Some officials worry the state government won't be able to replace the skills now walking out the door in record numbers. The director of the state's retirement system says it's a combination of an aging public sector workforce and incentives to retire early.
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K
The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.
On-the-run man charged with murder in fatal shooting at gas station
The suspect hasn't been arrested, and court documents say he poses a risk to public safety.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 8
The latest details from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Couple ending festive lights display after dispute with sheriff over trespassing
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald addressed complaints from over the summer on Facebook Saturday.
MN man, 60, still missing despite 'extensive search efforts'
Local authorities are now asking for the public's help locating the man.
Beloved Uncle Sven's Comic Shoppe in St. Paul closes after 39 years
The hallway-sized shop with "a big heart" closed in late November.
'Weird Al' Yankovic to perform in 3 Minnesota cities in the summer
The singer will make stops in Duluth, Mankato and Minneapolis.
Number of state government jobs down 2 percent from year ago
New state data for the second quarter of 2012 has revealed that the state government has shed 863 positions -- more than two percent of its workforce -- from the same period a year ago. Among those affected the most are the Department of Transportation, which lost 298 positions, leaving a workforce of 4,686 people; and the Employment and Economic Development Agency, which shed 218 positions to leave 1,570 employees.
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.
Government to hire private-sector consultants to find the fat
Minnesota's state and local government agencies will contract with more than 20 private-sector consultants tasked with rooting out waste and finding ways to deliver better services more efficiently.
Minnesota state demographer retiring after 32 years
Tom Gillaspy will retire on Tuesday. For the past three decades he's monitored population data, work force issues and demographics. Susan Brower will take his place.
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