KAAL-TV reports there are six job-seekers for every full-time job opening in the southeastern part of the state. That translates to about 17,000 people looking for work, when there are only 2,800 job openings.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car
A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.
BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021
The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.
Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park
Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Utility firms blocked from passing on extra $60M in 2021 gas crisis costs to Minnesotans
But the companies will still be able to recoup $600 million.
St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts
Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.
Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus
According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.
Walz prepared to 'immediately extradite' Mall of America shooting suspects
The men were arrested in Chicago.
Winter storm watch issued for southeastern Minnesota
Forecasters are predicting snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches for parts of southeastern Minnesota by Wednesday. There is a chance of snow showers in the Twin Cities.
Minnesota jobless falls to 6.4 percent, but state loses 6,100 jobs
The state's unemployment rate fell half a percentage point in October, despite employers shedding jobs. “Minnesota’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level since the U.S. financial crisis in November 2008,” said DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips in a news release.
Social Security cuts would hit rural areas hardest
In Minnesota's metropolitan counties 14 percent of residents receive Social Security benefits. In rural counties it's more than 23 percent.
Minnesota's jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent
The unemployment rate fell half a percentage point even as employers cut 13,700 jobs in November. The chief of the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development says the mixed results make it hard to draw conclusions about how the labor market is really doing but says he's "cautiously optimistic."
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