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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/03/17

Employment

Star Tribune: As low-wage jobs shift to Twin Cities suburbs, some companies offer their own shuttles

Star Tribune: For baby boomers, job hunts prove to be daunting

MPR NewsAs workforce shrinks, construction industry feels crunch

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Enbridge 3

Star Tribune: Line 3 replacement pipeline would be one of state’s largest construction projects in recent history

MinnPostJudge says Minnesota should approve environmental study of proposed oil pipeline project

St. Cloud TimesPipelines provide safe delivery of energy

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Minnesota’s Business Climate

Pioneer Press3rd best, 3rd worst? Look beneath the rankings

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Manufacturing

Business NorthL&M Radiator plans $17.6 million expansion in Hibbing

Star Tribune: Manufacturing surges in Midwestern states

Winona Daily NewsWinona company uses state grant money to improve organization

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Mining

Star Tribune: Dayton offers reasonable, qualified support for PloyMet mine

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Regional businesses speak out against MPCA’s wild rice sulfate proposal

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Pharmaceuticals

Star Tribune: Minnesota expands generic medicine price-fixing lawsuit

Tax

Fox 9Governor: Trump tax plan would cut deductions for 900,000 Minnesotans

Star Tribune: Dayton says GOP tax plan would cut deductions for 900,000 Minnesotans

WCCODayton Calls Trump’s Tax Plan ‘Offensive,’ A Boost For The Rich

Alpha NewsState Senator Proposes Ending MN Income Tax

Star Tribune: Paulson, Lewis tout GOP tax plan as good deal for Minnesota

MPR NewsMixed reaction in Minnesota to Republican tax overhaul plan

See our commentary on this here

Growth

Rochester Post BulletinSurvey suggests more economic growth ahead for Midwest

Farmington Daily Times: Four Corners Future Forum stresses importance of working together to restructure regional economy

Trade

Kittson County EnterpriseKlobuchar, Peterson Urge U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Maintain Current Schedule at Lancaster and Roseau Ports of Entry

Minimum wage laws

US NewsDFLer Otto Unveils Plan for $15 Minimum Wage in 5 Years

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John Phelan is an economist at Center of the American Experiment. 

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