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Minnesota loses jobs in July; unemployment rate stays steady

Minnesota’s July unemployment rate held steady at 4-point-5 percent, although the state lost 4,200 jobs last month. In reporting the figures, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said the loss of jobs "appears disappointing," but "economic indicators remain positive." Minnesota’s jobless rate remains well below the national average of 6.2 percent.

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Man killed in gas station shooting honored as suspected domestic violence victim

The Boston Scientific executive shot to death this week is being remembered as a suspected domestic violence victim. Police are searching for Lyle Hoffman in connection with the shooting at the Arden Hills gas station. They say Hoffman and victim Kelly Phillips had been in a personal and business relationship. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women will raise flags to remember Phillips, an action the group typically takes following domestic violence homicides. Last year, 40 people in Minnesota were killed in domestic violence incidents. That number includes seven men.

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Thousands expected for Eagan outlet mall grand opening

It’s opening day for one of Minnesota’s biggest retail expansions. A new outlet mall in Eagan will make its first sales today, after more than a year of construction. The $100 million project includes more than 100 stores. Eagan is bracing for traffic jams during the four-day grand opening. The employees alone number about 2,000.

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Deputies fatally shoot man in Wright County

Police claim the man, who had allegedly been experiencing a mental health crisis, was armed with a knife.

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17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday

The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.

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Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3

The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.

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Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago

Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.

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7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle

Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.

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Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

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GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Pharmacy

Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

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Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.

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