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Notebook: State gets jobs back
By Don Davis Minnesota regained 1,200 jobs in August, pushing the state past the high mark it reached before the recession. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Th...
9/19/13 at 5:05 PM Update: Education debate about more spending, better economy 4/23/13 at 8:48 PM
Budget notebook: Tax reform discussed, tax increases not so much 12/5/12 at 6:37 PM
We have our man for the job! Now let's get to work! Thoughts on the US Elections
What does it take to become the President of the United States? And what does it take to ensure that the man you voted for is elected to office? These are the questions I've been asking myself ever...
11/7/12 at 4:40 AM Annie's Kiosk Coming Soon to Schleswig Holstein 6/12/12 at 3:55 AM
Facebook: Sometimes I Like It, Sometimes I Don't
So many people want me to like them, I feel as if I were back in high school or junior high. Thank God I'm not; once was enough. This time around's a little different though. Instead of being accos...
4/18/12 at 11:32 AM
Ambridge-Woodlawn Bridge to be rehabbed. A step in the right direction for preserving Pennsylvania's (remaining) historic bridges?
There is an old saying that was mentioned many years ago by British author Kazuo Ishiguro which stated that in order to be successful, one has to work within his own boundaries and with the resources ...
3/16/12 at 6:31 PM
Dipping My Toes
They say the four stages of living abroad are as follows: Honeymoonits aaaall good! Hostilitythis place stinks with all its corruption and pollution and no English TV! Humorsettling in allows you to l...
2/25/12 at 8:19 AM
I Feel Your Pain
I feel your pain was a line often attributed to Bill Clinton during better economic times than we are now experiencing. Today, despite lower U.S. Initial Jobless Claims (Dept. of Labor), banks with so...
8/9/11 at 10:05 AM
Regional Labor Anaylst Speaks At Kiwanis
Drew Dixbyspoke about the economy. One must tell both stories, the good and the bad. Somefolks are living on the Wings of Hope or is it that Hope needs to have wings? We know many friends and family t...
5/18/11 at 1:30 PM
Depressed doesn't even begin to describe the horrors we're having to endure as a result of the recent economic downturn. It's long established that guys like us do not suffer well. My idea of camping...
3/9/11 at 4:24 PM
27 Days Until Christmas.....Shop Local
Yesterday was "Small Business Saturday"; I like the sound of that better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Did you hear the buzz yesterday about this? I love the conceptof shopping local at your mom ...
11/28/10 at 10:40 AM Less is More 11/3/10 at 6:12 PM
A Woman's Guide to Family Finances: Finding Real Money in an Unreal Economy
Ellie Kay, a military wife and mother of seven, knows how to stretch a dollar. In this chatty book for women, she highlights seven essentials to any family's financial plan: an emergency fund, life i...
9/16/10 at 8:44 AM
City's tourism tax coffers grow
Unemployment may yo-yo. The housing market may be sluggish. But at least one sector of the local economy is showing slow but sure improvement. Tourism. Data released by the city of Duluth in recent da...
7/23/10 at 6:53 AM Expected job uptick arrives -- finally! 5/25/10 at 7:19 AM
Allete's downs and ups 5/21/10 at 6:37 AM
Survey: Recession taking a toll on patients
The recession is taking a toll on patients and their ability to pay for health care, a new national survey of family doctors has found. The survey's findings were released this week by the American Ac...
5/21/09 at 5:28 AM