STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: State gets jobs back
By Don Davis
Minnesota regained 1,200 jobs in August, pushing the state past the high mark it reached before the recession.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Th... Posted on 9/19/13 at 5:05 PM
THE NEW FORTY 80 days every other year...
I was reading the final issue of The NDPEA Advocate today and I found a supposition in Executive Director Stuart Savelkoul's commentary that humored me enough that I wanted to share it here. For those... Posted on 8/15/13 at 8:24 PM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Is there a Historical Same-Sex Marital Rite?
This is a question that might be pertinent as states continue to debate whether there ought to be such a thing as "same-sex marriage," a legal category that has just come into force in Minnesota. The ... Posted on 8/2/13 at 9:50 AM
BBB BUZZ BBB Alert: Suspect Travel Offer Targets Area
Suspicious travel vouchers that have been flying across the country have now landed in the Midwest. Consumers in Minnesota and North Dakota are reporting theyve received airfare vouchers from Amer... Posted on 7/11/13 at 10:35 AM
Heavy rains in the northern Red River Valley will further slow sugar beet planting and could allow American Crystal Sugar Co. growers to plant only 430,000 to 440,000 of the 458,000 acres originally planned, officials of the Moorhead, Minn.-based farmer-owned cooperative said.
Minnesota schools would be forced to adopt policies against bullying under a bill Minnesota representatives passed 72-57 Monday night.
“Every kid deserves to wake up in the morning ... and go to a school they are excited to go to,” Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis, said.
Lockout. It’s a word we’re all too familiar with in Minnesota. First, let’s be clear what a lockout is: It’s the opposite of a strike. The employer withholds work in order to gain concessions from workers.
Michigan, the heart of American manufacturing, became the latest state to become a “right-to-work” state this week, prohibiting compulsory union participation. The move was greeted by demonstrations by protesters angered by the erosion of union power in the state.
Dozens of personal care assistants who care for the elderly and people with disabilities are due at the Capitol on Wednesday to press their case. They say tens of thousands of their number are struggling to make ends meet because of low wages and lack of benefits.
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