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OUR OPINION: Minnesota’s ‘Ban the Box’ law deserves close attention

Published 12/26/2013, Grand Forks Herald

In 2014, North Dakotans should keep an eye on one of America’s most intriguing trends. And they can do so just by looking across the border at Minnesota. Because starting Jan. 1, Minnesota will join a handful of other states and about 50 cities in enforcing “Ban the Box” legislation, which prohibits many employers from asking on a job application about an applicant’s criminal history.

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