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UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Historical Society Bake Sale held Friday
Commercial sex industry survivor speaks at Alexandria Area High School
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 1
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Gymnastics: Cards fall at state-ranked Melrose
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
Alyce L. Hanson
Julia I. Springer
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 17, 2012
State's jobless rate drops to 5.6 percent
The state unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.1 percent last month. Minnesota employers eliminated...
May 17, 2012 - 10:18am
April 27, 2012
Timing is right to buy a home, say realtors
The spring and summer home-buying season is under way. Realtor associations across the country are teaming up with the National Association of Realtors to host thousands of open houses during Nationwide Open House Weekend, April 28 and 29. Realtors in the Greater Alexandria area...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
New business filings up 50 percent in February
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that new business filings are up for the second straight month over the same period a year ago. "This is great news for our state's economy," said Secretary of State Ritchie. "More new business filings mean more employment...
March 5, 2012 - 10:11am
March 3, 2012
State job vacancies up 47.6 percent in fourth quarter
Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed 47.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to figures released this week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
March 3, 2012 - 11:07am
January 19, 2012
State unemployment rate drops to 5.7 percent
The Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state unemployment rate has fallen 1.5 percent since August, the biggest...
January 19, 2012 - 12:57pm
September 5, 2011
Key to economic recovery: higher wages
Editor's note: The following commentary was written by Eli Markham, a researcher with The National Employment Law Project. It was provided by the The American Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization, which provides the media with the views of experts on major public...
September 5, 2011 - 8:14am
September 1, 2011
Minnesota employers report most job openings in four years
September 1, 2011 - 9:30am
June 16, 2011
State gains 1,200 jobs in May
ST. PAUL - Minnesota employers added 1,200 jobs in May, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state unemployment rate rose 0.1 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted 6.6 percent, compared with a U.S. rate...
June 16, 2011 - 9:20am
June 4, 2011
Center for Small Towns in Morris receives Bremer Foundation grant
The Center for Small Towns (CST) at the University of Minnesota, Morris has been awarded $91,877 through the Otto Bremer Foundation to assist with numerous activities and projects.
June 4, 2011 - 8:26am
May 19, 2011
State's unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent
The Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in April, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. rate was 9 percent in April. The agency said jobs declined by 5,200...
May 19, 2011 - 9:19am
April 17, 2011
Here's how businesses can recruit best talent after recession
Need a clear sign the economy has officially turned the corner into economic recovery? More people are now quitting their jobs than being fired or laid off for the first time since 2008. "Resignations generally outnumber layoffs in a healthy economy," according to John Wohlford,...
April 17, 2011 - 9:59am
April 14, 2011
Jobless rate drops in Minnesota
The Minnesota unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.6 percent in March, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. rate in March was 8.8 percent. The state gained 2,800 jobs during...
April 14, 2011 - 8:49am
March 3, 2011
State's job outlook: slow but steady improvement
The Minnesota unemployment rate declined to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 percent in January, according to figures released yesterday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The rate, which was 0.2 percent below December's revised 6.9 percent unemployment...
March 3, 2011 - 2:45pm
February 28, 2011
Minnesota gets $1.2 billion in good news
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new budget deficit reportedly will be about $5 billion, down from $6.2 billion. Still, the state faces a massive deficit that legislators and the governor will debate through the spring. The $5 billion figure for the next two-year budget was reported before...
February 28, 2011 - 8:42am
February 19, 2011
Job openings in state climb nearly 31 percent
ST. PAUL - Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed 30.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 from the same period a year ago, according to figures released this week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
February 19, 2011 - 10:46am