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Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7 Percent

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Minnesota unemployment rate declined to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 percent in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The rate, which was 0.2 percent below December’s revised 6.9 percent unemployment rate, was the lowest in Minnesota since December 2008. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9 […]

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Could Your Credit Score Cost You a Job?

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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These days, more and more companies are running credit checks on some or all job seekers. But does bad credit equal poor performance? Is credit screening a matter of business necessity or discrimination?

From the Rights Stuff Newsletter, Winter 2011

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Applicants Needed for State Jobs

Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by .

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State Job Vacancies Climb Nearly 31 Percent ST. PAUL – Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed 30.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 from the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said employers reported 33,800 openings, compared with 25,900 […]

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How to Reduce Harmful Wood Smoke

Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by .

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Follow these steps to reduce harmful smoke from wood burning: Stop burning wood during air pollution health alerts. If you hear that an air pollution episode has been declared on your TV or radio, do not burn wood until the episode is over. Sign up for e-mail notification of air pollution health alerts on the […]

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E. coli Cases Related to Eating In-Shell Hazelnuts

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) are working with counterparts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and federal agencies to investigate cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection associated with eating in-shell hazelnuts (also known as filberts) purchased from bulk bins at retail food stores. Three cases have been identified in Minnesota, […]

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Families of Minnesota Traffic Crash Victims Have New Memorial Website

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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Families of Minnesota traffic crash victims can memorialize their lost loved ones on a new website, www.MinnesotaCrashVictims.org. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety developed and oversees the site. DPS officials believe the memorial site is the first of its kind in the nation. Officials say an important component of the […]

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Minnesota Events for the week of March 6th

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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Southern Minnesota The International Festival of Owls will be held Friday through Sunday, March 4-6, at the Houston Elementary School. Highlights include seven species of live owls, an outdoor photography session with the owls, and owl prowls to call in wild owls. Families can build an owl nest box, make a variety of owl crafts, […]

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Fishing Report for the week of March 6th

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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While the gamefish season has ended for inland waters, trout action in northeastern Minnesota”s inland lakes remains excellent. And don”t forget that March is typically the best month of the winter season for large sunfish, slab crappies, and jumbo perch! Anglers are encouraged to bring along a friend and some long rope. If venturing out […]

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Change Clocks and Batteries on Sunday, March 13th

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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As that night approaches when we turn our clocks ahead and “spring forward,” it’s also time to consider the following facts: 1,500 Minnesotans have died in fires over the last 26 years — about half of them between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., when many people are typically sleeping. In 2009, 46 […]

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Minimize Pollution and Health Risks From Floods

Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by .

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Floods can create environmental problems if precautions are not taken to minimize pollution and health risks. Use the links to the right to get information on what Minnesota residents can do to protect their businesses, homes and families from environmental problems caused by floods. If your home or business is flooded this year, be sure […]

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