More Minnesotans are working past 65

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29 Oct 2018

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DULUTH — Sixty-five came and went, and Marcia Gurno didn’t bat an eye.

“As long as I feel like I’m still making a contribution, and as long as my mind is sharp and I’m still willing to learn and be open to new ideas, and my body holds out — that’s my order for how I look at retirement.”

The St. Louis County social worker turns 67 in November and has no plans to stop punching the clock anytime soon.

“People expect me to show up and perform, and it keeps me going.”

She’s not alone — both in her workplace and across the labor force. By 2030, there will be an extra 90,000 Minnesotans over 65 who are working or looking for a job, the state Demographic Center projects.