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Minnesota’s August jobless rate drops to 4.3 percent

Minnesota’s unemployment rate for August inched down again and is now 4.3 percent. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the figures today, noting it's the state’s lowest jobless rate in almost eight years. Minnesota added some 6,100 jobs last month.

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Update: 2 arrested in State Fair craft beer booth armed robbery

Two people were arrested in connection with last month's armed robbery at the Minnesota State Fair. A 20-year-old and 35-year-old, both of St. Paul, were taken into custody. Reports in the days following the robbery said at least two individuals stole about $10,000 from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s Land of 10,000 Beers exhibit after close on Aug. 29.

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P-Awww: Orphaned wolf pups debut at Minnesota Zoo

Five wolf pups orphaned by an Alaskan wildfire met the public at the Minnesota Zoo this morning. The pups are named after the hometowns of the firefighters who found them alone in their den. When no parents showed up after a few days, the 8-week-old youngsters were treated for injuries inflicted by porcupines, then transferred south to the zoo in Apple Valley.

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On the lam since 2007, suspect in MN murder case arrested in Florida

The suspect is one of three men connected to a fatal drive-by shooting on St. Paul's West Side.

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Motorcyclist in collision with deer dies from injuries

The 55-year-old from Princeton died at a hospital a day after the crash.

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Burnsville approves measure that will make its landfill much taller

The expansion will increase the landfill's allowable height by an additional 268 feet.

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Northern MN man found guilty in 1980s cold case murder

Nancy Daugherty was found dead in the afternoon hours of July 16, 1986.

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Breakfast spot in Ham Lake closes after decades in business

The business posted an announcement on its front door.

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St. Paul man killed partner, himself while their 5 kids were home

St. Paul confirmed the double shooting on Tuesday evening was murder-suicide.

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Minnesota, Wisconsin kids competing in USA Mullet Championships

The contest is divided into kids and teens divisions.

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One killed after being trapped under UTV near Alexandria

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the victim died at the scene.

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What's in the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden?

How the nation's biggest climate law will reduce emissions.

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Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will get new name

A school board meeting was held this week, discussing what's next going forward.

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Mike Max is out at WCCO Radio

Max got his start at WCCO Radio in 1998.

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Uber passenger dies a week after fiery crash in St. Paul

Her Uber was struck by a suspected drunk-driver.

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