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SPCO, Minn. Orchestra Meet With Musicians

The Twin Cities’ two major orchestras meet with their locked-out musicians this week in an attempt to end lingering labor disputes.


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Lawmakers Call For Hearing Into Minn. Orchestra Finances

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.


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Locked Out Musicians Play Another Sold Out Concert

The lockout between the Minnesota Orchestra and its management is entering its 12th week with no new talks scheduled.


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SPCO Cancels More Concerts As Lockout Continues

Management at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has canceled all concerts through Feb. 8.


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SPCO Cancels More Concerts As Lockout Continues

Management at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has canceled all concerts through Feb. 8.


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Crystal CEO Says Company Still Willing To Talk

A delegation representing locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. is taking its case to the people who own the company.


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Locked Out St. Paul Musicians Hold Sold Out Concert

Their orchestra may be locked out, but it won’t be silenced. That was the message from the musicians from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.


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Locked-Out Crystal Sugar Workers Hold 4th Vote

Their ranks thinned by a 16-month lockout, American Crystal Sugar Co. workers were voting Saturday on whether to accept a contract they have rejected three times previously.


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NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 14, All-Star Game

The NHL has called off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio.


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Minnesota Orchestra Cancels Concerts Through December

Officials with the Minnesota Orchestra announced Thursday that concerts through the rest of the year have been canceled due to the lockout with its musicians.


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Wild Veteran Cullen Counting His Remaining Seasons Carefully

For NHL veterans, the lockout is making the reality of a 2012-13 season quite cloudy. For now, the Minnesota Wild are at Ridder Arena growing tired of working out with each other.


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St. Paul Chamber Musicians Reject Latest Contract Offer

Musicians with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra remain locked out after rejecting a contract proposal Wednesday night.


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NHL Cancels Games Through November

The NHL has canceled all its games through the end of November because of the labor dispute between owners and players.


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Lockout Of SPCO Musicians Begins

A lockout of musicians is now under way at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, which has canceled its concerts through Nov. 4.


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St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Could Be Locked Out By Sunday

Another Twin Cities classical music group may be joining the Minnesota Orchestra in lockout.


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Waiting Wild: Much-Hyped Season Still On Hold

The Minnesota Wild transformed their team as much as anyone in the NHL this summer, splurging on prized free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to surprise the league, revive their frustrated fan base and put themselves in position to become the perennial Stanley Cup contender they’ve never truly been.


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Minnesota Orchestra On Day 2 Of Lockout: We Want To Play

It’s day two of a lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra and while negotiations continue, they’re not allowed to perform.


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AFL-CIO Endorses Boycott Of American Crystal Sugar

The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14-month lockout of union workers.


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Minnesota Orchestra Cancels Fall Performances

The Minnesota Orchestral Association has canceled its fall performances and suspended salary and benefits for its musicians after contract talks broke off.


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Figure Skater Faces Off With NHL’ers

They might skate on the same ice but the two sports couldn’t be farther apart. The rough-and-tumble excitement of professional hockey and the finesse and solitude of figure skating are in stark contrast.


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NFL, Referees Closing In On Tentative Deal

CBS Sports is reporting the NFL and the locked out referees are on the verge of a signing a deal that could bring veteran officials back to the field this weekend.


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Ex-Gen. Manager Of MN North Stars Talks Lockout

Lou Nanne thinks the lock out could have been avoided if only the sides would have started negotiating earlier. He said he believes the Players Association could have started earlier.


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On Ice: NHL Locks Out Its Players

The NHL locked out its players at midnight Saturday, becoming the third major sports league to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months.


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AFL-CIO President Takes On Crystal Sugar Lockout

The president of the AFL-CIO is speaking out against the lockout of union employees at American Crystal Sugar.


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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.