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3rd Defendant Sentenced In ID Theft Ring Targeting State Employees

A 32-year-old St. Paul woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in a wide-ranging identity theft ring.

03/06/2014

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Good Question: How Did MLK Jr.’s Birthday Become A Nat’l Holiday?

The third Monday of every January is one of ten national holidays that government employees get every year. Most children have no school and every state and federal employee receives a paid day off. The first official observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday was on January 20, 1986 – 18 years after the Civil Rights leader was shot. But David Chang, a professor of U.S. history at the University of Minnesota, says the idea for the holiday came just four days after the assassination in 1968.

01/20/2014

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Some Top Minn. State Employees In Line For Raises

Some Minnesota state employees stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises. Many of the state’s top jobs have been subject to a cap based on the governor’s pay. Many could get raises after the Legislature’s vote this year to increase salaries for the governor and agency commissioners for the first time since 1998.

12/24/2013

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Minn. Sends Furlough Notices To 105 Workers

State officials have notified 105 Minnesota Department of Health workers that they might be laid off because of the federal government shutdown. The employees are in positions that are partially paid for by federal funds.

10/07/2013

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4 Charged In ID Theft Ring Targeting State Employees

Ramsey County investigators say they have busted a major identity theft ring involving the personal information of hundreds. Four St. Paul women have been charged in the string of ID thefts.

09/06/2013

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Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100K

There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.

05/22/2013

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Dayton Signs Bill Giving State Employees Raise

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill giving tens of thousands of state employees a 2 percent raise.

02/19/2013

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Legislature OKs Raise For State Employees

Tens of thousands of state employees will soon get a 2 percent raise.

02/14/2013

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Minn. Panel Rejects State Employee Contracts

A Republican-led legislative panel has rejected new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees.

08/30/2012

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Minn. Contracts May Have Domestic Partner Benefits

Same-sex domestic partner health benefits are in play as part of Minnesota state employee contract talks, reopening a debate that raged at the Capitol a decade ago.

04/24/2012

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Minn. Public Workers Get Governor Greeting

Minnesota state employees are returning for their first full week of work after a prolonged shutdown, and some got a handshake from Gov. Mark Dayton on the way in.

07/25/2011

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Minnesota State Employees Returning To Work

State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.

07/21/2011

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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Could Jump In A Shutdown

There’s a sobering prediction about Minnesota’s jobless rate if there’s a state government shutdown on July 1.

06/23/2011

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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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State Employees Launch Ad Campaign To Fight Shutdown

The state’s employee unions are now in the fight in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown on July 1.

06/08/2011

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