House Votes To Reduce Seniority As Teacher Layoff FactorThe Minnesota House has passed a divisive Republican bill that would minimize the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions statewide. School boards would be required to include evaluations of teachers in layoff decisions under the proposal.
JC Penney To Close 33 Stores, Including 1 In WorthingtonJ.C. Penney plans to close 33 stores, including one in Minnesota, as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The Minnesota store slated for closure is at the Northland Mall in Worthington. J.C. Penney announced Wednesday it will cut 2,000 jobs as the struggling department-store operator tries to get back on the path to profitability. The 33 stores will be closed by early May.
Gov. Dayton Won't Sign Teacher Layoff Bill Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't sign a bill that would let schools lay off teachers by a system other than seniority.
Some State Workers Worry As Layoff Letters Arrive Thousands of state workers have opened their mailboxes Saturday to find letters they didn’t want but knew were coming.
The Nite Show with Mischke - 7/28/10