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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 10/26/18

Labor market

Wahepton Daily News: Minnesota’s unemployment rate falls to 2.8 percent

Mesabi Daily News: Unemployment rate falls as state drops 1,400 jobs

Detroit Lakes OnlineRetail jobs growing in MN but employers struggle to retain workers

Red Wing Republican EagleNeeded: Quality workers to produce quality work

Finance & CommerceU.S. Bancorp says ‘changing business needs’ led to layoffs

Winona PostNot ‘just doomed to min. wage’

Pioneer PressSt. Paul City Council OKs amendment to slow rollout of $15 minimum wage

Economic development

MPR NewsMinneapolis Fed tackles education this week


Duluth News TribunePro-mining study welcomed, mostly

KDALPro Mining Rallies In Duluth And Hibbing

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




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