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Social media tests bounds of Minn. meeting law

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — If a majority of members on a city council zing messages back and forth on Facebook, Twitter or another social media platform, is that considered an official government meeting?

Not if a bill starting its travel through the Minnesota Legislature prevails. The House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday was discussing a bill that would make clear that those types of communications don't trigger the open meeting law.

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