Both sides in the month-old Twin Cities bus strike will go back to the bargaining table on Monday. The two sides met with Gov. Pawlenty for several hours earlier this week, but no agreement was reached. Meanwhile, the impact of the walk-out on drivers is stretching all the way to a Twin Cities food shelf.
The metro Transit bus strike is moving into its third week, and there's no end in sight. So the inconvenience for commuters continues. Some have found other ways to work, school and doctors appointments, but for others, their livelihood had been threatened. For drivers, the stoppage means an end to pay checks. Still, many bus drivers say they're committed to the job action and will stay on the picket lines as long as it takes.
The strike by Metro Transit bus drivers is now in day two. On day one, the work stoppage didn't produce the major traffic headaches that had been anticipated, but there was a big impact for some bus riders.
Metro Transit bus drivers are scheduled to walk off the job early Thursday morning, leaving some 75,000 daily bus riders scrambling for another way to get around town.
A delegation from the St. Paul is heading to Thailand Friday to visit the camp just north of Bangkok where thousands of Hmong refugees have been living for more than a decade. Many of those refugees are expected to resettle in Minnesota over the next 18 months. The group includes St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly and other government officials.
State lawmakers this session will again be asked to extend the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases. During last year's session, lawmakers were poised to adopt an extension but it didn't satisfy some abuse victims. But now the victims are heading back to the Legislature to push, once again, for more time to file civil lawsuits over sexual abuse.
After weeks of delays in construction, the Winter Carnival ice palace is finally beginning to take shape in downtown St. Paul. That's thanks to the colder weather -- and to thousands of hours of labor donated by local trade unions.
Organizers of the Winter Carnival in St. Paul are praying for a cold spell so they can finally begin construction on the what's supposed to be the centerpiece of next month's festivities -- the ice palace.
The Blandin Foundation must set aside 55 percent of its grants for Grand Rapids.
Parents in St.Paul can go online to see what's happening in their kids' classroom. The district has unveiled the Parent Portal to give parents new insight to their child's school day.