Minneapolis Convention Center cuts supervisor staff in half, workers moved to 'on-call status'

The convention center is just one of several across the country that have been struggling with lopsided budgets where operating costs outweigh their revenues.
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The convention center is just one of several across the country that have been struggling with lopsided budgets where operating costs outweigh their revenues.

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