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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/17/20

Labor market

Marshall IndependentHiking minimum wage won’t boost the economy

St. Cloud Times: St. Cloud MSA has ‘strong’ 2019 in jobs added, especially in construction industry

Twin Cities BusinessAirports Commission Floats $15 an Hour Minimum Wage

Star TribuneForum: It is time for the Legislature to ban noncompete clauses

Economic growth

Ag WeekHere’s why the region’s economic outlook is a mixed bag

KTTC: Minnesota seeing impact as fewer refugees resettle across the US

Finance & CommerceGrove stresses innovation in workforce development

The NeighborMinnesota ranks 11th worst in new economic outlook analysis

WDIOSurvey of Plains, Midwestern Bankers Says Rural Economy Growing

State and local taxes

Brainerd DispatchReader Opinion: Taxes

Grand Forks HeraldNorth Dakota leads all states in tax collection growth since Great Recession

Star TribuneMinnesota Senate GOP rolls out its 2020 agenda

Sun SailorSt. Louis Park Council is considering a city sales tax

Bemidji PioneerMN Senate Majority Leader sees tax relief, bonding as 2020 priorities

Duluth News TribuneAn Economist’s View Column: Minnesotans are fleeing to avoid estate tax, so repeal it

Grand Forks HeraldEast Grand Forks sales tax heads toward a vote

Minn PostGOP priorities for 2020 Legislature: bonding bill, tax cuts, addressing prescription drug costs

Bemidji PioneerCity to focus on sales tax at 2020 session

Faribault Daily NewsDid the Vikings lose because of Minnesota’s high taxes?

Economic development

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalCourt rejects PolyMet copper mine permits, orders new hearing

Duluth News TribuneOpinion / Minnesota Chamber: All economic development in Minnesota threatened by PolyMet ruling

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

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