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Evaluation of Minnesota city websites

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My Government Website
Transparency Checklist
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County website project
County comparison chart

City website project
List of cities

School district website project
List of school districts
Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Minnesota city websites.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each city for more detailed information about what information is available on the city website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest cities in Minnesota, which had an average "B" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 5 3 4 5 5 4 1 1 3
P
Partial.png
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4 2

Comparison chart


City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Bloomington, Minnesota B
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N
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Duluth, Minnesota B-
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N
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N
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N
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Minneapolis, Minnesota B-
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N
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Rochester, Minnesota B
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N
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N
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St. Paul, Minnesota C
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N
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N
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N
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Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.


City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Bloomington, Minnesota B
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N
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Duluth, Minnesota B-
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N
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N
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N
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Edina, Minnesota B- Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Luverne, Minnesota C Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Minneapolis, Minnesota B-
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P
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N
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North St. Paul, Minnesota C Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Rochester, Minnesota B
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N
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N
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St. Paul, Minnesota C
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P
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N
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N
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N
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St Louis Park, Minnesota B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Minnesota city, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.