State gains 10,200 jobs in May; unemployment drops to 3.1 percent

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Minnesota employers added 10,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted figures released June 14 by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. With those gains, the state has added 29,188 jobs in the past year, a 1 percent growth rate. The U.S. rate of job growth during that period was 1.7 percent. Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell

CR 29 will be closed June 21

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Weather permitting, CR 29/First Street NE. in Sartell will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21. The road will be closed from the Mississippi River bridge to Benton Drive. Benton Drive will remain open to northbound and southbound traffic. East of Benton Drive, CR29/First Street NE. will remain open for eastbound traffic. The closure is expected to last

April 6 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. March 11 6:21 a.m. Alarm. College Avenue North. Alarm call

How slow is too slow on I-94?

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At first it sounds like a great idea. Sen. John Jasinski from Faribault introduced a bill that would penalize slow-moving drivers in the left lane of double-lane roads. We’ve all been frustrated by “slow” drivers in the left lane of Interstate Highway 94 between central Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Under the best conditions, the trip to a Twins game,

Morals, sex used to matter in politics

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Poor old Nelson Rockefeller. I’ve been thinking of him lately. Here’s why. My interest in politics and political journalism dates to the mid 1960s. In September 1968, Rockefeller visited St. Cloud, making him the first national politician I saw in person. In those days, the St. Cloud airport was on the north side. Now its former hangers house the Whitney

Long-planned lofts become reality

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by Mike Knaak Construction will begin soon on a 17-unit residential and retail complex on College Avenue North. Developers of 24 North Lofts announced Tuesday, March 6, that after four years of planning, the project will soon be a reality. Partners Jon Petters and Dr. Gustavo Peña announced in a press release that financing and the construction contract are

View housing trends at Home Show, March 9-11

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by Cori Hilsgen The Central Minnesota Builders Association Home Show, will be noon-8 p.m., Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 11 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center and will again feature the Forever House. This evolving house has four rooms that visitors can walk through to see new home