What does DPS/BCA wish to hide from the public? Names of the people who signed the contract? The dates that the contract was signed? The amount of public dollars spent? Will it show if contract/agreement is released to public that DPS/BCA is violating state law and doing illegal behavior?
DPS/BCA has argued to me and I presume the Star Tribune the whole contract/non-disclosure agreement cannot be released because it is trade secret and it compromises law enforcement techniques. Sorry to say that both assertions are false and can be easily discredited.
Release the contract/agreement with the appropriate redaction's. It's possible that the contract/agreement may contain data that can be appropriately classified, and if so, DPS/BCA should redact those data. That empowers me and the public to understand the context of any censoring.
In the contract/agreement there is presumptively public data that should be made available to Minnesotans and me, to think otherwise is stupidity and irrationality on the part of the Department of Public Safety/Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.