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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – Supreme Court considers mandatory union dues

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DAVID G. SAVAGE Tribune Washington Bureau    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether teachers and other public employees can be required to pay dues to support a union even if some of them oppose it.    Since 1977, the high … Continue reading

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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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Judge dismisses Eveleth cop’s age bias lawsuit TOM OLSEN tolsen@duluthnews.com      A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by an Eveleth police lieutenant who claimed that he was discriminated against based on his age.    The case is not yet over, … Continue reading

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Duluth News Tribune, Thursday, December 26, 2013 – Harbor City Middle School may be next charter offering

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Harbor City Middle School may be next charter offering JANA HOLLINGSWORTH jhollingsworth@duluthnews.com    As officials of Duluth Edison Charter Schools delve into plans for a new high school, Harbor City International School is considering expanding in the other direction.    Harbor City … Continue reading

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Duluth News Tribune, Thursday, December 26, 2013 – Lawsuit alleges tot hurt on manhole cover

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Lawsuit alleges tot hurt on manhole cover TOM OLSEN tolsen@duluthnews.com    Megan and Troy Brown were visiting Duluth for a relative’s wedding on Aug. 26, 2011, when they decided to stop on the Lakewalk for a photo in front of the … Continue reading

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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Pension change could speed police, fire retirements

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Pension change could speed police, fire retirements Associated Press    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A statewide change to police and firefighter pension rules could encourage more municipal employees to retire sooner.    Police and firefighters can retire early at age 50, though … Continue reading

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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Some Minn. state employees in line for raises

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Some Minn. state employees in line for raises Associated Press    ST. PAUL — Some Minnesota state workers who have been stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises.    Many of the state’s top … Continue reading

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School Board OKs nearly12% tax hike – Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, December 18, 2013

School Board OKs nearly12% tax hike JANA HOLLINGSWORTH jhollingsworth@duluthnews.com      The Duluth school district’s share of property taxes will increase by nearly 12 percent for the second consecutive year.    The School Board voted 6-1 to increase taxes by 11.9 percent after its … Continue reading

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Two off-duty Wisconsin police officers accused of drunken driving | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published December 06, 2013, 04:04 PM Two off-duty Wisconsin police officers accused of drunken driving Two off-duty Sheboygan police officers have been arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated. By: Associated Press report, Associated Press SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Two off-duty … Continue reading