VIDEO: Autumn of Lockouts
Ending contract disputes at the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the National Hockey League is proving a real challenge. Add American Crystal Sugar's year-long plus lockout and you have a lot of Minnesotans that should be working.
Aside from the lost salaries, Fargo and Moorhead are likely noticing less sales tax revenue from declines in worker spending. Minneapolis and St. Paul's downtowns are also losing business revenue from sports and music fans' lost night out.