Minnesota Aviation History: The Minnesota Big Deal

November 2017

The Star Tribune reported (article can be found here) on the morning of October 29 that the home of Steve Rothmeier was for sale. Rothmeier was an executive at Northwest Airlines from 1973 until a leveraged buy-out in 1989 and became CEO in 1985. During his tenure there, Northwest became a lean, low-cost survivor of airline deregulation in… Read more >

Minnesota Grain & Feed Association’s Feed Mill Forum

November 2017

The Feed Mill Forum, hosted by the Minnesota Grain & Feed Association, offers feed mill managers, owners, and employees an excellent opportunity to learn from the experts about the major issues of the day, legislation, regulations affecting their operations, ways to improve efficiency, and a great opportunity to network with fellow feed mill operators. Jared Peterson, Shareholder and… Read more >

Alert: Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act Provides Private Cause of Action for Employees Discharged for Refusing to Share Tips

October 2017

On October 11, 2017, in Burt v. Rackner, Inc. d/b/a Bunny’s Bar & Grill, a divided Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ groundbreaking holding that an employer violates the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (“MFLSA”) when it terminates an employee for refusing to acquiesce in the employer’s requirement to share gratuities and that the… Read more >