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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/10/18

State and local taxes

Star NewsSherburne County’s local option sales tax plan is on the move

International Falls JournalBring sales tax to vote

International Falls JournalInternational Falls voters to help decide local sales

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalStudy: Minnesota among most expensive states for wealthy

MPR NewsSt. Paul mayor Carter proposes property tax rise, and to keep the number of officers level

Mining

Minn PostMining is critical to a sustainable 21st-century economy

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Ore produced here should be processed here, too

Duluth News TribuneHas Minnesota really added 2,000 mining and mining-related jobs since 2017?

Labor market

Faribault Daily NewsMinnesota needs immigrants to keep our economy strong

The Daily Caller: Minnesota’s wage hikes have slowed job growth

Star Tribune: State awards $2,7 million for workforce training for businesses

WCCOSt. Paul Seeks Feedback On Minimum Wage Increase

Finance & CommerceWisconsin, Minnesota construction gap stirs debate

West Central TribuneUpper Minnesota River Valley sees rise in low-wage job openings

Faribault Daily NewsState grant allows South Central to train Daikin employees

Mankato Free PressMSU, SCC get grants for workforce training

WCCOGov. Dayton Touts Clean Energy Job Growth

Bemidji PioneerMinnesota experiencing clean energy job boom, but skilled workers are hard to find

MPR NewsReport: Energy efficiency, renewables create nearly 60,000 Minnesota jobs

Trade

Star Tribune: China’s new tariff targets could reverberate in Minnesota

Economic growth

Star Tribune: For Minnesota firms, tax cuts gave a boost to robust spring, summer

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

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