About 360 employees at Polar Tank Trailer in Opole, Minnesota, are going back to work after ratifying a new five-year labor contract. A $5 million expansion is in the works at the plant.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota state colleges boosting tuition again by 3.5%
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
Local hospital workers voting on possible strike
As many as 3,500 union members are voting today and tomorrow on a strike that would last between two and five days, WCCO reports. Union reps for the SEIU say local hospital workers are facing severe cuts. The workers’ contracts expired at the end of February.
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.
Steel workers agree to stay on the job, contract negotiations continue
Cliffs Natural Resources and the United Steelworkers union have agreed to keep negotiating past the September 1 expiration worker's current contracts, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Both sides have agreed to a short-term extension and employees will not strike. Negotiations with ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel continue.
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.
Woman dies after falling into fire pit in Stearns County
The Stearns County sheriff's office says 57-year-old Bonita Schwandt had been sitting alone by the fire pit. Her boyfriend found her body when he went to check on her.
Delta loan repayment will end job commitments in Minnesota
Delta plans to pay off what's left on a Metropolitan Airports Commission loan it inherited from Northwest Airlines. Once the loan is repaid, Delta will no longer be bound by a commitment to keep at least 10,000 jobs in Minnesota. The airline currently has 12,000 employees here.
Thief River Falls wrestles with unusual problem: Too many jobs, too few workers
The region has lots of work available but few people and little housing. The lack of workers is holding back production at Arctic Cat and driving Digi-Key to the ends of the state and beyond in a desperate search for employees.
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