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High schoolers get hands-on experience working construction trades at Moorhead High School

The event is hosted by Construction Tomorrow

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — High schoolers across Northwest Minnesota are getting their opportunity to learn about construction trades with some hands-on experience at Moorhead High School. More than 900 students attended the event hosted by Construction Tomorrow including a group of students from Detroit Lakes. From bricklaying and cement masonry to carpentry and electricity, the students had many options to…

Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies

WASHINGTON – The longtime president of the AFL-CIO labor union has died at age 72. Richard Trumka had been AFL-CIO president since 2009, after serving as the organization’s secretary-treasurer for 14 years. The AFL-CIO said in a statement Thursday, “The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend today.” The organization said Trumka had “devoted his life to…

Gov. Dayton Facing Backlash from Police Unions After Training Program Announcement

The unions say naming the program after Castile is an insult and Gov. Dayton is promising to meet with law enforcement on the program

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton is facing backlash from some police unions after his announcement of naming a police training program after Castile Thursday. The governor gathered with members of Castile’s family members to announce a $12 million program that will train officers to work in diverse communities. The unions say naming the program after Castile is an…