To listen to Paul Johnson is to get the sense that he still finds it amazing he was able to parlay a 10-hour-per-week job at the Sacred Heart post office into an exciting, fulfilling 33-year career with the Postal Service.
Minnesota employers added 6,600 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. That pushed the state's unemployment rate to 3.7 percent, compared to the national rate of 5.8 percent.
Residents of a Hassan Street home escaped unharmed early Sunday morning when a section of the building’s north wall collapsed. Now city officials are concerned a few other houses with similar construction might pose a danger to their occupants.