Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/3/20

State and local taxes and spending

Star TribuneDespite high hopes, still no windfall for Minnesotans from online retailers’ sales tax

Washington ExaminerNew study: Heavy vape taxes will cause more people to die from lung cancer

Economic growth

Star TribuneLife in the 2020s: Slower growth will be the new normal in Minnesota

WCCOEconomy Growing In 9 Midwest And Plains States, Survey Suggests

Minn Post: Survey: Minnesota, other Midwestern state economies growing

Finance & CommerceSurvey suggests economy growing in 9 Midwest, Plains states

Star TribuneMidwest manufacturing crawls back into growth territory in December

Labor market

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Min-Wage Workers to Get Bump in 2020

Duluth News Tribune: What to Expect in 2020 Series / Economic Expert’s View: Misperceptions muddying Northland workforce needs

International Falls JournalMinnesota unemployment at 3.3 percent

KROC: Rochester area jobless rate moves higher

KEYCMinimum-wage increase in Minnesota has potential to boost economy


Brainerd DispatchCounty board set to vote on regulating short-term vacation rentals

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