This summer job is a crash course in construction careers

  One by one Friday, graduates of the inaugural MN Trades Academy stepped up to the podium inside IBEW Local 110’s union hall and offered their three favorite construction crafts. Welding was a popular choice – not surprisingly, given the teenage demographic – but there was something for every one of the 20 graduates, who […]

IBEW’s Holiday Lights raised record amount for local charities in 2013

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury today announced record fundraising totals from the organizations’ Holiday Lights in the Park display in 2013. Proceeds from the nightly holiday-light display in St. Paul’s Phalen Park, as well as a related holiday concert and CD sales, totaled $86,000 last year, […]

IBEW holiday lights glow through New Year’s Day in Phalen Park

IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park, the larger-than-life display of holiday-themed light sculptures, will open its gates Nov. 26 and light up St. Paul’s Phalen Park nightly through New Year’s Day. Developed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury, Holiday Lights in the Park is a volunteer-run, […]

Summer internships introduce St. Paul teens to construction careers

A crew of 12 UnderConstruction interns arrived at a vacant lot in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood before 9 a.m. today. Their task was to build a garage from the ground up, and within two hours the structure had begun taking shape. The concrete foundation had settled. The framework was up. Interns were taking turns shingling […]

Electrical Workers present ‘Holiday Lights in the Park’ in St. Paul

For the fifth consecutive year, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will raise funds for local charities with its annual holiday lights display. Presented in partnership with King of Kings Lutheran Church, “Holiday Lights in the Park” will run nightly Nov. 20 through New Year’s Day, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in St. Paul’s Phalen […]