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  • One-Sided Star Tribune Coverage of Anti-Janus Rally Reveals Deep Bias

    Everyone agrees the Janus case going before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday is a big deal. Observers on both sides believe the high court will likely end mandatory “agency” or “fair-share” fees as a condition of employment, opening the door for big labor to lose thousands of members and fair-share participants in addition to tens of millions of dollars. That’s why AFSCME, Education Minnesota and MAPE  held a Working People’s Day of Action rally at the State Capitol on Saturday to highlight their concerns over the consequential case. It’s also why American Experiment gave the Twin Cities media a...

  • Statement for Media on Janus Rally At State Capitol

    “This is a pro-freedom, not anti-union, case. For several decades, public employees have been second-class citizens under the law. They are forced to pay fees to a union in order to keep their jobs, even if they have moral or political objections to how the union represents them or spends their dues. American Experiment supports employee freedom for Mark Janus and all public employees in Minnesota and 21 other states.” — Kim Crockett, Vice President, Center of the American Experiment Background Center of the American Experiment has filed a “friend of the court” amicus brief with the United States Supreme...

  • MN Wind Turbines Shut Down Over Safety Concerns From Ice [UPDATED]

    Wind turbines at a Freeborn County wind farm were shut down this week, due to safety concerns.  A longtime American Experiment source got wind of an incident on Thursday involving a livestock truck that was struck by “ice throw” that may have come from a wind turbine at Bent Tree Wind Farm. I got a call that a semi-truck had been damaged by ice throw from a wind turbine on Highway 13, south of Hartland.  Law enforcement was on the scene. The truck was southbound and the ice hit the driver’s side, so I guess that means it had to come...

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  • Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/23/17

    A round-up of the last week’s economic news stories in Minnesota

  • Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit: “Build Your Workforce Through Apprenticeship”

    As apprenticeship expansion continues to unfold across the country, it is important Minnesotans are aware and informed of apprenticeship opportunities here in the state. Apprenticeship Minnesota, part of the state's Department of Labor and Industry, is hosting a free, one-day apprenticeship summit on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

  • Could MN’s Biggest County Split Up Over Mining?

      How about Iron County? That’s the latest suggested name for the huge swath of St. Louis County that Commissioner Tom Rukavina would like to split off from the rest of the northeastern Minnesota county. It could be a big deal in more ways than one. St. Louis County is not only the largest county in Minnesota, but the largest county east of the Mississippi. But that’s not why Rukavina wants a divorce. The split in the DFL family is all about the lack of respect and support for the mining industry the further southeast you go, particularly in Duluth. ...

  • Do You Understand Your Local Economy?

    There is no shortage of economic data in the United States. If you want to look at it yourself to become better informed, where do you start? The Bureau of Labor Statistics has some pointers.