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Retired doctor is determined to help Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

mprnews.org — Lowell Gess, 93, won't play an active role treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. But he will bring medicine and moral support to the country he calls his second home.

Ebola fears, 'jokes' sting Minnesota children with W. African roots

mprnews.org — Some students of West African descent are struggling with their classmates' fears and unfunny barbs about the virus.

Ebola's toll forces Minnesotan's family out of Sierra Leone

mprnews.org — Peter Andersen will have some good news to share with his friends and neighbors this week. The Minnesota native -- who has lived in Sierra Leone on and off for a decade and a half -- found himself taking precautions to ensure no one perceived him, his wife and son as possible Ebola carriers when they arrived for a long-term visit.

Health officials, community leaders educate about Ebola

Man shot on bus in north Minneapolis

Foreclosure with an upside? Here's how it works

mprnews.org — People forced into foreclosure rarely find a silver lining. They lose their homes and their credit ratings tank. But under the right circumstances, Minnesotans in foreclosure can walk away from the process with tens of thousands of dollars. Twin Cities real estate agent Chris Bailey has seen it happen.

Minnesota job vacancies jump, but hourly pay falls

mprnews.org — Last day of the Drive. Support MPR News! Give Now Job vacancies in Minnesota hit a 13-year high in the second quarter of the year but the wages offered fell, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday.

Looking for work? Listen to jobseekers perfect their elevator pitch

mprnews.org — A Twin Cities-based nonprofit is training workers to sell their skills with a 30-second summary elevator pitch. Listen to what that sounds like.

Metro-area home construction slows

mprnews.org — Homebuilders sought fewer building permits in September than they did a year ago, a sign that there are not buyers for medium-priced homes.

Minnesota tech colleges get $17 million to retrain workers

mprnews.org — The funding comes at a time when manufacturers have been complaining about a lack of workers with advanced skills.
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Nov 11, 2014

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Nov 04, 2014

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