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Dan McElroy

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Tourism Business Picking Up In Minnesota

Experts say Minnesota’s $11 billion travel and leisure industry continues to creep out of the recession, but there could be obstacles ahead, including a government shutdown.


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Employment Commissioner: ‘MN Lacks Job Growth’

The latest report on job growth in the state of Minnesota shows lack thereof.


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Local Expert Surprised By Unemployment Rate

The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high. A local expert was surprised.


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Minn. Can Help As Federal Unemployment Runs Out

Time is running out for thousands of Minnesotans who are collecting federal emergency unemployment benefits.


Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting Feb. 19, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Pawlenty Jobs Chief To Head Minn. Restaurant Group

Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s jobs commissioner will move into a government relations role next year as head of a trade group for restaurants, hotels and resorts.