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Minneapolis’ Stone Arch Bridge Symbol of Choice Between Success and Failure

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LiUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America) sponsored a “Build Minnesota,” rally yesterday on the historic Stone Arch Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River between St. Anthony Falls and the new I-35W bridge built to replace the bridge that fell into the river Aug. 1, 2007. This rally was part of Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis.
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Wisconsin Circuit Court Rules Against Anti-Collective Bargaining Law

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Concluding that the Republican-led Wisconsin legislature violated the Open Meetings Law when it rammed through Governor Scott Walker’s anti-collective bargaining legislation on March 9 and 10, Judge Maryann Sumi of the Wisconsin Circuit Court Branch 2 (located in Monroe County, near the state’s southern border with Illinois) ruled overturned the controversial law today. Continue Reading →

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Health Care Activists Deliver “Repossession Notice” to Medica

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This morning about 50 health care activists made a surprise appearance at Medica’s Minnetonka headquarters to deliver “repossession notices” and demand the return of over $200 million in excess cash reserves to the state of Minnesota. The group stormed into the main lobby and posted orange notices around the lobby as the crowd heard speeches and chanted. The group represented TakeAction Minnesota, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and the Land Stewardship Project. This action follows months of TakeAction activity aimed at getting health providers to return excess reserves. A team visited the homes of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medica CEOs And. Continue Reading →

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Wisc. School Teacher Announces Candidacy Against GOP Sen. Harsdorf

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Shelly Moore, a school teacher in Wisconsin’s Ellsworth School district, has declared her candidacy to run against State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, one of four Republicans targeted in a recall campaign in the wake of right-wing Governor Scott Walker’s war on unions. Continue Reading →

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Kloppenburg Addresses Supporters on Election Night

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg addressed her supporters at 12:30 a.m. this morning at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, Wis.
Earlier today, Kloppenburg declared victory over incumbent Justice (and self-described fan of Governor Scott Walker) David Prosser after the Associated Press gave her a 204-vote lead. Continue Reading →

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