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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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American wines are gaining in popularity
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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...
December 9, 2016 - 10:37pm
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