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Minn. 12,000 jobs richer due to stimulus

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ST. PAUL -- The federal stimulus has provided paychecks this year for nearly 12,000 jobs in Minnesota schools, prisons, state psychiatric institutions and construction on roads and sewer and water systems.

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State finance officials reported Monday that the stimulus created or saved 11,800 jobs through the end of September. The state has spent $1.6 billion, or about a third of the $4.7 billion it stands to get from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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