CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate debates childcare, PCA unions
By Don Davis
The Minnesota Senate Tuesday night was en route to approving legislation allowing child care workers and personal care attendants to join unions.
Supporters say such action would allow t... Posted on 5/14/13 at 7:56 PM
HEALTHBEAT Gender bias in the halls of medicine?
Going to medical school is no guarantee for women doctors that they'll break through the glass ceiling, it seems. A new study by the University of Michigan Health System uncovered a $12,000-a-year gap... Posted on 6/15/12 at 4:21 PM
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness event scheduled for Dec. 15 Fulda High School
FULDA — Nearly three decades ago, Heron Lake first cousins Tom Hady and Rick Haberman were participating in a junior high track and field meet at Fulda. They remember well an enthusiastic young Raiders’ coach with a bullhorn who was continually shouting out instructions telling all of the participants where to go and what to do next.
LAKE CITY (AP) — Thousands of mourners packed a small town in southeastern Minnesota on Saturday to pay their final respects to Shawn Schneider, the Lake City police officer killed last month in the line of duty.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a modification to the development agreement between the county and enXco that will have the company paying for necessary road repairs rather than contracting for the work to be done.
More than $77,000 paid to 21 EMTs for hours worked
WORTHINGTON — Sanford Medical Center Worthington has settled a claim with the U.S. Labor Department after a complaint-based investigation revealed the company’s failure to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The investigation dates back to July 1, 2008, when Sanford officially gained ownership of the local hospital. A press release issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department detailed Sanford’s violation, in which 21 emergency medical technicians on its staff were not given overtime compensation for on-call work hours logged from July 1, 2008, to Jan. 10, 2010.
Breakdown of officials’ pay in six counties
WORTHINGTON — The Murray County commissioners opted for the third year in a row to freeze their annual salary at $18,544, something they said they did to help meet their budget and so they could take better care of their county employees. They also decided to leave their per diem amount at $80 per meeting.
Justine Wettschreck and Julie Buntjer
, December 29, 2010
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