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JUNE JOB LOSS STATEMENT FROM MN2020


Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN - FROM MN2020 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOHN VAN HECKE



"As more Minnesotans continue to find themselves out of work, a state economic recovery strategy is conspicuously absent.



Governor Pawlenty's unilateral cuts to education and health care add insult to injury by coming precisely when Minnesotans need these resources the most.



Minnesota should be building on its strengths; smart, hard-working Minnesotans. We need an economic development strategy that trains workers with 21st century skills and fosters innovation and entrepreneurship."



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FINAL TRAFFIC CRASH REPORT: MINNESOTA DEATHS DOWN 11 PERCENT

Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - There were 455 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2008, the lowest on record since 1945 and an 11 percent drop from the 510 deaths in 2007. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) annual detailed summary of traffic crashes, Minne ..... 
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Minnesota records two additional H1N1-associated deaths

Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Two additional deaths associated with the H1N1 novel influenza virus have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

That brings to three the total number of deaths in the state linked to the ongoing H1N1 outbreak.

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EXTRA DWI ENFORCEMENT DECLARED FOR THE 4TH

Thu, Jul 2nd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Following one of the deadliest Memorial Day holiday weekends ever, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reinforcing the need for motorists to drive belted, safe and sober during the Independence Day weekend. Last year alcohol-related c ..... 
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Walz Applauds Obama Appointment of Colleen Landkamer as State Director of USDA Rural Development

Thu, Jul 2nd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

(Mankato, MN) - Today, Congressman Tim Walz applauded President Obama's appointment of Colleen Landkamer to serve as State Director of USDA Rural Development. The Office of Rural Development promotes economic development in rural areas, supports publ ..... 
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MPCA targets $1.57 million to clean up diesel engines in MN

Fri, Jun 12th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn. -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will be releasing $1.57 million in grant money from the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) for clean diesel projects in the state. These DERA funds were made available through the Am ..... 
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS - PRIMARY LAW NOW IN EFFECT

Tue, Jun 9th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's primary seat belt law goes into effect today, June 9, meaning drivers and passengers in all seating positions - including the back seat - must be buckled up or in the correct child restraint. Law enforcement can now stop motori ..... 
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