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  • Unemployment

    Minnesota employers eliminated 11,400 jobs in April. The state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.3% last month, and remains well below the national rate of 7.5%. The Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Steve Hine says …

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    17 May 13
  • GypsyMoth

    Officials will set more than 14,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring as part of the state’s annual monitoring program for the destructive tree pest. Gypsy moth caterpillars eat the leaves of many trees …

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    17 May 13
  • JaredBowman

    An Albert Lea man was charged with criminal vehicular homicide on Tuesday for his role in a head-on crash near Wells last December that left a Mankato man dead. 49-year-old Ronald Hinderman died a day …

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    16 May 13
  • Crash

    Two people were hurt in a car crash on Highway 7 in Montevideo Wednesday morning. 89-year-old Burnette Larson of Milan was driving a Chevy Impala northbound on Chippewa County Road 15 when her vehicle collided …

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    16 May 13
  • BradleySchnickel

    More charges have been filed against a former Glencoe police officer already charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met online. 32-year-old Bradley Schnickel has been charged with six additional felonies after seven …

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    16 May 13
  • GasPumps

    Gas prices are on the rise across the state, with most stations in Minnesota now charging over four dollars a gallon. Triple-A Minnesota’s Gail Weinholzer says two major refineries in the Chicago area are down …

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    16 May 13
  • MNCapitol

    Only five days remain until the Minnesota Legislature must adjourn, and Democrats still have not agreed on how much they’ll be increasing taxes. Senate Republican Minority Leader David Hann is worried about rushing through legislation …

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    16 May 13
  • MNLegislature

    The Minnesota House passed the omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance Bill late Wednesday night. Local Democratic State Representative Clark Johnson says that the bill contains $30-million for the Minnesota Investment Fund, as well as …

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    16 May 13