To some, the practice of letting retiring state employees cash out their unused sick time and vacation days is "antiquated." To others it's part of a competitive compensation package.
Testimony to begin in federal trial of 3 former Minneapolis cops
Opening statements begin Monday.
What happens to the Vikings if Aaron Rodgers leaves the NFC North?
Rodgers said he isn't interested in rebuilding in Green Bay, is it time for the Vikings to pounce or stay the course?
Sheriff: Men found unresponsive in garage died of cocaine overdose
Two of the three men found unresponsive in an Eyota garage last week died of a drug overdose, a preliminary autopsy found.
Ant's injury clouds Timberwolves' victory over the Nets
The Timberwolves star was injured in the final minutes on Sunday night.
Byron native Ayoka Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game
The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.
It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday
They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.
Video: Tow truck driver hit by vehicles on icy Minnesota freeway
The incident was caught on camera by MnDOT.
Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting
Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.
Woman, 67, beaten to death in 'disturbing scene' in St. Paul home
It's the city's fifth homicide of the year.
A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds
The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.
Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis
The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.
Senate panel sets hearing on sick time payouts for next week
Some payouts of accrued sick time and vacation time to retiring state employees have reached six figures. A Senate subcommittee will take a closer look.
Sick-time payouts jump as more state workers retire early
Thousands of employees are taking an option to retire early as the state tries to trim its workforce and balance the budget. But, as the Pioneer Press reports, many state employees take tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid sick time with them when they leave.
Minnesota boy uses mortgage payment for pool admission
When 5-year-old Brandon Chartrand, of Farmington, went into his mother’s purse to find the $4 he needed to get into a local pool, he found the family's $1,400 cash mortgage payment and stuffed it all in his swim trunks. An alert pool cashier notified his parents that their son was trying to gain admission with huge wads of cash.
Hearing on state employee pact puts Parry in firestorm
A legislative subcommittee is considering rejecting a labor agreement the Dayton administration has reached with state employee unions. But Thursday's hearing on the issue wound up putting subcommittee chairman Mike Parry - who's campaigning for Congress - on the defensive.
Several east metro Blockbusters to close
Blockbuster video stores in Woodbury, Cottage Grove and Hudson are expected close later this month, the Pioneer Press reports. The Blockbuster chain filed for bankruptcy in 2010 due to increasing competition from Redbox, Netflix and other home movie distribution platforms.
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