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Stories behind the numbers

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — From 2009 to 2011, Nobles County had the state’s second highest pregnancy rate for girls between ages 15 to 19, according to Teenwise Minnesota Executive Director Judith Kahn.
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House bill calls ‘timeout’ on flood insurance hikes

June 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Across-the-board bumps to flood insurance nationwide expected to kick in over the next few years might not come as soon as planned. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., announced Thursday that the House passed a funding bill that essentially calls a “timeout” on a few scheduled changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, which he said will cause “extreme pain” for homeowners if Congress can’t stop them. Continue Reading

Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in 3

May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. Continue Reading

Report: ND, Minn., juvenile lockup rates drop significantly

February 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Incarceration rates for juveniles dropped significantly in North Dakota between 1997 and 2010, and even more drastically in Minnesota, a Kids Count report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows. Continue Reading

ND abortion numbers steady; US rate declines

November 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota’s abortion numbers have held fairly steady, even as the nation’s abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009 the largest single-year decrease in a decade state and national reports show. Continue Reading

Obama says economy not creating jobs ‘as fast as we want'; Says ‘we will come back stronger’

June 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) President Barack Obama said Friday the latest employment report shows that the economy is not creating jobs “as fast as we want,” but he pledged that the economy will improve. Continue Reading

US economy adds 120K jobs, jobless rate falls to 8.2 pct

April 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) The job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy’s growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work.
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Dickinson landfill fees increasing

March 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Prices at the Dickinson landfill have jumped by 21 percent in the last two years and could continue to rise, pushing higher prices back on the consumers, officials said. Continue Reading

National unemployment rate hits 8.3 pct. after hiring burst

February 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) In the most impressive surge for the job market since the middle of last decade, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. Continue Reading

unemployment rate falls to 8.6 percent, lowest since March 2009

December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.
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