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Running Aces Harness Track Cuts Wages; Employees Worried About Job Security

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has obtained a letter management at Running Aces Harness Track has sent to hundreds of employees outlining plans to cut wages significantly. The letter reads in part, "economic trends recently have begun to negatively impact the Running Aces Card Room's financial viability. Absent changes to how we operate, Running Aces' future is uncertain."...



  • Minnesota Taxpayers Spent $4M on Harbor that Doesn't Exist

    It's supposed to bring new jobs to a small Minnesota town along Lake Vermilion, but so far the Tower Harbor Project has cost taxpayers millions of dollars with no harbor - seven years later. A little more than $1 million of the project was spent on a new Highway 169 bridge over the East Two River, which flows from Tower into Lake Vermilion. The rest of the money has been spent on land acquisitions, environmental studies and engineering costs...

  • Top Goodhue Co. Official Faces Sexual Harassment Complaint

    The head of the Goodhue County Veterans Services Office faces an allegation of sexual harassment -- and this is not the first time. Heidi Krause says she filed the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Krause tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that "after 14 years working in the Veterans Services Office, my life has been turned upside down."

  • Minnesota HMOs Get Billions of Tax Dollars; Financial Books Now Private Data

    A new law passed by the Minnesota Legislature allows the five HMOs that run Medicaid and MNsure to keep their books closed to public scrutiny. Medica, U-Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners and PreferredOne are no longer subject to the Minnesota Data Practices Act...

  • Susan Pagnac believes her daughter is still alive and may have been a victim of human trafficking. Mother of Amy Sue Pagnac: We Have No Reason to Believe She's Dead

    Maple Grove Police are not releasing any new details as to why they are searching the home where 13-year-old Amy Sue Pagnac lived when she went missing in 1989. Law enforcement started to search the home on the 9700 block of Hemlock Lane North around 9 a.m. Sunday...

  • 'White Privilege' Survey Sparks Debate in St. Paul Public Schools

    It's part of a larger racial equity training program, but there are some employees at the St. Paul Public School District who are not crazy about an optional survey called "White Privilege."








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