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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/15/20

Labor market

St. James PlaindealerExploring the regional Impact of COVID-19 on Minnesota workers

Star TribuneSome Minnesota tech companies are still hiring, for now

KTTC: Unemployment claims continue to rise in Minnesota, Iowa

WCCO: Why The Real Unemployment Rate Is Actually Even Worse

Economic growth

WCCOWhat Companies Benefit From Coronavirus?

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalAre contractors worried about the economy? Count the RFP responses to see

Mesabi Daily News‘They stack it up…and then you’re shut down’

Austin Daily HeraldAn update on the forecast for Minnesota’s economy

Fox WilmingtonRural Minnesota business owner calls on governor to fully reopen the state amid coronavirus outbreak

Pioneer PressMariah Levison: Health vs. economic security? We can work our way through this

Business NorthWebinar will address COVOD-19 business and economic recovery

Mankato Free Press: Minnesota resorts worry about their survival

Minn PostSmall business losses: another Great Recession?

Kare 11Small business owners question state’s reopening decisions

Regulation

Star TribuneSmall Minnesota brewers, distillers look to help from Capitol

State and local taxes and spending

Alexandria Echo PressCommentary: Bonding bill can get us through COVID-19

Fairmont SentinelNew sales tax for Fairmont streets nixed

St. James PlaindealerRecent Minnesota budget forecast shows $2.426 billion deficit

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Modest bonding bill a risk worth taking

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalWith property taxes due Friday, most Twin Cities counties offer extensions

Star TribuneSt. Louis County facing $15M-20M revenue shortfall, provides temporary property tax relief

The GlobeNobles County votes to ease penalties for late payment of property taxes due to COVID-19

Pioneer PressMinnesota House approves public employee pay raises, Senate could pose hurdle

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth’s financial difficulties deepen

WCCOFight Continues Over Gov. Walz’s $2B Bonding Bill, Deemed ‘Out Of Touch’ By GOP Leaders

Economic development

Grand Forks HeraldLetter: Line 3 means jobs and money in Minn.

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

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