December marks the one-year anniversary of the Next Generation Nursing Assistant Initiative, a program to combat statewide staffing shortages at long-term care facilities and veterans’ homes. Senator Tina Smith says the program was made possible using federal funds she helped [...]
A spokesman says the Twin Cities Hospitals Group is "shocked and disappointed" the nurses union gave a ten-day strike notice for December 11th immediately after nurses voted to authorize it. Paul Omodt says: "We're still at the table trying to [...]
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking everyone to do their part and help protect our freshwater sources from excessive salt: The MPCA says salt is commonly over-applied, sending too much chloride into our lakes and streams. Chloride is toxic [...]
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A federal judge is approving a settlement between the city of Minneapolis and a dozen protestors who were hurt during demonstrations that followed George Floyd's murder. Under the terms of the deal, the protestors will divide a [...]
Nurses in the Twin Cities and Duluth are going on strike. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted yesterday to authorize a walkout. If there is no new contract in the next ten days, a strike will take place on [...]
A new study is revealing Minnesotans' favorite fast food restaurants. Price-tracking experts used Google data to identify the state's most popular fast-food joint. Dairy Queen, Chipotle, and Jimmy Johns came out on top.
Governor Tim Walz is extending a free training program to increase the number of certified nursing assistants in Minnesota. The cost-free program will now run through February, giving more people the opportunity to train for open positions across the state. [...]
Mankato-Starting at 6 a.m., Monday, December 5, Civic Center Plaza will be temporarily closed while a crane is in use for construction on the Mayo Clinc Health System Event Center. The road is expected to reopen Tuesday, December 6 (weather [...]