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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/30/19

State and local taxes

KSTPSt. Paul mayor says November’s trash collection vote could lead to property tax increase

The Center SquareStudy: Minnesota’s local governments overcharged homeowners $78 million over five years

The NeighborBy the numbers: Minnesota ranks 17th highest on wine taxes

Economic development

Business NorthMinnesota celebrates 135 years of iron mining

Owatonna People’s Press: Tim Penny: Growing the local foods economy

Labor market

Duluth News TribuneIn Response Column: Duluth’s construction workforce needs more complex than reported

Minn PostMinneapolis Council wants to expand wage theft protections to gig workers, independent contractors

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota’s minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour

KRFOSoutheast MN is Number 2 in the State for Jobs

Fox 9State Fair affords young Minnesotans valuable first job opportunities

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalTighter labor market, online competition drives up warehouse pay for Target


WCCOMinnesota Farmers Feeling Hopeful After Tentative US-Japan Trade Deal

Northfield News: Wheeling Township farmer welcomes international trade teams

Economic growth

Minn PostSigns point to national recession. What might that mean for Minnesota?

WUWMTapping Into Minnesota’s Craft Beer Boom

Economic development

West Central Tribune: DEED commissioner sees economic success and challenges during tour in Willmar

Austin Daily HeraldGrowing the local foods economy

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




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