Minneapolis Schools budget proposal includes potential cut of 200+ employees

20 March 2024

Ben Henry at KSTP reports at a finance committee meeting Tuesday, Minneapolis Public Schools board members heard the most recent budget proposal. The district is considering cutting the equivalent of more than 200 full-time employees.

In related news, Alex Derosier at the Pioneer Press reports members of the St. Paul school board on Tuesday night locked in new raises and benefits for district education staff, though school budget cuts are ahead.

Nathan O’Neal at FOX 9 is reporting that despite recent efforts in Minnesota to guard against predatory lending by capping interest rates on certain loans at 50%, out-of-state companies are using a loophole in federal law to charge rates well above those caps.

Christopher Snowbeck at the Star Tribune reports financial pressures are forcing North Memorial Health to eliminate 103 jobs as well as outpatient mental health services at its flagship hospital.

Via MPR News: Republican Bryan Lawrence won a special election in a north-central House district on Tuesday, defeating DFLer Brad Brown. He’ll be the 134th House member and replace former Rep. Kurt Daudt, who resigned ahead of the session to take a new job.

The Duluth News Tribune is reporting a Stevens County juvenile goat residing on a farm with a highly pathogenic avian influenza-positive poultry flock tested positive for the same virus. (Includes cute kid photo.)

Brian Martucci at Downtown Voices has an update from MnDOT on the alternating halves of the Stone Arch Bridge closing for repair work.

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan as been chosen by USA Today as one of their 2024 Women of the Year.

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