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2 MnDOT Workers Injured In Work Zone Crash

Two employees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are in the hospital after a work zone crash in Burnsville Sunday afternoon. MnDOT says the two workers were injured at 4 p.m. on Interstate 35 just north of Cliff Road in Burnsville.

06/22/2014

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Survey: Mpls. Workers Are Quite Early To Arrive

If the saying “the early bird gets the worm” holds true, a lot of Minnesotans are getting quite a few worms. A new report from the data website FiveThirtyEight compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find the average time people arrive to work in various cities.

04/23/2014

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Target Corp. Lays Off Nearly 500 Workers

Target Corporation announced Wednesday that the company would be eliminating about 475 positions. The news comes after more than a month’s worth of bad press over a data breach.

01/22/2014

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Minn. Launches New Job Creation Program

Businesses looking to expand their operations and hire new employees in Minnesota may not qualify for help from a new job creation fund. The program was announced Friday by Gov. Mark Dayton and Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. “The $24 million Job Creation Fund is now open for business,” Katie Clark Sieben said. She says the “pay for performance” business development initiative will help create 5,000 jobs, and another $450 million of private investment into the economy.

01/10/2014

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Furloughed Employees Head Back To Work After Shutdown Ends

Thousands of Minnesota’s federal employees who’ve been furloughed during the government shutdown are back on the job. Offices and programs providing federal services, affected by the shutdown, reopened Thursday morning for the first time in 16 days.

10/17/2013

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8 St. Paul Bars Offer ‘Any Beer, Any Time’ To Furloughed Workers

As the government shutdown enters day 15 with some progress on a deal, eight bars and restaurants in St. Paul are doing what they can to help furloughed employees. And what better way than with free beer.

10/15/2013

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Target Lays Off 150 Workers From Headquarters

Target said on Wednesday it let 150 employees go from its corporate headquarters. The company said the cuts were necessary to “eliminate duplications” and because of shifting roles to focus on its top priorities.

10/09/2013

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Xcel CEO: Corporations Can Do More to Hire Veterans

Among those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.

07/10/2013

Longtime Owner Sells Grocery Store To Employees

It’s a situation that would make any employee nervous; the boss is selling the company. Four hundred workers of a Bemidji-based grocery store chain wondered their fate when the longtime owner decided to retire.

04/01/2013

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IBM Moving Jobs Out Of MN; Wal-Mart Moves Jobs In, & Target Expands

IBM is moving hundreds of its manufacturing jobs out of its Rochester plant and into Mexico, and New York.

03/06/2013

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Best Buy Cutting 400 HQ Jobs

Officials with Best Buy, Inc., announced Tuesday they’re cutting costs and eliminating 400 jobs at its Richfield headquarters as part of a restructuring plan.

02/26/2013

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State Pension Funds Underfunded By Over $16B

Public pension plans for Minnesota government employees are underfunded by more than $16 billion — a deficit that’s $4 billion larger than it was when lawmakers tried to shore up the problem in 2010.

01/20/2013

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Xcel Energy Employees Provide Help In Ohio

Xcel Energy crews from Minnesota and Wisconsin are lending a hand in Ohio where about 445,000 customers are without power because of weekend storms.

07/02/2012

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NLRB Ruling Favors 6 Fired At Jimmy John’s

A federal judge ordered a Twin Cities franchise owner to rehire six workers.

04/24/2012

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Crystal Employees Alter Lifestyles During Lockout

The lockout of union employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. is entering its ninth month, but it’s mostly quiet outside the company’s processing plants.

04/02/2012

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