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Delta might move 150 jobs to Atlanta

The Star Tribune reports on a company memo outlining a plan to consolidate the airline's warehouse operations to save money. Some state officials feel Delta is going back on its promise to keep jobs in Minnesota.
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The Star Tribune reports on a company memo outlining a plan to consolidate the airline's warehouse operations to save money. Some state officials feel Delta is going back on its promise to keep jobs in Minnesota.

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