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Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
'Dr. Doolittle' helps amputated animals walk again
New security barriers installed around Queen's Windsor castle after London attack
Identical Minn. twins battle disease that afflicts only 500 in the U.S
Dayton says he will not sign Minn. House education bill
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Frozen Four-bound Bulldogs thriving in overtime as 2011 champions did
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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February 23, 2017
U.S. labor, housing markets data underscore economy's stamina
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but the four-week average of such claims, considered...
February 23, 2017 - 10:54am
February 16, 2017
US housing starts drop; permits rise to one-year high
WASHINGTON—U.S. homebuilding fell in January as the construction of multi-family housing projects dropped, but upward revisions to the...
February 16, 2017 - 10:19am
January 6, 2017
U.S. job growth slows in Dec., but wages rebound strongly
WASHINGTON - U.S. employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labor market momentum that...
January 6, 2017 - 10:28pm
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
October 27, 2016
Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike
WELLSTON, Missouri — The crammed-to-capacity parking lot at a job training center in this St. Louis suburb is exhibit A for why the U.S....
October 27, 2016 - 2:45pm
August 18, 2016
US jobless claims fall more than expected
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, reinforcing views of labor market...
August 18, 2016 - 4:06pm
June 16, 2016
Unemployment steady as 1,900 jobs eliminated
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in May, for the second straight months, but employers reported they eliminated 1,900 during the month. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development issued the report Thursday. Losing 1,900 jobs last...
June 16, 2016 - 11:41pm
March 24, 2016
Dayton delays trip in hopes of getting unemployment bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delayed an out-of-state visit Thursday in hopes that he will receive a bill extending unemployment benefits to more than 2,700 laid-off Iron Range workers.
March 24, 2016 - 11:37am
March 11, 2016
Minnesota's jobless rate hold steady
Minnesota’s jobless rate held steady at 3.7 percent in January, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment...
March 11, 2016 - 11:58am
March 10, 2016
Senators pass Iron Range unemployment extension
ST. PAUL — Two Iron Range senators made emotional pleas Thursday to extend unemployment benefits for thousands of men and women who have lost...
March 10, 2016 - 10:42pm
January 5, 2016
Minnesota would not have to pay for miner unemployment benefits extension
ST. PAUL — Minnesota taxpayers would not pay if the state Legislature approves extending unemployment benefits for laid-off miners. Hundreds of miners will run out of unemployment benefits before the Legislature convenes in regular session March 8. Gov. Mark Dayton and Iron Range...
January 5, 2016 - 11:17pm
March 31, 2015
State job vacancies soar to highest level since 2001
ST. PAUL — Job vacancies in Minnesota soared to the highest level since 2001 as they hit 88,900 in the last quarter of 2014, a 47 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development It’s...
March 31, 2015 - 11:35pm