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Unemployed Minnesotans get extra help

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The US department is providing up to 13 extra weeks of benefits to those who have exhausted both regular unemployment insurance (uimn.org) and federal emergency unemployment compensation: “With this extension, unemployed Minnesotans could be eligible for up to 72 weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits,’ says DEED commissioner Dan McElroy. “This provides additional security to people and families affected by unemployment.”

Meanwhile, the state’s Anoka-Ramsey Community College says it will extend its “50-per-cent-off tuition” grant through the summer 2009 semester to those who qualify for unemployment.

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