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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 9/28/18

State and local taxes

Grand Forks HeraldTaxes, debt top worries in Minnesota, North Dakota

MPR NewsDaily Digest: Budgets and taxes

Duluth News TribuneSt. Louis County approves preliminary levy

KDALCounty Board Approves Tax Levy

New Prague TimesSchool board sets preliminary tax levy

Sun FocusFridley City Council certifies 2019 HRA property tax levy

Labor market

Star TribuneJob vacancies in Minnesota climb another 16 percent to new record

WNAXMinnesota Unemployment Rate Drops to Nearly 19-year Low

MPR NewsMinn. worker shortage squeezing employers gets tighter

Southern Minnesota TodayMinnesota Job Vacancies Hit Record: 5 Jobs for Every 3 Unemployed People

KROC: Minnesota sets job vacancy records

Pioneer Press: Metro Transit apprenticeship program seeks to curb driver shortage

Star TribuneFor dropouts and other workers on the edge, employers have jobs and are adapting to find them

Wahepton Daily NewsMinn. jobless rate lowest in almost two decades

Trade

West Central TribuneA tangled web of trade and tariffs: Speakers in Willmar discuss Minnesota impact, especially on agriculture

Successful Farming: Taiwan signs deal to buy $1.56 billion in Iowa, Minnesota soybeans

Economic development

Star TribuneGreat Plains Institute helps drive a greener, more efficient Minnesota economy

Star TribuneBusiness warming to greener economy that combats climate change

Star TribuneGreat Lakes cleanup has an economic ripple effect

Rochester Post BulletinReport: Great Lakes cleanup program boosts region’s economy

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

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