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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Shed in July

Minnesota's unemployment rate is up and its job count is down, according to new data for July. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4 percent.

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Better Business Bureau Reminds You to Watch For Asphalt Scams

The Better Business Bureau is reminding you to be wary of asphalt scams that are making their way across the state. The scam often involves someone posing as an asphalt firm going door to door claiming they have extra supplies from a nearby project.

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Top Minnesota Officials Sort Out Sex Offender Program’s Fate

Minnesota is under federal court pressure to rework its program that locks up sex offenders even after they serve out prison terms. It's a system that the state's political leaders have vigorously defended and resisted changing.

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Vendor Settles Over Minnesota Student Testing Disruption

The Minnesota Department of Education and its student testing contractor have reached a settlement over spring testing glitches. Pearson, the vendor, will take $1 million off its new three-year contract and add up to nearly $4.7 million in services to settle with the state.

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Standardized Test Scores Show Little Change in Minnesota

New standardized test scores show Minnesota students made no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year and made little progress in closing achievement gaps between white and minority students.

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Sturgeon, Paddlefish Deaths on Lake Pepin Investigated

Some commercial fishing operations have been temporarily halted on Lake Pepin following the discovery of nearly four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon. Both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources took the action, announced Tuesday.

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Downtown St. Cloud
Downtown St. Cloud
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St. Cloud Ranked #8 National Destination For Law Graduates

A data-science group has recently ranked the St. Cloud metro area as a top destination in the United States for law graduates looking to start their career. The GoodCall research team ranked St. Cloud #8 in the county using data from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and indeed.com.

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(Photo: Joe Bielewa for Townsquare Media St. Cloud)
(Photo: Joe Bielewa for Townsquare Media St. Cloud)
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Vote Now For Your Favorite Sing-Along At The Minnesota State Fair

The Great Minnesota Get Together is in need of your help. They are looking for sing-along songs to add to the Great Sing-Along playlist. Vote for your favorite sing-along and it might be sung by thousands of people at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Task Force Mulls Capitol Art Layout After Building Remodel

The massive renovation of the Minnesota Capitol has opened a new discussion topic: How much and what kind of art to put on the walls and in building corridors when the fix-up is complete.

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What is Beer Yoga? [VIDEO]

The latest fitness trend to sweep the nation includes one of my favorite things - beer!

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