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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 9, 2016
U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell from a five-month high last week, pointing to labor strength that...
18 hours 11 min ago
November 10, 2016
U.S. jobless claims drop more than expected
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, underscoring the robustness of the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 254,000 for the week ended Nov. 5,...
November 10, 2016 - 11:24am
April 1, 2010
New claims for unemployment benefits drop slightly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week as the recovering economy moves closer to generating more jobs. The Labor Department said today that new jobless benefit claims dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000, nearly matching analysts'...
April 1, 2010 - 8:46am
March 11, 2010
First-time jobless claims drop slightly last week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits slipped last week, the latest sign the employment picture is slowly brightening. The Labor Department said initial jobless claims fell by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 462,000. That's close...
March 11, 2010 - 8:26am
March 3, 2010
GOP holdout gives in, Senate OKs jobless benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) - Putting a lone senator's cantankerous challenge behind it, the Senate is back to work on a $100 billion-plus bill reviving popular tax breaks and extending longer and more generous jobless benefits through the end of the year. Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning relented...
March 3, 2010 - 10:45am
January 28, 2010
First-time jobless claims drop less than expected
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A drop in new jobless claims came in short of expectations and factory orders rose only slightly, fresh evidence the economy is recovering at a slow, uneven pace. The Labor Department said today that first-time jobless claims dropped by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted...
January 28, 2010 - 8:33am
January 14, 2010
New jobless claims rise more than expected
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week as jobs remain scarce amid a sluggish economic recovery. The Labor Department said today new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 11,000 to a seasonally...
January 14, 2010 - 8:12am
August 11, 2009
Jobless complain about shabby state treatment
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am
May 18, 2009
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
May 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 28, 2009
Minorities across the region are feeling the job crunch
WILLMAR -- The region's minority workers are losing their jobs at a more rapid pace than the general work force. There was a significant increase...
March 28, 2009 - 1:00am
State handcuffed by budget as it works to assist jobless
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is looking for ways to help unemployed workers, a task made tougher given its own economic challenges. As the ranks of out-of-work Minnesotans swell, legislators say more should be done to assist people without a paycheck. "We're trying to do...
March 28, 2009 - 12:00am