In 2012, union members accounted for 14.2 percent of wage and salary workers in the state compared to 15.1 percent in 2011, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report this week.
Union membership peaked in the state in 1992 at 22 percent.
After interviewing two finalists for the community services director post, Crow Wing County Board members made a choice Tuesday.
Stating both candidates had strong interviews, commissioners were divided Tuesday afternoon.
LITTLE FALLS — Their friendship seemed unlikely even to them. One, a military man turned middle school teacher who is uncomfortable when his hair gets in shouting range of his ears. The other, a well-traveled artist who loves to cook and has his hair long enough for a pony tail.
Balancing public support with trepidation from competing businesses is the meal plan before city government when it comes to food trucks.
The issue was before the Baxter City Council Tuesday in a work session.