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.
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.
MN COVID patient dies after being transferred to Texas amid ventilator lawsuit
Scott Quiner, of Buffalo, was 55 years old.
Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win
The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.
America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers
The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.
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.
Lockout wears on out-of-work American Crystal employees
Three months without a paycheck is starting to wear on locked-out American Crystal Sugar union employees. Many are scraping by on savings, temporary jobs and donated food.
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 workers look to uncertain future
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.
Workers at Monticello nuclear plant have relived Fukushima quake many times
The one year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami has many people in Japan reliving that tragic day. Workers at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear plant - a carbon copy of the Fukushima plant - have relived the disaster several times as a training exercise.
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.
City trees struggling amid drought
City workers around Minnesota are routinely planting new trees, which need extra water. And those young boulevard trees have really had a hard time this summer as dry conditions persisted in the state, MPR reports. Officials are pleading for help from homeowners.
Minnesota manufacturers struggling to find skilled workers
Nearly a third of the executives overseeing Minnesota's factories say finding skilled help is among their biggest worries, according to a report in the Pioneer Press. Many manufacturers are raising wages but still can't fill jobs because of poor perceptions of the industry and dwindling interest among young people.
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