Several Minnesota lawmakers are pressing to ensure former staff at a shuttered Minneapolis nightclub gets unemployment benefits. Club Jager closed earlier this month amid an uproar over the owner's $500 donation to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.
Gov. Mark Dayton and key members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to expedite approval of extended unemployment benefits for workers laid off from companies that serve iron mining industry.
Community wellness is this year's theme for the 54th annual Winter Institute. Hosted by St. Cloud State University the two day conference focuses the economy, health, education, infrastructure, environment, art and many other community issues.
The unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area went up last month. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says we're now at 3.7 percent. That's up from the three percent we were at in November.
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.
The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped last month. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says we're at 3.8 percent in April, down from the 4.8 percent we had in March.