State economists don't expect Minnesota's upcoming jobs report to be much of an improvement on the downbeat nationwide data released on Friday. They tell the Pioneer Press that the monthly report for August, due in two weeks, is likely to track closely with the national statistics. Friday's report said 96,000 jobs were added nationwide in August, far less than anticipated.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Wells Fargo economist forsees slow job growth in 2012
With two straight months of job decline in Minnesota, economist Scott Anderson isn't optimistic. Job losses in formerly strong sectors like transportation and manufacturing are his chief concerns.
Minn. employers add 5,900 jobs, unemployment rate ticks down to 5.8%
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the state's jobless rate fell a tenth of a percent to 5.8 percent last month after employers add 5,900 jobs, the Star Tribune reports. Education and health services led all sectors in September with 5,600 new positions. The government, manufacturing and information sectors shed the most jobs last month.
Number of underemployed Minnesotans continues to rise
There's a large group of Minnesotans who cobble together two, three or sometimes even four part time jobs to make ends meet. But, they'd much rather be working full time. The Pioneer Press reports that the number of underemployed Minnesotans -- those who would like full time work, but can only find part time jobs -- has nearly tripled since 2002. Minnesota appears to be inline with a national trend.
Despite housing lag, most signs show Minnesota economy rebounding
Minnesota is creating jobs, unemployment is falling, and the number of workers for every job opening is shrinking. That additional work has not yet turned the housing market around, but experts say the overall outlook for the state is strong.
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