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Recovery underway for Minn. oil spill, but what lessons learned?

On March 28 in western Minnesota, a mile-long train hauling oil from Canada derailed, leading to a spill of about 15,000 gallons of crude.

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Trying to haul highway-mass transit bill out of ditch

With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.

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Minnesota unions await details of deal to end shutdown

The two sides were at an impasse over how to resolve a $5 billion deficit for the budget period that started July 1.

What's at stake in Minnesota shutdown: video

A video produced by the Labor Education Service outlines the many public services being affected by the state government shutdown.

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Minn. government shutdown puts thousands out of work

Minnesota's sluggish economy, struggling to recover from the recession, will be rocked by the layoffs of 23,000 state employees and thousands of others.

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Profile: The “Wilmar 8” made equal pay impossible to ignore

They never got what they wanted, but more than 30 years later people still remember them, and their goals and their impact still resonate.

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Jimmy John workers still fighting despite vote setback

The organizing drive at fast-food chain Jimmy John's in Minneapolis suffered a setback when the union lost in a razor thin 85-87 vote.

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CPUSA @ 90: How Minnesota Communists helped organize car wash

We continue our series on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party USA with an excerpt of an interview with Betty Smith, director of International Publishers - the publishing house of the CPUSA.

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Minnesota experience may offer solution for ‘jobless recovery’

When President  Obama convenes a White House forum Dec. 3 to consider ways to create jobs, he should ponder a program that worked successfully for Minnesota in the 1980s.