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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 15/8/18


Business FacilitiesAsian Markets Spur Exports Surge from Minnesota

KSTPMinnesota Pig Farmers Fear Impact of Mexico Trade Dispute


Ag WeekSenators from the region tout their chamber’s new farm bill draft

KDHL: Corn’s role in supporting rural Minnesota

Economic development

Duluth News TribuneGrant targets Cook County need

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Guest Commentary: The importance of tourism for Grand Rapids

Bemidji Pioneer: Commentary: The Mississippi River – lifeblood of our local and multi-state corridor

Labor market

Duluth News TribuneCan I help you? — Teen employment is falling, leaving a future workforce less prepared

Star TribuneIn major shift, state expands work opportunities for young people with disabilities

Hutchinson LeaderMinnesota Chamber creates Center for Workforce Solutions

International Falls JournalOur View: Closer look is needed

Pioneer PressMinnesota gains 10,200 jobs in May. Here is who is hiring.

Star TribuneMinnesota adds 10,200 jobs, as employers power through shortage of workers

KELOMinnesota sees job growth in May

Twin Cities BusinessWith May Job Additions, Minnesota Reaches Lowest Unemployment Rate Since Mid-2000

WNMTMinnesota Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.1 Percent


Minn PostThe prompt replacement of Enbridge’s Line 3 is an essential project for Minnesotans

State taxes

MPR News‘It’s going to be a mess’ come tax season

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




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