Little progress has been made during contract negotiations between high school teachers and School District 2142, reports Tom Klein of the Timberjay. The district is one of only two in the state without an agreement for 2007-2009.
State transportation officials are looking to stimulate the job market by capitalizing on potential road-construction projects, writes Mark Fischenich of the Mankato Free Press. The largest project would take place in the Mankato area and create an estimated 306 jobs.
Red Wing school officials are trying to address an abnormally high dropout rate, writes Mike Longaecker of the Red Wing Republican-Eagle.
According to Jeff Hansel of the Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic officials recently met with Congress to discuss health care reform. “We felt it was timely for us to meet with those members of Congress who will play an important role as the debate unfolds,” said managing director Chris Gade.
The Winona airport must extend its runway to meet a new FAA regulation or move elsewhere, reports Mark Sommerhauser of the Winona Daily News. Flights are already being diverted to airports that meet the regulation.