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.
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.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
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.
Twin Cities mayors, business leaders bend ears at the White House
The Obama administration is meeting with business leaders from every state to discuss jobs and the economy. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says at their session "the Minnesotans weren't shy." General Mills, Cargill, and Surly Brewing were among the companies represented.
Economists expect Minn. jobs data to mirror sluggish nationwide statistics
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.
Ecolab to close Grand Forks office next summer, cut 144 full-time jobs
St. Paul-based Ecolab plans to close its Grand Forks office next July, the Herald reports. The facility has 144 full-time employees who support accounting, customer service, human resources, information technology and other administrative functions related to Ecolab's Pest Elimination business. Layoffs could begin as soon as January. Some employees may be able to work from home or take other jobs at Ecolab locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana.
New data shows spike in unemployment rate, number of claims
Because part-time workers and those expecting a recall are not counted, the rate does not reflect the full impact on employment in Minnesota
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