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Aerial sprayers urged be vigilant
Trump's defense chief says in Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Jewish Center in Twin Cities receives bomb threat, part of at least 10 nationwide
General known for sharp questions will be Trump's new top security adviser
Spring weather outlook for South Dakota hard to predict
National cycling organization opens investigation into sex abuse claims by longtime national champ from Minnesota
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Wild recall F Graovac
Gophers win fifth straight, beat Michigan for first time since 2011
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
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Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
Arlene L. Mortenson
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
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