08/25/09: This week’s Minnesota news from other media

Duluth’s unemployment ranks shrank in July to the lowest monthly rate this year, reports Andy Greder in the Duluth News Tribune. “About 300 more people in Duluth found employment last month,” he writes, “lowering the total of unemployed to about 3,300 people, according to figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.”

After a historic flood fight and eight years on the job, Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland wants another turn at the helm,” writes Mike Nowatzki in the Fargo-Moorhead Inforum. Voxland said he will file for re-election today.

Brainerd will add chlorine to its water distribution system after total coliform bacteria was found in water samples near a construction site in the city, writes Matt Erickson in the Brainerd Dispatch.

The boards of directors of the Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, Range Regional Health Services (RRHS) in Hibbing and Virginia Regional Medical Center (VRMC) have agreed to form a proactive partnership to find efficiencies, reports Kelly Grinsteinner in the Hibbing Daily Tribune.

Enrollment at the Rochester Community and Technical College, where classes started on Monday, is up 9 percent from last year, reports Elliot Mann in the Rochester Post-Bulletin.

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