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Hundreds Of Job Seekers Gather At The Mall Of America

Hennepin County is hosting their third annual South Metro Job Fair at the Mall of America rotunda on Wednesday.


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Shutdown Would Separate Parents From Children

For weeks, everyone has been talking about the possible Minnesota government shutdown on July 1. For most, a shutdown would be an inconvenience. For some, it would be the loss of a job. But for some families, a shutdown means separation.


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Pulte Plans To Build Homes In 5 Metro Neighborhoods

Though residential construction is at its lowest level in decades, one development company has plans to build 208 new houses in the metro’s inner-ring this year.


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Hundreds Participate In Bike Walk To Work Day

Whether it’s a regular occurrence or something their trying out for the first time this week, hundreds of Minnesotans are taking part in Bike Walk to Work Day.


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Hole In One Earns Cash Prize But Ends Senior Season

A Coon Rapids High School senior won a nice chunk of change after acing the eighth hole at Majestic Oaks in Ham Lake but as a result his high school golf career is over.


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USDA Releases New Food Guide Symbol

Move over food guide pyramid and make way for the “My Plate.” The USDA recently revealed their new food nutrition symbol to help encourage healthy eating.


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More Space Available For Military Families

A new building has been built near the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis to help military ad veterans’ families in their time of need.


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LEGOs Invade Mpls. Convention Center This Weekend

The Minneapolis Convention Center will be filled with millions upon millions of those small multicolored bricks many of us grew up with as the LEGO KidsFest makes its Minnesota debut this weekend.


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Workplace Distractions Cost Companies Millions Per Year

A recent study shows workplace distractions cost the average large white-collar company more than $10 million per year.


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Playworks Provides Guidance For Kids During Recess

Instead of spending the first half of recess picking teams and deciding on which game to play, students in one metro school district get right to the fun.


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Postal Workers Aim To Stamp Out Hunger

Postal workers in the metro area are collecting donations Saturday as part of the 19th annual National Association of Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.


A pedestrian passes under a large banner reading "JOBS" outside of the Chamber of Commerce January 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. Jobs and job creation are expected to be the centerpiece of US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on January 25. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

North Dakota Officials In Mpls. To Fill Jobs

The career fair takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Julie Andrews To Meet With Arts High School Students

A legendary performer, best known for her roles in “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins” will be making a stop in Golden Valley on Thursday.


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Water Quality Remains Steady For Twin Cities Area Lakes

Twenty-one area lakes have received an “A” grade from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.