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Two injured in Renville County crash
Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
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
Around our region published Feb. 22
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
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
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