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  • Unemployment

    Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a point to 4.6% in May as employers added 10,300 jobs. State labor analyst Steve Hine says it was the strongest month of the year so far. …

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    20 Jun 14
  • TimGieseke

    A rural New Ulm man has been named the Independence Party’s candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Tim Gieseke kicked off his campaign at the Minnesota River Congress in New Ulm Thursday. He is a Nicollet County …

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    20 Jun 14
  • SeniorCitizens

    The AARP announced Thursday that Minnesota is ranked first in the nation for the care we provide to seniors and people with disabilities. Minnesota scored top marks in the five areas measured: affordability and access, …

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    20 Jun 14
  • Thunderstorm

    The fourth storm system to hit southern Minnesota this week brought wind and heavy rains overnight. A tornado was also reported in Marshall. The Albert Lea and Austin areas were battered by high winds, while …

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    19 Jun 14
  • ATV

    A Darwin man is facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to evade police on a stolen ATV Tuesday afternoon. The chase involved the Minnesota State Patrol, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Litchfield Police, and a …

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    19 Jun 14
  • JohnLaDueInCustody

    The 17-year-old Waseca boy accused of planning to kill his family and attack students at his school made an appearance in court Wednesday. John LaDue is facing 12 felony charges, including 4 counts of attempted …

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    19 Jun 14
  • CookingFire

    State officials are concerned about an increase in fire deaths caused by unattended cooking. Kitchen fires are blamed for six fatalities in 2013 after one the year before and zero in 2011. State Fire Marshal …

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    19 Jun 14
  • LylePearson

    The US House has approved a bill to name the VA community-based outpatient clinic in Mankato after late World War II hero Lyle Pearson. Congressman Tim Walz and the entire Minnesota delegation co-sponsored the legislation. …

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    19 Jun 14