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8:24 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Joplin rebuilding since tornado about $837 million

Joplin officials say about $837 million has been spent on construction in the city since the 2011 tornado.

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8:24 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Mo. sees little change in unemployment in February

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Missouri's unemployment rate inched up slightly in February although the state also posted gains in the number of jobs.

Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development show Missouri's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent last month, up one-tenth of a percentage point from January.

Seasonally adjusted, nonfarm payroll rose by 3,900 jobs in February, with gains in the construction industry offset partially by loses in food services.

5:38 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Schools evacuated following gas leak in Ashland

Southern Boone School District students suffered no injuries after a gas leak in Ashland on Wednesday. 

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7:23 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC]

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According to the latest jobs report from the state [pdf], the number of jobs created in Missouri is going up, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly four years. Some of the greatest growth was in the construction industry.

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8:17 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Proposed ground rules aim to maintain Kirksville's historic character

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The Kirksville Historic Preservation Commission is working to establish some ground rules for downtown construction to maintain Kirksville’s historic character.

The commission is conducting surveys of downtown properties with the hope of creating a “design and review” ordinance.

The commission wants to establish new guidelines for what buildings can and cannot be built in downtown Kirksville in order to preserve a cultural environment.

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5:00 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Boone County exploring ways to fund Route Z bridge construction

Boone County is trying to find funds for a construction project to widen lanes on the Route Z bridge over Interstate 70.

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9:42 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Columbia College to begin science building construction

Columbia College will begin construction on a new science building starting this spring.

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