Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/9/19
State and local taxes and spending
Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: ‘Household tax’ fairer than property tax
Duluth News Tribune: Congressman’s View Column: Mission launched to bring the F-35 to the Northland
Brainerd Dispatch: PFA approves $1.9 million for Aitkin water infrastructure project
Twin Cities Business: Neela Mollgaard Chosen to Lead New State Economic Development Initiative
Brainerd Dispatch: WE Fest brings brief economic boom, but no one knows how much
Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Report: Minnesota doing well in manufacturing, logistics
West Central Tribune: Ag. Sec. Perdue coming to Farmfest next week
Rochester Post Bulletin: Our View: Perdue needs clear picture of what farmers are facing
The Virginian-Pilot: Farm discontent bubbles over as Perdue confronted in Minnesota
West Central Tribune: Who harvests your food?: Immigrant labor a growing piece of ag workforce
Star Tribune: U.S.-China trade war is hurting Minnesota
Faribault Daily News: Should the state of Minnesota compensate farmers for buffer land?
John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.