Some will retire, others hope to transfer to other plants. But some of the roughly 800 workers about to lose their jobs are unsure what they'll do next. Some of the workers took early buyouts then were rehired, making them ineligible for transfers. Those who want to continue to work in manufacturing would likely need more training, and the jobs that are out there don't pay as well.
St. Paul is closing 6 schools amid declining enrollment
The board revised the plan after the school communities voiced concerns.
Pedestrian dies after being struck by motorist in Rosemount
It happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall
Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.
2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995
The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.
KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards
Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.
Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries
It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.
'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says
The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.
Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball
"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."
Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program
MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.
Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts
A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.
Recruiters lining up to talk to Ford workers
St. Paul's Ford plant and state officials apparently got so many calls from recruiters that they set up a job fair. The Star Tribune says 3M, trucking companies, temp agencies and many others showed up to talk to the hundreds of workers about to lose their jobs. Ford is closing the plant Dec. 22nd.
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.
Ford outlines plans to clear St. Paul plant site next month
Company officials say they'll be cleaning up the site and going through environmental reviews before they can put the property on the market. About 800 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes next month.
Future of Rochester's power plant uncertain
The Post Bulletin reports Rochester Public Utilities officials could decide to shut down some or all of the generators. Another option is converting the generators from coal to natural gas. RPU just completed a nearly $40 million upgrade to keep its newest generator in compliance with new EPA regulations.
Many former Ford employees struggle to find work
St. Paul's Ford plant finally closed its doors last month. But, many of the workers that powered that plant for years are having trouble finding work that pays as well as Ford did. The Associated Press talks with union leaders who worry that many of the laid off workers at the plant waited too long to begin looking for new jobs.
Supervalu to lay off 200 workers in Minnesota
The job cuts are part of 800 layoffs around the country. Most of the Minnesota job cuts will occur at the grocery giant's corporate offices in Eden Prairie, though some workers at distribution centers and Cub Foods offices will also get pink slips. Store-level employees are not included in the downsizing.
Somali workers, plant argue over unemployment eligibility
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.
Somali money transfers are flowing, but future is uncertain
The Star Tribune reports most of the shops have reopened, but they're using out-of-state banks or credit and often refusing to name their new business partners. Many U.S. banks have stopped wiring money to Somalia because they fear they'll violate new federal rules aimed at clamping down on terrorism funding.
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