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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 22/8/18


Star TribuneAs China, U.S. move closer to trade war, Minnesota ag interests fret

Star TribuneBust to boom: Iron Range revives just as new tariffs create uncertainty

Pioneer PressReal World Economics: Milking the fallacies of our dairy deficit

The Virginian PilotCargill sounds alarm as possible trade war looms

KEYCGreater Mankato Growth Holds Free Trade Seminar

Labor market

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota gains 10,200 jobs in May, unemployment drops to 3.1 percent

Brainerd DispatchState gains 10,200 jobs in May: Unemployment rate drops to 3.1 percent

Mesabi Daily News: Building good jobs creates more jobs

Wahepton Daily NewsMN employers add more than 10,000 jobs

Star TribuneShortage of skilled workers challenges Twin Cities tech firms

Owatonna People’s PressArea jobless rate moves lower in May

State taxes

Duluth News TribuneAn Iron Ranger’s View: Minnesota property taxpayers need an explanation, some relief

Union TimesGovernor’s veto of the tax-conformity bill leaves us a mess

Marshall IndependentMN Chamber looks back on legislative session

Pioneer PressOnline sales tax ruling could add $150 million to Minnesota’s coffers

Grand Forks HeraldSupreme Court’s online sales tax ruling called a victory for Minnesota businesses

Star TribuneTarget, Best Buy laud Supreme Court decision allowing states to collect taxes from online retailers

Twin Cities BuesinessMinnesota Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Online Sellers

Economic growth

Star TribuneTariff, inflation pressures could hurt manufacturers’ growth year

Star TribuneMinnesota retail, service sector gearing up for strong year

Star TribuneMinnesota financial-services firms’ strategies allow them to outpace industry peers

Enbridge 3

Duluth News TribuneClosing arguments for and against Line 3

Minn PostThere is a better way: The preferred route for a necessary pipeline

Economic development

Star TribuneCompanies come, companies go. Do headquarters still matter?

Minn PostHow broadband helped a small town in Greater Minnesota land a high-tech business

Pioneer PressEditorial: Make sure ‘workforce development’ works

Red Wing Republican EagleColumn: Youth Skills Training will benefit local communities

Albert Lea TribuneNew Albert Lea business awarded $175K state grant


Arizona Daily StarU.S. Senate Passes Land Exchange between PolyMet, U.S. Forest Service

KSTPLawsuit Challenges Federal Leases for Planned Minnesota Mine


KSWTHow soybeans — yes, soybeans — could affect midterm elections

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




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