The musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ratified a three-year agreement with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Society on Monday, calling for the search of a new SPCO leader.
Union members who have been locked out of American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota for 20 months are heading back to work.
The Minnesota Orchestra and the Musicians’ Union, who have been at a stalemate for months, have agreed on firms to conduct an independent review of the organization’s finances.
Community members and donors of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are offering locked out musicians another alternative if a deal can’t be reached with SPCO management.
As the Minnesota Orchestra’s lockout continues into its fifth month, Minneapolis officials are grappling with the economic impact of lots of lost revenue.
The Minnesota Wild will take on the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and while the puck drops at 8 p.m., business will be booming on West 7th Street for hours leading up the the start of the shortened season.
The Minnesota Wild will open the lockout-shortened season at home next weekend against Colorado.
Minnesota Wild players were on the ice, Sunday, for the start of training camp.
The NHL and players’ association have signed a memorandum of understanding, ending the lockout.
NHL owners have ratified the tentative labor deal. All that now remains is player approval to finally start the hockey season.
The Twin Cities’ two major orchestras meet with their locked-out musicians this week in an attempt to end lingering labor disputes.
When the Minnesota Orchestra got $14 million in taxpayer funds to renovate its Minneapolis concert hall, they vouched for its financial stability at the time, citing “three balanced budgets in a row.” Now, some lawmakers want a hearing to investigate whether that was truthful.
The lockout between the Minnesota Orchestra and its management is entering its 12th week with no new talks scheduled.
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