...to find misunderstandings," Monroe said. "Children aged out and we're aware. Divorces." Eliot Seide, director of the state employee union AFSCME Council 5, said he believed some employees filed their applications after the deadline...
...harassment scandal involving the state's Democratic Party leader. Jay Parmley recently resigned as executive director of the state party after an employee accused him of showing him a lewd photograph and making inappropriate sexual remarks...
Be on the lookout for firefighters in their gear holding up retired firefighters' boots Thursday through Saturday encouraging citizens to fill them up with change, while they set up at two different locations in the Brainerd lakes area.
Brainerd firefighters' "Fill the Boot" fundraiser got the boot Wednesday from one of two locations where they were raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, it was learned Friday.Rich Munsch, permit supervisor for Baxter's Minnesota Department of Transportation office, said the State Patrol asked firefighters to quit soliciting donations from motorists at the intersection of Highway 371 and 210 (near Kohls) because they did not have a permit. Munsch said they weren't issued a permit for that location because of the construction going on in that vicinity.
ST. PAUL (AP) - The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the state stopped child care subsidies.Hours after a political impasse forced a widespread government shutdown, Minnesota's most vulnerable residents and about 22,000 laid-off state employees began feeling the effects on Friday. With no immediate end in sight to a dispute over taxes and spending, political leaders spent the day blaming each other for their failure to pass a budget that solves the state's $5 billion deficit.
DETROIT (AP) - Though the Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world's fresh water supply, some officials worry that increasingly lower lake levels could lead to long-term problems.
Cass County made top 10 lists for growth percentages in a national ranking of the 1990s today.
ROSEVILLE (AP) - Fourth District Republicans endorsed state Sen. Linda Runbeck to fill the seat of retiring DFL Congressman Bruce Vento.
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