Skip to main content

U.S. transportation secretary touts jobs act on Central Corridor

The president’s proposal would cut payroll taxes and offer incentives for employers to hire. In Minnesota alone -- the plan would send more than $600 million in hopes of creating nearly 8,000 jobs.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The president’s proposal would cut payroll taxes and offer incentives for employers to hire. In Minnesota alone -- the plan would send more than $600 million in hopes of creating nearly 8,000 jobs.

Next Up

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

Carson McCoy

Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car

A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.

Mounds view 7 - crime scene

BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021

The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 4.49.22 PM

Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park

Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts

Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.

PoolScammerLawsuitAG

Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus

According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.

image

Late cancellation of music festival leaves bad blood in Two Harbors

The cancellation announcement says the promoter walked away from the gig after being harassed by some local residents.

Related

Central Corridor tear-up takes toll on businesses

A few early supporters of the rail project tell MinnPost that if they knew how bad business would get, they wouldn't have supported it in the first place. About two dozen businesses along the rail line have closed up since construction started.

Officials: Central Corridor project meeting minority hiring goals

Nearly 19 percent of rail workers are minorities and nearly 10 percent are females. The report comes shortly after the contractor that built the Hiawatha light rail line was fined millions of dollars for falsifying claims about its hiring diversity.

Obama: Jobs bill would create 26,000 jobs in Minnesota

The president gave an ultimatum to lawmakers -- saying they can either help create jobs or explain yourself. Obama says Republicans 'should love this plan' because it includes tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses.

Congress extends transportation funding

About 12,000 jobs here would have been disrupted if the legislation wasn't extended past its Sept. 30 deadline. The bill will pump more than $650 million around the country to continue work on a variety of projects.

Franken plan would retrofit buildings to save energy, create jobs

U.S. Senator Al Franken says his proposal would cut energy consumption and create jobs in the building trades. He says similar programs are helping local governments save money with more energy-efficient buildings. Plus, Franken says, it would help Minnesota which he called "the Silicon Valley of windows."

St. Paul businesses file lawsuit, ask for Central Corridor project to be stopped

The University Avenue Betterment Association says the city isn't doing enough to help them with their struggling businesses -- trapped in the middle of the construction. St. Paul officials say they'll review their programs to help those merchants next month.

Major stretch of Central Corridor in St. Paul resumes normal car traffic

After months of work, a three-mile stretch of University Avenue in St. Paul will reopen this week. On Wednesday, University Avenue will transition back into two lanes in both directions.