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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/26/17

Economic development

The GlobeCreative MN study: Arts have $2 million impact on Rock County

Mankato Free PressJobs, housing upswing boost economic outlook for region

Rochester Post BulletinHighway 14 advocates welcome funding formula

Fox 21Duluth Seaway Port Authority Gets $2.3 Million for Project

Mankato Free PressGov. candidates: More needs to be done to support MN

MinnPostSqueezed by tight maintenance budgets and rising pavement costs, Minnesota counties consider another option for roads: unpaving them

Faribault Daily NewsRural issues highlighted in gubernatorial candidate forum

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Federal government ‘shutdown’

WCCOHow Does Government Shutdown Affect Minnesota?

Star TribuneThousands of Minnesotans could face furloughs or work without pay as shutdown continues

Grand Forks HeraldMinnesota least impacted by government shutdown, data website says

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Labor market

Business Management DailyMinnesota’s unemployment rate well below national number

Wahepton Daily NewsMN adds 8,900 jobs in December 2017

Winona Daily NewsWinona, Minnesota report strong jobs numbers to end 2017

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Ag WeekFarm bill provisions for food animal disease prevention are priorities for MN farmers

Super Bowl LII

WDAY6: Silver lining to a Viking loss; MN economy to see boost

Forbes: The Economic Silver Lining From The Vikings’ Devastating Playoff Loss


Washington PostTrump administration cancels detailed review of Obama-era mining ban near Minnesota wilderness

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




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