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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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Heat’s On – Thanks to Minnesota Pipe Trades

Heat’s On – Thanks to Minnesota Pipe Trades

While the weather outside is frightful, the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association works to heat homes so winter can be delightful! For the last 29 years, Pipefitters Local 455, Pipefitters Local 539 and Rochester Local 6 work with the Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association to spend the months leading up to winter cleaning, inspecting and servicing hundreds…
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Unions Tackle Water Clean Up for St. Paul Students

Unions Tackle Water Clean Up for St. Paul Students

The students at St. Paul Public Schools are now able to quench their thirst with newly tested and approved water fixtures throughout the buildings. St. Paul Plumbers Local 34 recently voted to donate $25,000 to fix and replace 233 fixtures that didn’t pass the district’s recent lead testing. Philanthropy and volunteer efforts are two fundamental…
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