Will universal pre-k close the achievement gap?

Our contributors: Mathew Collier, Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Maggie Lorenz and Prachee Mukherjee

Editors Note: This is a new and ongoing series. Sheila Regan, a longtime Daily Planet writer and contributor will be asking experts in the field an important question related to education.


Hospital workers picket Allina hospitals, calling for safe staffing levels

Nearly 1,000 members and supporters of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members picketed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.


House passes lower minimum wage for tipped employees

Rep. Pat Garofalo speaks during early debate on his bill, HF1027, which would modify the minimum wage for certain workers who receive tips. Photo by Paul Battaglia

Some waiters and other tipped workers could earn a wage lower than the state minimum, under a bill the House passed 78-55 late Monday.


Summit Academy completes house rehabilitation project in Minneapolis

Louis King, Summit Academy OIC president and CEO, with Summit Academy students.

A special group of construction workers is breathing life into an abandoned Minneapolis house while also forging a new path for themselves. 


Stadium update: Where are the true numbers?

It has been a while since we have talked about what is supposed to be the greatest employment story in the history of Minnesota: the new Vikings stadium, with its price tag of over a billion dollar


Rights forum attacks racial income gap

Nearly 200 community members gathered at the Neighborhoods Organizing for Change office for a forum on workers' rights in Minneapolis and throughout the state, including a need for earned sic

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