Minnesota Historical Society announces more layoffs, furloughs

Thursday, the Minnesota Historical Society announced more layoffs and furloughs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release, the organization made the decision to lay off 40 employees. MNHS says it has laid off a total of 216 staff members since April.

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The state historical society also said it would extend the furloughs of 34 staff members while recalling 16 people from furloughs.

MNHS is working to welcome back visitors to the Minnesota History Center and the Mill City Museum. It is also working to resume tours at the Minnesota State Capitol.