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Minnesota hits lowest jobless rate in 8 years

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is at 4.1 percent, the lowest jobless rate in eight years, according to figures released this morning by the state. This is the last such monthly report before the November election. Jobs have been a campaign issue in the governor’s race, with Gov. Mark Dayton pointing to the state’s dropping unemployment as a sign of his administration’s success. Republican Jeff Johnson says Minnesota's job growth, specifically in the private sector, lags behind other states.

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Two wounded as gunman opens fire at Minneapolis gay bar

Police are looking for a man who opened fire in a Minneapolis gay bar and injured two people last night. The man was reportedly thrown out of the 19 Bar and returned later, firing shots at patrons before fleeing. The two shooting victims were reportedly taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 19 Bar is the city’s oldest gay bar.

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Flirting with 70 degrees Thursday, more ‘fall-like’ Friday

A great day to join the kids in getting outdoors. Minnesota students have a long weekend in connection with the annual teachers meeting, and today they should enjoy a sunny fall day, with highs expected around 70. That’s going to change by tomorrow, when the temperature will drop by 20 degrees, with rain and a chilly wind blowing into much of the state. However, there's a chance for warmer temperatures next week.

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