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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 4/10/20

State and local taxes and spending

Park Rapids EnterpriseDeadline extended to file or pay Minn. income tax

KiplingerState Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: What Does Your State Do?

Star TribuneCounty leaders looking to state for flexibility on property tax payments

MPR NewsMinnesota bracing for possible budget deficit because of COVID-19

Pioneer Press: Minnesota prepares to take hit on budget as coronavirus produces ‘reverse tsunami’ of revenue

Star TribuneFrom surplus to ‘tsunami’: Pandemic dims bright forecast for Minnesota’s budget

ABC NewspapersAnoka County property tax statements late

Grand Forks HeraldEast Grand Forks calls for a tax extension for Minnesota businesses

KROC: COVID-19: Olmsted County Board Considers Property Tax Delay

Minn PostMinnesota legislators told to brace for a brutal budget forecast

Duluth News TribuneBars, restaurants, breweries struggling to pay taxes could get a reprieve to let them continue stocking

St. Cloud TimesTax on cabins and condos will hurt communities

WCCOCoronavirus In Minnesota: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Addresses Budget Freezes In Letter To City Employees

KROX: Minnesota Department of Revenue extends grace period on sales and use tax payments

MPR NewsBusinesses shuttered by COVID-19 get sales tax extension

Lake County News ChronicleLake County commissioners consider property tax options

Labor market

Fox 9As coronavirus puts many out of work, some Minnesota businesses need workers

MPR NewsMinnesota’s head of employment answers your unemployment questions

MPR NewsMinnesota women applying for unemployment at higher rates than men

KIMT 3: Changes to file for unemployment benefits in Minnesota

Pioneer PressMinnesota begins issuing additional $600 payments for unemployment during coronavirus crisis

Pioneer PressUnemployment in Minnesota: 11.4 percent of labor force has applied for help during coronavirus crisis

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota jobless claims exceed 385K

Economic growth

Kare 11New programs and loans available for small business owners

Park Rapids Enterprise: ‘Gamechanger’ test could put Minnesotans back to work, but for now, those hit by COVID-19 ask for aid

Mankato Free PressIn Response: Don’t shut down Main Street in COVID fight

Pioneer PressState of the State: Walz addresses coronavirus, economy and Minnesota’s future

KTOEMinnesota economy struggles in COVID-19 crisis

Star TribuneJob losses in manufacturing show breadth of downturn in Minnesota

Kare 11Walz seeks ways to reopen economy gradually

WCCOCoronavirus In Minnesota: Sleep Number Furloughs 40% Of Its 4,400 Workers

KDHL: Who Can Return to Work Under MN’s Revised Stay-At-Home Order

Economic development

Duluth News TribuneLocal View Column: Line 3 project needs to be part of what comes after crisis

Agriculture

Northfield NewsArea farmers: COVID-19 could result in permanent damage

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

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