Work & Money

Trump’s $400 a week jobless aid could be just $300. It...

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared...

Analysis: Blue collar workers in service and other industries bearing the...

As Congress considers another COVID-19 relief package, let’s hope lawmakers realize whose fortunes are most at risk from the pandemic and the economic pain...

U.S. House passes package to rescue child care industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the...

Senate Republicans pursue benefits pay cut for jobless; adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits to...

Congress: Extend unemployment benefits, or you might lose your job

I’m unemployed. I’ve been a journalist for three decades now, starting in the summer of 1989, when I did a summer internship at the Bismarck...

Minneapolis clears homeless encampment in Powderhorn Park

Minneapolis Parks Police arrested 20 activists and residents of a homeless encampment on the east side of Powderhorn Park Monday for refusing to leave,...

The rent is coming due. Will Congress offer more relief as...

WASHINGTON — The nation’s political leaders return to the capital this week with their sights on a fifth — and perhaps final — round...

Minnesota DFL tries to make contraception an election issue after U.S....

Minnesota women’s health advocates and their allies at the State Capitol are pushing legislation to bolster access to contraception. The proposal comes on the...

Is Tattersall workers’ push for a union the start of a...

For Tattersall Distillery workers, it began with a baffling memo from management on reopening during the pandemic.  “We got a letter saying ‘Hey we need...

Pandemic, Trump immigration policies wreaking havoc on students — and the U

The pandemic and the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies have created vast uncertainty for international students — and the University of Minnesota’s finances and educational landscape.  The...
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