Rural Democrats in the Minnesota Senate want a big piece of the state’s projected $1 billion budget surplus to solve workforce issues in their communities.
Gov. Scott Walker is proposing eliminating the public service mission of the University of Wisconsin, known as the “Wisconsin Idea,” replacing it with the charge to meet the state’s workforce needs. The wording change was included in Walker’s budget released Tuesday.
The North Star Summit’s “Mapping Economic Prosperity for Minnesota” took place Monday in St. Paul.
If the saying “the early bird gets the worm” holds true, a lot of Minnesotans are getting quite a few worms. A new report from the data website FiveThirtyEight compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find the average time people arrive to work in various cities.
Supervalu Inc. announced plans Tuesday to cut an estimated 800 jobs nationally, including about 200 jobs in the Twin Cities.
Best Buy Co. will hire about half as many seasonal staff as last year and increase the hours its regular staffers work as part of its plans for the crucial upcoming holiday season.
Minnesota’s laid off state workers are back on the job after the governor and legislature reached a budget deal, but they face more cuts with the compromise to end the 20-day shutdown.