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By Joe Block 

Black Earth complies with law, publishes minutes


July 18, 2019

The village of Black Earth is now in compliance with state law after delivering previously unpublished board meeting minutes to the Star News on Monday.

According to state statute 61.32, called “Open Meeting law,” villages are required to publish meeting minutes in their local newspaper. Those minutes include every substantive action taken by the village, and are the only legal record of those actions.

The Star News discovered that the village of Black Earth had failed to publish 10 sets of minutes dating back to March 2018. Although the village does post minutes on their website, 4 set...

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