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  • unemployment rate

    Minnesota employers shed 4,200 jobs in April, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). March figures were revised downward from 2,600 jobs gained to 700 jobs gained. …

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    15 May 14
  • Joy Baker

    A New London woman has raised questions about attacks on children in Paynesville in the mid-1980s and a possible connection to the abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Joy Baker is Communications Director at Rice Memorial Hospital.KWLM …

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    14 May 14
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    Minnesota farmers were able to make moderate planting progress during the week ending May 11th, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. More progress was made on sandier soils, before planting was once again …

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    13 May 14
  • Wall Cloud in Gaylord

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A spring storm has dropped several tornadoes on the ground in south-central Minnesota, but no major damage or injuries are reported. Tornado touchdowns were reported near St. James and Lake Crystal …

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    09 May 14
  • Zumhofe

    Eugene Otto Zumhofe, 63, of Cyrus, was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison for molesting a close female relative over a period of years.The West Central Tribune reports District Judge David Mennis …

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    09 May 14
  • tax crimes

    The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office recently charged 43-year-old Juan Mejia and 42-year-old Martha Mejia, both of Sauk Centre, with sales and income tax-related felonies. Juan and Martha are …

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    09 May 14
  • medical marijuana

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The measure is more ambitious than Gov. Mark Dayton and law-enforcement officials have said they …

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    07 May 14
  • tax rebate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota taxpayers should know by late June if they qualify for income tax breaks approved by the 2014 Legislature. State revenue officials are plowing through 260,000 income tax returns from …

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    07 May 14