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Settlement Reached in St. Louis County Snow Plow Drivers Strike

The announcement was made early Monday morning.

DULUTH, Minn. – According to Teamsters Local 320 Recording Secretary Erik Skoog, an agreement has been reached between public works employees and St. Louis County. The announcement was made early Monday morning on Skoog’s Facebook page. In a post, Skoog says, “After 15 hours of mediation, we reached an agreement that both parties can be proud of! Congrats Teamsters and…

St. Louis County Snowplow Drivers Go on Strike Wednesday

The union said workers are prepared to strike until the county meets their demands.

DULUTH, Minn. (FOX 9)–Snowplow drivers in St. Louis County are going on strike Wednesday morning—the same day the area is expecting to receive several inches of snow. The union, Teamsters  Local 320, represents the snowplow drivers. In a statement, the union said the strike will “affect every Public Works Department in St. Louis County.” “I hope we get a ton of…

Fargo Teachers Union Takes Board to Court Over Stalled Talks

The teachers want a judge to order the board to resume contract talks.

FARGO, N.D.–The union representing public school teachers in North Dakota’s largest city is taking the school board to court over a stalemate on contract negotiations. The Fargo Education Association believes the board broke state law by declaring an impasse without union approval. The teachers want a judge to order the board to resume contract talks. Teacher safety and pay are…

Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota Nurses Strike Averted

The hospital approved an insurance plan that no longer forces nurses to pay more of the rate hikes than the hospital does.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Dave Kolpack, AP) – Nurses have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota, after union nurses had authorized their negotiating team to call for a strike. The Minnesota Nurses Association says negotiating teams agreed on contract terms early Saturday after meeting for than 21 hours. The hospital approved an insurance…

Casselton Heritage Center Damaged After Lightning Strikes Steeple

No word on when repairs will be made

CASSELTON, ND — An historic church took a direct hit in last night’s storms. The 130-year-old former St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Casselton was struck by lightning in the storms early in the morning. The building is now the Casselton Heritage Center. You can see from the photos that some of the stone work was blown right off the steeple…

Grand Forks Tour Bus Disabled by Lighting, Leaves ND Passengers Stranded in Ohio

The group was picked up about an hour later by a new tour bus and taken to a local hotel for the night

  STREETSBORO, Ohio — A group of tourists headed for Washington D.C. from Grand Forks found themselves stranded on the side of an Ohio interstate after a lightning strike disabled the bus. Eileen Tromnes-Nelson, one of the passengers, told KVRR’s Nick Broadway that everyone on the bus is safe and no one has been injured. Tromnes-Nelson said at just after…