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Despite findings of fraud, Carolyn Ham still getting paid while on leave

Given the seriousness of the allegations, especially the concerns expressed by federal investigators that welfare funds are supporting terror abroad, and the finding by the OLA that DHS did not have basic internal controls in place and ignored the warnings of its own investigators, the Center has called for the Trump administration to suspend funding for CCAP until Minnesota can demonstrate competence in administering the program. ...

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Great News! PolyMet Wins First Round of Court Challenges!

Minnesota is one step closer to opening its first copper-nickel mine, as the State Court of Appeals has rejected a lawsuit from anti-mining groups who had hoped to force PolyMet to conduct a new environmental review. This suit is the first of several court challenges that are making their way through the courts. The PolyMet project would bring a massive boost to the economy of Northeastern Minnesota. The company expects to create 360 direct jobs in mining and for business professionals ranging from engineers, mechanics, shovel operators, accountants, technicians and information technology specialists, and 600 more jobs will be supported by...

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Big Lake High School leads the way in work-based learning

As Minnesota maneuvers through very real workforce challenges, Big Lake High School is stepping in to help close the skills gap through its work-based learning program. The program called REAL (Relevant Experience Apprenticeship Learning) connects students with early career exploration through registered apprenticeships. Students learn practical and theoretical aspects of highly-skilled occupations and are exposed to new ideas, career paths, and experiences....

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