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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 15
MN Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man accused of throwing a pig's foot at Somali-American
Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
Vintage bike ride rescheduled
Minnewaska Golf Club: Peters, Verkinderen hit holes-in-one in the same group
Eagles Horseshoe Standings
Alex 11U baseball team takes home state title
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
Alexandria Horseshoe League singles tournament results
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
James F. Chan
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
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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