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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
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