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Assistance available as utility disconnections resume

Assistance available as utility disconnections resume


US unemployment claims drop to 473,000, a new pandemic low

Granholm: No need to hoard gas amid pipeline attack

US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles

Amazon creating hundreds of jobs in St. Cloud

Strong gains in consumer spending and incomes in March

US vows again to ban menthol cigarettes, cigars

US consumer confidence returns to pre-pandemic levels


US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles


Biden tells executives US needs to invest & lead in computer chips

Target to spend more than $2B at Black-owned businesses

Furniture Mart purchases former Duluth Shopko building

Stocks move broadly higher following big job gains in March
Creating memories on the road: Duluth couple launch 'Duluth Adventure Van' business
Auto sales rise 11% in 1Q on strong showing in March
Help send Troop 4240 to camp
US long-term mortgage rates rise again; 30-year at 3.05%
Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery
US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high
Google ends sale of ads using individual web tracking data
TikTok resumes to connect with potential employers

TikTok reportedly launching a new job hunting feature


A shortage of human workers has a Florida restaurant turning to robots
Amazon refuses to sell digital books to U.S. libraries
Smart speakers detect irregular heartbeats
'Gotta catch 'em all!' McDonald's has a Pokémon-themed Happy Meal!
A 3D-printed house is now for sale
The Bridge to Health survey is conducted every five years.

Fewer Northlanders report excellent health in regional survey


Government to ease up guidance on indoor mask-wearing
Michigan urges primary care doctors to help vaccinate
Telehealth evolving during pandemic
Caravel Autism Health Center open in Hermantown
Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

Facebook lifts ban on US political, social issue ads

Facebook says it is lifting its ban on political and social-issue ads put in place after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.


US service sector growth slows sharply in February

J&J Distributing recalls ready-to-eat salads and wrap products

Target plans renovations, growth as sales surge

Costco to raise starting hourly wage to $16; end hazard pay

Best Buy cuts 5,000 store jobs as online sales surge

Anticipating 2021 boom, Q4 GDP revised up slightly to 4.1%

US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%

February spike expected in Minnesotans' home heating bills

Minnesota lawmakers introduce board to regulate drug prices

U.S. Steel expresses interest in state mineral leases in Nashwauk

DNR starting process to terminate leases with Mesabi Metallics

EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine

Cleveland-Cliffs continues push for sustainable steel

US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts

US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts

Some aren't ready to give up masks despite new CDC guidance

Some aren't ready to give up masks despite new CDC guidance

Pope denounces violence between Israel, Hamas

Pope denounces violence between Israel, Hamas

Israeli strikes kill dozens, topple buildings in Gaza City

Israeli strikes kill dozens, topple buildings in Gaza City

Israeli strike destroys Gaza building with AP, other media

Israeli strike destroys Gaza building with AP, other media

Pipeline operator says "normal operations" have resumed

Pipeline operator says "normal operations" have resumed