Many say a summer job is a jumpstart to success. That’s why the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is coming to St. Paul Friday. He’s getting a look at a program that the city launched to help high school students get work experience. It’s called Right Track, a partnership between the city, the school district and businesses.
St. Paul’s plan to revitalize and redevelop key downtown sites took another step forward Friday as the task force formed by Mayor Chris Coleman unveiled possible development plans for the city.
Minnesota is the home of 19 Fortune 500 companies. All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at some of the people in the Twin Cities who’ve made it to the top. Ecolab helps clean water, keep food safe, and healthcare environments clean.
It’s a source of pride for many Minnesotans – the number of Fortune 500 companies that call Minnesota home. “We live in an amazing state, so I thought a big percentage were here,” said Diane Anderson, of Minneapolis.
When other schools are quieting down for the summer, one school gets louder. Kids at Obama Elementary in St. Paul are building birdhouses as part of their Career Explorations class. On paper, they’re learning about architecture. In practice, they’re learning a whole lot more.
Cleaning, food safety and pest-control services company Ecolab is buying the specialty chemical company Champion Technologies in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.2 billion.
Ever felt like rappelling down the side of a building just to say you did it? The Ecolab building in downtown St. Paul is giving people that chance on Friday, and it’s for charity.
The Girl Scouts sell cookies. Many charities do fundraising galas. The local Boy Scouts Council decided to dare donors to rappel off the top of a 22-story St. Paul skyscraper.
Even in victory, the Minnesota Twins don’t leave everything on the field. In fact, the players bring much of the field into the clubhouse with them.
Ecolab Inc. said Friday it will spend $260 million to buy O.R. Solutions Inc., a privately held company that makes warming and cooling systems for surgical fluids.