Commentary: For years, kids walked to school without government help by Tom Steward June 11, 2012 Remember the safety patrol volunteers who got out of class early to stand guard at school crosswalks? The largest safety program in the world today, the School Safety Patrol Program was started in 1921 by the American Automobile Association (AAA) as a community service. AAA Minneapolis still provides all the necessary training materials, safety supplies and rec...
Featuring: Wright County's latest buy, Mpls officials in France, Pre-Occupy MN, our latest online fundraising campaign, and more!
Maybe there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but a deal in the works to bring a controversial $70 million broadband network to Lake and St. Louis counties comes pretty close, depending on which side of the county line you pay taxes.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--This lame duck session will be the last for outgoing 18-term Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN). But old habits die hard, including requesting tens of millions of dollars in earmarks in the omnibus appropriations bill before Congress.
Featuring: Northstar Commuter Rail runs operating deficit of $1 million per month, point-of-sale regulations in the Twin Cities, and FFM's new website.
Featuring: the Ramsey Town Center debacle, St. Anthony Village Watchdog keeping their school district accountable, green jobs, and personal responsibility and individual liberties!
FFM's Tom Steward wrote a commentary piece for MPR on the proposed Northstar extension from Minneapolis to St. Cloud.
National Watchdog group Watchdog.org ran our piece: The Taxpayers' Missing Link?
Featuring: a library on wheels, the state stymying local governments, and a Rochester Watchdog Training update!
Featuring: a statement from FFM CEO Annette Meeks, Rochester Watchdog Training 6/29, transit truths, and more!
KSTP's Tracking Your Money segment featured FFM analysis on Metro Transit's plan for a second back-up locomotive, or a back-up for the back-up.
The Pioneer Press featured FFM in an article on the brand new "green roof" for St. Paul's fire station.
Featuring: Northstar hoarders, the number of state employees making more than $100,000, FFM in the news, and more!
FFM research was featured in a 5 Eyewitness News Tracking Your Money investigation on rarely-used Minnesota airports receiving millions in federal dollars for improvements.
5 Eyewitness News ran a follow-up piece on their office space story, both featuring FFM investigative research.
Original FFM investigative research was featured in a KSTP report on how much the state spends on office space this year. Could the state have saved taxpayers' money by leasing more reasonably priced office space? Watch the 5 Eyewitness News segment and read the story here.
Featuring: local governments getting creative during tough times, FFM in local and national news, FFM Watchdog training, and more.
Featuring: Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty tickets, first 100 days of Northstar, and Racino fact check.
Governor Tim Pawlenty mentioned FFM's latest report on an oversized pier on a small northern Minnesota fishing lake on his weekly radio show: Good Morning, Minnesota. Listen to the audio and view the original report!
VIDEO: 5 Eyewitness News featured FFM's "Pier Pressure" story on the Tracking Your Money segment. The story uses significant FFM research on a huge pier that cost taxpayers $667,000.
Featuring: LGA city spotlight on Mankato, local government lobbying up 10%, and information on an upcoming FFM health care report.
Featuring: Duluth's financial woes, Metro Transit fare hike, and Star Tribune gets one right.
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