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Monday A.M. Report

Key unions agree to back Qwest-CenturyLink merger: Two unions have agreed to support the Qwest-CenturyLink merger in exchange for pledges to preserve union membership levels and address other employment issues raised by the deal. Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. and Monroe, La.-based CenturyLink, which is acquiring Qwest, agreed to several points with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions. Read full story

Minneapolis ranks in middle for parking rates: Minneapolis drivers pay as much as $19.33 per day to park downtown, ranking near the middle of the pack for parking rates among major cities in the United States and Canada, according to a new study released by the National Parking Association. Read full story

Plymouth may get new Walmart: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is pursuing a location in Plymouth for a new SuperCenter. Wal-mart is considering buying the Four Seasons Mall at the intersection of Highway 169 and Rockford Road, according to a report in Friday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune. Read full story

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