St. Paul's Ford plant and state officials apparently got so many calls from recruiters that they set up a job fair. The Star Tribune says 3M, trucking companies, temp agencies and many others showed up to talk to the hundreds of workers about to lose their jobs. Ford is closing the plant Dec. 22nd.
Scott County attorney candidates differ on marijuana possession
Scott County is one of a few Minnesota counties where the incumbent prosecutor is facing a challenger in November.
Construction worker killed in collision in downtown St. Paul
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon.
Teen charged in shooting outside of Richfield football game
Due to the age of the suspect, the case won't be made public.
Twin Cities Summer Jam no more: popular festival brought to an end
The festival noted how the land they host camping on has recently been sold.
Expect major traffic delays on Renaissance Festival's final weekend
Scott County officials said road closures will be to blame.
Minnetonka 22-year-old dies in motorcycle crash on I-394
The crash happened around noon Tuesday.
Car hits deer, bursts into flames on highway in Isanti County
Witnesses helped the driver at the scene.
Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it
The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights
The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.
Gallery: A look at the under construction Highland Bridge development
Take a look around the development.
Niche rankings identify best Minnesota schools, districts
Eden Prairie has schools ranked in both the private and public categories.
Walker, The Current announce end of Rock the Garden festival
The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio announced the festival will retire so the organizations can dream up new events.
Many former Ford employees struggle to find work
St. Paul's Ford plant finally closed its doors last month. But, many of the workers that powered that plant for years are having trouble finding work that pays as well as Ford did. The Associated Press talks with union leaders who worry that many of the laid off workers at the plant waited too long to begin looking for new jobs.
Ford workers look to uncertain future
Some will retire, others hope to transfer to other plants. But some of the roughly 800 workers about to lose their jobs are unsure what they'll do next. Some of the workers took early buyouts then were rehired, making them ineligible for transfers. Those who want to continue to work in manufacturing would likely need more training, and the jobs that are out there don't pay as well.
Dec. 19 is the last day for St. Paul Ford plant and its 800 workers
The Pioneer Press reports Ford officials have set Dec. 19 as the close date for their assembly plant in St. Paul. The closing impacts nearly 800 workers. Ford has planned to close the plant for some time, but has delayed setting a shutdown date.
Ford outlines plans to clear St. Paul plant site next month
Company officials say they'll be cleaning up the site and going through environmental reviews before they can put the property on the market. About 800 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes next month.
Canadian businesses lining up to get next to Target
Target's move into Canada is still a year away, however, the Winnipeg Free Press reports that many retailers are already lining up to be near Target locations when they arrive.
Customers seeking synthetic drugs line up outside Duluth shop
Reports that "designer drugs" can have harmful side effects don't seem to be deterring many customers. Dozens of people line up outside Last Place on Earth in Duluth every weekday to buy chemicals that supposedly mimic the effects of illegal drugs. The store's owner says he expects the chemicals will bring in about $6 million in business this year.
Leaflets backing American Crystal workers turn up on grocery store shelves
Shoppers in the Fargo area are finding fliers supporting the locked-out workers near the company's products on local store shelves. One store owner says union members are planting the leaflets, not store employees.
Aircraft maker confirms new plant in Superior, will hire up to 600 workers
Wisconsin Gov. Walker and Kestrel Aircraft announced plans Monday morning for an airplane manufacturing center that will bring up to 600 permanent new jobs to the city. The state offered a suite of loans and tax incentives to court the aircraft maker, which was also considering a site in Maine. WDIO says the company will recruit locally and tap area community colleges for training.
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