Sens. Michelle Benson of Ham Lake, Jim Abeler of Anoka and Mary Kiffmeyer of Big Lake said they had heard the system was meant to foster contact tracing — to collect the names of diners to use in case of a coronavirus exposure.
Two factors help to explain why U.S. meatpacking plants are so dangerous now – and why this problem will be difficult to solve.
At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has brought the sports calendar to a halt. So how does Minnesota’s regional sports network choose what to put on TV?
While most of the limits on public life will remain, the governor said nonessential retail businesses can start offering curbside pickup and delivery services for customers.
Those who run some of Minnesota’s largest job-training nonprofits are urging the state to invest in programs to help those who had already been on the margins of the economy. If it doesn’t, they warn, Minnesota could face even worse joblessness among people who can least afford it.
In 1976, a few years after OSHA was created, Congress attached a rider to the agency’s budget that exempted farms with 10 or fewer employees from enforcement. The rider is included every year.
Walz has not released a comprehensive plan for reviving business in Minnesota yet, a subject of growing frustration among some Republicans, but his administration has been working behind the scenes over the last week to build its strategy.
Is the economy slowing down? Not if you keep watch on construction cranes in the Twin Cities.
“It’s a really tough time right now because of the uncertainty,” said Judy Hulterstrum, executive director of the Litchfield Area Chamber of Commerce, “but we’re staying as positive as we can.”
Even though Zoom has become a daily necessity for doing business, many still find video conferencing to feel awkward and unnatural.
Under the coronavirus aid package passed by the Minnesota Legislature Thursday, child care providers can apply for a $4,500 monthly grant, with larger centers eligible for an additional monthly grant of up to $15,500, based on capacity.
The moves come in response to shortages nationwide. Health care workers say they do not have enough respiratory masks to protect staff, while hospitals say there’s a critical need for more mechanical ventilators.
The longer schools and businesses stay shut, the more uncertain the future is for many providers.
Internet providers in Minnesota have signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which says that the companies won’t terminate internet service to residential or small business customers for reasons connected to the coronavirus crisis.
MinnPost took a tour of the marquees and storefronts of the ghost town that is the Twin Cities.
Bus companies across the state have seen a plummet in bookings as people clamp down on non-essential travel and schools close their doors.
As recently as Monday, craft brewers and distillers hoped some compromise with the Teamsters and liquor store owners around several issues might be possible this year. Now?
Huge mergers are altering the Twin Cities legal landscape, where firms face intense competition for business clients and legal talent.
From mid-2016 until early 2018, a consortium of Twin Cities investors negotiated to buy the Pioneer Press from Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that owns the paper. It didn’t go well.
Medina-based Polaris Industries, a global leader in sales of off-road vehicles, also has the dubious distinction of leading the industry in the number of safety recalls, a new report shows.