Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 1/1/21

State and local taxes and spending

Star Tribune: Twin Cities metro-area homeowners facing friendlier property-tax outlook

Monticello TimesMinnesota’s 2021 Legislature faces complex budget puzzle

Brainerd DispatchCounty board sets levy, budget for next year

Star Tribune: Minnesota awaits its cut of $900 billion COVID stimulus

The Center SquareMinnesota ranks 32nd on unemployment insurance taxes

The Center SquareMinnesota residents pay $5,746 per capita in key state tax levies, study finds

Economic growth

Duluth News TribuneShopping by appointment and dining in an ‘igloo,’ businesses adapt to survive pandemic

Kare 11What the federal stimulus and spending bill means for Minnesotans

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalBusiness & Industry: Top execs from some of MN’s largest organizations reflect on past year

Al JazeeraHow Minneapolis small businesses banded together to survive COVID

Labor market

Kare 11Minnesota’s minimum wage to get small inflation boost on Jan. 1

KBJR 6: Minnesota’s new minimum wage rate revealed for 2021

Star TribuneMinnesota jobless to see new federal benefits this week

MPR NewsMinnesota program will help some residents losing federal unemployment benefits

KEYCMinnesota minimum wage increases Jan. 1

Star TribuneMany of Minnesota’s lowest wage workers to get a raise of 6 to 8 cents an hour

Fox 9Minnesota gets grant to help recovering addicts return to workforce

KBJR 6: New grant to help MN opioid victims return to workforce

Rochester Post BulletinUnemployment rate dropping after COVID peak

Economic development

Rochester Post BulletinHow has DMC met job and tax goals in first 5 years?

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