Friday night is the biggest fundraiser of the year at Orchestra Hall, and it’s taking place in the middle of a lockout that has gone on for nearly a year. “This is devastating to all families and musicians to not be able to play for a year,” said principal cellist Anthony Ross. Nearly all day, musicians have been holding signs outside Orchestra Hall asking for support from the public during the lockout.
Two-year union contracts providing Minnesota state workers three percent annual raises are up for review by a panel of legislators. The Subcommittee on Employee Relations is deciding whether to ratify the deals.
For NHL veterans, the lockout is making the reality of a 2012-13 season quite cloudy. For now, the Minnesota Wild are at Ridder Arena growing tired of working out with each other.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is defending new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees ahead of a legislative panel’s vote.
Same-sex domestic partner health benefits are in play as part of Minnesota state employee contract talks, reopening a debate that raged at the Capitol a decade ago.
The Minnesota Vikings are going younger this offseason in their attempt to catch up with the rest of their division. Some of their most experienced starters have contracts and ages that make them candidates for a pay cut — or for simply being cut altogether.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded four contracts for emergency work to be done this coming week in North Dakota.
Three large timber companies are suing Minnesota government, saying the state reneged on contracts for forest protection programs by capping payments.