Minnesota News Roundup: Three people killed in a plane crash near GlencoeMinnesota News
-- There were prayers last night at a local church for those who died in a south-central Minnesota plane crash on Wednesday.
GLENCOE - There were prayers last night at a local church for those who died in a south-central Minnesota plane crash on Wednesday. All three people onboard were killed and investigators in Glencoe are still looking for the cause of the crash. The McLeod County Sheriff's Office will release identities of the three soon.
In St. Paul, a man is dead after his car hit a concrete barrier while he was trying to elude police. The Maplewood man, who has not yet been identified, led squads on a chase to the Lafayette Bridge on Highway-52, where they say he was either ejected or jumped from the bridge. The man died in the hospital.
February's unemployment numbers come out this morning. Minnesota's jobless rate currently sits at five-point-six-percent. In January, Minnesota employers added 15,500 jobs, bringing year-over-year job gains in the state to 29,000. State jobs analyst Steve Hine says the private sector is recovering at a faster pace, and has restored about 82-thousand of the 152-thousand jobs lost during the recession. Officials hope today's updated numbers continue that trend.
Some people may argue these results but according to the latest survey, the Twin Cities area ranks as the least stressful metropolitan area in the U.S. Sperling's BestPlaces rankings are based on several stress factors including suicide, divorce, crime, joblessness and lengthy commuting. Tampa-St. Petersburg is listed as the most stressful metro area in the U.S.
The Minnesota DNR re-launches its new state park and recreation area online reservation system this morning at 10am. The DNR's Courtland Nelson says, due to expected high demand, reservations will only be accepted for specific dates during the initial launch. He says to help make the system run more smoothly, research your park of choice ahead of time. As of today, you can only make reservations through April 21st. For more information on the rollout dates, go to the DNR's website.