Data ‘Nerd’ Sues Bloomington To Keep It Transparent

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By Jon Tevlin, Star Tribune

Tony Webster has been called a nuisance, a harasser and “an apparent agent of Black Lives Matter,” among other things. He says he’s just a policy wonk with a desire for government transparency.

“I’ve called myself a data nerd, and I don’t mind the term nerd,” said Webster, 28.

Webster is the local guy who recently sued the city of Bloomington, accusing it of violating the Minnesota Data Practices Act by refusing to give him information about the December protest at the Mall of America, which he believes is public under the law.”

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