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Mark Dayton says it's time to raise minimum wage - Photo/Facebook
Mark Dayton says it's time to raise minimum wage - Photo/Facebook
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Minnesota Legislators Look to Increase State Minimum-Wage

In his State Of The Union address, President Obama called for a raise in the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.  Minnesota's minimum wage is currently $6.15, which is less than the federal minimum, and state legislators look to change that.

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Duluth Mail-Processing Facility May Still Close

Earlier last year the Postmaster General said that the mail processing center in Duluth was not going to be closed.  Unfortunately, it appears that closing is now a very real possibility.

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The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Holiday Parties

A lot of you will be attending your company's Christmas party this year.  This can be a great time to socialize with your co-workers outside of the office and spread some holiday cheer.  It can also be a time to totally screw up your job and what people think of you.  Here's a quick one sheet that will help you get through the gathering without making a fool of yourself.

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AAR will be servicing Air Canada's fleet of 89 Airbus A-320 Series Jets - Photo by John Li/Getty Images
AAR will be servicing Air Canada's fleet of 89 Airbus A-320 Series Jets - Photo by John Li/Getty Images
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AAR Aircraft Services Begins Service Today and Welcomes First Aircraft

The old Northwest Airlines facility was hustling and bustling once again as AAR Aircraft Services began it's operations and welcomed its first plane Tuesday morning.

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Photo by Gary Williams/Getty Images
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Aircraft Maintenance Company Gets Green Light for Duluth Operation

While it was exciting to have the April announcement that more jobs were on the way to Duluth, there were still some procedures that needed to be completed before AAR Aircraft Services could officially open in Duluth.  It appears that the FAA has now approved this facility.

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Mayor Don Ness is disappointed but dedicated to find more job opportunities - Facebook
Mayor Don Ness is disappointed but dedicated to find more job opportunities - Facebook
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Georgia Pacific To Close Duluth Facility August 31st

We've been on a roll in the Northland with new companies looking at the area with new jobs.  Too bad a step backwards will be taken with the closure of the Duluth Georgia Pacific facility at the end of August.

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From NorthlandsNewsCenter.com
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The Iron Range Could Soon Be A Hot Spot For New Jobs

While the economy is showing signs of recovery, there are still many people looking for work.  The place to be may soon be the Iron Range, where over 100 new jobs could soon be created.

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Pool, Bill Pugliano and Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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What Cities Are Best for Creating Jobs?

The economy has made it practically impossible to get a job in some corners of the country. Some, however, have had an easier time than others at creating opportunities for the unemployed to become employed once again.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Senate Vote Might Save Mail Processing Center In Duluth

This is most certainly good news for Duluth and the employees who work at the local processing center.  Sen. Al Franken sees the craziness in having mail sent from one local address to another having to be processed in St. Paul.  Let's hope our local processing center is never targeted again to be closed.

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Photo by Gary Williams/Getty Images
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Duluth Lands Aviation Jobs With AAR Agreement

We knew Duluth was on the short list of cities that could get this opportunity.  Now we have confirmation that hiring could start as early as summer if all goes well.  Congratulations to all involved in the process and hopefully this helps create momentum in the Northland economy.

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Happier times as Brian Dunn poses with Best Buy Black Friday shoppers - Photo by Craig Lassig/Getty Images for Best Buy
Happier times as Brian Dunn poses with Best Buy Black Friday shoppers - Photo by Craig Lassig/Getty Images for Best Buy
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Best Buy Promises To Release Findings Of Inquiry Into Former CEO

I mentioned on my show today that former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned under suspicious circumstances.  There was talk that Dunn, who is married, was having a relationship with a 29-year-old woman who worked for the company.  However, as this article points out, there has to be more to this story because of the legal experts the company has hired to investigate his behavior.

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Victor1558, Flickr
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What Are the Best and Worst Jobs in 2012?

Economists say we are on the road to recovery from the recession and certain indicators of financial health are on the rise, like fewer unemployment claims and wage growth. New jobs are also on the rise, but the climb is slow and, according to a new report, not all job opportunities are good ones.

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