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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/10/17

Mining

Duluth News TribuneIncrease prosperity — but protect Boundary Waters, too

Business NorthIndustry Supporters Commend House Committee for Progress on H.R. 3905

See our commentary on this here

Minimum wage laws

Knox News RadioMN – MINIMUM WAGE: “Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto says she’ll push to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.”

See our commentary on this here.

Tax

Northfield News: Mixed reaction in Minnesota to Republican tax overhaul plan

Star TribuneMinnesota nonprofits, foundations come out against House tax plan

See our commentary on the SALT deduction here and on corporate tax here

Innovation

St. Cloud Times: Innovation lives here: Minnesota ranks 12th in ‘new economy’ capacity

Trade

Star TribuneAs NAFTA talks heat up, Minnesota ag, other industries weigh in

Retail

Hastings Star GazetteTarget brand, not Hastings economy, may be behind closure

Jobs

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalU.S. Bank moving more than 1,000 employees to Hopkins in home mortgage consolidation

BloombergCapital One Exits Mortgage Origination Business, Cuts 1,100 Jobs

St. Cloud TimesWhat’s next for Capital One employees

Agriculture

Bemidji PioneerMinnesota governor candidates differ on ag approaches

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

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