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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranks first in a study on bipartisan legislation
Conservative justices voice skepticism that Trump lacks authority for immigrant ban
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Time to respond to reader feedback
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April 8, 2018
ND oil country begging for workers, say officials
BISMARCK—The jobs outlook in the Oil Patch in western North Dakota is at its highest level in three years. Central North Dakota looks good,...
April 8, 2018 - 9:49pm
Minnesota gained 2,500 jobs in January, unemployment steady
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS—Minnesota added 2,500 jobs in January, according to the latest employment figures released Thursday, March 8, by the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January held steady at 3.3 percent....
March 8, 2018 - 5:03pm
February 2, 2018
The economy added 200,000 jobs in January
WASHINGTON - The economy added 200,000 jobs in January as the unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent, federal economists reported Friday. Analysts...
February 2, 2018 - 10:30am
January 26, 2018
MN Republican governor hopefuls lean right
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—There was no confusing Minnesota Republican governor candidates for Democrats in a forum at the Minnesota Newspaper...
January 26, 2018 - 3:05pm
January 18, 2018
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's job market has improved to record levels for black residents although their jobless rate remains more than double the state average. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, or DEED, released a jobs report Thursday, Jan., 18, that...
January 18, 2018 - 7:41pm
January 5, 2018
US added 148,000 jobs in December, in lagging finish to year of strong growth
WASHINGTON - The economy added 148,000 jobs in December after a year of steady hiring, the government employment report said Friday. The jobless...
January 5, 2018 - 9:54am
December 29, 2017
Workforce Impact program sees progress in first year in Beltrami County
BEMIDJI—After a year in operation, Beltrami County's new employment initiative is living up to its title. Workforce Impact was created...
December 29, 2017 - 7:19pm
November 13, 2017
The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 per year
The largest two categories of America's fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country's lowest wages and weakest benefits. Over the next ten years, analysts expect to see 1.2 million more jobs for home health and personal care aides, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor...
November 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
October 20, 2017
Norwegian ambassador to visit Grand Forks for job-creation seminar
GRAND FORKS—An emissary from Norway will visit Grand Forks this month to discuss the country's energy and technology presence in the U.S....
October 20, 2017 - 8:18am
October 19, 2017
State adds 6K jobs in Sept.; unemployment rate down
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 6,400 jobs in September, lowering the state's unemployment rate to 3.7 percent. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points from the month before. Minnesota's rate remains well below the national 4.2 percent unemployment...
October 19, 2017 - 7:35pm
August 13, 2017
Peek @ performance: Duluth research part of national study about work productivity
DULUTH — If a FitBit can make us better at working out, maybe it can make us better at working, too. That's the basic premise behind a...
August 13, 2017 - 4:36pm
August 9, 2017
Chefs say a dishwasher can make or break a restaurant. So I signed up for a shift.
My dish hose has a mind of its own. Every time I use it to spray a geyser of water onto a dirty plate, it splashes clean whatever it touches...
August 9, 2017 - 7:00am
July 24, 2017
Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's unadjusted job count passed the 3 million mark in June for the first time ever, according to figures released last...
July 24, 2017 - 5:26pm
July 13, 2017
Shopping habits are hurting American jobs, especially today
More and more Americans are embracing a trend that labor groups have come to fear: We are shopping online now about as often as we take out the...
July 13, 2017 - 8:55am
May 2, 2017
Minnesota's Diamond match and toothpick factory closing; 85 to lose jobs
Cloquet’s match and toothpick factory is closing, and 85 people will lose their jobs there as a result, owner Newell Brands announced Monday,...
May 2, 2017 - 11:06am