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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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Reader’s view: County employees’ benefits should match private sector | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published September 13, 2013, 12:00 AM County employees ratify new contract offer Employees for St. Louis County who are members of two American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union locals voted in favor of a new contract offer … Continue reading

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Minnesota pension system investigates padding plans | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 10, 2013, 12:00 AM Minnesota pension system investigates padding plans Minnesota’s largest public pension system is investigating how widespread retirement plan spiking is among local government worker members.       ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s largest public pension … Continue reading

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LAWRENCE JOHN ZACHERObituaries | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published June 30, 2013, 12:00 AM LAWRENCE JOHN ZACHER Lawrence John Zacher, 79, of Duluth, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at his home from complications of cancer. Image More… Send Flowers Now Lawrence John Zacher, 79, of Duluth, passed … Continue reading

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Chief of Duluth teachers fund goes to statewide group | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published June 13, 2013, 12:00 AM Chief of Duluth teachers fund goes to statewide group The executive director of the Duluth teachers retirement fund has accepted a position with the statewide teachers pension fund. By: Jana Hollingsworth, Duluth News Tribune The … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Russ Cook Obituaries | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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JEFFREY COOK    Jeffrey Russ Cook, 63, of Duluth Township, passed away Friday, April 26, after a short but brave battle with pancreatic cancer.    Jeff spent his final days surrounded by his loving friends and family.    Jeff was born Oct. 5, … Continue reading

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Fix sought for Duluth teachers’ pension fund | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published February 24, 2013, 12:00 AM Fix sought for Duluth teachers’ pension fund The pension fund for Duluth teachers is one of the worst-funded in the state for public employees, with only 63 cents in the bank for every dollar … Continue reading