Weather Forecast


Editorial: ‘Ban the Box’ law deserves close attention

Email News Alerts

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.


As the law’s supporters are quick to note, the new rule doesn’t forbid any such inquiries completely. It just puts them off limits until the applicant reaches the interview stage.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.