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Target Not Backing Down On Thanksgiving, Despite Petition

Target is not backing down from its decision to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, despite the opposition of some 340,000 people who signed an online petition.

11/19/2012

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Badger Foundry Workers On Strike

About 150 workers at a Winona foundry are on strike and are picketing their employer.

09/21/2012

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Business Owners Say ‘Thank You’ To LRT Workers

The “Central Corridor” is an 11-mile line that will link downtown St. Paul with downtown Minneapolis by 2014. It should be 75 percent complete by the end of this year.

09/10/2012

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Unions Face Declining Membership, Education Void

As Americans celebrate Labor Day, labor unions are facing a steadily declining membership. In 2011, the number of Minnesota workers belonging to a union was 371,000, representing 15.1 percent of the state’s wage and salary workers.

09/03/2012

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Thousands Of Union Workers Rally Against ‘Right To Work’

More than a thousand union workers will rally at the State Capitol Tuesday for what appears to be a victory celebration.

03/27/2012

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As Ford Plant Waned, Many Workers Slow To Prepare

Ford announced it would close its St. Paul assembly plant in 2006, but when the fateful day arrived last month, many of the 800 workers there still didn’t have a plan for their next job.

01/01/2012

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Minn. Company Hires Physician’s Assistant For Workers

Remember the school nurse’s office when you were a kid? Some employers are trying a similar approach to help control health care costs.

12/19/2011

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.6 Percent

With the unemployment rate falling from 9 percent to 8.6 percent, the good news has many people wondering if things are finally looking up.

12/02/2011

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Locked-Out Crystal Workers Hold Prayer Vigil

Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers held a vigil Wednesday night to pray for an end to the dispute that has dragged on for four months.

12/01/2011

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State Government Retirements Break Annual Record

The number of employees retiring from state government has hit a new annual record, and some officials worry they won’t be able to replace the skills walking out the door.

10/24/2011

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Talks To Resume Between Sugar Company, Workers

American Crystal Sugar Co. and its union workers are heading back to negotiations.

10/24/2011

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Workers Needed In NW Minnesota

Some companies in northwestern Minnesota have an unlikely problem in a tough economy. They can’t find enough employees.

10/11/2011

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Divisive Drive To Unionize In-Home Child Care

A drive to unionize home-based child care providers has blown up into a sticky issue in Minnesota.

09/25/2011

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Locked Out Sugar Workers Take To Football Stadiums

Locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar say they’ll distribute leaflets outside weekend football games to get out the union’s message.

09/17/2011

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Most Wis. Cities See Unemployment Rate Decreases

Unemployment decreased for nearly all Wisconsin’s largest cities in July.

08/24/2011

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