Cops face tight job market in Minnesota

Any applicant for a police officer's job in Minnesota is likely to face competition from hundreds of other candidates. One expert thinks St. Paul may even receive 1,000 applications. Last year fewer than half of those who passed the state's law enforcement test found work.
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Any applicant for a police officer's job in Minnesota is likely to face competition from hundreds of other candidates. One expert thinks St. Paul may even receive 1,000 applications. Last year fewer than half of those who passed the state's law enforcement test found work.

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