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Unemployment help expands

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is opening its unemployment insurance program Internet operation on Sundays through Jan. 18.

The self-service system generally is closed for maintenance on weekends, but officials announced the site at www.uimn.org will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

"The slowdown in some sectors of the economy, combined with typical seasonal increases in unemployment, has meant that the unemployment insurance program is busier than normal," Economic Development Commissioner Dan McElroy said. "Nevertheless, we are meeting the needs of Minnesota's unemployed workers."

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