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With the Metrodome being replaced many wonder how a new stadium will help the economy. We spoke with people in construction and planning of the new stadium to see what type of jobs there would be not only during the building of the stadium but also jobs that would be available once the new stadium is complete.  (From MN2020)


The Elephant That’s Blocking The Road To Economic Growth

Looking for an oasis of bipartisan comity? A top-shelf group of public officials, corporate leaders and lobbyists will be attending a “transportation infrastructure summit” today. Though coming from different parties and representing different interests, they will echo each other on one basic truism: America must invest more in its infrastructure if it expects to grow its economy, lower unemployment and regain its competitive footing globally. Read more »

Military Families to be Honored at 2013 IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park

Military families are invited to visit IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park free of charge on Tuesday, December 3, as organizers honor those who have served our country. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury are proud to be communications partners with the Minnesota Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Minnesota American Legion to  get the word out that admission is free to all military and veteran families. Read more »

Union Workers & Contractors Celebrate the Completion & Grand Opening of New Hastings Bridge

Local residents won't be the only ones gladly celebrating the grand opening of the new Hastings Bridge, which enables Highway 61 to cross the Mississippi River. After two years of rigorous construction efforts, representatives of the Minnesota Laborers Union, other Union trades and signatory contractors are ready to celebrate their accomplishments and thank residents for their interest, patience and trust in letting them be an integral part of this historic project. Read more »

Chemical plants bring dangers, but also jobs for workers and the community

(Geismar, LA) -- On a Thursday morning in June, Antionette West was lying on a couch in her trailer here, not far from a row of chemical plants near the Mississippi River, when the house began to shake.
She initially thought there had been an explosion at a vinyl chloride plant about a mile away, where an explosion occurred last year.

This time, she saw black smoke coming from another direction. Read more »

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