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Life Time Fitness Owes Nearly $1M In Back Wages

Life Time Fitness, a Minnesota-based company has agreed to pay nearly one million dollars to employees nationwide. Life Time Fitness Inc., a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, violated federal minimum wage requirements in 26 states. The company will have to pay...

Governor’s Tree Set To Be Cut Down

Governor Mark Dayton’s residence will soon be decorated with a large balsam fir on the front grounds, according to a release from the Minnesota DNR. The tree in question will be cut down from the Nemadji State Forest by the DNR Forestry and Conservation Corps of Minnesota...

Murphy Runs For Governor

Representative Erin Murphy of Wisconsin, 56, a Democratic candidate, has placed her bid in the 2018 race to be the Minnesota governor. Murphy’s campaign was launched Thursday after having discussed the possibility for more than a year. Murphy told the Star Tribune that,...

Common Ground 804 – Shaynowishkung

Follow key people involved in Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung Statue committee as they collaborated with living relatives of the great leader and peacemaker Shaynowishkung, “He Who Rattles”. Hear from those who worked to create an aesthetically high quality, culturally sensitive, and...

Live Well At Home Grant Gives Millions

Over $7M went to 32 organizations statewide to help older Minnesotans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The announcement was made today by Emily Piper, the commissioner of Human Services, according to a press release. The Minnesota Department of Human Services gave...

Affinity Plus Raises Thousands For Education

The Affinity Plus Foundation raised thousands of dollars for community and cultivator grants in Minnesota last week, according to a news release from the Affinity Plus Foundation. Over $27,000 was raised from November 3rd-7th, for the 14th Silent Auction held by the Affinity Plus...

Deer Registered This Year Falls

During the first two days of firearms deer season, almost 70,000 deer were registered, according to a release from the MN DNR. The MN DNR reported in the release, that 68,958 deer were registered and that the harvest is down 3% from last year. According to the release, Zone 1 in...

Lawmakers Will Not Decide Their Salaries

A group of Minnesotans will now be deciding lawmakers salaries. On Tuesday’s ballot, citizens did not just vote for the President. Citizens were given the chance to decide whether or not an independent citizens commission would be deciding state lawmaker salaries in...

Thousands Cited During Seat Belt Campaign

More than 4,000 motorists received citations for not wearing seat belts as part of the Extra Seal Belt Campaign held Oct. 14-Oct. 30. Sheriff deputies, police officers and troopers from 312 law enforcement agencies participated in the campaign. There were 4,351 seat belt...

Common Ground 803 – History of the Clearbrook Depot

In this follow-up episode to season 7’s tour with the late Randy Berger hear from those in the Clearbrook community responsible for saving and the preservation of the Historic Clearbrook Depot. They relate their memories of the railroad, the future of the museum, the significance...

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