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Minnesota House Passes Bill On Teacher Layoffs

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rather than by seniority alone.

02/16/2012

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Will Expanding Non-Indian Gaming For Stadium Cost Jobs?

Minnesota’s 18 Indian casinos employ more than 20,000 people, making it one of the largest industries in the state. But casino operators say expanding non-Indian gaming to help pay for a Minnesota Vikings stadium means casino job cuts of 30 percent.

11/18/2011

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Capella Education To Lay Off 65 Workers

Capella Education Co., which operates the for-profit college Capella University, said Tuesday it plans to lay off about 65 employees as part of a broad realignment effort.

11/15/2011

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Mpls. To Lay Off Firefighters Due To Budget Concerns

The city announced Tuesday that 10 firefighters will be laid off due to budget issues. They will be served layoff notices on Monday, Aug. 14, and will be out of work on Sept. 14.

08/09/2011

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Shutdown’s Over, But When Do Services Return?

Now that a budget deal has been reached, you might be surprised to find out that reopening after the shutdown is, in some cases, much harder than you might think.

07/20/2011

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Timberwolves Start Laying Off Employees

The Minnesota Timberwolves have laid off at least 11 business side employees as the effects of the NBA lockout start to sink in across the league.

07/19/2011

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Lawson Lays Off Employees, Won’t Say How Many

Business software maker Lawson Software Inc. of St. Paul is laying off employees but won’t say how many or where they are located.

07/13/2011

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MnSCU Rescinds 6,000 Layoff Notices

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is rescinding layoff notices for about 6,000 employees because officials are now sure MnSCU will operate in a government shutdown.

06/21/2011

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Minn. Workers Warned About Shutdown Layoffs

A potential Minnesota government shutdown took an ominous step forward Friday, with layoff notices going out to thousands of state employees and an immediate hiring freeze.

06/10/2011

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Thousands Of Layoff Notices Sent To State Employees

Minnesota’s Department of Management and Budget announced Thursday that it sent out 36,000 layoff notices to state employees by U.S. Mail.

06/09/2011

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Minnesota State Workers Prepare For Layoffs

We are exactly one month away from a state government shutdown if the Governor and state lawmakers can’t agree on a budget.

06/01/2011

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Medtronic 4Q Profit Drops On Job-Cutting Expenses

Medtronic said Tuesday its profit dropped 19 percent in the fourth-quarter and the device maker predicted lower-than-expected growth for the year ahead due to a continuing slump in sales of its implants.

05/24/2011

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Dayton Seeks Meeting With Hutchinson Tech CEO

Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to meet with the chief executive of the Hutchinson company that’s cutting hundreds of jobs in the coming months.

03/09/2011

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Hutchinson Tech Cutting Up To 40 Percent Of Workforce

Hutchinson Technology broke the news to its workers Tuesday morning that a number of them will not have jobs.

03/08/2011

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Layoffs Coming For Nurses At Children’s Hospitals

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is laying off nurses. While the hospitals say the cuts are necessary, the nurses worry patient safety will be jeopardized.

03/03/2011

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Wis. Lawmakers Take Up Bill To Cripple Unions

With their Senate colleagues still in hiding, Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly began introducing a barrage of 100 amendments Tuesday to try to stymie the Republican governor’s plan to strip unionized public employees of most of their bargaining rights.

02/22/2011

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Medtronic To Cut Up To 2,000 Jobs

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, said Tuesday it will lay off up to 2,000 workers as part of a restructuring effort to make up for anemic sales of its implants.

02/22/2011

Minneapolis Schools Trim Budget

The Minneapolis School District is cutting almost ten percent of its operations budget.

06/30/2010

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