Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development spokesman Monte Hanson echoes what I’ve been hearing in legislative talks on higher education when he tells the Star Tribune he’s not upset by North Dakota poaching Minnesota’s workers:
“We actually consider it a compliment. One thing we hear over and over from employers is the [solid] quality of the workforce here. They say our workers have a great work ethic and are highly educated.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.