Minneapolis cuts 33 jobs


Minneapolis may be getting economic stimulus money, but that's not going to save everyone's job. Stimulus, shhhttiimulus -- R. T. Rybak's cutting 33 spots.

Minneapolis's mayor announced the cuts this afternoon, according to Minnesota Public Radio. Here's more from our favorite station:

Minneapolis has lost $13 million for the 2009 budget year, because of a reduction in state aid.

In all, 59 city positions are eliminated, but 26 of those are now vacant. No jobs with the police are involved, but six empty firefighter positions will not be filled. Rybak proposes using one-time money from the federal Recovery and Reinvestment Act to pay for 76 positions in the police department, including 57 sworn officer positions which would have otherwise been cut.