After St. Cloud Shooting, Hospitals Reviewing Workplace Violence PlansAs people prepare to pay their last respects to an Aitkin County Sheriff’s investigator killed in the line of duty, concerns are mounting over the safety inside hospitals.
Minnesota's Post-Election Money Blitz, At A GlancePolitical action committees, lobbyists and everyday Minnesota residents spent hundreds of thousands of dollars after Election Day on campaigns. Those checks gravitated toward groups in power — Republicans who retook control of the House and Senate Democrats who retain the majority until at least 2016.
For Minnesota Nurses, Staffing Study Provides Few AnswersA long-awaited study on nurse staffing levels at Minnesota hospitals has prompted fresh division between nurses and their employers. The Minnesota Nurses Association had hoped the state's study would help nail down firm patient-to-nurse ratios.
Union: Nurses Want Proof Minn. Hospitals Are Ready To Fight Ebola Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.
Minn. Nurse Staffing Bill Scaled Back A Minnesota nurses union and the state's hospitals are nearing a deal to study and publish more data about staffing plans rather than put minimum staffing requirements into law.
Battle Brews In Minn. Over Hospital Nurse StaffingMinnesota nurses are forging ahead with a call for state lawmakers to enact standards that dictate how hospitals staff their units.
Twin Cities Hospitals, Nurses Agree To Early Talks The Minnesota Nurses Association has accepted an offer from six Twin Cities hospital systems to hold early contract negotiations.
Ely Hospital Nurses Authorize Union To Call StrikeNurses at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital have voted to reject the hospital's final contract offer and instead authorize their negotiators to call a strike.
Nurses At Range Regional Vote To Authorize StrikeRegistered nurses at Fairview-owned Range Regional Health Services have voted to authorize a strike after rejecting a mediated offer.
Hibbing Nurses Authorize StrikeNurses at Range Regional Health Services in Hibbing have voted to authorize their union to strike.
Hibbing Nurses To Take Strike VoteThe Minnesota Nurses Association says its members at Fairview-owned Range Regional Health Services in Hibbing will take a vote that could authorize a strike by 150 nurses.
MN Senator Won't Meet With Opponent's BackersA state senator from Hutchinson is refusing to meet with representatives from groups that supported his opponent in the last election.