Thirty-year-old violinist Yoonshin Song is leaving the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to become concertmaster with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Song was in Detroit over the weekend as guest concertmaster and Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced at intermission that she would be staying on.
Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd
The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.
Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury
Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.
Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'
Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.
Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park
The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.
3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown
Two people in the house were uninjured.
Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery
The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large
Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
SPCO management offer: 15 percent pay cut for musicians
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra management plans to make a new contract offer to musicians on Monday that proposes a 15 percent pay cut, a cut of several musician positions and an early retirement program.
SPCO cancels concerts for 2012
Stuck in a labor dispute, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has canceled its concerts through the end of the year. The SPCO locked out its musicians on Oct. 21, and the musicians on Wednesday rejected management's latest offer. Musicians have said they are working on a new proposal.
SPCO, musicians debate 'play and talk'
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and its musicians have been negotiating a new contract without success, and now they are negotiating how to negotiate, MPR reports. The two sides are haggling over whether to continue a "play and talk" approach in which performances would continue as they settle the dispute.
Pinchas Zukerman to help SPCO musicians with fundraiser
World renowned violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman is stepping up to help out members of the locked out St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Pinchas Zukerman, who led the SPCO from 1980 to 1987, is returning to the Twin Cities to lead the musicians of the SPCO who have been locked out of salary and benefits since Oct. 22.
Contract talks crescendo: SPCO musicians face lockout
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra told its musicians on Wednesday that it would lock them out at 6 p.m. Sunday if they don't accept management's latest offer, the Star Tribune reports. If a lockout happens, musicians for both Twin Cities orchestras will be locked out for the first time ever. The Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis was locked out Oct. 1.
SPCO musicians won't vote until Oct. 31; lockout almost certainty
Musicians with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra said Friday that they will not be voting on management's contract offer by Sunday's deadline, making a lockout almost an inevitability. No further negotiations between the SPCO and its musicians have been scheduled.
Minneapolis-to-Detroit Delta plane makes emergency landing
A mechanical problem forced the pilot of a 95-passenger Delta Air Lines plane on its way from Minneapolis to Detroit to shut down an engine and land in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Monday afternoon, MLive reports. There were no reports of injury.
Both orchestras at standoffs with musicians; contracts expire Sunday
Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra say big cuts in musicians' salaries are needed in order to stay in business. Neither has made much progress in reaching a deal with their players, as a Sunday deadline looms. Monday a federal mediator took part in the larger orchestra's talks. The chamber orchestra rejected a musicians' counter-offer.
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