St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Police here say they are stepping up patrols and outreach after a recent spike in overdoses. The city recorded 65 the past nine days. This past week saw an all-time high for the city with 50 alone, according to a statement Thursday, June 6. One of those was a fatality. The news follows a recent string of overdoses in the east metro, including four fatalities in Washington County in recent days. The city’s police department has added patrols in high-overdose areas.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Territory was less than two months old when its first newspaper appeared on the streets of St. Paul 170 years ago. The first issue of the Minnesota Pioneer — the earliest ancestor of the Pioneer Press — was printed in the drafty spare room of a carpentry shop on what is now Kellogg Boulevard.
ST. PAUL — A Maplewood dentist agreed to pay $75,000 in civil penalties after authorities say he prescribed opioid medication to patients who didn’t have a medical need, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported . Jerry Kent Brunsoman and his clinic, Institute of Facial Surgery St. Paul PLLC, reached the settlement in federal court Friday, April 26, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 3,800 jobs last month, though the state’s unemployment rate increased to 3 percent. The jobless rate was 2.9 percent in December, according to a report released Thursday, March 7, by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, or DEED. The national unemployment rate in January was 4 percent.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans doubled their one-seat majority Tuesday, Feb. 5, as voters cast ballots in a special election in east-central Minnesota. With all precincts reporting, Republican state Rep. Jason Rarick, of Pine City, defeated Democrat Stu Lourey by 52 percent to 46 percent. Republicans had just a one-seat majority in the Senate before newly elected Gov. Tim Walz appointed Democrat Tony Lourey to his Cabinet. The Senate is their only lever of power at the Capitol, and flipping the District 11 seat added to their margin.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota manufacturers are starting the year with an optimistic outlook, with most saying they expect business conditions to either improve or stay the same in 2019. That was the takeaway from an annual survey released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Most of the 249 state manufacturers who responded to the survey in November said their business had improved or remained stable in 2018.
ST. PAUL - After a particularly deadly 2017, the number of people killed in Minnesota fires dropped nearly in half last year. There were 36 people killed in fires in 2018, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division reported Thursday. That is a 47 percent decline from the year before when there were 68.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s leading development official touted news that the state’s unemployment rate remained 2.8 percent in November as good news for the state’s economic well being. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development’s monthly report released Thursday, Dec. 20, noted the seasonally adjusted 2.8 percent rate is nearing a historic low. The all-time low jobless rate for the state is 2.5 percent, which was last recorded in February 1999. Minnesota’s rate remains well below the national rate of 3.7 percent.
BELDEN, Minn. -- After five days, Pine County law enforcement officials suspended their search for a hunter who went missing, saying they’ve found no sign of him. David Peltier, 59, was reported missing Sunday by members of his deer hunting party in northern Minnesota, according to the Pine County sheriff’s office.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota lost 1,400 jobs in September, yet the state's unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate is the lowest it has been since May of 1999, according to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. The all-time low is 2.5 percent and that was recorded in January and February of 1999.