha County 12-012 Wabasha County Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-011 2012-05-29T15:14:43Z 2012-05-29T15:14:43Z A gathering of ?ditch viewers? appointed by a Watershed District Board (drainage authority) pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103E, is not subject to the Open Meeting Law (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D). The ditch viewers are not a separate public body subject to the OML, and given the nature of the viewers? statutory duties, they are also not a committee, subcommittee, board, department or commission of the Board. The Board appoints the viewers, whose duties and responsibilities are described in statute, but it has the final authority to make determinations regarding any drainage project. A gathering of ?ditch viewers? appointed by a Watershed District Board (drainage authority) pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103E, is not subject to the Open Meeting Law (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D). The ditch viewers are not a separate public body subject to the OML, and given the nature of the viewers? statutory duties, they are also not a committee, subcommittee, board, department or commission of the Board. The Board appoints the viewers, whose duties and responsibilities are described in statute, but it has the final authority to make determinations regarding any drainage project. 267021 Advisory Opinion 12-011 May 29, 2012; Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District (MSTRWD) 12-011 Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District (MSTRWD) Open Meeting Law Interpretation of meeting Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Interpretation of meeting Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-010 2012-05-16T15:14:43Z 2012-05-16T15:14:43Z An individual who was pulled over by peace officers and subjected to a strip search asked for access to the squad car video of the incident. The City denied access, saying it was private personnel data because there is an active internal affairs investigation. The videotape contains arrest and/or response/incident data, and as such, may not be classified as private personnel data, even if the City is now using those data in its internal affairs investigation of the officers. An individual who was pulled over by peace officers and subjected to a strip search asked for access to the squad car video of the incident. The City denied access, saying it was private personnel data because there is an active internal affairs investigation. The videotape contains arrest and/or response/incident data, and as such, may not be classified as private personnel data, even if the City is now using those data in its internal affairs investigation of the officers. 267661 Advisory Opinion 12-010 May 16, 2012; City of Minneapolis Police Department 12-010 City of Minneapolis Police Department Legislative authority and intent Personnel data Law enforcement data Personnel data Law enforcement Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data, Law enforcement data, Personnel data, Law enforcement Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-009 2012-05-03T01:14:43Z 2012-05-03T01:14:43Z In response to a request for a copy of the superintendent?s contract, a school district provided access to public personnel data it extracted from the contract, but refused to provide a redacted copy of the contract itself. The District should have provided a copy of the actual contract, with appropriate redactions if applicable. In response to a request for a copy of the superintendent?s contract, a school district provided access to public personnel data it extracted from the contract, but refused to provide a redacted copy of the contract itself. The District should have provided a copy of the actual contract, with appropriate redactions if applicable. 267541 Advisory Opinion 12-009 May 2, 2012; School District 276 (Minnetonka) 12-009 School District 276 (Minnetonka) Inspection Personnel data Response to data requests Access to actual data Actual physical data Employment contract Inspection, Personnel data, Response to data requests Inspection, Personnel data, Response to data requests, Access to actual data, Actual physical data, Employment contract Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-008 2012-05-02T15:14:43Z 2012-05-02T15:14:43Z A newspaper asked if a school district complied with the Open Meeting Law regarding its summary of the superintendent's performance evaluation. The Board conducted the evaluation during a closed ?workshop? meeting held before its regular meeting, and provided a summary at a regular meeting the next month (see Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a)). The workshop was a special meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 1, and therefore separate from the regular meeting that immediately followed adjournment of the special meeting. Thus, the Board should have provided the summary at that regular meeting, because it was its next open meeting. Also, public bodies should convene and adjourn or otherwise conclude meetings in open session. A newspaper asked if a school district complied with the Open Meeting Law regarding its summary of the superintendent's performance evaluation. The Board conducted the evaluation during a closed ?workshop? meeting held before its regular meeting, and provided a summary at a regular meeting the next month (see Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a)). The workshop was a special meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 1, and therefore separate from the regular meeting that immediately followed adjournment of the special meeting. Thus, the Board should have provided the summary at that regular meeting, because it was its next open meeting. Also, public bodies should convene and adjourn or otherwise conclude meetings in open session. 267496 Advisory Opinion 12-008 May 2, 2012; South Washington County School Board 12-008 South Washington County School Board Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Closed meetings Closed meetings Statement on record Employee evaluation summary Interpretation of meeting Recessed/continued meetings Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings, Closed meetings Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings, Closed meetings, Statement on record, Employee evaluation summary, Interpretation of meeting, Recessed/continued meetings Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-007 2012-04-21T01:14:43Z 2012-04-21T01:14:43Z A city asked about the classification of certain data it collected and maintained about a candidate for public office. The candidate submitted an Affidavit of Candidacy and a copy of her driver?s license as proof of residency. Both the Affidavit and the copy of the driver?s license are public pursuant to the general presumption A city asked about the classification of certain data it collected and maintained about a candidate for public office. The candidate submitted an Affidavit of Candidacy and a copy of her driver?s license as proof of residency. Both the Affidavit and the copy of the driver?s license are public pursuant to the general presumption 266957 Advisory Opinion 12-007 April 20, 2012; City of Emily 12-007 City of Emily Elected and appointed officials Limitation on collection and use of private/confidential data (13.05, subd. 4) Elected and appointed officials Elected and appointed officials, Limitation on collection and use of private/confidential data (13.05, subd. 4) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-006 2012-04-20T15:14:43Z 2012-04-20T15:14:43Z A school district asked about the classification of certain data in a separation agreement between the district and a former employee. The district provided redacted copies of the agreement in response to data requests by the media, stating that the redacted portions contained data classified as private by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 4. Some of the redacted data were public under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a), as well as the general presumption. Also, some of the data were properly classified as private personnel data A school district asked about the classification of certain data in a separation agreement between the district and a former employee. The district provided redacted copies of the agreement in response to data requests by the media, stating that the redacted portions contained data classified as private by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 4. Some of the redacted data were public under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a), as well as the general presumption. Also, some of the data were properly classified as private personnel data 267001 Advisory Opinion 12-006 April 20, 2012; School District 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) 12-006 School District 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) Personnel data Settlement agreements Personnel data Personnel data, Settlement agreements Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-005 2012-04-03T15:14:43Z 2012-04-03T15:14:43Z An individual requested access to the dates applicants for public employment applied and took qualifying tests. The dates alone, i.e., not associated with any individual, are not data on individuals, and therefore cannot be private personnel data. The entity stated that in response, it had to prepare ?summary data? per Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 19. However, summary data must be derived from what is otherwise completely private or confidential data. Accordingly, summary data cannot be derived from applicant data, which are both public and private. To comply with the data request, the entity simply needed to redact all data from the applications and tests except the dates, rather than prepare a summary of the data. An individual requested access to the dates applicants for public employment applied and took qualifying tests. The dates alone, i.e., not associated with any individual, are not data on individuals, and therefore cannot be private personnel data. The entity stated that in response, it had to prepare ?summary data? per Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 19. However, summary data must be derived from what is otherwise completely private or confidential data. Accordingly, summary data cannot be derived from applicant data, which are both public and private. To comply with the data request, the entity simply needed to redact all data from the applications and tests except the dates, rather than prepare a summary of the data. 267944 Advisory Opinion 12-005 April 3, 2012; School District 709 (Duluth) 12-005 School District 709 (Duluth) Response to data requests Response to data requests Response to data requests, Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-004 2012-03-08T16:14:43Z 2012-03-08T16:14:43Z Did the City of Kasson Library Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, regarding notice of a special meeting held Friday, October 21, 2011? Did the City of Kasson Library Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, regarding electronic recordings of certain closed meetings? Did the City of Kasson Library Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, regarding notice of a special meeting held Friday, October 21, 2011? Did the City of Kasson Library Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, regarding electronic recordings of certain closed meetings? 266443 Advisory Opinion 12-004 March 8, 2012; City of Kasson Library Board 12-004 City of Kasson Library Board Meeting notice Open Meeting Law Special meeting notice Meeting notice, Open Meeting Law Meeting notice, Open Meeting Law, Special meeting notice Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-003 2012-02-01T02:14:43Z 2012-02-01T02:14:43Z Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a November 15, 2011, request for access to the following data: dates of applications and dates of testing for all applicants for a certain City position? Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a November 15, 2011, request for access to the following data: dates of applications and dates of testing for all applicants for a certain City position? 267839 Advisory Opinion 12-003 January 31, 2012; City of Minneapolis 12-003 City of Minneapolis Personnel data Redaction Summary data Data not on individuals Undercover law enforcement officer Redaction (See also: Multiple data subjects; Separation of data) Public and not public data Personnel data, Redaction, Summary data Personnel data, Redaction, Summary data, Data not on individuals, Undercover law enforcement officer, Redaction (See also: Multiple data subjects; Separation of data), Public and not public data Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-002 2012-01-31T16:14:43Z 2012-01-31T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.643, what is the classification of data in ?animal test charts? that the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) maintains? May the Board release data in response to a request such as the following: ?the type and identification numbers of animals located on John Doe?s premises, ID # 11111?? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.643, what is the classification of data in ?animal test charts? that the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) maintains? May the Board release data in response to a request such as the following: ?the type and identification numbers of animals located on John Doe?s premises, ID # 11111?? 267369 Advisory Opinion 12-002 January 31, 2012; Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) 12-002 Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) Requests for data Public data linked with private identifying data Data revealed in request determines entity response Requests for data Requests for data, Public data linked with private identifying data, Data revealed in request determines entity response Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 12-001 2012-01-12T16:14:43Z 2012-01-12T16:14:43Z An individual asked if a school district violated the Open Meeting Law (OML) when it conducted an open meeting (a 15-minute presentation by the superintendent with a quorum of school board members present) then broke in to small discussion groups where the board members were in separate locations and could not hear and/or see one another. The Commissioner concluded that a quorum of the full body did not participate in any of those discussions and therefore the board did not violate the OML. The Commissioner also acknowledged the requester?s concern that the Board violated a purpose of the OML as articulated by the Minnesota Supreme Court, i.e., ?to afford the public an opportunity to present its views to the [public body].? Prior Lake American v. Mader, 642 N.W.2d 729, 735 (Minn. 2002). However, the OML does not provide the public with the right to speak at a public meeting. In addition, the requester asserted that the board violated the OML because it did not create meeting minutes. The Commissioner noted that the OML does not require a public body to do so. An individual asked if a school district violated the Open Meeting Law (OML) when it conducted an open meeting (a 15-minute presentation by the superintendent with a quorum of school board members present) then broke in to small discussion groups where the board members were in separate locations and could not hear and/or see one another. The Commissioner concluded that a quorum of the full body did not participate in any of those discussions and therefore the board did not violate the OML. The Commissioner also acknowledged the requester?s concern that the Board violated a purpose of the OML as articulated by the Minnesota Supreme Court, i.e., ?to afford the public an opportunity to present its views to the [public body].? Prior Lake American v. Mader, 642 N.W.2d 729, 735 (Minn. 2002). However, the OML does not provide the public with the right to speak at a public meeting. In addition, the requester asserted that the board violated the OML because it did not create meeting minutes. The Commissioner noted that the OML does not require a public body to do so. 267707 Advisory Opinion 12-001 January 12, 2012; School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) 12-001 School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) Open Meeting Law Interpretation of meeting Public comments Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Interpretation of meeting, Public comments Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-019 2011-12-22T16:14:00Z 2011-12-22T16:14:00Z A school district asked about the classification of certain school board correspondence. Correspondence (email) sent from one individual to more than one school board member, or sent to one board member by more than one individual, is private data under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.601, subdivision 2, if neither the sender(s) nor board member(s) has previously made the email public. If such an email is classified as private data, the Commissioner opined that the school district is not required (in response to a data request) to seek a decision by the board member(s) or individual(s) senders as to whether s/he/they choose to make the email public. If such an email is classified as private data, it must be released in response to a data request if one board member or one individual sender chooses to make it public. If any sender or recipient has forwarded an email or shared the contents of an email with a person or entity (other than the district), the email is public data. A school district asked about the classification of certain school board correspondence. Correspondence (email) sent from one individual to more than one school board member, or sent to one board member by more than one individual, is private data under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.601, subdivision 2, if neither the sender(s) nor board member(s) has previously made the email public. If such an email is classified as private data, the Commissioner opined that the school district is not required (in response to a data request) to seek a decision by the board member(s) or individual(s) senders as to whether s/he/they choose to make the email public. If such an email is classified as private data, it must be released in response to a data request if one board member or one individual sender chooses to make it public. If any sender or recipient has forwarded an email or shared the contents of an email with a person or entity (other than the district), the email is public data. 267905 Advisory Opinion 11-019 December 22, 2011; School District 272 (Eden Prairie) 11-019 School District 272 (Eden Prairie) Elected and appointed officials Elected and appointed officials Elected and appointed officials, Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.072 (2011). It is based on the facts and information ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-018 2011-12-09T16:14:43Z 2011-12-09T16:14:43Z A minor student is alleged to have engaged in the maltreatment of another minor student; district employees filed a report under Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556. The district asked what data, including surveillance video from the hallways, written communication between district staff and the social services agency, and amongst district employees and administration, that it must provide to the parent about her/his child, who is the subject of the allegations of abuse. The Commissioner discussed that it appears that the data in question are classified either by Minnesota Statutes, sections 13.32 or 626.556, subdivision 11. It is also possible that some of the data are classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43. The parent of a minor student has the right to gain access to private data about him/her. The identities of the mandated reporters are confidential. A minor student is alleged to have engaged in the maltreatment of another minor student; district employees filed a report under Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556. The district asked what data, including surveillance video from the hallways, written communication between district staff and the social services agency, and amongst district employees and administration, that it must provide to the parent about her/his child, who is the subject of the allegations of abuse. The Commissioner discussed that it appears that the data in question are classified either by Minnesota Statutes, sections 13.32 or 626.556, subdivision 11. It is also possible that some of the data are classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43. The parent of a minor student has the right to gain access to private data about him/her. The identities of the mandated reporters are confidential. 267140 Advisory Opinion 11-018 December 9, 2011; School District 23 (Frazee-Vergas) 11-018 School District 23 (Frazee-Vergas) Educational data Child maltreatment data (626.556) Educational data Educational data, Child maltreatment data (626.556) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-017 2011-11-23T16:14:43Z 2011-11-23T16:14:43Z An employee asked if his rights were violated when his county employer collected his fingerprints and other private data, including Social Security number (SSN), and did not provide a Tennessen warning notice (see Minnesota Statutes, section 13.04, subdivision 2) prior to collecting the data. The Commissioner discussed the contents of an email sent to all county staff prior to the data collection (which the county argued constituted the Tennessen notice) and found that it met some of the notice requirements. However, the notice did not adequately explain the consequences of supplying or not supplying the fingerprints. In addition, going forward, the Commissioner discussed that it would be helpful to clearly label a Tennessen notice as such. Finally, the Commissioner noted that if an entity is collecting an individual?s SSN, federal law imposes some additional notice requirements. An employee asked if his rights were violated when his county employer collected his fingerprints and other private data, including Social Security number (SSN), and did not provide a Tennessen warning notice (see Minnesota Statutes, section 13.04, subdivision 2) prior to collecting the data. The Commissioner discussed the contents of an email sent to all county staff prior to the data collection (which the county argued constituted the Tennessen notice) and found that it met some of the notice requirements. However, the notice did not adequately explain the consequences of supplying or not supplying the fingerprints. In addition, going forward, the Commissioner discussed that it would be helpful to clearly label a Tennessen notice as such. Finally, the Commissioner noted that if an entity is collecting an individual?s SSN, federal law imposes some additional notice requirements. 267261 Advisory Opinion 11-017 November 23, 2011; Dakota County Attorney's Office 11-017 Dakota County Attorney's Office Data subjects Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2) Data subjects Data subjects, Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-016 2011-11-07T16:14:43Z 2011-11-07T16:14:43Z Did the City of Sauk Rapids comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to data provided to the City and/or the City?s contractor by a private company that the City then used to determine whether to provide financial assistance to the company? Did the City of Sauk Rapids comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to data provided to the City and/or the City?s contractor by a private company that the City then used to determine whether to provide financial assistance to the company? 267238 Advisory Opinion 11-016 November 7, 2011; City of Sauk Rapids 11-016 City of Sauk Rapids Contracts/privatization Business data (13.591) Official records Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Business data (13.591), Official records Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-015 2011-11-01T15:14:43Z 2011-11-01T15:14:43Z Should a prosecutor?s office require a release of information signed by the victim prior to releasing data to that victim?s legal representative under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivision 13? Should a prosecutor?s office require a release of information signed by the victim prior to releasing data to that victim?s legal representative under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivision 13? 267555 Advisory Opinion 11-015 November 1, 2011; Clay County Attorney's Office 11-015 Clay County Attorney's Office Data subjects Educational data Informed consent Law enforcement data Authority to release Confidential data Victim access to active investigative data (13.82, subd. 13 / subd. 6) Data subjects, Educational data, Informed consent, Law enforcement data Data subjects, Educational data, Informed consent, Law enforcement data, Authority to release, Confidential data, Victim access to active investigative data (13.82, subd. 13 / subd. 6) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-014 2011-10-21T15:14:43Z 2011-10-21T15:14:43Z Did the City of Faribault comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to city score sheets of local softball games? Did the City of Faribault comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to city score sheets of local softball games? 267384 Advisory Opinion 11-014 October 21, 2011; City of Faribault 11-014 City of Faribault Data subjects Educational data Informed consent Implied vs. written Social recreational data (13.548 / 13.57) Data subjects, Educational data, Informed consent Data subjects, Educational data, Informed consent, Implied vs. written, Social recreational data (13.548 / 13.57) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-013 2011-09-08T15:15:43Z 2011-09-08T15:15:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, must the City of Hibbing provide access to the following data to a former employee: written informal complaints and observations about that former employee made by one or more City employees? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, must the City of Hibbing provide access to the following data to a former employee: written informal complaints and observations about that former employee made by one or more City employees? 268003 Advisory Opinion 11-013 September 8, 2011; City of Hibbing 11-013 City of Hibbing Multiple data subjects Personnel data Complainant identity Multiple data subjects, Personnel data Multiple data subjects, Personnel data, Complainant identity Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-012 2011-09-08T15:14:43Z 2011-09-08T15:14:43Z Is the Dakota County Agricultural Society Board subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? Is the Dakota County Agricultural Society Board subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? 267109 Advisory Opinion 11-012 September 8, 2011; Dakota County Agricultural Society Board 11-012 Dakota County Agricultural Society Board Open Meeting Law Entities subject to Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Entities subject to Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-011 2011-06-29T15:19:43Z 2011-06-29T15:19:43Z May the City of Saint Paul classify architectural plans and other documents related to the construction of a particular building as not public ?security information? pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, subdivision 1(a)? May the City of Saint Paul classify architectural plans and other documents related to the construction of a particular building as not public ?security information? pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, subdivision 1(a)? 267293 Advisory Opinion 11-011 June 29, 2011; City of Saint Paul 11-011 City of Saint Paul Security information Security information (13.37, subds. 1(a), 2) Security information Security information, Security information (13.37, subds. 1(a), 2) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-010 2011-06-27T15:18:43Z 2011-06-27T15:18:43Z Did the City of Red Wing comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its redaction of certain data in the appraisal of Minnesota National Golf Links? Did the City of Red Wing comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its redaction of certain data in the appraisal of Minnesota National Golf Links? 267162 Advisory Opinion 11-010 June 27, 2011; City of Red Wing 11-010 City of Red Wing Property Data Appraisals (13.44) Property Data Property Data, Appraisals (13.44) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-009 2011-06-20T15:17:43Z 2011-06-20T15:17:43Z Did Special School District 1, Minneapolis, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a request for ?the position study report of Dr. Schiller,? and the ?compensation study report of Public Sector Personnel Consultants, Inc. (PSPC)?? Did Special School District 1, Minneapolis, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a request for ?the position study report of Dr. Schiller,? and the ?compensation study report of Public Sector Personnel Consultants, Inc. (PSPC)?? 267997 Advisory Opinion 11-009 June 20, 2011; Special School District 1 (Minneapolis) 11-009 Special School District 1 (Minneapolis) Response to data requests Response to data requests Response to data requests, Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-008 2011-06-17T15:16:43Z 2011-06-17T15:16:43Z Did Castle Rock Township comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it released X?s identity after X registered a complaint concerning a violation of state laws or local ordinances relating to real property? Did Castle Rock Township comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it released X?s identity after X registered a complaint concerning a violation of state laws or local ordinances relating to real property? 267303 Advisory Opinion 11-008 June 17, 2011; Castle Rock Township 11-008 Castle Rock Township Property Data Property complaint data (13.44) Property Data Property Data, Property complaint data (13.44) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-007 2011-06-08T15:15:43Z 2011-06-08T15:15:43Z If a data requestor, who is not the subject of the data, provides DNR with data about the individual registration owner that are private pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 84.0874, in this case name, address, and date of birth, is DNR in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it releases public registration data about that individual without a court order or informed consent? If a data requestor, who is not the subject of the data, provides DNR with data about the individual registration owner that are private pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 84.0874, in this case name, address, and date of birth, is DNR in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it releases public registration data about that individual without a court order or informed consent? 267979 Advisory Opinion 11-007 June 8, 2011; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 11-007 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-006 2011-06-08T15:14:43Z 2011-06-08T15:14:43Z Is the email sent to an elected official from a member of the public ?government data? under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? If the email is not ?government data,? can it be classified as ?data on individuals?? If the email is ?government data,? is it classified as private data on the individual who sent the email? If the email is government data and classified as private data on the sender of the email, does the individual who is the subject of the email (the finalist for the superintendent position), have a right to inspect or copy the email upon request and, if so, must the name or other personally identifiable information of the sender be redacted from the email? Is the email sent to an elected official from a member of the public ?government data? under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? If the email is not ?government data,? can it be classified as ?data on individuals?? If the email is ?government data,? is it classified as private data on the individual who sent the email? If the email is government data and classified as private data on the sender of the email, does the individual who is the subject of the email (the finalist for the superintendent position), have a right to inspect or copy the email upon request and, if so, must the name or other personally identifiable information of the sender be redacted from the email? 266661 Advisory Opinion 11-006 June 8, 2011; School District 834 (Stillwater) 11-006 School District 834 (Stillwater) Elected and appointed officials Correspondence with elected officials 13.601 Elected and appointed officials Elected and appointed officials, Correspondence with elected officials, 13.601 Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-005 2011-05-26T15:14:43Z 2011-05-26T15:14:43Z Did Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged $3,900 for copies of government data related to a contract JCI has entered into with Independent School District 2142, St. Louis County? Did Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a request for access to government data related to a contract JCI has entered into with Independent School District 2142, St. Louis County? Did Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged $3,900 for copies of government data related to a contract JCI has entered into with Independent School District 2142, St. Louis County? Did Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a request for access to government data related to a contract JCI has entered into with Independent School District 2142, St. Louis County? 267395 Advisory Opinion 11-005 May 26, 2011; Johnson Controls, Inc. (ISD 2142-St. Louis County) 11-005 Johnson Controls, Inc. (ISD 2142-St. Louis County) Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization Contracts Copy costs Contracts/privatization, Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Contracts/privatization, Contracts, Copy costs Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-004 2011-04-08T15:14:43Z 2011-04-08T15:14:43Z Did the Olmsted County Regional Rail Authority comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it started a meeting on January 18, 2011, at 3:30 pm when the notice for the meeting stated it would start at 4:15 pm? Did the Olmsted County Regional Rail Authority comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it took votes during the January 18, 2011, meeting that started at 3:30 pm when the meeting notice stated it would start at 4:15 pm? Did the Olmsted County Regional Rail Authority comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it started a meeting on January 18, 2011, at 3:30 pm when the notice for the meeting stated it would start at 4:15 pm? Did the Olmsted County Regional Rail Authority comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it took votes during the January 18, 2011, meeting that started at 3:30 pm when the meeting notice stated it would start at 4:15 pm? 267788 Advisory Opinion 11-004 April 8, 2011; Olmsted County Regional Authority Board 11-004 Olmsted County Regional Authority Board Open Meeting Law Meeting notice Meeting notice Notice Regular meeting Voting Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Meeting notice Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Meeting notice, Notice, Regular meeting, Voting Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-003 2011-03-10T16:14:43Z 2011-03-10T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, would School District 309, Park Rapids, violate the data practices rights of a former employee if it disseminates certain data about the former employee to the Hubbard County Attorney? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, would School District 309, Park Rapids, violate the data practices rights of a former employee if it disseminates certain data about the former employee to the Hubbard County Attorney? 267809 Advisory Opinion 11-003 March 10, 2011; School District 309 (Park Rapids) 11-003 School District 309 (Park Rapids) Data subjects Data subjects Educational data Educational data Personnel data Tennessen warning Tennessen warning Dissemination to law enforcement agency (13.43, subd. 15) Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2) Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Data subjects, Data subjects, Educational data, Educational data, Personnel data, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning Data subjects, Data subjects, Educational data, Educational data, Personnel data, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning, Dissemination to law enforcement agency (13.43, subd. 15), Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2), Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Spencer Cronk This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-002 2011-01-20T16:15:43Z 2011-01-20T16:15:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) maintains in compliance with prevailing wage laws: the home addresses of contractor/subcontractor employees contained in certified payroll reports? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) maintains in compliance with prevailing wage laws: the home addresses of contractor/subcontractor employees contained in certified payroll reports? 267277 Advisory Opinion 11-002 January 20, 2011; Dakota County Community Development Agency 11-002 Dakota County Community Development Agency Personnel data Prevailing wage data Personnel data Personnel data, Prevailing wage data Ryan Church Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 11-001 2011-01-03T16:14:43Z 2011-01-03T16:14:43Z Did Johnson Controls, Inc. comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to data related to a contract JCI has entered into with Independent School District 2142, St. Louis County? Did Johnson Controls, Inc. comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to data related to a contract JCI has entered into with Independent School District 2142, St. Louis County? 266851 Advisory Opinion 11-001 January 3, 2011; Johnson Controls, Inc. (ISD 2142-St. Louis County) 11-001 Johnson Controls, Inc. (ISD 2142-St. Louis County) Contracts/privatization Official records Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Official records Ryan Church Acting This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-025 2010-11-23T16:14:43Z 2010-11-23T16:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for the ?names of individuals whose driving privileges have been affected by the re-pass conviction information received? by DPS? Did the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for the ?names of individuals whose driving privileges have been affected by the re-pass conviction information received? by DPS? 267174 Advisory Opinion 10-025 November 23, 2010; Minnesota Department of Public Safety 10-025 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver's License Data Response to data requests Driver?s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) Driver's License Data, Response to data requests Driver's License Data, Response to data requests, Driver?s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-024 2010-11-16T16:14:43Z 2010-11-16T16:14:43Z Did the City of Wayzata comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged $265 to copy approximately 61 pages from the approximately 473 pages that the requestor inspected? Did the City of Wayzata comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged $265 to copy approximately 61 pages from the approximately 473 pages that the requestor inspected? 267415 Advisory Opinion 10-024 November 16, 2010; City of Wayzata 10-024 City of Wayzata Contracts/privatization Copy costs Copy costs Electronically maintained data (See also: Electronic data) Copy inspection hybrid Copy costs Contracts/privatization, Copy costs Contracts/privatization, Copy costs, Copy costs, Electronically maintained data (See also: Electronic data), Copy inspection hybrid, Copy costs Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-023 2010-10-27T15:14:43Z 2010-10-27T15:14:43Z Has the City of North Saint Paul complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to data in an email? Has the City of North Saint Paul complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to data in an email? 266863 Advisory Opinion 10-023 October 27, 2010; City of North Saint Paul 10-023 City of North Saint Paul Elected and appointed officials Correspondence with elected officials 13.601 Elected and appointed officials Elected and appointed officials, Correspondence with elected officials, 13.601 Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-022 2010-10-15T15:14:43Z 2010-10-15T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data related to an investigation conducted by Minnesota Management and Budget: the investigative report and ?supporting or underlying data for the report? about a complaint made against a former deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education? Does MMB?s obligation to provide the Office of the Legislative Auditor with a copy of the report affect the classification of the data described in Issue 1? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data related to an investigation conducted by Minnesota Management and Budget: the investigative report and ?supporting or underlying data for the report? about a complaint made against a former deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education? Does MMB?s obligation to provide the Office of the Legislative Auditor with a copy of the report affect the classification of the data described in Issue 1? 266922 Advisory Opinion 10-022 October 15, 2010; Minnesota Management and Budget 10-022 Minnesota Management and Budget Personnel data Public official Public personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Public official Public personnel data Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-021 2010-09-27T15:14:43Z 2010-09-27T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data maintained by Independent School District 742, and the Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS): ?the financial spreadsheet that shows the total cost of the mediator?s proposal and any documents in the District?s possession that show what other language agreements have been made? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data maintained by Independent School District 742, and the Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS): ?the financial spreadsheet that shows the total cost of the mediator?s proposal and any documents in the District?s possession that show what other language agreements have been made? 266984 Advisory Opinion 10-021 September 27, 2010; School District 742 (St. Cloud) 10-021 School District 742 (St. Cloud) Requests for data Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708) Requests for data Requests for data, Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-020 2010-09-23T15:14:43Z 2010-09-23T15:14:43Z Did the Montrose City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, in providing notice for the following three meetings: (1) Council Workshop held on February 1, 2010; (2) Council Workshop held on March 3, 2010; and (3) Council Worksession held on April 12, 2010? Did the Montrose City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, in providing notice for the special meeting (City Council Workshop) held on June 28, 2010? Did the Montrose City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, in providing notice for the following three meetings: (1) Council Workshop held on February 1, 2010; (2) Council Workshop held on March 3, 2010; and (3) Council Worksession held on April 12, 2010? Did the Montrose City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, in providing notice for the special meeting (City Council Workshop) held on June 28, 2010? 267526 Advisory Opinion 10-020 September 23, 2010; Montrose City Council 10-020 Montrose City Council Open Meeting Law Meeting notice Regular meeting Recessed/continued meetings Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Regular meeting, Recessed/continued meetings Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-019 2010-09-20T15:14:43Z 2010-09-20T15:14:43Z Did School District 547, Parkers Prairie, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request to gain access to the tape recording of a closed meeting? Did School District 547, Parkers Prairie, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request to gain access to the tape recording of a closed meeting? 267443 Advisory Opinion 10-019 September 20, 2010; School District 547 (Parkers Prairie) 10-019 School District 547 (Parkers Prairie) Data subjects Educational data Informed consent Denial of access to data ? authority required (13.03, subd. 3(f)) Informed consent Data subjects, Educational data, Informed consent Data subjects, Educational data, Informed consent, Denial of access to data ? authority required (13.03, subd. 3(f)), Informed consent Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-018 2010-09-14T15:14:43Z 2010-09-14T15:14:43Z Did the City of Fergus Falls comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 and Minnesota Statutes, section 15.17, in responding to a data request for data on individuals and corporations that have made contributions or pledges toward the Fergus Falls Community Arena and the amounts they have contributed or pledged? Did the City of Fergus Falls comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 and Minnesota Statutes, section 15.17, in responding to a data request for data on individuals and corporations that have made contributions or pledges toward the Fergus Falls Community Arena and the amounts they have contributed or pledged? 267529 Advisory Opinion 10-018 September 14, 2010; City of Fergus Falls 10-018 City of Fergus Falls Contracts/privatization Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) Official records Obligation to maintain and preserve records Privatization Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), Official records, Obligation to maintain and preserve records, Privatization Sheila M.Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-017 2010-07-01T15:14:43Z 2010-07-01T15:14:43Z Did School District 47, Sauk Rapids-Rice, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a January 10, 2010, request for a listing of outside consulting activities in which the superintendent has engaged over the past ten years? Did School District 47, Sauk Rapids-Rice, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a January 10, 2010, request for a listing of outside consulting activities in which the superintendent has engaged over the past ten years? 266763 Advisory Opinion 10-017 July 1, 2010; School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) 10-017 School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) Existence of data Response to data requests Relationship to Chapter 13 Existence of data, Response to data requests Existence of data, Response to data requests, Relationship to Chapter 13 Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-016 2010-06-01T15:14:43Z 2010-06-01T15:14:43Z Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for data from the City?s Computer-Aided Dispatch system? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for data from the City?s Computer-Aided Dispatch system? 266834 Advisory Opinion 10-016 June 1, 2010; City of Saint Paul 10-016 City of Saint Paul Law enforcement data Easily accessible for convenient use (13.03, subd. 1) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Easily accessible for convenient use (13.03, subd. 1) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-015 2010-05-17T15:14:43Z 2010-05-17T15:14:43Z Did Independent School District 152, Moorhead, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the terms of a tentative settlement agreement with District teachers? Did Independent School District 152, Moorhead, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the terms of a tentative settlement agreement with District teachers? 266898 Advisory Opinion 10-015 May 17, 2010; School District 152 (Moorhead) 10-015 School District 152 (Moorhead) Response to data requests Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-014 2010-05-04T15:14:43Z 2010-05-04T15:14:43Z Did the Ramsey County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in disclosing certain data to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) given there has been no final disposition of disciplinary charges against the involved employee and DPS was not identified in the Tennessen warning notice given to the employee at the time of the Internal Affairs investigation? Did the Ramsey County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in disclosing certain data to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) given there has been no final disposition of disciplinary charges against the involved employee and DPS was not identified in the Tennessen warning notice given to the employee at the time of the Internal Affairs investigation? 267588 Advisory Opinion 10-014 May 4, 2010; Ramsey County Sheriff's Office 10-014 Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Data subjects Educational data Personnel data Tennessen warning Tennessen warning Dissemination to law enforcement agency (13.43, subd. 15) Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2) Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Data subjects, Educational data, Personnel data, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning Data subjects, Educational data, Personnel data, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning, Dissemination to law enforcement agency (13.43, subd. 15), Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2), Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-013 2010-04-29T15:14:43Z 2010-04-29T15:14:43Z Did members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board (MSTRWDB) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, regarding the notice of a special meeting held November 30, 2009? Did members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board (MSTRWDB) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, regarding the notice of a special meeting held November 30, 2009? 267304 Advisory Opinion 10-013 April 29, 2010; Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board 10-013 Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board Meeting notice Open Meeting Law Special meeting notice Meeting notice, Open Meeting Law Meeting notice, Open Meeting Law, Special meeting notice Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-012 2010-04-23T15:15:43Z 2010-04-23T15:15:43Z Is the litigation committee or subcommittee of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board (MSTRWDB) subject to the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? Is the litigation committee or subcommittee of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board (MSTRWDB) subject to the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? 267974 Advisory Opinion 10-012 April 23, 2010; Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board 10-012 Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-011 2010-04-23T15:14:43Z 2010-04-23T15:14:43Z Did the State Board of Public Defense comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when, at a February 11, 2010, open meeting, (1) board members left the meeting to deliberate in a separate room and (2) after returning to the meeting, conducted a straw poll? Did the State Board of Public Defense comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when, at a February 11, 2010, open meeting, (1) board members left the meeting to deliberate in a separate room and (2) after returning to the meeting, conducted a straw poll? 267612 Advisory Opinion 10-011 April 23, 2010; State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense 10-011 State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Serial meetings Voting Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Serial meetings, Voting Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-010 2010-04-21T15:14:43Z 2010-04-21T15:14:43Z Did the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District (MSTRWD) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it disclosed ?the ?estimated? value reports of the Stengrim property? to the public at the March 16, 2009, Board Meeting? Did the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District (MSTRWD) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it disclosed ?the ?estimated? value reports of the Stengrim property? to the public at the March 16, 2009, Board Meeting? 266508 Advisory Opinion 10-010 April 21, 2010; Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District 10-010 Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Property Data Appraisals (13.44) Property Data Property Data, Appraisals (13.44) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-009 2010-04-12T15:14:43Z 2010-04-12T15:14:43Z Did School District 861, Winona, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for ?all e-mails or other written forms of correspondence regarding how the superintendent evaluation is being conducted?? Did School District 861, Winona, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for ?all e-mails or other written forms of correspondence regarding how the superintendent evaluation is being conducted?? 266564 Advisory Opinion 10-009 April 12, 2010; School District 861 (Winona) 10-009 School District 861 (Winona) Personnel data Evaluation process data (is not personnel data) Personnel data Personnel data, Evaluation process data (is not personnel data) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-008 2010-04-08T15:14:43Z 2010-04-08T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Minnesota Department of Commerce maintains: the names of propane companies and their weekly residential propane prices for the heating seasons of 2003-2004 through the present obtained by the Department as part of a federal government survey? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Minnesota Department of Commerce maintains: the names of propane companies and their weekly residential propane prices for the heating seasons of 2003-2004 through the present obtained by the Department as part of a federal government survey? 266657 Advisory Opinion 10-008 April 8, 2010; Minnesota Department of Commerce 10-008 Minnesota Department of Commerce Contracts/privatization Federal contracts data (13.35) Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Federal contracts data (13.35) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-007 2010-03-16T15:14:43Z 2010-03-16T15:14:43Z Did Ramsey County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in charging $600 for copies of government data? Did Ramsey County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in charging $600 for copies of government data? 267451 Advisory Opinion 10-007 March 16, 2010; Ramsey County 10-007 Ramsey County Copy costs Justification of costs Copy inspection hybrid Copy costs Copy costs, Justification of costs, Copy inspection hybrid Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-006 2010-03-11T16:15:43Z 2010-03-11T16:15:43Z Did the City of Northfield comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the names of the two finalists for the position of president of the Northfield Hospital? Did the City of Northfield comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the names of the two finalists for the position of president of the Northfield Hospital? 267537 Advisory Opinion 10-006 March 11, 2010; City of Northfield 10-006 City of Northfield Personnel data Responsible authority Finalist for public employment (13.43, subd. 3) Responsible authority (RA) Duties, generally Personnel data, Responsible authority Personnel data, Responsible authority, Finalist for public employment (13.43, subd. 3), Responsible authority (RA), Duties, generally Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-005 2010-03-11T16:14:43Z 2010-03-11T16:14:43Z Did the Ramsey County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it contacted gun ?Permit to Carry? holders for a certain event? Did the Ramsey County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it contacted gun ?Permit to Carry? holders for a certain event? 267621 Advisory Opinion 10-005 March 11, 2010; Ramsey County Sheriff's Office 10-005 Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Data subjects Educational data Law enforcement data Tennessen warning Firearms (13.87, subd. 2 / 13.36) Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Data subjects, Educational data, Law enforcement data, Tennessen warning Data subjects, Educational data, Law enforcement data, Tennessen warning, Firearms (13.87, subd. 2 / 13.36), Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-004 2010-03-03T16:15:43Z 2010-03-03T16:15:43Z Is the Dakota County Agricultural Society subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? Is the Dakota County Agricultural Society subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? 267940 Advisory Opinion 10-004 March 3, 2010; Dakota County Agricultural Society 10-004 Dakota County Agricultural Society Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-003 2010-03-03T16:14:43Z 2010-03-03T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data in a City of Winnebago report related to an investigation into complaints made by a city employee? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data in a City of Winnebago report related to an investigation into complaints made by a city employee? 267564 Advisory Opinion 10-003 March 3, 2010; City of Winnebago 10-003 City of Winnebago Multiple data subjects County agricultural societies Inextricably intertwined data (See also: Northwest Publications, Inc. v. City of Bloomington, 499 N.W.2d 509) Multiple data subjects Multiple data subjects Multiple data subjects, County agricultural societies, Inextricably intertwined data (See also: Northwest Publications, Inc. v. City of Bloomington, 499 N.W.2d 509), Multiple data subjects Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-002 2010-02-10T16:14:43Z 2010-02-10T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data maintained by Independent School District 11, Anoka-Hennepin, related to the following circumstance: 1) the District disciplined an employee; 2) the employee grieved the discipline under collective bargaining rights; 3) the grievance was denied and the matter was referred to arbitration; and 4) prior to the arbitration hearing, the parties reached a mutual resolution of the grievance, which, according to the District, included disciplinary action. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data maintained by Independent School District 11, Anoka-Hennepin, related to the following circumstance: 1) the District disciplined an employee; 2) the employee grieved the discipline under collective bargaining rights; 3) the grievance was denied and the matter was referred to arbitration; and 4) prior to the arbitration hearing, the parties reached a mutual resolution of the grievance, which, according to the District, included disciplinary action. 266558 Advisory Opinion 10-002 February 10, 2010; School District 11 (Anoka-Hennepin) 10-002 School District 11 (Anoka-Hennepin) Personnel data Final disposition of disciplinary action Personnel data Personnel data, Final disposition of disciplinary action Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 10-001 2010-01-26T16:14:43Z 2010-01-26T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data maintained by the City of Hewitt: audio recordings of closed public meetings? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data maintained by the City of Hewitt: audio recordings of closed public meetings? 267745 Advisory Opinion 10-001 January 26, 2010; City of Hewitt 10-001 City of Hewitt Open Meeting Law Audio recordings Recording meetings Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Audio recordings, Recording meetings Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-027 2009-12-21T16:14:43Z 2009-12-21T16:14:43Z Did the City of Palisade comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a request for data made on September 15 and October 15, 2009? Did the City of Palisade comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a request for data made on September 15 and October 15, 2009? 267090 Advisory Opinion 09-027 December 21, 2009; City of Palisade 09-027 City of Palisade Response to data requests No response Response to data requests Response to data requests, No response Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-026 2009-12-15T16:15:43Z 2009-12-15T16:15:43Z Did the City of Warren comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for certain data relating to checks issued by Northern Minnesota Power Agency to City officials? Did the City of Warren comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a document the Mayor used at a March 18, 2009, meeting? Did the City of Warren comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a 49 page investigative report? Did the City of Warren comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for certain data relating to checks issued by Northern Minnesota Power Agency to City officials? Did the City of Warren comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a document the Mayor used at a March 18, 2009, meeting? Did the City of Warren comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a 49 page investigative report? 267942 Advisory Opinion 09-026 December 15, 2009; City of Warren 09-026 City of Warren Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-025 2009-12-15T16:14:43Z 2009-12-15T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, does the public have a right to access government data regarding the specific standards and accomplishments that provide the basis for performance bonuses paid to individual public university presidents and other managers in the MnSCU system? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, does the public have a right to access government data regarding the specific standards and accomplishments that provide the basis for performance bonuses paid to individual public university presidents and other managers in the MnSCU system? 267266 Advisory Opinion 09-025 December 15, 2009; Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 09-025 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Personnel data Remuneration Personnel data Personnel data, Remuneration Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-024 2009-11-30T16:14:43Z 2009-11-30T16:14:43Z Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(6), requires a government entity to include in a settlement agreement ?specific reasons for the settlement agreement.? School District 625, Saint Paul, entered into a settlement agreement and received a request for the settlement agreement. Has the District provided to the requestor the ?specific reasons for the settlement agreement?? Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(6), requires a government entity to include in a settlement agreement ?specific reasons for the settlement agreement.? School District 625, Saint Paul, entered into a settlement agreement and received a request for the settlement agreement. Has the District provided to the requestor the ?specific reasons for the settlement agreement?? 267283 Advisory Opinion 09-024 November 30, 2009; School District 626 (Saint Paul) 09-024 School District 626 (Saint Paul) Personnel data Settlement agreements Personnel data Personnel data, Settlement agreements Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-023 2009-11-23T16:14:43Z 2009-11-23T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data submitted by employers to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as part of applying for a Safety Grant? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data submitted by employers to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as part of applying for a Safety Grant? 267646 Advisory Opinion 09-023 November 23, 2009; Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 09-023 Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Business Data Business data (13.591) Grants (13.599) Business Data Business Data, Business data (13.591), Grants (13.599) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-022 2009-09-22T15:14:43Z 2009-09-22T15:14:43Z Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Chapter 13 in response to a March 27, 2009 (and subsequent), request for access to ?all policies and procedures governing the duties of the St. Paul Intervention Project, Inc., to include all employee manuals and/or handbooks, volunteer manuals, training manuals, daily procedures, mission statements, and employee and volunteer rosters and records?? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Chapter 13 in response to a March 27, 2009 (and subsequent), request for access to ?all policies and procedures governing the duties of the St. Paul Intervention Project, Inc., to include all employee manuals and/or handbooks, volunteer manuals, training manuals, daily procedures, mission statements, and employee and volunteer rosters and records?? 267824 Advisory Opinion 09-022 September 22, 2009; City of Saint Paul 09-022 City of Saint Paul Contracts/privatization Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) Private party response to data requests Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), Private party response to data requests Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-021 2009-09-14T15:14:43Z 2009-09-14T15:14:43Z Did the University of Minnesota comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to data contained in the applications of students who apply for the University?s Student Services Fee Committee? Did the University of Minnesota comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to data contained in the applications of students who apply for the University?s Student Services Fee Committee? 267142 Advisory Opinion 09-021 September 14, 2009; University of Minnesota 09-021 University of Minnesota Educational data Directory information Educational data Educational data, Directory information Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-020 2009-09-08T15:14:43Z 2009-09-08T15:14:43Z Is the Advisory Board for the Metro Gang Strike Force a public body that must comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? Did the members of the Advisory Board for the Strike Force comply with the OML when they exchanged certain email messages relating to the activities of the Strike Force? Is the Advisory Board for the Metro Gang Strike Force a public body that must comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? Did the members of the Advisory Board for the Strike Force comply with the OML when they exchanged certain email messages relating to the activities of the Strike Force? 267446 Advisory Opinion 09-020 September 8, 2009; Metro Gang Strike Force Advisory Board 09-020 Metro Gang Strike Force Advisory Board Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Metro Gang Strike Force Email Interpretation of meeting Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Metro Gang Strike Force, Email, Interpretation of meeting Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-019 2009-08-28T15:14:43Z 2009-08-28T15:14:43Z Did Hennepin County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it released certain data to a third party? Did Hennepin County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it released certain data to a third party? 266872 Advisory Opinion 09-019 August 28, 2009; Hennepin County 09-019 Hennepin County Law enforcement data Security service data/Capitol Security (13.861) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Security service data/Capitol Security (13.861) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-018 2009-08-10T15:14:43Z 2009-08-10T15:14:43Z Did the City of White Bear Lake comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged a person $26.69 for copying 100 pages of data when the person wanted only 25 pages of data? Did the City of White Bear Lake comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged a person $26.69 for copying 100 pages of data when the person wanted only 25 pages of data? 267795 Advisory Opinion 09-018 August 10, 2009; City of White Bear Lake 09-018 City of White Bear Lake Copy costs Inspection Redaction 25 cents per page Sales tax excluded Copy inspection hybrid Electronic data, email Print to redact Copy costs, Inspection, Redaction Copy costs, Inspection, Redaction, 25 cents per page, Sales tax excluded, Copy inspection hybrid, Electronic data, email, Print to redact Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-017 2009-08-05T15:14:43Z 2009-08-05T15:14:43Z Did Independent School District 861, Winona, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a June 19, 2009, for access to emails between District School Board members and the District Superintendent from June 5 - June 18, 2009? Did Independent School District 861, Winona, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a June 19, 2009, for access to emails between District School Board members and the District Superintendent from June 5 - June 18, 2009? 268011 Advisory Opinion 09-017 August 5, 2009; School District 861 (Winona) 09-017 School District 861 (Winona) Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-016 2009-07-16T15:14:43Z 2009-07-16T15:14:43Z Did the City of Big Lake comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a copy of the report prepared by Midwest Government Advisors? Did the City of Big Lake comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a copy of the report prepared by Midwest Government Advisors? 267995 Advisory Opinion 09-016 July 16, 2009; City of Big Lake 09-016 City of Big Lake Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-015 2009-07-07T15:14:43Z 2009-07-07T15:14:43Z Are ?settlement agreements? between a municipality?s workers? compensation insurer and employee public documents pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(6)? If such agreements are public, what, if any, information is the employer required to redact from the documents before making them available to the public? Are ?settlement agreements? between a municipality?s workers? compensation insurer and employee public documents pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(6)? If such agreements are public, what, if any, information is the employer required to redact from the documents before making them available to the public? 267418 Advisory Opinion 09-015 July 7, 2009; City of Oakdale 09-015 City of Oakdale Personnel data Settlement agreements Negotiated agreement Personnel data Personnel data, Settlement agreements, Negotiated agreement Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-014 2009-06-30T15:14:43Z 2009-06-30T15:14:43Z Is the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? If the answer to Issue 1 is yes, did MMUA comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a March 16, 2009, request for access to certain data? Is the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? If the answer to Issue 1 is yes, did MMUA comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a March 16, 2009, request for access to certain data? 267506 Advisory Opinion 09-014 June 30, 2009; Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association 09-014 Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association Contracts/privatization Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) Private party response to data requests Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), Private party response to data requests Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-013 2009-06-23T15:14:43Z 2009-06-23T15:14:43Z Did School District 659, Northfield, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it took the actions described in a May 15, 2009, advisory opinion request? Did School District 659, Northfield, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it took the actions described in a May 15, 2009, advisory opinion request? 267284 Advisory Opinion 09-013 June 23, 2009; School District 659 (Northfield) 09-013 School District 659 (Northfield) Educational data Posting test scores by name Educational data Educational data, Posting test scores by name Sheila M. Reger This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-012 2009-05-08T15:14:43Z 2009-05-08T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, can the Minnesota Department of Human Services share private or nonpublic grant response data with the Hennepin County Board and staff, and can the Board discuss these data in an open meeting? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, can the Minnesota Department of Human Services share data it creates or maintains as part of its grant evaluation process (prior to the evaluation being completed) with Hennepin County Board and staff, and can the Board discuss these data in an open meeting? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, can the Minnesota Department of Human Services share private or nonpublic grant response data with the Hennepin County Board and staff, and can the Board discuss these data in an open meeting? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, can the Minnesota Department of Human Services share data it creates or maintains as part of its grant evaluation process (prior to the evaluation being completed) with Hennepin County Board and staff, and can the Board discuss these data in an open meeting? 267442 Advisory Opinion 09-012 May 8, 2009; Minnesota Department of Human Services 09-012 Minnesota Department of Human Services Open Meeting Law Grants (13.599) Discussion of not public data in an open meeting Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Grants (13.599), Discussion of not public data in an open meeting Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-011 2009-05-06T15:15:43Z 2009-05-06T15:15:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, must the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA), in response to a request, produce data that it does not maintain and is not required to collect? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, must the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA), in response to a request, produce data that it does not maintain and is not required to collect? 266816 Advisory Opinion 09-011 May 6, 2009; Dakota County Community Development Agency 09-011 Dakota County Community Development Agency Response to data requests Creation of data not required Response to data requests Response to data requests, Creation of data not required Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-010 2009-05-06T15:14:43Z 2009-05-06T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: financial information (including tax returns) submitted to Cook County by responders to a request for qualifications? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: financial information (including tax returns) submitted to Cook County by responders to a request for qualifications? 266880 Advisory Opinion 09-010 May 6, 2009; Cook County 09-010 Cook County Business Data Government Data Business data (13.591) Business Data, Government Data Business Data, Government Data, Business data (13.591) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-009 2009-04-17T15:14:43Z 2009-04-17T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: the names of owners of a company that are contained in a business plan the company submitted to the City of Preston as part of a request for financial assistance? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: the names of owners of a company that are contained in a business plan the company submitted to the City of Preston as part of a request for financial assistance? 267003 Advisory Opinion 09-009 April 17, 2009; City of Preston 09-009 City of Preston Business Data Business data (13.591) Business Data Business Data, Business data (13.591) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-008 2009-04-02T15:14:43Z 2009-04-02T15:14:43Z Given the publicity relating to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaints, can School District 47, Sauk Rapids-Rice, release a copy of the two OCR decisions after redacting all personally identifying information that appears in those documents? Given the publicity relating to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaints, can School District 47, Sauk Rapids-Rice, release a copy of the two OCR decisions after redacting all personally identifying information that appears in those documents? 267050 Advisory Opinion 09-008 April 2, 2009; School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) 09-008 School District 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice) Educational data FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Educational data Educational data, FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-007 2009-03-24T15:14:43Z 2009-03-24T15:14:43Z Did the Metro Gang Strike Force comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a request from X for access to data about X? Did the Metro Gang Strike Force comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a request from X for access to data about X? 266867 Advisory Opinion 09-007 March 24, 2009; Metro Gang Strike Force 09-007 Metro Gang Strike Force Response to data requests Metro Gang Strike Force Response to data requests Response to data requests, Metro Gang Strike Force Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-006 2009-03-19T15:14:43Z 2009-03-19T15:14:43Z Did the City of Montrose comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a request, dated January 10, 2009, for access to certain data? Did the City of Montrose comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a request, dated January 10, 2009, for access to certain data? 267138 Advisory Opinion 09-006 March 19, 2009; City of Montrose 09-006 City of Montrose Electronic data Format Electronic data Electronic data, Format Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-005 2009-02-26T16:14:43Z 2009-02-26T16:14:43Z Did the City of Duluth comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to certain dog licensing data? Is the City of Duluth?s charge of $210 for a copy of certain dog licensing data in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? Did the City of Duluth comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to certain dog licensing data? Is the City of Duluth?s charge of $210 for a copy of certain dog licensing data in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13? 267161 Advisory Opinion 09-005 February 26, 2009; City of Duluth 09-005 City of Duluth Response to data requests Copy costs Pet license data Response to data requests, Copy costs Response to data requests, Copy costs, Pet license data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-004 2009-01-28T16:14:43Z 2009-01-28T16:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Management & Budget comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the race, gender, and disability status of state employees by agency? Did the Minnesota Management & Budget comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the race, gender, and disability status of state employees by agency? 267188 Advisory Opinion 09-004 January 28, 2009; Minnesota Management and Budget 09-004 Minnesota Management and Budget Summary data Summary data (See also: Educational data - Summary data) Summary data Summary data, Summary data (See also: Educational data - Summary data) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-003 2009-01-27T16:14:43Z 2009-01-27T16:14:43Z Does Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, require Knutson, Flynn & Deans to provide to KSTP-TV any list Knutson, Flynn & Deans created setting forth the public schools or school districts it has represented from 2003 to 2008? Does Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, require Knutson, Flynn & Deans to provide to KSTP-TV copies of contracts between Knutson, Flynn & Deans and any public school or school district between 2003 and 2008? Does Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, require Knutson, Flynn & Deans to provide any bills Knutson, Flynn & Deans provided to any and all public school clients for services rendered to these clients between 2003 and 2008? Does Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, require Knutson, Flynn & Deans to provide to KSTP-TV any list Knutson, Flynn & Deans created setting forth the public schools or school districts it has represented from 2003 to 2008? Does Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, require Knutson, Flynn & Deans to provide to KSTP-TV copies of contracts between Knutson, Flynn & Deans and any public school or school district between 2003 and 2008? Does Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, require Knutson, Flynn & Deans to provide any bills Knutson, Flynn & Deans provided to any and all public school clients for services rendered to these clients between 2003 and 2008? 267398 Advisory Opinion 09-003 January 27, 2009; Knutson, Flynn and Deans 09-003 Knutson, Flynn and Deans Contracts/privatization Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) Private party response to data requests Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), Private party response to data requests Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-002 2009-01-21T16:15:43Z 2009-01-21T16:15:43Z In Advisory Opinion 08-022, the Commissioner of Administration opined that certain data supplied by private electric companies (the property addresses for properties that have gone without power for more than thirty days and the reason for the power shut off) are public. In light of a new law enacted during the 2008 Legislative Session, Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.0976, can the City still rely on 08-022? In Advisory Opinion 08-022, the Commissioner of Administration opined that certain data supplied by private electric companies (the property addresses for properties that have gone without power for more than thirty days and the reason for the power shut off) are public. In light of a new law enacted during the 2008 Legislative Session, Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.0976, can the City still rely on 08-022? 266903 Advisory Opinion 09-002 January 21, 2009; City of Saint Paul 09-002 City of Saint Paul Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Municipal utility customer data (13.685 / 13.612) Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Municipal utility customer data (13.685 / 13.612) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 09-001 2009-01-21T16:14:43Z 2009-01-21T16:14:43Z Did School District 535, Rochester, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a request for public data relating to the termination of a District employee? Did School District 535, Rochester, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a request for public data relating to the termination of a District employee? 266968 Advisory Opinion 09-001 January 21, 2009; School District 535 (Rochester) 09-001 School District 535 (Rochester) Personnel data At-will employees Personnel data Personnel data, At-will employees Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-035 2008-12-16T16:14:43Z 2008-12-16T16:14:43Z Did the Ramsey County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding an October 3, 2008, request for data? Did the Ramsey County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding an October 3, 2008, request for data? 267943 Advisory Opinion 08-035 December 16, 2008; Ramsey County Sheriff 08-035 Ramsey County Sheriff Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-034 2008-12-03T16:15:43Z 2008-12-03T16:15:43Z Does the Open Meeting Law apply to the Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force created by Chapter 212, Laws of Minnesota for 2008? If the Open Meeting Law applies is the Task Force required to meet in a public building or does the Task Force have the option of conducting its meetings in a private location that is made accessible to the public? Since the Task Force doesn?t have a primary office like many other public bodies (city councils, school boards, state agencies), how can the Task Force meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, regarding Notice of Meetings and section 13D.01 regarding votes to be kept in a journal? Can a website be used to meet the meeting notice and journal requirements? The 23 member Task Force has nine members from Greater Minnesota for whom travel to meetings may, at times, be more onerous (winter weather conditions, scheduling conflicts dues to extended travel times). If a quorum of members is present at the meeting place, may videoconferencing be used to allow members who are not present to (1) listen the meeting; (2) provide comments; and/or (3) vote on motions/recommendations being considered at the meeting? May the Task Force create working groups of less than a quorum of the Task Force to meet outside of the public meetings to discuss distinct issue areas and to bring recommendations and draft language to the full Task Force at a public meeting for consideration and discussion? Does the Open Meeting Law apply to the Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force created by Chapter 212, Laws of Minnesota for 2008? If the Open Meeting Law applies is the Task Force required to meet in a public building or does the Task Force have the option of conducting its meetings in a private location that is made accessible to the public? Since the Task Force doesn?t have a primary office like many other public bodies (city councils, school boards, state agencies), how can the Task Force meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, regarding Notice of Meetings and section 13D.01 regarding votes to be kept in a journal? Can a website be used to meet the meeting notice and journal requirements? The 23 member Task Force has nine members from Greater Minnesota for whom travel to meetings may, at times, be more onerous (winter weather conditions, scheduling conflicts dues to extended travel times). If a quorum of members is present at the meeting place, may videoconferencing be used to allow members who are not present to (1) listen the meeting; (2) provide comments; and/or (3) vote on motions/recommendations being considered at the meeting? May the Task Force create working groups of less than a quorum of the Task Force to meet outside of the public meetings to discuss distinct issue areas and to bring recommendations and draft language to the full Task Force at a public meeting for consideration and discussion? 266653 Advisory Opinion 08-034 December 3, 2008; Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force 08-034 Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force Open Meeting Law Entities subject to Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Entities subject to Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-033 2008-12-03T16:14:43Z 2008-12-03T16:14:43Z Did the City of Duluth comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to the following data: names, job titles and description, first and last date of employment, salary, pension and fringe benefit information for ?employees whose last date of employment with the City was in August and September?? Did the City comply with Chapter 13 when it was asked to provide a written denial regarding the data described above? Did the City of Duluth comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to the following data: names, job titles and description, first and last date of employment, salary, pension and fringe benefit information for ?employees whose last date of employment with the City was in August and September?? Did the City comply with Chapter 13 when it was asked to provide a written denial regarding the data described above? 267251 Advisory Opinion 08-033 December 3, 2008; City of Duluth 08-033 City of Duluth Personnel data Public official Public personnel data Personnel data Personnel data, Public official Public personnel data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-032 2008-11-25T16:14:43Z 2008-11-25T16:14:43Z Did the City of Hibbing comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying a request for a copy of ?the complete report on an investigation of possible perjury on the part of Hibbing police officers who testified at a misdemeanor trial in Hibbing in June 2008?? Did the City of Hibbing comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying a request for a copy of ?the complete report on an investigation of possible perjury on the part of Hibbing police officers who testified at a misdemeanor trial in Hibbing in June 2008?? 267234 Advisory Opinion 08-032 November 25, 2008; City of Hibbing 08-032 City of Hibbing Law enforcement data Conflict with personnel data (13.43) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Conflict with personnel data (13.43) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-031 2008-10-23T15:14:43Z 2008-10-23T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 13 and 175A, what is the classification of the following data: the written decisions of the State of Minnesota Workers? Compensation Court of Appeals? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 13 and 175A, what is the classification of the following data: the written decisions of the State of Minnesota Workers? Compensation Court of Appeals? 267830 Advisory Opinion 08-031 October 23, 2008; Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals 08-031 Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals Government Data Website - government data Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals Government Data Government Data, Website - government data, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-030 2008-10-08T15:14:43Z 2008-10-08T15:14:43Z Did the Carver County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying a request for a copy of a booking photograph of a 16 year-old? Did the Carver County Sheriff?s Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying a request for a copy of a booking photograph of a 16 year-old? 267739 Advisory Opinion 08-030 October 8, 2008; Carver County Sheriff 08-030 Carver County Sheriff Law enforcement data Booking photos Juveniles (260.161 / 260B.171) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Booking photos, Juveniles (260.161 / 260B.171) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-028 2008-09-29T15:16:43Z 2008-09-29T15:16:43Z Did School District 846, Breckenridge, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the ?audio recording that was recorded at the public [District] board meeting held on September 10, 2007?? Did School District 846, Breckenridge, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the ?audio recording that was recorded at the public [District] board meeting held on September 10, 2007?? 266866 Advisory Opinion 08-028 September 29, 2008; School District 846 (Breckenridge) 08-028 School District 846 (Breckenridge) Personal data/devices Location of data Personal data/devices Personal data/devices, Location of data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-029 2008-09-29T15:15:43Z 2008-09-29T15:15:43Z Did the University of Minnesota comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for ?annual athletically related income reports from head coaches Tubby Smith, Tim Brewster, J. Robinson and Don Lucia for the past 10 years?? Did the University of Minnesota comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for ?annual athletically related income reports from head coaches Tubby Smith, Tim Brewster, J. Robinson and Don Lucia for the past 10 years?? 266926 Advisory Opinion 08-029 September 29, 2008; University of Minnesota 08-029 University of Minnesota Personnel data Financial related data (does not include outside income) Personnel data Personnel data, Financial related data (does not include outside income) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-027 2008-09-29T15:14:43Z 2008-09-29T15:14:43Z Did Independent School District 834, Stillwater, comply with Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, in its response to a request for access to public data about certain applicants for employment by the District? Did Independent School District 834, Stillwater, comply with Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, in its response to a request for access to public data about certain applicants for employment by the District? 268025 Advisory Opinion 08-027 September 29, 2008; School District 834 (Stillwater) 08-027 School District 834 (Stillwater) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-026 2008-09-08T15:14:43Z 2008-09-08T15:14:43Z Did the City of Palisade comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a request for data documenting what happened to the $22,000 CD that was cashed in August 2006? Did the City of Palisade comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a request for data documenting what happened to the money showed on November 7, 2005, to be in the street fund? Did the City of Palisade comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a request for data documenting what happened to the $22,000 CD that was cashed in August 2006? Did the City of Palisade comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a request for data documenting what happened to the money showed on November 7, 2005, to be in the street fund? 267846 Advisory Opinion 08-026 September 8, 2008; City of Palisade 08-026 City of Palisade Records management/retention Relationship to Chapter 13 Records Management Act statute (138.17) (See also: Official Records Act) Records management/retention Records management/retention, Relationship to Chapter 13, Records Management Act statute (138.17) (See also: Official Records Act) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-025 2008-09-04T15:14:43Z 2008-09-04T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data Independent School District 877, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, maintains: the addresses and home telephone numbers of individuals who have participated in community education classes offered by the District? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data Independent School District 877, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, maintains: the addresses and home telephone numbers of individuals who have participated in community education classes offered by the District? 267556 Advisory Opinion 08-025 September 4, 2008; School District 877 (Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose) 08-025 School District 877 (Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose) Educational data Community education data Social recreational data (13.548 / 13.57) Educational data Educational data, Community education data, Social recreational data (13.548 / 13.57) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-024 2008-08-26T15:15:43Z 2008-08-26T15:15:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the data when they are not collected, created, received, maintained, or disseminated by the City of Buffalo, but are collected and maintained by GovDelivery, a privately owned and operated software service company, for the purpose of transferring important city alerts and notifications to registrants on behalf of the City? If the data collected and maintained by GovDelivery are classified as government data, are they protected by the Data Practices Act, more specifically, Minnesota Statutes, section 13.15? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the data when they are not collected, created, received, maintained, or disseminated by the City of Buffalo, but are collected and maintained by GovDelivery, a privately owned and operated software service company, for the purpose of transferring important city alerts and notifications to registrants on behalf of the City? If the data collected and maintained by GovDelivery are classified as government data, are they protected by the Data Practices Act, more specifically, Minnesota Statutes, section 13.15? 267467 Advisory Opinion 08-024 August 26, 2008; City of Buffalo 08-024 City of Buffalo Contracts/privatization Electronic data Computer data (13.15) Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) Email/internet Privatization Subscriber information (e.g., email address, name) Contracts/privatization, Electronic data Contracts/privatization, Electronic data, Computer data (13.15), Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), Email/internet, Privatization, Subscriber information (e.g., email address, name) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-023 2008-08-26T15:14:43Z 2008-08-26T15:14:43Z Did Independent School District 192, Farmington, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a request for a copy of its Superintendent?s employment contract? Did Independent School District 192, Farmington, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a request for a copy of its Superintendent?s employment contract? 267490 Advisory Opinion 08-023 August 26, 2008; School District 192 (Farmington) 08-023 School District 192 (Farmington) Contracts/privatization Personnel data Employment Employment contract Contracts/privatization, Personnel data Contracts/privatization, Personnel data, Employment, Employment contract Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-022 2008-08-12T15:14:43Z 2008-08-12T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data provided to the City of Saint Paul by private electric companies: property addresses for those properties that have gone without power for more than thirty days and the reason for the power shut off? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data provided to the City of Saint Paul by private electric companies: property addresses for those properties that have gone without power for more than thirty days and the reason for the power shut off? 266639 Advisory Opinion 08-022 August 12, 2008; City of Saint Paul 08-022 City of Saint Paul Government Data Municipal utility customer data (13.685 / 13.612) Government Data Government Data, Municipal utility customer data (13.685 / 13.612) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-021 2008-08-08T15:14:43Z 2008-08-08T15:14:43Z In a situation where bids are opened and tabulated by designated city personnel prior to the Vadnais Heights City Council deciding to award the contract, what is the classification, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.591, of the bids and accompanying materials of each bidder when (1) the bids are opened and ranked by City personnel and (2) when the City Council awards the contract? In a situation where bids are opened and tabulated by designated city personnel prior to the Vadnais Heights City Council deciding to award the contract, what is the classification, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.591, of the bids and accompanying materials of each bidder when (1) the bids are opened and ranked by City personnel and (2) when the City Council awards the contract? 266870 Advisory Opinion 08-021 August 8, 2008; City of Vadnais Heights 08-021 City of Vadnais Heights Business Data RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Business Data Business Data, RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-020 2008-08-06T15:14:43Z 2008-08-06T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data related to the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority?s (CRA) investigative process: the data described in the CRA?s Administrative Rule 6(B)(4)(d)? Given the answer(s) to Issue 1, would it violate a data subject?s rights if the CRA disclosed to a complainant the fact that his/her complaint was in whole or in part not sustained, as set forth in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances 172.120, and CRA Rule 11 (K) and Rule 12, regarding the complainant?s right to make a request for reconsideration? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data related to the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority?s (CRA) investigative process: the data described in the CRA?s Administrative Rule 6(B)(4)(d)? Given the answer(s) to Issue 1, would it violate a data subject?s rights if the CRA disclosed to a complainant the fact that his/her complaint was in whole or in part not sustained, as set forth in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances 172.120, and CRA Rule 11 (K) and Rule 12, regarding the complainant?s right to make a request for reconsideration? 266815 Advisory Opinion 08-020 August 6, 2008; City of Minneapolis 08-020 City of Minneapolis Personnel data Minneapolis Civilian Review Board (CRA) Personnel data Personnel data, Minneapolis Civilian Review Board (CRA) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-019 2008-07-31T15:14:43Z 2008-07-31T15:14:43Z If School District 544, Fergus Falls, releases data in two anonymous letters that set forth complaints about X, would X?s rights as a data subject be violated? If School District 544, Fergus Falls, releases data in two anonymous letters that set forth complaints about X, would X?s rights as a data subject be violated? 267749 Advisory Opinion 08-019 July 31, 2008; School District 544 (Fergus Falls) 08-019 School District 544 (Fergus Falls) Elected and appointed officials Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Correspondence with elected officials 13.601 Conflicting or irreconcilable provisions (645.26) Elected and appointed officials, Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Elected and appointed officials, Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Correspondence with elected officials, 13.601, Conflicting or irreconcilable provisions (645.26) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-018 2008-07-23T15:14:43Z 2008-07-23T15:14:43Z Are the members of the Drug Formulary Committee subject to the requirements of the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? Are the members of the Drug Formulary Committee in compliance with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when they gather together before each regular meeting behind closed doors? Are the members of the Drug Formulary Committee in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6 when they review printed materials at a meeting but do not make those materials available to the public in the meeting room? Are the members of the Drug Formulary Committee subject to the requirements of the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? Are the members of the Drug Formulary Committee in compliance with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when they gather together before each regular meeting behind closed doors? Are the members of the Drug Formulary Committee in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6 when they review printed materials at a meeting but do not make those materials available to the public in the meeting room? 267648 Advisory Opinion 08-018 July 23, 2008; Drug Formulary Committee 08-018 Drug Formulary Committee Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Open Meeting Law Entities subject to Words and phrases construed (645.08) Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Open Meeting Law Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Open Meeting Law, Entities subject to, Words and phrases construed (645.08) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-017 2008-07-22T15:14:43Z 2008-07-22T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that relate to the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officer Association conference and subsequent DNR investigation? Pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that relate to the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officer Association conference and subsequent DNR investigation? 267838 Advisory Opinion 08-017 July 22, 2008; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 08-017 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Internal audit Words and phrases construed (645.08) Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Internal audit, Words and phrases construed (645.08) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-016 2008-07-17T15:14:43Z 2008-07-17T15:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regards to a May 6, 2008, request for a copy of an RFP associated with the contract between MDA and the University of Minnesota; and all correspondence between MDA, the University, and any other entity related to the project? Did the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regards to a May 6, 2008, request for a copy of an RFP associated with the contract between MDA and the University of Minnesota; and all correspondence between MDA, the University, and any other entity related to the project? 267248 Advisory Opinion 08-016 July 17, 2008; Minnesota Department of Agriculture 08-016 Minnesota Department of Agriculture Response to data requests Appropriate response generally Response to data requests Response to data requests, Appropriate response generally Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-015 2008-07-09T15:14:43Z 2008-07-09T15:14:43Z Did the members of the Roseville City Council comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6 at a meeting held on February 11, 2008? Did the members of the Roseville City Council comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6 at a meeting held on February 11, 2008? 267319 Advisory Opinion 08-015 July 9, 2008; Roseville City Council 08-015 Roseville City Council Open Meeting Law Printed materials Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Printed materials Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-014 2008-06-26T15:14:43Z 2008-06-26T15:14:43Z Is the Minnesota Department of Education?s (MDE) determination regarding a report of alleged student maltreatment public data on individuals pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(5), or alternatively, is the MDE?s determination private data on individuals pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556, subdivision 11(a), and Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 4(c)? Is the Minnesota Department of Education?s (MDE) determination regarding a report of alleged student maltreatment public data on individuals pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 2(a)(5), or alternatively, is the MDE?s determination private data on individuals pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556, subdivision 11(a), and Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 4(c)? 267367 Advisory Opinion 08-014 June 26, 2008; School District 31 (Bemidji) 08-014 School District 31 (Bemidji) Educational data Personnel data Personnel data access to the public Child maltreatment Specific reasons and data documenting basis for action Change in classification 13.03 Educational data, Personnel data Educational data, Personnel data, Personnel data access to the public, Child maltreatment, Specific reasons and data documenting basis for action, Change in classification 13.03 Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-013 2008-06-17T15:14:43Z 2008-06-17T15:14:43Z Did the Cass Lake Economic Development Authority comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a request for access to copies of minutes from certain meetings (2003 ? February 3, June 2, October 6, November 3, December 1; 2004 ? all meetings; 2005 all meetings; 2006 ? all meetings; 2007 all meetings; 2008 ? January and February) and annual reports from years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007? Did the Cass Lake Economic Development Authority Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D.04, with regard to providing notice for the past four regular Board meetings (January, February, March, and April 2008)? Did the Cass Lake Economic Development Authority comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a request for access to copies of minutes from certain meetings (2003 ? February 3, June 2, October 6, November 3, December 1; 2004 ? all meetings; 2005 all meetings; 2006 ? all meetings; 2007 all meetings; 2008 ? January and February) and annual reports from years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007? Did the Cass Lake Economic Development Authority Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D.04, with regard to providing notice for the past four regular Board meetings (January, February, March, and April 2008)? 267984 Advisory Opinion 08-013 June 17, 2008; Cass Lake Economic Development Authority 08-013 Cass Lake Economic Development Authority Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-012 2008-05-30T15:14:43Z 2008-05-30T15:14:43Z Did Carver County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a December 12, 2007, request for the cost justification for its plat map pricing? Did Carver County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a December 12, 2007, request for the cost justification for its plat map pricing? 267870 Advisory Opinion 08-012 May 30, 2008; Carver County 08-012 Carver County Commercial value Copy costs Commercial value Commercial value, Copy costs Commercial value, Copy costs, Commercial value Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-011 2008-05-29T15:14:43Z 2008-05-29T15:14:43Z Did the Eagan Charter Commission comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a March 20, 2008, request for a copy of certain correspondence between the Commission and the Dakota County Court? Did the Eagan Charter Commission comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a March 20, 2008, request for a copy of certain correspondence between the Commission and the Dakota County Court? 267199 Advisory Opinion 08-011 May 29, 2008; Eagan Charter Commission 08-011 Eagan Charter Commission Response to data requests Records management/retention Obligation to maintain and preserve records Response to data requests, Records management/retention Response to data requests, Records management/retention, Obligation to maintain and preserve records Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-010 2008-05-16T15:15:43Z 2008-05-16T15:15:43Z Did Normandale Community College (part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a March 12, 2008, request for access to data? Did Normandale Community College (part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a March 12, 2008, request for access to data? 267484 Advisory Opinion 08-010 May 16, 2008; Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 08-010 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Data subjects Personnel data Determining if there is a data subject Faculty grade distribution Data subjects, Personnel data Data subjects, Personnel data, Determining if there is a data subject, Faculty grade distribution Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-009 2008-05-16T15:14:43Z 2008-05-16T15:14:43Z Is the unpublished manuscript written by an individual under contract to the Foundation for Minneapolis Parks government data, as that term is defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 7? If the manuscript is government data, what is its classification? If the manuscript is government data and its classification is public data, can the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board refuse to provide copies of the data because it is copyrighted by a third party, private entity? Is the unpublished manuscript written by an individual under contract to the Foundation for Minneapolis Parks government data, as that term is defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 7? If the manuscript is government data, what is its classification? If the manuscript is government data and its classification is public data, can the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board refuse to provide copies of the data because it is copyrighted by a third party, private entity? 267581 Advisory Opinion 08-009 May 16, 2008; Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 08-009 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Government Data Inspection allowed, copying only with permission Copyright Includes data not created by maintaining entity Government Data Government Data, Inspection allowed, copying only with permission, Copyright, Includes data not created by maintaining entity Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-008 2008-05-01T15:15:43Z 2008-05-01T15:15:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data Independent School District 719, Prior Lake-Savage, received from an individual who is a former employee and current School Board member? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of certain data Independent School District 719, Prior Lake-Savage, received from an individual who is a former employee and current School Board member? 266441 Advisory Opinion 08-008 May 1, 2008; School District 719 (Prior Lake-Savage) 08-008 School District 719 (Prior Lake-Savage) Personnel data Definition - "data collected" interpreted as "data created, received, maintained..." Personnel data Personnel data, Definition - "data collected" interpreted as "data created, received, maintained..." Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-007 2008-05-01T15:14:43Z 2008-05-01T15:14:43Z Is the Rock Tenn Community Advisory Panel subject to the requirements of the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? Is the Rock Tenn Community Advisory Panel subject to the requirements of the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D? 266807 Advisory Opinion 08-007 May 1, 2008; Rock Tenn Community Advisory Panel 08-007 Rock Tenn Community Advisory Panel Open Meeting Law Entities subject to Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Entities subject to Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-006 2008-04-24T15:14:43Z 2008-04-24T15:14:43Z Did the Stearns County Attorney comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the following data related to a shooting that occurred on January 25, 2008: the names, dates of birth and city of residence of witnesses to the fatal shooting; the name, date of birth and city of residence of the alleged shooter; a brief reconstruction of the events associated with the fatal shooting; the address where the fatal shooting took place; and the transcript of the 911 call reporting the shooting? Did the Stearns County Attorney comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the following data related to a shooting that occurred on January 25, 2008: the names, dates of birth and city of residence of witnesses to the fatal shooting; the name, date of birth and city of residence of the alleged shooter; a brief reconstruction of the events associated with the fatal shooting; the address where the fatal shooting took place; and the transcript of the 911 call reporting the shooting? 267587 Advisory Opinion 08-006 April 24, 2008; Stearns County Attorney 08-006 Stearns County Attorney Law enforcement data Law enforcement (13.82) Arrest data Protected identities (13.82, subd. 17 / subd. 10) Response or incident data (13.82, subd. 6 / subd. 4) Temporary withholding of data (13.82, subd. 14) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Law enforcement (13.82), Arrest data, Protected identities (13.82, subd. 17 / subd. 10), Response or incident data (13.82, subd. 6 / subd. 4), Temporary withholding of data (13.82, subd. 14) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-005 2008-04-16T15:14:43Z 2008-04-16T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the names of Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) employees who are subject to discipline that is not yet final after DPS provided required notice to the public of a data breach? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the names of Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) employees who are subject to discipline that is not yet final after DPS provided required notice to the public of a data breach? 267863 Advisory Opinion 08-005 April 16, 2008; Minnesota Department of Public Safety 08-005 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Personnel data Breach of security data (13.055) Names of employees Personnel data Personnel data, Breach of security data (13.055), Names of employees Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-004 2008-04-11T15:14:43Z 2008-04-11T15:14:43Z Did the City of Duluth comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied public access to the following data: the names of all retirees and dependents who currently receive "free" retiree health care from their employment with the City; and the total value and nature of health care benefits each person has received? Did the City of Duluth comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied public access to the following data: the names of all retirees and dependents who currently receive "free" retiree health care from their employment with the City; and the total value and nature of health care benefits each person has received? 266860 Advisory Opinion 08-004 April 11, 2008; City of Duluth 08-004 City of Duluth Personnel data Fringe benefits Personnel data Personnel data, Fringe benefits Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-003 2008-04-01T15:14:43Z 2008-04-01T15:14:43Z Did Blue Earth County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a data request for all data relating to a complaint? Did Blue Earth County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a data request for all data relating to a complaint? 267316 Advisory Opinion 08-003 April 1, 2008; Blue Earth County 08-003 Blue Earth County Response to data requests Property Data Property complaint data (13.44) Response to data requests, Property Data Response to data requests, Property Data, Property complaint data (13.44) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-002 2008-03-18T15:14:43Z 2008-03-18T15:14:43Z Did the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying a tenant access to copies of complaints made against the tenant? Did the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying a tenant access to copies of complaints made against the tenant? 267289 Advisory Opinion 08-002 March 18, 2008; Saint Paul Public Housing Authority 08-002 Saint Paul Public Housing Authority Welfare data Benefit data Welfare data Welfare data, Benefit data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 08-001 2008-03-05T16:14:43Z 2008-03-05T16:14:43Z What are the City's duties under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, the Open Meeting Law (OML), with regard to releasing or withholding the tapes of the closed meetings? Specifically, may the City Council authorize release of those tapes to the public before one of the events specified by section 13D.05, subdivision 3(c) has occurred, which event makes the tapes of such meetings available to the public? What is the classification of the tapes under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, before and after one of the events specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(c) has occurred? Specifically, but not by way of limitation, if data that are not public data are discussed on the tapes, are those parts of the tapes public or not public once the tapes are available to the public pursuant to the statute? What is the classification under the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter13, of (a) the consultant's reports submitted to the Council at the closed meetings for purposes of discussing offers for the property, and (b) letters from the property owners involved in matter objecting to release of the tapes of the closed meetings? What are the City's duties under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, the Open Meeting Law (OML), with regard to releasing or withholding the tapes of the closed meetings? Specifically, may the City Council authorize release of those tapes to the public before one of the events specified by section 13D.05, subdivision 3(c) has occurred, which event makes the tapes of such meetings available to the public? What is the classification of the tapes under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, before and after one of the events specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(c) has occurred? Specifically, but not by way of limitation, if data that are not public data are discussed on the tapes, are those parts of the tapes public or not public once the tapes are available to the public pursuant to the statute? What is the classification under the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter13, of (a) the consultant's reports submitted to the Council at the closed meetings for purposes of discussing offers for the property, and (b) letters from the property owners involved in matter objecting to release of the tapes of the closed meetings? 266446 Advisory Opinion 08-001 March 5, 2008; City of Northfield 08-001 City of Northfield Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Property sale or purchase (13D.05, subd. 3(c)) Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Property sale or purchase (13D.05, subd. 3(c)) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-027 2007-12-20T16:14:43Z 2007-12-20T16:14:43Z Did Independent School District 531, Byron, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the following data relating to a hazing incident: the particular athletic team involved, the nature of the alleged hazing, the number of students disciplined, and the disciplinary action taken? Did Independent School District 531, Byron, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the following data relating to a hazing incident: the particular athletic team involved, the nature of the alleged hazing, the number of students disciplined, and the disciplinary action taken? 267315 Advisory Opinion 07-027 January 10, 2007; School District 531 (Byron) 07-027 School District 531 (Byron) Personnel data Final disposition of disciplinary action Personnel data Personnel data, Final disposition of disciplinary action Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-026 2007-12-03T16:14:43Z 2007-12-03T16:14:43Z Did the City of Zimmerman comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to memos relating to the dismissal of a City employee? Did the City of Zimmerman comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to memos relating to the dismissal of a City employee? 266836 Advisory Opinion 07-026 December 3, 2007; City of Zimmerman 07-026 City of Zimmerman Response to data requests Personnel data Inextricably intertwined data (See also: Northwest Publications, Inc. v. City of Bloomington, 499 N.W.2d 509) Response to data requests, Personnel data Response to data requests, Personnel data, Inextricably intertwined data (See also: Northwest Publications, Inc. v. City of Bloomington, 499 N.W.2d 509) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-025 2007-11-16T16:14:43Z 2007-11-16T16:14:43Z Is the Free Speech Working Group (creation of which was approved at the January 17, 2007, Minneapolis City Council meeting) subject to the requirements of Chapter 13D? If the answer to Issue 1 is yes, did the Free Speech Working Group comply with the notice requirements of section 13D.04, subdivision 1, regarding its meeting on August 8, 2007? Is the Free Speech Working Group (creation of which was approved at the January 17, 2007, Minneapolis City Council meeting) subject to the requirements of Chapter 13D? If the answer to Issue 1 is yes, did the Free Speech Working Group comply with the notice requirements of section 13D.04, subdivision 1, regarding its meeting on August 8, 2007? 267269 Advisory Opinion 07-025 November 16, 2007; Minneapolis City Council 07-025 Minneapolis City Council Open Meeting Law Entities subject to Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Entities subject to Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-024 2007-11-14T16:14:43Z 2007-11-14T16:14:43Z When the Minneapolis City Council's Public Safety and Regulatory Services Committee and Health, Energy and Environment Committee met jointly on February 15, 2006, did they comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6? When the Minneapolis City Council's Public Safety and Regulatory Services Committee and Health, Energy and Environment Committee met jointly on February 15, 2006, did they comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6? 267288 Advisory Opinion 07-024 November 14, 2007; Minneapolis City Council 07-024 Minneapolis City Council Open Meeting Law Printed materials Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Printed materials Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-023 2007-11-09T16:14:43Z 2007-11-09T16:14:43Z Did the City of Newport comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a May 29, 2007, request to inspect certain government data? Did the City of Newport comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a May 29, 2007, request to inspect certain government data? 267981 Advisory Opinion 07-023 November 9, 2007; City of Newport 07-023 City of Newport Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-022 2007-10-31T15:14:43Z 2007-10-31T15:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied public access to the home addresses of individual members of the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group? Did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied public access to the home addresses of individual members of the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group? 267368 Advisory Opinion 07-022 October 31, 2007; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 07-022 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Elected and appointed officials Applicants for appointment to a public body and public body appointees Elected and appointed officials (13.601) Elected and appointed officials Elected and appointed officials, Applicants for appointment to a public body and public body appointees, Elected and appointed officials (13.601) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-021 2007-10-17T15:14:43Z 2007-10-17T15:14:43Z Did Independent School District 347, Willmar, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it determined that a student's name, which appears in certain data relating to an investigation of allegations of misconduct by a teacher, is only incidental to the data, and is not private educational data under section 13.32? Did Independent School District 347, Willmar, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it determined that a student's name, which appears in certain data relating to an investigation of allegations of misconduct by a teacher, is only incidental to the data, and is not private educational data under section 13.32? 266624 Advisory Opinion 07-021 October 17, 2007; School District 347 (Willmar) 07-021 School District 347 (Willmar) Personnel data Educational data Multiple data subjects Data incidental to the data subject Personnel data, Educational data, Multiple data subjects Personnel data, Educational data, Multiple data subjects, Data incidental to the data subject Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-020 2007-09-27T15:15:43Z 2007-09-27T15:15:43Z Did Stearns County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it released data in a parenting assessment to participants in a family group decision making conference? Did Stearns County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it released data in a parenting assessment to participants in a family group decision making conference? 267982 Advisory Opinion 07-020 September 27, 2007; Stearns County 07-020 Stearns County Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-019 2007-09-27T15:14:43Z 2007-09-27T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, can the Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) provide names and mailing addresses of members and/or retirees to a private vendor with which TRA has contracted to mail retirement-related information? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, can the Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) provide names and mailing addresses of members and/or retirees to a private vendor with which TRA has contracted to mail retirement-related information? 266754 Advisory Opinion 07-019 September 27, 2007; Teachers Retirement Association 07-019 Teachers Retirement Association Contracts/privatization Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-018 2007-09-26T15:14:43Z 2007-09-26T15:14:43Z Did the members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board of Managers comply with the notice requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 5, for a February 26, 2007, closed meeting, when the members knew in advance that a portion of the meeting would be closed to consider offers or counteroffers for the purchase of real estate? Did the members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board of Managers' public statement given prior to closing a portion of a meeting on February 26, 2007, to discuss litigation strategies comply with the notice requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01? Did the members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board of Managers comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, when they failed to record the entire closed portion of a meeting on February 26, 2007? Did the members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board of Managers comply with the notice requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 5, for a February 26, 2007, closed meeting, when the members knew in advance that a portion of the meeting would be closed to consider offers or counteroffers for the purchase of real estate? Did the members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board of Managers' public statement given prior to closing a portion of a meeting on February 26, 2007, to discuss litigation strategies comply with the notice requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01? Did the members of the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board of Managers comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, when they failed to record the entire closed portion of a meeting on February 26, 2007? 267617 Advisory Opinion 07-018 September 26, 2007; Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board 07-018 Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Board Open Meeting Law Meeting notice Closed meetings Closed meetings Notice Statement on record Notice Recording meetings Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Closed meetings, Closed meetings Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Closed meetings, Closed meetings, Notice, Statement on record, Notice, Recording meetings Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-017 2007-09-14T15:14:43Z 2007-09-14T15:14:43Z Did the Mahnomen County Treasurer comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a June 11, 2007, request for data? Did the Mahnomen County Treasurer comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a June 11, 2007, request for data? 268022 Advisory Opinion 07-017 September 14, 2007; Mahnomen County Treasurer 07-017 Mahnomen County Treasurer Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-016 2007-08-16T15:14:43Z 2007-08-16T15:14:43Z Are the data on the videotape classified as private educational data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.32 and/or private personnel data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43? Are the data on the videotape classified as private educational data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.32 and/or private personnel data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43? 266979 Advisory Opinion 07-016 August 16, 2007; School District 709 (Duluth) 07-016 School District 709 (Duluth) Educational data Photos, videotapes Educational data Educational data, Photos, videotapes Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-015 2007-07-11T15:14:43Z 2007-07-11T15:14:43Z In responding to a March 28, 2007, data request, did the Sherburne County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it copied the data into a response rather than allowing the requestor the opportunity to inspect the actual physical data? Did the Sherburne County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a March 28, 2007, request for daily logs and incident reports submitted by a particular officer? In responding to a March 28, 2007, data request, did the Sherburne County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it copied the data into a response rather than allowing the requestor the opportunity to inspect the actual physical data? Did the Sherburne County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a March 28, 2007, request for daily logs and incident reports submitted by a particular officer? 267822 Advisory Opinion 07-015 July 11, 2007; Sherburne County Sheriff 07-015 Sherburne County Sheriff Inspection Records management/retention Response to data requests Easily accessible for convenient use (13.03, subd. 1) Actual physical data Official Records Act (15.17) See also: Records management Inspection, Records management/retention, Response to data requests Inspection, Records management/retention, Response to data requests, Easily accessible for convenient use (13.03, subd. 1), Actual physical data, Official Records Act (15.17) See also: Records management Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-014 2007-06-27T15:14:43Z 2007-06-27T15:14:43Z Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 2, when it posted a notice for a special meeting on September 13, 2006, that contained the statement "Other Legal issues may be discussed?" Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D when a quorum left the meeting room on September 13, 2006, and had a discussion with the township's attorney? Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 5 when it limited access to the journal in which votes are kept to once a month during the regular meeting of the Township Board? Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6 at meetings held on December 19, 2006, January 16, 2007, February 20, 2007, March 21, 2007 and April 17, 2007? Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 2, when it posted a notice for a special meeting on September 13, 2006, that contained the statement "Other Legal issues may be discussed?" Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D when a quorum left the meeting room on September 13, 2006, and had a discussion with the township's attorney? Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 5 when it limited access to the journal in which votes are kept to once a month during the regular meeting of the Township Board? Did the members of the Hampton Township Board of Supervisors comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 6 at meetings held on December 19, 2006, January 16, 2007, February 20, 2007, March 21, 2007 and April 17, 2007? 267355 Advisory Opinion 07-014 June 27, 2007; Hampton Township Board 07-014 Hampton Township Board Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Meeting notice Journal of votes, ballots Special meeting notice Printed materials Quorum Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Journal of votes, ballots, Special meeting notice, Printed materials, Quorum Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-013 2007-05-22T15:14:43Z 2007-05-22T15:14:43Z Did the City of Thief River Falls comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it did not release the make, year, and model of vehicles involved in traffic accidents? Did the City of Thief River Falls comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it did not release the make, year, and model of vehicles involved in traffic accidents? 266948 Advisory Opinion 07-013 May 22, 2007; City of Thief River Falls 07-013 City of Thief River Falls Law enforcement data Traffic accidents (169.09) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Traffic accidents (169.09) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-012 2007-05-16T15:15:43Z 2007-05-16T15:15:43Z Did the Ramsey County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a February 15, 2007, request for data (all data listed under #2 of the data request)? Did the Ramsey County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a February 15, 2007, request for data relating to the Ramsey County Jail (all data listed under #3 of the data request)? Did the Ramsey County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a February 15, 2007, request for data (all data listed under #2 of the data request)? Did the Ramsey County Sheriff comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a February 15, 2007, request for data relating to the Ramsey County Jail (all data listed under #3 of the data request)? 267967 Advisory Opinion 07-012 May 16, 2007; Ramsey County Sheriff 07-012 Ramsey County Sheriff Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-011 2007-05-16T15:14:43Z 2007-05-16T15:14:43Z Did the Metro Gang Strike Force comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a February 15, 2007, request for data (all data listed under #1 of the data request)? Did the Metro Gang Strike Force comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a February 15, 2007, request for data (all data listed under #1 of the data request)? 267704 Advisory Opinion 07-011 May 16, 2007; Metro Gang Strike Force 07-011 Metro Gang Strike Force Response to data requests Joint powers agreements/entities (471.59) Metro Gang Strike Force Response to data requests Response to data requests, Joint powers agreements/entities (471.59), Metro Gang Strike Force Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-010 2007-03-27T15:14:43Z 2007-03-27T15:14:43Z Did Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to the following data: "contingency plans the University may have for strikes by any groups of employees at MSUM?" Did Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to the following data: "contingency plans the University may have for strikes by any groups of employees at MSUM?" 267802 Advisory Opinion 07-010 March 27, 2007; Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 07-010 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Security information Definition (subd. 1(c)) Entity's discretion to withhold Strike plan Data classification's origin Security information Security information, Definition (subd. 1(c)), Entity's discretion to withhold, Strike plan, Data classification's origin Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-009 2007-03-09T16:14:43Z 2007-03-09T16:14:43Z Did Independent School District 720, Shakopee, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it collected private data about a student from the student without providing the Tennessen warning notice required by section 13.04, subdivision 2? If Independent School District 720, Shakopee, did not provide a Tennessen warning notice when it collected private data about the student from the student, did it comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it used data it collected from the student? Did Independent School District 720, Shakopee, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it collected private data about a student from the student without providing the Tennessen warning notice required by section 13.04, subdivision 2? If Independent School District 720, Shakopee, did not provide a Tennessen warning notice when it collected private data about the student from the student, did it comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it used data it collected from the student? 267652 Advisory Opinion 07-009 March 9, 2007; School District 720 (Shakopee) 07-009 School District 720 (Shakopee) Data subjects Data subjects Educational data Educational data Tennessen warning Tennessen warning Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2) Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Data subjects, Data subjects, Educational data, Educational data, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning Data subjects, Data subjects, Educational data, Educational data, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning, Tennessen warning notice (13.04, subd. 2), Limitation on collection/use of data (13.05, subd. 4) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-008 2007-02-14T16:14:43Z 2007-02-14T16:14:43Z Did the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in charging $124.85 for copies of government data? Did the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in charging $124.85 for copies of government data? 267754 Advisory Opinion 07-008 February 14, 2007; Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District 07-008 Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Copy costs 25 cents per page Copy inspection hybrid Copy costs Copy costs, 25 cents per page, Copy inspection hybrid Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-007 2007-02-06T16:14:43Z 2007-02-06T16:14:43Z Has the Red River Watershed Management Board complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to an October 13, 2006, request for certain data? Has the Red River Watershed Management Board complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to an October 13, 2006, request for certain data? 268008 Advisory Opinion 07-007 February 6, 2007; Red River Watershed Management Board 07-007 Red River Watershed Management Board Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-006 2007-01-30T16:14:43Z 2007-01-30T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data contained in audio tape recordings that two Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District board managers made of board meetings? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of notes taken by a former Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District board manager during board meetings while he was a member of the board? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data contained in audio tape recordings that two Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District board managers made of board meetings? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of notes taken by a former Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District board manager during board meetings while he was a member of the board? 267740 Advisory Opinion 07-006 January 30 2007; Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District 07-006 Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Requests for data Audio recordings Public meetings (see also: Open Meetings Law) Requests for data Requests for data, Audio recordings, Public meetings (see also: Open Meetings Law) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-005 2007-01-26T16:14:43Z 2007-01-26T16:14:43Z Is the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 13, 175 and 176, if it releases certain data in its WC-Informix database in response to a request for summary data? Is the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 13, 175 and 176, if it releases certain data in its WC-Informix database in response to a request for summary data? 267391 Advisory Opinion 07-005 January 26 2007; Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 07-005 Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Summary data Labor and Industry Department Summary data (See also: Educational data - Summary data) Summary data Summary data, Labor and Industry Department, Summary data (See also: Educational data - Summary data) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-004 2007-01-22T16:14:43Z 2007-01-22T16:14:43Z Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it refused to provide the names of employees whose private personnel data was either removed or redacted from council members' and the Mayor's emails? Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it refused to provide the names of persons who corresponded with Council Members Glidden and Remington? Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it refused to provide the names of employees whose private personnel data was either removed or redacted from council members' and the Mayor's emails? Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it refused to provide the names of persons who corresponded with Council Members Glidden and Remington? 267479 Advisory Opinion 07-004 January 22 2007; City of Minneapolis 07-004 City of Minneapolis Elected and appointed officials Personnel data Combining data elements may uniquely identify an individual 13.601 Correspondence with elected officials Employee name Elected and appointed officials, Personnel data Elected and appointed officials, Personnel data, Combining data elements may uniquely identify an individual, 13.601, Correspondence with elected officials, Employee name Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-003 2007-01-19T16:14:43Z 2007-01-19T16:14:43Z Did the Douglas County Sheriff's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in refusing to provide certain data contained in traffic accident reports? Did the Douglas County Sheriff's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in refusing to provide certain data contained in traffic accident reports? 267058 Advisory Opinion 07-003 January 19 2007; Douglas County Sheriff 07-003 Douglas County Sheriff Law enforcement data Traffic accidents (169.09) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Traffic accidents (169.09) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-002 2007-01-12T16:14:43Z 2007-01-12T16:14:43Z Did the City of Silver Bay comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged $86.91 to retrieve and copy 109 pages of government data? Did the City of Silver Bay comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it charged $86.91 to retrieve and copy 109 pages of government data? 267618 Advisory Opinion 07-002 January 12 2007; City of Silver Bay 07-002 City of Silver Bay Copy costs 25 cents per page Actual cost - public Copy costs Copy costs, 25 cents per page, Actual cost - public Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 07-001 2007-01-10T16:14:43Z 2007-01-10T16:14:43Z Did Independent School District 531, Byron, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the following data relating to a hazing incident: the particular athletic team involved, the nature of the alleged hazing, the number of students disciplined, and the disciplinary action taken? Did Independent School District 531, Byron, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the following data relating to a hazing incident: the particular athletic team involved, the nature of the alleged hazing, the number of students disciplined, and the disciplinary action taken? 266974 Advisory Opinion 07-001 January 10, 2007; School District 531 (Byron) 07-001 School District 531 (Byron) Educational data Summary data Combining data elements may uniquely identify an individual Educational data, Summary data Educational data, Summary data, Combining data elements may uniquely identify an individual Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-033 2006-12-12T16:14:43Z 2006-12-12T16:14:43Z Did the City of Rock Creek comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding its response to a September 22, 2006, request for access to certain data? Did the City of Rock Creek comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding its response to a September 22, 2006, request for access to certain data? 267452 Advisory Opinion 06-033 December 12, 2006; City of Rock Creek 06-033 City of Rock Creek Response to data requests Data Practices Compliance Official (DPCO) Inappropriate response, generally Response to data requests Response to data requests, Data Practices Compliance Official (DPCO), Inappropriate response, generally Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-032 2006-11-30T16:14:43Z 2006-11-30T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the City of Mankato maintains: sales and use tax filings provided by businesses claiming hardship exceptions? Pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the City of Mankato maintains: sales and use tax filings provided by businesses claiming hardship exceptions? 267013 Advisory Opinion 06-032 November 30, 2006; City of Mankato 06-032 City of Mankato Government Data Taxation data Government Data Government Data, Taxation data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-031 2006-11-14T16:14:43Z 2006-11-14T16:14:43Z Did the members of the Stillwater City Council comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it closed a meeting that began on January 11, 2005, and was continued on January 12, 2005, to interview candidates to fill a vacancy on the council? Did the members of the Stillwater City Council comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 3 when they closed a meeting that began on January 11, 2005, and was continued on January 12, 2005, following a notice that stated: "NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Stillwater City Council will conduct a Closed Special Meeting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2005 and Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at City Hall, 216 N. 4th Street. The purpose of the closed meeting is to conduct interviews for the-[sic] appointment of a Councilmember for Ward 4. Do not hesitate to contact the City Clerk's Office (651)430-8802 if you have any questions or need further information." Did the members of the Stillwater City Council comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when it closed a meeting that began on January 11, 2005, and was continued on January 12, 2005, to interview candidates to fill a vacancy on the council? Did the members of the Stillwater City Council comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 3 when they closed a meeting that began on January 11, 2005, and was continued on January 12, 2005, following a notice that stated: "NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Stillwater City Council will conduct a Closed Special Meeting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2005 and Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at City Hall, 216 N. 4th Street. The purpose of the closed meeting is to conduct interviews for the-[sic] appointment of a Councilmember for Ward 4. Do not hesitate to contact the City Clerk's Office (651)430-8802 if you have any questions or need further information." 267751 Advisory Opinion 06-031 November 14, 2006; Stillwater City Council 06-031 Stillwater City Council Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Closed meetings Notice Posted or request for notice Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings, Notice, Posted or request for notice Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-030 2006-11-08T16:14:43Z 2006-11-08T16:14:43Z In determining whether a breach of security has occurred pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.055, may a government entity consider the fact that the data in question were encrypted? In determining whether a breach of security has occurred pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.055, may a government entity consider the fact that the data in question were encrypted? 266481 Advisory Opinion 06-030 November 8, 2006; Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology 06-030 Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology Statutory responsibilities government Breach of security data (13.055) Statutory responsibilities government Statutory responsibilities government, Breach of security data (13.055) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-029 2006-10-19T15:14:43Z 2006-10-19T15:14:43Z Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office respond in a timely manner, as required by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, to the following data requests made on September 14, 2005: (1) "all travel records for Amy Klobuchar, in her capacity as Hennepin County Attorney from 1999 to the present, including itinerary, cost and purpose"; and (2) "all daily, weekly and monthly schedules of Amy Klobuchar from 1999 to the present?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office respond in a timely manner, as required by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, to the following data request made on February 22, 2006: "all labor grievances filed against Amy Klobuchar in her capacity as Hennepin County Attorney; 1999-2006?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office respond in a timely manner, as required by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, to the following data request made on March 3, 2006: "list and description of all matters referred by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office to the Hennepin County Domestic Fatality Review Board?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 (in a timely and appropriate manner), to the following data request made on September 14, 2005: "provide all caseload statistics tracked by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office from 1998 to present?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to certain data that were requested on July 27, 2006? Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office respond in a timely manner, as required by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, to the following data requests made on September 14, 2005: (1) "all travel records for Amy Klobuchar, in her capacity as Hennepin County Attorney from 1999 to the present, including itinerary, cost and purpose"; and (2) "all daily, weekly and monthly schedules of Amy Klobuchar from 1999 to the present?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office respond in a timely manner, as required by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, to the following data request made on February 22, 2006: "all labor grievances filed against Amy Klobuchar in her capacity as Hennepin County Attorney; 1999-2006?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office respond in a timely manner, as required by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, to the following data request made on March 3, 2006: "list and description of all matters referred by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office to the Hennepin County Domestic Fatality Review Board?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 (in a timely and appropriate manner), to the following data request made on September 14, 2005: "provide all caseload statistics tracked by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office from 1998 to present?" Did the Hennepin County Attorney's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to certain data that were requested on July 27, 2006? 267419 Advisory Opinion 06-029 October 19, 2006; Hennepin County Attorney's Office 06-029 Hennepin County Attorney's Office Requests for data Responsible authority Clarification of request Data request vs. question/inquiry Responsible authority (RA) Requests for data, Responsible authority Requests for data, Responsible authority, Clarification of request, Data request vs. question/inquiry, Responsible authority (RA) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-028 2006-10-02T15:14:43Z 2006-10-02T15:14:43Z Did the City of Marshall comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to the names of the two finalists for the position of economic development director? Did the City of Marshall comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it denied access to the names of the two finalists for the position of economic development director? 267888 Advisory Opinion 06-028 October 2, 2006; City of Marshall 06-028 City of Marshall Personnel data Applicant data Finalist for public employment (13.43, subd. 3) Personnel data Personnel data, Applicant data, Finalist for public employment (13.43, subd. 3) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-027 2006-09-28T15:14:43Z 2006-09-28T15:14:43Z Did the members of the Breezy Point City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 3 when they held an emergency meeting on July 24, 2006? Did the members of the Breezy Point City Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 3 when they held an emergency meeting on July 24, 2006? 267124 Advisory Opinion 06-027 September 28, 2006; Breezy Point City Council 06-027 Breezy Point City Council Open Meeting Law Emergency meetings Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Emergency meetings Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-026 2006-09-21T15:14:43Z 2006-09-21T15:14:43Z What is the classification of the following data that Anoka County maintains: data indicating all licensed child care providers who have received child care assistance payment for services rendered in the past month? What is the classification of the following data that Anoka County maintains: data indicating all licensed child care providers who have received child care assistance payment for services rendered in the past month? 267879 Advisory Opinion 06-026 September 21, 2006; Anoka County 06-026 Anoka County Licensing data Welfare data Daycare, child care provider Licensing data Licensing data, Welfare data Licensing data, Welfare data, Daycare, child care provider, Licensing data Dana B. Badgerow Note: This opinion has been edited to correct inaccuracies. This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-025 2006-08-17T15:15:43Z 2006-08-17T15:15:43Z Is the City of Rice in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it releases certain data relating to vehicle accidents to Watab Township? Is the City of Rice in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it releases certain data relating to vehicle accidents to Watab Township? 267695 Advisory Opinion 06-025 August 17, 2006; City of Rice 06-025 City of Rice Contracts/privatization Data sharing Privatization Contracts 13.03 subdivision 11 Contracts/privatization, Data sharing Contracts/privatization, Data sharing, Privatization, Contracts, 13.03 subdivision 11 Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-024 2006-08-17T15:14:43Z 2006-08-17T15:14:43Z Did the Metropolitan Airports Commission comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding several requests, beginning April 19, 2002, for access to certain invoices for legal fees? Did the Metropolitan Airports Commission comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding several requests, beginning April 19, 2002, for access to certain invoices for legal fees? 267610 Advisory Opinion 06-024 August 17, 2006; Metropolitan Airports Commission 06-024 Metropolitan Airports Commission Attorney data Civil investigative data Work product Chief attorney has substantial discretion to determine Attorney data, Civil investigative data Attorney data, Civil investigative data, Work product, Chief attorney has substantial discretion to determine Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-023 2006-08-11T15:14:43Z 2006-08-11T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, is employee A's copy of the complaint government data? If yes, what is the classification? What, if any, limitations are on employee A disclosing information to the media about the incident or the complaint? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, is employee C's copy of the witness statement government data? If yes, what is the classification? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, is employee A's copy of the witness statement government data? If yes, what is the classification? What, if any, limitations are on employee C in giving information or a copy of the witness statement to employee A or to the media? What, if any, limitations are on employee A in giving a copy of a witness statement to the media? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, is employee A's copy of the complaint government data? If yes, what is the classification? What, if any, limitations are on employee A disclosing information to the media about the incident or the complaint? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, is employee C's copy of the witness statement government data? If yes, what is the classification? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, is employee A's copy of the witness statement government data? If yes, what is the classification? What, if any, limitations are on employee C in giving information or a copy of the witness statement to employee A or to the media? What, if any, limitations are on employee A in giving a copy of a witness statement to the media? 267849 Advisory Opinion 06-023 August 11, 2006; Minnesota Department of Health 06-023 Minnesota Department of Health Personnel data Employee release to media Witness statement Multiple data subjects Witness identity or statement Personnel data Personnel data, Employee release to media, Witness statement, Multiple data subjects, Witness identity or statement Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-022 2006-08-09T15:14:43Z 2006-08-09T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, how are active warrants classified that are maintained by the City of Moorhead? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, how are active warrants classified that are maintained by the City of Moorhead? 267226 Advisory Opinion 06-022 August 9, 2006; City of Moorhead 06-022 City of Moorhead Law enforcement data Arrest warrant indices Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Arrest warrant indices Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-021 2006-06-23T15:15:43Z 2006-06-23T15:15:43Z What is the classification of the data contained in the letter, which was referenced in the March 10, 2006, Pequot Lakes School Board minutes and subsequently placed in the Superintendent's file? What is the classification of the data contained in the letter, which was referenced in the March 10, 2006, Pequot Lakes School Board minutes and subsequently placed in the Superintendent's file? 267584 Advisory Opinion 06-021 June 23, 2006; School District 186 (Pequot Lakes) 06-021 School District 186 (Pequot Lakes) Personnel data Policy or contract determines Final decision regarding disciplinary action Personnel data Personnel data, Policy or contract determines, Final decision regarding disciplinary action Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-020 2006-06-23T15:14:43Z 2006-06-23T15:14:43Z Did the members of the Minneapolis School Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 3 when they conducted closed meetings on October 25, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 10, December 13, and December 20, 2005 and on January 10, January 31, February 14, February 21, March 14, March 21, and March 28, 2006, following notices that consisted only of the broad statement: "If necessary, the Board will also meet in a closed Executive Session prior to or after the meeting for the purpose of discussing and/or acting on legal matters, personnel items, negotiations and expulsions?" Did the members of the Minneapolis School Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a) on November 29, 2005, when they (through their Chair) summarized a closed meeting conducted on the same date concerning the performance of the superintendent? Did the members of the Minneapolis School Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a) when they conducted closed meetings on September 6 and November 29, 2005, to evaluate the performance of a single individual who was subject to the Board's authority? Did the members of the Minneapolis School Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 3 when they conducted closed meetings on October 25, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 10, December 13, and December 20, 2005 and on January 10, January 31, February 14, February 21, March 14, March 21, and March 28, 2006, following notices that consisted only of the broad statement: "If necessary, the Board will also meet in a closed Executive Session prior to or after the meeting for the purpose of discussing and/or acting on legal matters, personnel items, negotiations and expulsions?" Did the members of the Minneapolis School Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a) on November 29, 2005, when they (through their Chair) summarized a closed meeting conducted on the same date concerning the performance of the superintendent? Did the members of the Minneapolis School Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 3(a) when they conducted closed meetings on September 6 and November 29, 2005, to evaluate the performance of a single individual who was subject to the Board's authority? 267497 Advisory Opinion 06-020 June 23, 2006; Minneapolis School Board 06-020 Minneapolis School Board Open Meeting Law Meeting notice Closed meetings Closed meetings Individual performance Special meeting notice School boards Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Closed meetings Open Meeting Law, Meeting notice, Closed meetings, Closed meetings, Individual performance, Special meeting notice, School boards Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-019 2006-06-09T15:14:43Z 2006-06-09T15:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a December 13, 2005, request for access to data? Did the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a December 13, 2005, request for access to data? 267833 Advisory Opinion 06-019 June 9, 2006; Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 06-019 Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Civil investigative data Labor and Industry Department Taxation data Civil investigative data Civil investigative data, Labor and Industry Department, Taxation data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-018 2006-06-06T15:14:43Z 2006-06-06T15:14:43Z Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for all public data related to a Minneapolis Police Department Internal Affairs Unit investigation of a complaint? Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for all public data related to a Minneapolis Police Department Internal Affairs Unit investigation of a complaint? 267744 Advisory Opinion 06-018 June 6, 2006; City of Minneapolis 06-018 City of Minneapolis Multiple data subjects Requests for data Multiple data subjects Entity responsibility Multiple data subjects, Requests for data Multiple data subjects, Requests for data, Multiple data subjects, Entity responsibility Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-017 2006-05-25T15:14:43Z 2006-05-25T15:14:43Z Did the members of the Spring Grove City Council comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, on March 31, 2006, when a majority voted by telephone to hire a candidate for the position of accountant? Did the members of the Spring Grove City Council comply with the Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, on March 31, 2006, when a majority voted by telephone to hire a candidate for the position of accountant? 267022 Advisory Opinion 06-017 May 25, 2006; Spring Grove City Council 06-017 Spring Grove City Council Open Meeting Law Quorum Serial meetings Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Quorum, Serial meetings Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-016 2006-05-17T15:14:43Z 2006-05-17T15:14:43Z Because Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465, subdivision 6(a), classifies applications and supporting documents as private data, can those documents be released to claimant's employers, who would be responsible for the continuing health benefits of the claimant should the Panel determine that claimant is eligible for continued health benefits, to allow employers to present evidence either in support of or denial of the claim? Can the Panel close a portion of a meeting to discuss a claimant's medical data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 2(a)(3)? Do the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465, subdivision 6(a) that classify an application and supporting documents as private data, prohibit the Panel from discussing the name of a claimant in an Open Meeting? Because Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465, subdivision 6(a), classifies applications and supporting documents as private data, can those documents be released to claimant's employers, who would be responsible for the continuing health benefits of the claimant should the Panel determine that claimant is eligible for continued health benefits, to allow employers to present evidence either in support of or denial of the claim? Can the Panel close a portion of a meeting to discuss a claimant's medical data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.05, subdivision 2(a)(3)? Do the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465, subdivision 6(a) that classify an application and supporting documents as private data, prohibit the Panel from discussing the name of a claimant in an Open Meeting? 267725 Advisory Opinion 06-016 May 17, 2006; Public Safety Officer Benefit Eligibility Panel 06-016 Public Safety Officer Benefit Eligibility Panel Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Closed meetings Public Safety Officer Benefit Eligibility Panel Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings, Public Safety Officer Benefit Eligibility Panel Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-015 2006-05-04T15:14:43Z 2006-05-04T15:14:43Z Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to the Star Tribune's January 17 or 18, 2006, request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006), when the Council did not indicate any willingness to produce the document until January 31, 2006, and did not state any specific legal basis for refusing to provide the document until January 27, 2006? Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter13, in responding to the Star Tribune's request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006) where the Council's stated basis for refusing to provide the data was Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, subdivision 2? Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to the Star Tribune's January 17 or 18, 2006, request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006), where the Council's stated basis for refusing to provide the data was an Application for Temporary Classification of Data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.06, subdivision 1, submitted on January 25, 2006? Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to the Star Tribune's request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006) where the Council's stated basis for refusing to provide the data was a "gag" Order issued by the Bureau of Mediation Services mediator pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.04, subdivision 3? Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to the Star Tribune's January 17 or 18, 2006, request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006), when the Council did not indicate any willingness to produce the document until January 31, 2006, and did not state any specific legal basis for refusing to provide the document until January 27, 2006? Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter13, in responding to the Star Tribune's request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006) where the Council's stated basis for refusing to provide the data was Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, subdivision 2? Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to the Star Tribune's January 17 or 18, 2006, request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006), where the Council's stated basis for refusing to provide the data was an Application for Temporary Classification of Data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.06, subdivision 1, submitted on January 25, 2006? Did the Metropolitan Council comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to the Star Tribune's request for a copy of the proposed contract with the transit workers union (that the union rejected in initial voting on January 15 and 16, 2006) where the Council's stated basis for refusing to provide the data was a "gag" Order issued by the Bureau of Mediation Services mediator pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.04, subdivision 3? 267559 Advisory Opinion 06-015 May 4, 2006; Metropolitan Council 06-015 Metropolitan Council Response to data requests Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708) Denial of access to data ? authority required (13.03, subd. 3(f)) Definition (subd. 1(c)) Mediation data, generally (See also: Bureau of Mediation Services data and Labor relations data) Temporary classification (13.06) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Bureau of Mediation Services data (13.708), Denial of access to data ? authority required (13.03, subd. 3(f)), Definition (subd. 1(c)), Mediation data, generally (See also: Bureau of Mediation Services data and Labor relations data), Temporary classification (13.06) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-014 2006-04-28T15:14:43Z 2006-04-28T15:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Department of Corrections comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a January 22, 2006, request for data? Did the Minnesota Department of Corrections comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a January 22, 2006, request for data? 267469 Advisory Opinion 06-014 April 28, 2006; Minnesota Department of Corrections 06-014 Minnesota Department of Corrections Inspection Response to data requests Inspection vs. copying, in general Untimely, generally Inspection, Response to data requests Inspection, Response to data requests, Inspection vs. copying, in general, Untimely, generally Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-013 2006-04-12T15:14:43Z 2006-04-12T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that Anoka County maintains: data related to the registration of legal non-licensed child care providers? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that Anoka County maintains: data related to the registration of legal non-licensed child care providers? 267698 Advisory Opinion 06-013 April 12, 2006; Anoka County 06-013 Anoka County Licensing data Daycare, child care provider Licensing data Licensing data Licensing data, Daycare, child care provider, Licensing data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-012 2006-04-07T15:14:43Z 2006-04-07T15:14:43Z Did the members of the Brunswick Town Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when they held a meeting outside the territorial limits of Brunswick Township on August 26, 2005? Did the members of the Brunswick Town Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 2(a), for meetings held on August 26, 2005 and August 29, 2005? Did the members of the Brunswick Town Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 3, for meetings held on August 26, 2005 and August 29, 2005? Did the members of the Brunswick Town Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when they held a meeting outside the territorial limits of Brunswick Township on August 26, 2005? Did the members of the Brunswick Town Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.04, subdivision 2(a), for meetings held on August 26, 2005 and August 29, 2005? Did the members of the Brunswick Town Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.01, subdivision 3, for meetings held on August 26, 2005 and August 29, 2005? 267613 Advisory Opinion 06-012 April 7, 2006; Brunswick Town Board 06-012 Brunswick Town Board Meeting notice Closed meetings Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Notice Statement on record Special meeting notice Meeting notice, Closed meetings, Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Meeting notice, Closed meetings, Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Notice, Statement on record, Special meeting notice Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-011 2006-03-28T16:14:43Z 2006-03-28T16:14:43Z Did Sherburne County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to a request to inspect, remotely, certain data the County maintains? Did Sherburne County comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to a request to inspect, remotely, certain data the County maintains? 266955 Advisory Opinion 06-011 March 28, 2006; Sherburne County 06-011 Sherburne County Inspection Remote access Inspection Inspection, Remote access Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-010 2006-03-23T16:14:43Z 2006-03-23T16:14:43Z Did the City of North Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the names and addresses of three individuals, each of whom made a complaint against a City police officer? Did the City of North Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for the names and addresses of three individuals, each of whom made a complaint against a City police officer? 266892 Advisory Opinion 06-010 March 23, 2006; City of North Saint Paul 06-010 City of North Saint Paul Personnel data Complainant identity Personnel data Personnel data, Complainant identity Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-009 2006-03-17T16:14:43Z 2006-03-17T16:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Historical Society respond appropriately to a March 14, 2005, request for access to data? Did the Minnesota Historical Society respond appropriately to a March 14, 2005, request for access to data? 267179 Advisory Opinion 06-009 March 17, 2006; Minnesota Historical Society 06-009 Minnesota Historical Society Requests for data Minnesota State Historical Society Requests for data Requests for data, Minnesota State Historical Society Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-008 2006-03-08T16:14:43Z 2006-03-08T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data maintained by Independent School District 191, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage: data in five memoranda relating to a former District employee? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data maintained by Independent School District 191, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage: data in five memoranda relating to a former District employee? 267578 Advisory Opinion 06-008 March 8, 2006; School District 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) 06-008 School District 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) Personnel data Policy or contract determines Settlement agreements Personnel data Personnel data, Policy or contract determines, Settlement agreements Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-007 2006-02-27T16:14:43Z 2006-02-27T16:14:43Z Is Hampton Township's determination that it is not subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, appropriate given the definition of political subdivision in section 13.02, subdivision 11? If Hampton Township is subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did it comply with Chapter 13 in responding to a December 20, 2006, request for access to data? Is Hampton Township's determination that it is not subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, appropriate given the definition of political subdivision in section 13.02, subdivision 11? If Hampton Township is subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, did it comply with Chapter 13 in responding to a December 20, 2006, request for access to data? 267231 Advisory Opinion 06-007 February 27, 2006; Hampton Township 06-007 Hampton Township Response to data requests Townships Response to data requests Response to data requests, Townships Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-006 2006-02-24T16:14:43Z 2006-02-24T16:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Department of Revenue comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a June 5, 2005, request for access to data relating to an investigation? Did the Minnesota Department of Revenue comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a June 5, 2005, request for access to data relating to an investigation? 267978 Advisory Opinion 06-006 February 24, 2006; Minnesota Department of Revenue 06-006 Minnesota Department of Revenue Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-005 2006-02-21T16:14:43Z 2006-02-21T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety maintains: a response to a Department request for proposal? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety maintains: a response to a Department request for proposal? 267399 Advisory Opinion 06-005 February 21, 2006; Minnesota Department of Public Safety 06-005 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Trade secret RFP (request for proposals/request for bids Commissioner's limited authority Trade secret Trade secret, RFP (request for proposals/request for bids, Commissioner's limited authority Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-004 2006-02-14T16:14:43Z 2006-02-14T16:14:43Z Did the Red River Watershed Management Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to an August 25, 2005, request for data? Did the Red River Watershed Management Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to an August 25, 2005, request for data? 266994 Advisory Opinion 06-004 February 14, 2006; Red River Water Management Board 06-004 Red River Water Management Board Requests for data Clarification of request Requests for data Requests for data, Clarification of request Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-003 2006-02-10T16:15:43Z 2006-02-10T16:15:43Z Did the Red River Watershed Management Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to an August 29, 2005, request to inspect "financial records showing payments to the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District for the Agassiz Valley Project?" Did the Red River Watershed Management Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to an August 29, 2005, request to inspect "financial records showing payments to the Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District for the Agassiz Valley Project?" 267543 Advisory Opinion 06-003 February 10, 2006; Red River Water Management Board 06-003 Red River Water Management Board Requests for data Response to data requests Sufficiency of request Appropriate response generally Requests for data, Response to data requests Requests for data, Response to data requests, Sufficiency of request, Appropriate response generally Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-002 2006-02-10T16:14:43Z 2006-02-10T16:14:43Z Has the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a November 10, 2005, request for data? Has the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a November 10, 2005, request for data? 267980 Advisory Opinion 06-002 February 10, 2006, 2006; Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District 06-002 Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 06-001 2006-01-30T16:14:43Z 2006-01-30T16:14:43Z Did Independent School District 281, Robbinsdale Area Schools, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for copies of the following data: "data that document how much money the District spent on the summons and complaint - Independent School District 281 v. Service Employees International Union Local 284 - and all grievances related to the summons and complaint?" Did Independent School District 281, Robbinsdale Area Schools, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for copies of the following data: "data that document how much money the District spent on the summons and complaint - Independent School District 281 v. Service Employees International Union Local 284 - and all grievances related to the summons and complaint?" 267998 Advisory Opinion 06-001 January 31, 2006; School District 281 (Robbinsdale Area) 06-001 School District 281 (Robbinsdale Area) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-041 2005-12-28T16:14:43Z 2005-12-28T16:14:43Z Did the City of Hopkins comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for the 2004 study of the "Van Buren area drainage system?" Did the City of Hopkins comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for the 2004 study of the "Van Buren area drainage system?" 267735 Advisory Opinion 05-041 December 28, 2005; City of Hopkins 05-041 City of Hopkins Attorney data Civil investigative data Work product Statute of limitations expiration Attorney data, Civil investigative data Attorney data, Civil investigative data, Work product, Statute of limitations expiration Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-040 2005-12-14T16:14:43Z 2005-12-14T16:14:43Z Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data subject's request to review the test s/he took as part of the lieutenant's examination? Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data subject's request to review the test s/he took as part of the lieutenant's examination? 267337 Advisory Opinion 05-040 December 14, 2005; City of Minneapolis 05-040 City of Minneapolis Response to data requests Examination data (13.34) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Examination data (13.34) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-039 2005-11-30T16:14:43Z 2005-11-30T16:14:43Z Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding an August 11, 2005, request from the data subject for the following data: the complete record of the scoring for the B-PAD portion of the City's Fire Captain test? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding an August 11, 2005, request from the data subject for the following data: the complete record of the scoring for the B-PAD portion of the City's Fire Captain test? 267636 Advisory Opinion 05-039 November 30, 2005; City of Saint Paul 05-039 City of Saint Paul Contracts/privatization Personnel data Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) Obligation to maintain and preserve records Test scores Contracts/privatization, Personnel data Contracts/privatization, Personnel data, Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), Obligation to maintain and preserve records, Test scores Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-038 2005-11-29T16:14:43Z 2005-11-29T16:14:43Z Did MAC comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a January 16, 2005, request for access to data? Did MAC comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a June 15, 2005, request for access to data? Did MAC comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a September 7, 2005, request for access to data? Did MAC comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a January 16, 2005, request for access to data? Did MAC comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a June 15, 2005, request for access to data? Did MAC comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, with regard to a September 7, 2005, request for access to data? 267731 Advisory Opinion 05-038 November 29, 2005; Metropolitan Airports Commission 05-038 Metropolitan Airports Commission Requests for data Draft documents Entity responsibility Requests for data Requests for data, Draft documents, Entity responsibility Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-037 2005-11-18T16:15:43Z 2005-11-18T16:15:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry maintains: the identity of an individual who complained about a Department employee? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry maintains: the identity of an individual who complained about a Department employee? 267291 Advisory Opinion 05-037 November 18, 2005; Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 05-037 Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Response to data requests Whistleblowers (181.932) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Whistleblowers (181.932) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-036 2005-11-18T16:14:43Z 2005-11-18T16:14:43Z Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for contact information about city council candidates? Did the City of Minneapolis comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a data request for contact information about city council candidates? 267841 Advisory Opinion 05-036 November 18, 2005; City of Minneapolis 05-036 City of Minneapolis Elected and appointed officials Legislative authority and intent Personnel data Elected and appointed officials (13.601) Advisory boards or commissions (13.601) Advisory board or commission Elected and appointed officials, Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data Elected and appointed officials, Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data, Elected and appointed officials (13.601), Advisory boards or commissions (13.601), Advisory board or commission Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-035 2005-11-17T16:14:43Z 2005-11-17T16:14:43Z Are the following data classified as public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 3: a written report provided to a school district by a consultant? Are the following data classified as public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 3: responses by an applicant to questionnaires and assessment instruments analyzing the strengths and weaknesses for an applicant for a position of employment used by the consultant to reach his/her conclusions and make his/her recommendations? Are the following data classified as public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 3: a written report provided to a school district by a consultant? Are the following data classified as public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.43, subdivision 3: responses by an applicant to questionnaires and assessment instruments analyzing the strengths and weaknesses for an applicant for a position of employment used by the consultant to reach his/her conclusions and make his/her recommendations? 267371 Advisory Opinion 05-035 November 17, 2005; School District 273 (Edina) 05-035 School District 273 (Edina) Legislative authority and intent Personnel data Applicants for employment Applicant data Candidates for employment Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data, Applicants for employment, Applicant data, Candidates for employment Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-034 2005-11-09T16:14:43Z 2005-11-09T16:14:43Z Did the Lake Superior Center comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to an August 16, 2005, request for government data? Did the Lake Superior Center comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to an August 16, 2005, request for government data? 267459 Advisory Opinion 05-034 November 9, 2005; Lake Superior Center 05-034 Lake Superior Center Contracts/privatization Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).) Lake Superior Center Clause to be inferred Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Private party contracts with government (13.05, subd. 11; see also: Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 839 N.W.2d 527 (Minn. 2013).), Lake Superior Center, Clause to be inferred Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-033 2005-10-27T15:14:43Z 2005-10-27T15:14:43Z When the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco (MPAAT) commissions another person or entity to perform a research study, and MPAAT thereafter receives and makes a public report from that person or entity which presents the results of the research study, what is the status under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, of the underlying raw data collected by the researchers in the course of conducting the study? When the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco (MPAAT) commissions another person or entity to perform a research study, and MPAAT thereafter receives and makes a public report from that person or entity which presents the results of the research study, what is the status under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, of the underlying raw data collected by the researchers in the course of conducting the study? 267558 Advisory Opinion 05-033 October 27, 2005; Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco 05-033 Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco Contracts/privatization Court - discretion to subject non-government entity to Chapter 13 Research/raw data Contracts/privatization Contracts/privatization, Court - discretion to subject non-government entity to Chapter 13, Research/raw data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-032 2005-10-25T15:15:43Z 2005-10-25T15:15:43Z Has the City of Grand Marais complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a September 1, 2005, request for data relating to a conservation easement? Has the City of Grand Marais complied with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a September 1, 2005, request for data relating to a conservation easement? 267722 Advisory Opinion 05-032 October 25, 2005; City of Grand Marais 05-032 City of Grand Marais Requests for data Organization of data, in general Requestor responsibility Requests for data Requests for data, Organization of data, in general, Requestor responsibility Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-031 2005-10-25T15:14:43Z 2005-10-25T15:14:43Z Did the City of Moorhead comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to a request for a transcript of a 911 call? Did the City of Moorhead comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to a request for a transcript of a 911 call? 267819 Advisory Opinion 05-031 October 25, 2005; City of Moorhead 05-031 City of Moorhead Law enforcement data Law enforcement (13.82) Criminal investigative data (13.82, subd. 7) Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, Law enforcement (13.82), Criminal investigative data (13.82, subd. 7) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-030 2005-10-04T15:14:43Z 2005-10-04T15:14:43Z Did the Red River Watershed Management Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a September 20, 2004, request to inspect the annual audits for the past five years? Did the Red River Watershed Management Board comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a September 20, 2004, request to inspect the annual audits for the past five years? 267353 Advisory Opinion 05-030 October 4, 2005; Red River Watershed Management Board 05-030 Red River Watershed Management Board Copy costs Existence of data Response to data requests Data does not exist Copy costs, Existence of data, Response to data requests Copy costs, Existence of data, Response to data requests, Data does not exist Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-029 2005-09-28T15:14:43Z 2005-09-28T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data the City of Kimball typically would include in the minutes of an open meeting: two resolutions regarding the discipline of two City of Kimball employees who have collective bargaining rights? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, would the classification of the data be the same if the employees did not have collective bargaining rights? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data the City of Kimball typically would include in the minutes of an open meeting: two resolutions regarding the discipline of two City of Kimball employees who have collective bargaining rights? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, would the classification of the data be the same if the employees did not have collective bargaining rights? 267772 Advisory Opinion 05-029 September 28, 2005; City of Kimball 05-029 City of Kimball Legislative authority and intent Personnel data Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law Record of meeting Open Meeting Law Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data, Open Meeting Law Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data, Open Meeting Law, Open Meeting Law, Record of meeting, Open Meeting Law Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-028 2005-08-25T15:14:43Z 2005-08-25T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Nicollet County Attorney's office maintains: psychiatric records and data relating to psychiatric records about an alleged perpetrator gathered from a regional treatment center by a local police department as part of a criminal investigation? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that the Nicollet County Attorney's office maintains: psychiatric records and data relating to psychiatric records about an alleged perpetrator gathered from a regional treatment center by a local police department as part of a criminal investigation? 267869 Advisory Opinion 05-028 August 25, 2005; Nicollet County Attorney 05-028 Nicollet County Attorney Law enforcement data HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 and 164) Criminal investigative data (13.82, subd. 7) Medical data Victim access to active investigative data (13.82, subd. 13 / subd. 6) Patient records (144.335, subd. 3a / 144.293) Change in classification 13.03 Vulnerable adults Law enforcement data Law enforcement data, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 and 164), Criminal investigative data (13.82, subd. 7), Medical data, Victim access to active investigative data (13.82, subd. 13 / subd. 6), Patient records (144.335, subd. 3a / 144.293), Change in classification 13.03, Vulnerable adults Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-027 2005-08-10T15:14:43Z 2005-08-10T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: audiotapes of two closed Saint Paul Board of Education meetings containing "labor relations information" as defined in section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), that have not been presented during the collective bargaining process? Regardless of the classification of the data in the audiotapes, must the District make the tapes available to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.03, subdivision 2, if all labor contracts have not been signed by the governing body for the current budget period? If the audiotapes, or parts of them, contain nonpublic or protected nonpublic data, pursuant to section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), and the Board has signed all labor contracts for the current budget period, does section 13D.03, subdivision 2, require that the District make the tapes available to the public? If the District must make the audiotapes, or parts of them, available to the public pursuant to section 13D.03, subdivision 2, and the tapes contain nonpublic or protected nonpublic data pursuant to section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), may the District withhold the tapes because the public and nonpublic or protected nonpublic data are so inextricably intertwined that redaction would be unreasonable? If the District must make the audiotapes, or parts of them, available to the public, pursuant to section 13D.03, subdivision 2, and the tapes contain nonpublic or protected nonpublic data pursuant to section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), may the District charge for the cost of redacting nonpublic or protected nonpublic data? If the District must make the audiotapes, or parts of them, available to the public, pursuant to section 13D.03, subdivision 2, must the District provide copies or is providing an opportunity to listen to the tapes sufficient? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: audiotapes of two closed Saint Paul Board of Education meetings containing "labor relations information" as defined in section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), that have not been presented during the collective bargaining process? Regardless of the classification of the data in the audiotapes, must the District make the tapes available to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.03, subdivision 2, if all labor contracts have not been signed by the governing body for the current budget period? If the audiotapes, or parts of them, contain nonpublic or protected nonpublic data, pursuant to section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), and the Board has signed all labor contracts for the current budget period, does section 13D.03, subdivision 2, require that the District make the tapes available to the public? If the District must make the audiotapes, or parts of them, available to the public pursuant to section 13D.03, subdivision 2, and the tapes contain nonpublic or protected nonpublic data pursuant to section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), may the District withhold the tapes because the public and nonpublic or protected nonpublic data are so inextricably intertwined that redaction would be unreasonable? If the District must make the audiotapes, or parts of them, available to the public, pursuant to section 13D.03, subdivision 2, and the tapes contain nonpublic or protected nonpublic data pursuant to section 13.37, subdivision 1(c), may the District charge for the cost of redacting nonpublic or protected nonpublic data? If the District must make the audiotapes, or parts of them, available to the public, pursuant to section 13D.03, subdivision 2, must the District provide copies or is providing an opportunity to listen to the tapes sufficient? 267803 Advisory Opinion 05-027 August 10, 2005; School District 625 (Saint Paul) 05-027 School District 625 (Saint Paul) Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Open Meeting Law Closed meetings Classification (subd. 2) Labor negotiations Public and not public data Later enacted statute Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Open Meeting Law, Closed meetings, Classification (subd. 2), Labor negotiations, Public and not public data, Later enacted statute Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-026 2005-08-09T15:14:43Z 2005-08-09T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data that Independent School District 2154, Eveleth-Gilbert, maintains as per Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.24 (specifically applying to home-schooled children)? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data that Independent School District 2154, Eveleth-Gilbert, maintains as per Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.24 (specifically applying to home-schooled children)? 266914 Advisory Opinion 05-026 August 9, 2005; School District 2154 (Eveleth-Gilbert) 05-026 School District 2154 (Eveleth-Gilbert) Educational data Home schooling Educational data Educational data, Home schooling Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-025 2005-06-29T15:14:43Z 2005-06-29T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data in Exhibits A, B, C, and D, relating to the resignation of two former District employees? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of data in Exhibits A, B, C, and D, relating to the resignation of two former District employees? 267499 Advisory Opinion 05-025 June 29, 2005; School District 709 (Duluth) 05-025 School District 709 (Duluth) Personnel data Educational data, included (See also: Educational data - Personnel data) Final decision regarding disciplinary action Disciplinary action not taken, data not public Personnel data Personnel data, Educational data, included (See also: Educational data - Personnel data), Final decision regarding disciplinary action, Disciplinary action not taken, data not public Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-024 2005-06-24T15:15:43Z 2005-06-24T15:15:43Z Did Resource and Training Solutions (RTS) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the following data: the operating agreement between RTS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota? Did Resource and Training Solutions (RTS) comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to the following data: the operating agreement between RTS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota? 267586 Advisory Opinion 05-024 June 24, 2005; Resource Training and Solutions 05-024 Resource Training and Solutions Responsible authority Trade secret Determination by responsible authority Determination of data classification Determination made by entity Responsible authority, Trade secret Responsible authority, Trade secret, Determination by responsible authority, Determination of data classification, Determination made by entity Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-023 2005-06-24T15:14:43Z 2005-06-24T15:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: street addresses of rental properties, occupied by recipients of rental assistance benefits, which are owned by the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data: street addresses of rental properties, occupied by recipients of rental assistance benefits, which are owned by the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority? 267677 Advisory Opinion 05-023 June 24, 2005; Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority 05-023 Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Legislative authority and intent Benefit data 13.462 or 13.31 Legislative authority and intent Legislative authority and intent, Benefit data, 13.462 or 13.31 Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-022 2005-06-16T15:14:43Z 2005-06-16T15:14:43Z Would Independent School District 701, Hibbing, violate Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it released to the school district's Pupil Support Assistants (as a group), the following data about students with disabilities: name, disability of the student, and services to be provided to a student in accordance with an IEP? Would Independent School District 701, Hibbing, violate Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it released to the school district's Pupil Support Assistants (as a group), the following data about students with disabilities: name, disability of the student, and services to be provided to a student in accordance with an IEP? 267861 Advisory Opinion 05-022 June 16, 2005; School District 701 (Hibbing) 05-022 School District 701 (Hibbing) Copy costs Educational data Educational data FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Legitimate educational interest Special education/students with disabilities/IDEA Work assignment reasonably requires access Work assignment reasonably requires access (1205.0400, 1205.0600) Copy costs, Educational data, Educational data Copy costs, Educational data, Educational data, FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act), Legitimate educational interest, Special education/students with disabilities/IDEA, Work assignment reasonably requires access, Work assignment reasonably requires access (1205.0400, 1205.0600) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-021 2005-06-10T15:14:43Z 2005-06-10T15:14:43Z Do routine, written K-12 classroom tests and quizzes which are completed by students and count toward their grade for the class fall within the definition of "academic examinations" for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.34, such that a student who completed such an examination (and the parents of minor students) would only have the access rights accorded by section 13.34? Would Independent School District 196, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, be in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, and federal law if it declined to provide students (and the parents of minor students) with copies of their completed tests and quizzes, but provided them with access to their completed examinations by allowing them to inspect and review the completed tests and quizzes in school under the circumstances described in the analysis section of the School District's April 18, 2005, letter? Do routine, written K-12 classroom tests and quizzes which are completed by students and count toward their grade for the class fall within the definition of "academic examinations" for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 13.34, such that a student who completed such an examination (and the parents of minor students) would only have the access rights accorded by section 13.34? Would Independent School District 196, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, be in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, and federal law if it declined to provide students (and the parents of minor students) with copies of their completed tests and quizzes, but provided them with access to their completed examinations by allowing them to inspect and review the completed tests and quizzes in school under the circumstances described in the analysis section of the School District's April 18, 2005, letter? 267386 Advisory Opinion 05-021 June 10, 2005; School District 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan) 05-021 School District 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan) Educational data Legislative authority and intent Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Statutory construction (Ch. 645) FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) Examination data (13.34) Examination data (13.34) Conflicting or irreconcilable provisions (645.26) Words and phrases construed (645.08) Educational data Educational data, Legislative authority and intent, Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Educational data, Legislative authority and intent, Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Statutory construction (Ch. 645), FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act), Examination data (13.34), Examination data (13.34), Conflicting or irreconcilable provisions (645.26), Words and phrases construed (645.08), Educational data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-020 2005-05-20T15:14:43Z 2005-05-20T15:14:43Z Is Resource Training and Solutions in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, by requiring a data requestor to inspect data at its attorney's office, which is located in a different city? Is Resource Training and Solutions in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, by requiring a data requestor to inspect data at its attorney's office, which is located in a different city? 267195 Advisory Opinion 05-020 May 20, 2005; Resource Training and Solutions 05-020 Resource Training and Solutions Inspection Location of data Reasonable time and place (1205.0300, subp. 3) Inspection Inspection, Location of data, Reasonable time and place (1205.0300, subp. 3) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-019 2005-05-16T15:14:43Z 2005-05-16T15:14:43Z Would the Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) be in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it provides a complainant access to data that consist of an "investigator's notes and interview summaries regarding interviews of individuals who have made complaints, either orally or in writing, against employees of the entity"? Would the Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) be in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it provides a complainant access to data that consist of an "investigator's notes and interview summaries regarding interviews of individuals who have made complaints, either orally or in writing, against employees of the entity"? 267390 Advisory Opinion 05-019 May 16, 2005; Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority 05-019 Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority Personnel data Complainant access to data Statement provided by complainant Personnel data Personnel data, Complainant access to data, Statement provided by complainant Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-018 2005-05-11T15:15:43Z 2005-05-11T15:15:43Z Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for certain data about a former City employee? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for certain data about a former City employee? 267478 Advisory Opinion 05-018 May 11, 2005; City of Saint Paul 05-018 City of Saint Paul Legislative authority and intent Personnel data Disciplinary action data, access Specific reasons and data documenting basis for action Public official Public personnel data Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data Legislative authority and intent, Personnel data, Disciplinary action data, access, Specific reasons and data documenting basis for action, Public official Public personnel data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-017 2005-05-11T15:14:43Z 2005-05-11T15:14:43Z Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a February 11, 2005, request for "copies of any requests for public information under [Chapter 13] that [the City received] from any other [media organizations]"? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in refusing to release certain data in emails relating to a specific City employee? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a February 11, 2005, request for "copies of any requests for public information under [Chapter 13] that [the City received] from any other [media organizations]"? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in refusing to release certain data in emails relating to a specific City employee? 267417 Advisory Opinion 05-017 May 11, 2005; City of Saint Paul 05-017 City of Saint Paul Personal data/devices Computers/internet - personal data Personal data excluded Email Personal data/devices Personal data/devices, Computers/internet - personal data, Personal data excluded, Email Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-016 2005-05-03T15:14:43Z 2005-05-03T15:14:43Z Did the Rock County Auditor/Treasurer's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in charging $14.25 for seventeen pages of data relating to per diem claims by Rock County Board members? Did the Rock County Auditor/Treasurer's Office comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in charging $14.25 for seventeen pages of data relating to per diem claims by Rock County Board members? 267579 Advisory Opinion 05-016 May 3, 2005; Rock County 05-016 Rock County Copy costs Searching and retrieving Minimum charge not allowed Copy costs Copy costs, Searching and retrieving, Minimum charge not allowed Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-015 2005-04-20T15:14:43Z 2005-04-20T15:14:43Z Did Independent School District 728, Elk River comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to follow-up requests for data, dated December 23 and 29, 2004? Did Independent School District 728, Elk River comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to follow-up requests for data, dated December 23 and 29, 2004? 267662 Advisory Opinion 05-015 April 20, 2005; School District 728 (Elk River) 05-015 School District 728 (Elk River) Response to data requests Untimely, generally Public and not public data Response to data requests Response to data requests, Untimely, generally, Public and not public data Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-014 2005-04-18T15:14:43Z 2005-04-18T15:14:43Z Are the committees of the Cannon Falls Community Hospital Board in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when they meet in closed session? Are the committees of the Cannon Falls Community Hospital Board in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13D, when they meet in closed session? 266495 Advisory Opinion 05-014 April 18, 2005; Cannon Falls Community Hospital Board 05-014 Cannon Falls Community Hospital Board Open Meeting Law Standing committees Open Meeting Law Open Meeting Law, Standing committees Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-013 2005-03-28T16:14:43Z 2005-03-28T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Chapter 13D, may the Wild Rice Watershed District close an open meeting to discuss its contract with an independent contractor? Pursuant to Chapter 13D, may the Wild Rice Watershed District close an open meeting to discuss its contract with an independent contractor? 267867 Advisory Opinion 05-013 March 28, 2005; Wild Rice Watershed District Board 05-013 Wild Rice Watershed District Board Statutory construction (Ch. 645) Closed meetings Open Meeting Law Individual vs. business entity Individual performance Words and phrases construed (645.08) Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law Statutory construction (Ch. 645), Closed meetings, Open Meeting Law, Individual vs. business entity, Individual performance, Words and phrases construed (645.08) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-012 2005-03-21T16:14:43Z 2005-03-21T16:14:43Z Was Faribault County in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it disseminated to the public a copy of a document containing data about an employee? Was Faribault County in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it disseminated to the public a copy of a document containing data about an employee? 267473 Advisory Opinion 05-012 March 21, 2005; Faribault County 05-012 Faribault County Personnel data Disclosure or Dissemination of data Final disposition of disciplinary action Personnel data Personnel data, Disclosure or Dissemination of data, Final disposition of disciplinary action Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-011 2005-03-14T16:14:43Z 2005-03-14T16:14:43Z Did Resource Training and Solutions comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a copy of the following data: all financial documents pertaining to the health insurance pool and the annual audit of Resource Training and Solutions? Did Resource Training and Solutions comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request for a copy of the following data: all financial documents pertaining to the health insurance pool and the annual audit of Resource Training and Solutions? 267563 Advisory Opinion 05-011 March 14, 2005; Resource Training and Solutions 05-011 Resource Training and Solutions Legislative authority and intent Service cooperative claims data (13.203) Service cooperative claims data (13.203) Legislative authority and intent Legislative authority and intent, Service cooperative claims data (13.203), Service cooperative claims data (13.203) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-010 2005-03-07T16:14:43Z 2005-03-07T16:14:43Z Is the City of Greenwood in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 16, and Minnesota Rules, part 1205.0200, subpart 14, (B) regarding the appointment of a responsible authority? Is the City of Greenwood in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a November 14, 2004, request to inspect public data related to the construction of a fence? Is the City of Greenwood in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 16, and Minnesota Rules, part 1205.0200, subpart 14, (B) regarding the appointment of a responsible authority? Is the City of Greenwood in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to a November 14, 2004, request to inspect public data related to the construction of a fence? 267644 Advisory Opinion 05-010 March 7, 2005; City of Greenwood 05-010 City of Greenwood Requests for data Responsible authority To responsible authority or designated person, required Name, title, and address Requests for data, Responsible authority Requests for data, Responsible authority, To responsible authority or designated person, required, Name, title, and address Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-009 2005-02-09T16:14:43Z 2005-02-09T16:14:43Z Did the City of St. Mary's Point comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to a copy of a memo issued by the City Attorney regarding ineligible candidates for the November 2004 election? Did the City of St. Mary's Point comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in denying access to a copy of a memo issued by the City Attorney regarding ineligible candidates for the November 2004 election? 267516 Advisory Opinion 05-009 February 9, 2005; City of St. Mary's Point 05-009 City of St. Mary's Point Attorney data Attorney-client privilege (595.02) Billing statements Work product Attorney data Attorney data, Attorney-client privilege (595.02), Billing statements, Work product Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-008 2005-01-28T16:14:43Z 2005-01-28T16:14:43Z Is Independent School District 15, St. Francis, in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a September 29, 2004, request for access to "data that documents who the school board appointed as responsible authority for the District?" Is Independent School District 15, St. Francis, in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in response to a September 29, 2004, request for access to "data that documents who the school board appointed as responsible authority for the District?" 267016 Advisory Opinion 05-008 January 28, 2005; School District 15 (St. Francis) 05-008 School District 15 (St. Francis) Responsible authority Name, title, and address Responsible authority Responsible authority, Name, title, and address Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-007 2005-01-27T16:15:43Z 2005-01-27T16:15:43Z Did the City of Lonsdale comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a July 21, 2004, request for access to the following data: all e-mails, letters, site plans, committee minutes, maps and or communications with consultants or developers that deal directly with any siting of utilities including the street lights that are placed within the Rolling Ridge development? Did the City of Lonsdale comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in regard to a July 21, 2004, request for access to the following data: all e-mails, letters, site plans, committee minutes, maps and or communications with consultants or developers that deal directly with any siting of utilities including the street lights that are placed within the Rolling Ridge development? 268021 Advisory Opinion 05-007 January 27, 2005; City of Lonsdale 05-007 City of Lonsdale Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-006 2005-01-27T16:14:43Z 2005-01-27T16:14:43Z Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that School District 624 (White Bear Lake Area Schools) maintains: data in certain invoices relating to extended day care that the District provides for a particular child? Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, what is the classification of the following data that School District 624 (White Bear Lake Area Schools) maintains: data in certain invoices relating to extended day care that the District provides for a particular child? 267708 Advisory Opinion 05-006 January 27, 2005; School District 624 (White Bear Lake) 05-006 School District 624 (White Bear Lake) Data subjects Educational data Educational data Multiple data subjects Redaction Data incidental to the data subject Parent data Education data Parent access to data on other parent Entity determines redaction Data subjects, Educational data, Educational data, Multiple data subjects, Redaction Data subjects, Educational data, Educational data, Multiple data subjects, Redaction, Data incidental to the data subject, Parent data, Education data, Parent access to data on other parent, Entity determines redaction Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-005 2005-01-26T16:14:43Z 2005-01-26T16:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Department of Health comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to an October 4, 2004, request for access to the following data: "addresses of homes participating in the water testing program as well as the corresponding test results (including lead and copper)"? Did the Minnesota Department of Health comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in its response to an October 4, 2004, request for access to the following data: "addresses of homes participating in the water testing program as well as the corresponding test results (including lead and copper)"? 266637 Advisory Opinion 05-005 January 26, 2005; Minnesota Department of Health 05-005 Minnesota Department of Health Response to data requests Temporary classification (13.06) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Temporary classification (13.06) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-004 2005-01-07T16:17:43Z 2005-01-07T16:17:43Z Did Independent School District 700, Hermantown, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it released certain data about an employee to the employee's labor union? Did Independent School District 700, Hermantown, comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, when it released certain data about an employee to the employee's labor union? 266739 Advisory Opinion 05-004 January 7, 2005; School District 700 (Hermantown) 05-004 School District 700 (Hermantown) Personnel data Labor/union access (13.43, subd. 6) Personnel data Personnel data, Labor/union access (13.43, subd. 6) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 05-003 2005-01-07T16:16:43Z 2005-01-07T16:16:43Z Is the Rock County Sheriff's Office in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it has not prepared the public access procedures required pursuant to section 13.03, subdivision 2(b)? Is the Rock County Sheriff's Office in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, if it has not prepared the public access procedures required pursuant to section 13.03, subdivision 2(b)? 266477 Advisory Opinion 05-003 January 7, 2005; Rock County Sheriff's Office 05-003 Rock County Sheriff's Office Policies and Procedures Public access procedures Policies and Procedures Policies and Procedures, Public access procedures Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 04-078 2004-12-15T16:14:43Z 2004-12-15T16:14:43Z Did the Minnesota Racing Commission comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to an individual's August 16, 2004, request for the following data relating to a trainer's test: "the test or copy of the test, the scorecard, answer key and the percentages necessary to have a passing grade"? Did the Minnesota Racing Commission comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to an individual's August 16, 2004, request for the following data relating to a trainer's test: "the test or copy of the test, the scorecard, answer key and the percentages necessary to have a passing grade"? 267032 Advisory Opinion 04-078 December 15, 2004; Minnesota Racing Commission 04-078 Minnesota Racing Commission Response to data requests Examination data (13.34) Response to data requests Response to data requests, Examination data (13.34) Dana B. Badgerow This is an opinion of the Commissioner of Administration issued pursuant to section 13.072 of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 - the Minnesota Government Data ... xml 14577649 english Advisory Opinion 04-077 2004-11-29T16:15:43Z 2004-11-29T16:15:43Z Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request to gain access to the addresses of those businesses and individuals who are the ultimate recipients of either loans or grants from the Neighborhood STAR program? Did the City of Saint Paul comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, in responding to a request to gain access to the addresses of those businesses and individuals who are the ultimate recipients of either loans or grants from the Neighborhood STAR program? 267843 Advisory Opinion 04-077 November 29, 2004; City of Saint Paul 04-077 City of Saint Paul Contracts/privatization Legislative authority and intent