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Hurried – Not Hasty – Help to Complete Habitat House

Hurried – Not Hasty – Help to Complete Habitat House

Building a quality house in five days seems like an impossible task – but not for the members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC) apprenticeship program! Earlier this month, carpenters-in-training worked carefully and tirelessly to finish the shell of a Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity house, to ensure the project…
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Getting a Lesson on Labor

Getting a Lesson on Labor

Attention all Gophers! Beginning Jan. 30, the University of Minnesota’s Labor Education Service will be offering an online course covering the labor movement, its successes, its challenges and how labor fits in to the global context. This opportunity is perfect for anyone in search of background on the industry. No experience? No problem! The course…
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Construction Kicks Off for Soccer Stadium

Construction Kicks Off for Soccer Stadium

For many youth soccer players, the goal is to go pro. This month, local soccer star hopefuls stepped foot on their first professional soccer pitch. The only catch – it hasn’t been built yet. This month, local community athletes jumped at the chance to play a part in the construction of a 20,000-seat professional soccer…
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Cement Masons Show Holiday Spirit with Concrete Wonderland

Cement Masons Show Holiday Spirit with Concrete Wonderland

A lot of people decorate their homes and offices for the holidays. But how many spend eight weeks constructing an entire holiday scene out of concrete? Aspiring cement masons at the Local 633 training center, that’s who! For the past eight years, apprentices in the November training program have been given the opportunity to practice…
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