While a discrimination case against a Le Center food manufacturing plant is just getting started, another state agency is trying to determine whether the estimated 40 Somali workers who claim discrimination led to their departure from the business are eligible for unemployment benefits.
Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others
The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.
Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation
The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.
Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman at gunpoint, forced her to withdraw $1,500
The 56-year-old suspect is accused of forcing the woman to the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis.
Police arrest suspect in Oakdale after 10-hour standoff
The standoff with police lasted over 10 hours Friday.
Oldest canoe ever found in Great Lakes region excavated in Wisconsin
The boat was recovered in Lake Mendota on Thursday.
5 Minnesota cities to visit for the best of fall colors
Time it right and you can make multiple trips across the fall.
Without hydrants, 8 fire departments fight blaze near Shakopee
The building and its contents are a total loss.
Minnesota brewpub to bring seasonal eatery to south metro park
The park will undergo a full redesign next year.
The long-awaited Chicken Guy never opened, so the MOA is suing
The restaurant never opened after it originally planned to in 2020.
Early voting begins: Here's how to register to vote.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Minnesota trimming 14 weeks off of unemployment benefits
Unemployment benefits in Minnesota will end after 46 weeks, instead of the current 60. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says the unemployment rate has been below six percent for three months, which triggers the reduction.
Settlement reached after discrimination claims at Lund's boat plant
Brunswick Corp. and Lund Boat Co. have agreed to pay $295,000 in back wages and interest to nearly 200 female job applicants who were rejected for entry-level positions at a Minnesota manufacturing plant. The settlement comes after a lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Department of Labor last year alleging hiring discrimination.
Workers at Monticello nuclear plant have relived Fukushima quake many times
The one year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami has many people in Japan reliving that tragic day. Workers at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear plant - a carbon copy of the Fukushima plant - have relived the disaster several times as a training exercise.
American Crystal exec says replacement workers getting job done
An American Crystal Sugar Co. executive says the company’s replacement workers are handling this fall’s sugar beet harvest well, nearly 14 months after the company locked out its union workers in a contract dispute. Meanwhile, the company and workers are arguing in court over whether the employees should get unemployment benefits.
Former TSA worker pleads guilty to hate crime, assaulting elderly Somali man
A man from Minneapolis pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after attacking an 83-year-old Somali man outside a bar. George Thompson admitted he assaulted the man only because he thought he was Somali or Muslim. He could face up to 10 years in prison.
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.
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