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Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 11/20/20

Economic development

Star TribuneMinnesota regulators approve permits for Enbridge pipeline

Grand Rapids Herald TribuneLine 3 is right for Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Replacing Line 3 a no-brainer

Mille Lacs MessengerCrucial permits approved for Line 3

State and local taxes and spending

Detroit Lakes OnlineCommentary: Depleting Minnesota disaster funds is wrong

The Center SquareResidents of Hennepin County pay highest average property taxes in Minnesota

Wahepton Daily NewsPreliminary levies released by Minnesota Department of Revenue

Alexandria Echo PressMost cities, schools in Douglas County set tax levies below state average

Minn PostAs the pandemic surges, Minnesota’s emergency COVID funds are running low

Economic growth

Kare 11Walz announces four-week dial back plan pausing in-person dining, gyms, social gatherings

WCCOCOVID In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Unveils Restrictions On Social Gatherings, Restaurants, Gyms, Youth Sports

The Center SquareGov. Walz to announce second lockdown; beverage group says impact will be ‘devastating’

WCCOCOVID In Minnesota: Gov. Walz Unveils Restrictions On Social Gatherings, Restaurants, Gyms, Youth Sports

Star TribuneMinnesota shuts more businesses as COVID-19 spread soars

Labor market

MPR NewsLawmakers look for ways to help businesses, workers

KBJR 6: DEED: Minnesota unemployment down, but thousands also left the workforce

Star TribuneMinnesota prepares for more jobless claims as new restrictions go into place

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalUnemployment rate keeps falling as fewer Minnesotans look for work

Detroit Lakes Online: Minnesota unemployment dips to 4.6% with fewer seeking work

MPR News‘I’m kind of screwed’: Restaurant workers brace themselves for more job loss

Mankato Free PressLocal job numbers down 5.2% year over year in October


News Dakota: Study: Corn exports a major driver of Minnesota’s economy

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




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