Another story on the failure of a “transparent” government, right in our backyard.

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Robert Kosuth

Zenith News

We may just be too nice for our own good. Minnesota and Wisconsin’s “squeaky clean image hides a nest of ethical problems,” reads the subtitle of a 2015 study of government transparency by the Center for Public Integrity.

The non–partisan, non–profit investigative research agency gave Minnesota a D–minus overall, with failing grades for public access to information, executive, legislative, and judicial accountability, ethics enforcement, and pension fund management. Wisconsin fared no better, scoring a D overall, with failing marks in public access to information, political financing, legislative and judicial accountability, civil service management, and lobbying disclosure.

Katie Nelson, a former capitol correspondent for the Mesabi Daily News in Virginia who authored…

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