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    Minnesota employers added 2,600 jobs in March, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The gains, offset partially by revised figures showing the state lost 1,100 more …

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    17 Apr 14
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    Minnesota employers cut 100 jobs in February, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The loss, combined with a revised gain of 800 jobs in January, brought …

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    28 Mar 14
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    President Barack Obama honored the 2011 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx at the White House Tuesday.  Below are some photos and a transcript of the President’s speech:   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody!  Hello!  Please everybody have a …

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    18 Sep 12
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    It’s “Tent City” at Hutchinson’s Library Square again! The 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival and Taste of Hutchinson begins today (Friday) and continues Saturday. The festival offers a charming downtown park setting, a wide …

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    16 Sep 11
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    Some local students are already back in the classroom but for the vast majority, the Labor Day Holiday weekend is the last weekend before school starts on Tuesday. With summer coming to an end and …

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    02 Sep 11
  • Gas filling up

    Heading into the Labor Day weekend, experts say their will be no relief at the gas pump. Gas prices are near the highest they have ever been for this time of year. Oil analysts are …

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    02 Sep 11
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    The Minnesota Department of Transportation selected Gordon Regenscheid for the position of assistant district engineer for state aid and planning in MnDOT District 7. Regenscheid began his new role Monday. Regenscheid replaces Doug Header who …

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    30 Aug 11
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    Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty along with all Minnesota Sheriffs announce the commencement of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association’s Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2011. The MSA has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of …

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    30 Aug 11