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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 12/1/17

Economic Development

Rochester Post BulletinMore than $4 million awarded for SE Minn broadband projects

Winona Daily NewsLocalizing economic solutions: Minneapolis Fed president to visit Winona next week

Marshall IndependentVolleyball tournament expected to boost economy

St. Cloud TimesWisconsin tops Minnesota in more than college football

Duluth News TribuneUMD says athletics puts $26 million in regional economy

Twin Cities BusinessAll MN Metro Areas’ GDPs Grew in the Past Two Years Except One: Duluth’s

Red Wing Republican EagleBroadband coming to Goodhue, Wanamingo

See our commentary on this here.

Retail

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Ma & Pa in the middle

Minimum wage laws

Star Tribune: Minimum wage debate takes off in St. Paul, with next mayor promising $15

Pioneer PressWhiskey Junction in Minneapolis to close, citing minimum wage increase

KSTPArguments Challenging Minneapolis Minimum Wage Ordinance Heard Friday

See our commentary on this here.

Jobs

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota, North Dakota seeing lowest jobless rates in years

Star Tribune: Minnesota employers of skilled immigrant workers say Trump aims to shame, not reform

MinnPostMinnesota spends millions on workforce training. Here’s how they track whether those programs are actually effective

Pioneer PressCome to Wisconsin: State to market itself to Twin Cities workers

WCCOWhiskey Junction To Close; Owners Cite Mpls. Minimum Wage Increase

KNSI: Farm equipment company expanding

Public News ServiceImmigration Slowdown May Hurt MN Economy

See our commentary on this here

Trade

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota has strong third quarter for exports, with growth outpacing U.S.

Business NorthState exports climb 11 percent in third quarter

KELOMinnesota exports up

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota ore exports grow more than 700 percent

Fox 21Ore Shipments Way Up in Minnesota

WatchdogMinnesota exports climb over last year’s numbers

Mining

The HillWe can mine responsibly — restore our rights

Star TribuneControversial measures to clear way for more Minnesota mining spark debate in U.S. House

MPR NewsU.S. House OKs bill paving way for mining near Boundary Waters

The HillHouse votes to overturn Obama mining ban in Minnesota

Fox 21Mining Could Become Easier To Do in Minnesota After House Passes Mining Focused Act

Duluth News TribuneStory on ore exports ignored environment

See our commentary on this here

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

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