U.S. Department of Labor

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Minneapolis officials exploring raising minimum wage in city, à la Seattle

    The message conveyed by protesters who stormed the Uptown McDonald's last week was heard loud and clear by at least a couple members of the Minneapolis City Council.Council member Alondra Cano tells us she's working with the U.S. Department of Labor to get a sense of the legal challenges the city co ... More >>

  • News

    February 20, 2013

    Mental health parity may finally become a reality

    The Wellstone Act could bring better health care to millions of Americans

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Minnesota is taking all of America's jobs

    This is what jobs see as they come to our fine state.​No one in America found a job last month. Not one person. But in Minnesota, the job vacancies listings have shot up in recent months.This leads to some pretty interesting possibilities. Could it be that Minnesota is not part of the United State ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Protesters assaulted by Cub Foods security guard [VIDEO]

    YouTubeTalk too loud in Cub Foods, you're asking for a headlock.​A group peacefully protesting what they call union-busting activities by Cub Foods' cleaning service got way more than they bargained for Tuesday night, including face-fulls of pepper spray. A security guard at the Cub Foods on Lake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Mark Dayton picks Yvonne Prettner Solon as running mate

    Image via Dayton for GovernorYvonne Prettner Solon​Former DFL U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton has named Duluth State Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon as his running mate in the 2010 race for the governor's office. "I am very proud to introduce the woman I believe will be Minnesota's next Lieutenant Govern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Peninsula workers say they weren't paid

    Former Peninsula workers say the Malaysian restaurant made them work long hours without pay.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006

    Chicken Little Amok on the Business Pages

    How many decades has it been since statistics showing that men comprise a majority of anything has been news? And since when does holding 43 percent of a category of jobs make anybody endangered? Forty-three percent is almost half. Is it even statistically relevant?

  • News

    July 21, 2004

    Dead Set on Destruction

    Even Republicans are alarmed by the governor's fiscal mismanagement

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Lost Tribes of Faribault

    Latinos, Somalis, and the American dream in southern Minnesota

  • News

    January 8, 2003

    Whistle Stop

    Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?

  • News

    February 6, 2002

    Playing With Fireproofing

    The Lakeland city beach is beautiful, secluded, and contaminated with asbestos

  • Arts

    June 7, 2000

    Bandstand of the Americas

    Half a century after a son of Mexican immigrants founded local rock, a new generation of Latinos listens for its own song

  • Arts

    June 9, 1999

    The Age of Work

    Photographers Lewis W. Hine and David Parker frame the debate over child labor

  • News

    March 18, 1998

    Hard Labor

    Ex-cons and ex-housewives. The highly trained and the unskilled. The nice, the nasty, and the downright crazy. All kinds of people come to the day-labor hiring hall, but they all come for the same thing.

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Paranoid Delusions

    Minneapolis City Council members go to great lengths to keep meeting private so they can discuss... nothing?

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Lost City

    Minneapolis's riverside milling district is about to become a condo tract and history park. But there are plenty of stories the commemorative plaques won't tell

  • News

    November 29, 1995