Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/4/19

Minn PostThe 5 biggest economic stories in Minnesota from 2018

Labor market

KIMT3: Raise in minimum wage in Minnesota

KBJRNew minimum wage rate to begin January first in Minnesota

Star Tribune: New laws going into effect: State minimum wage goes up Jan. 1

Fox21Minnesota Minimum Wage Hiking Up in 2019

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Raises coming for min-wage workers

National Law ReviewSt. Paul Will Gradually Phase In a $15 Minimum Wage Over the Next Several Years

Austin Daily Herald: New minimum-wage rate as of Jan. 1, 2019

KVRRMinnesota’s Minimum Wage Goes Up to $9.86 for Large Employers, $8.04 for Small Employers

KDALMinimum Wage Increase In Minnesota

WDIOLocal Business Reacts to Minimum Wage Increase

KDLTMinimum Wage To Increase in South Dakota and Minnesota, But So Could Scams


Brainerd DispatchFiling 2018 taxes may be far from ‘EZ’

Brainerd DispatchAARP needs volunteers to help with taxes

The Charlotte ObserverMinnesota legislators face expensive health care decisions

Pioneer PressReal World Economics: Gas taxes for roads have roots in history

KIMT3: Health care decisions facing 2019 Minnesota legislature

Mesabi Daily News: Legislators face pricey health care decisions

KROC: Rochester still has an abundance of unfilled jobs

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s economic vitals are good, but we have work to do

Duluth News TribuneSenator’s View: Job skills, infrastructure can be priorities

Duluth News TribuneCongressman’s View: Election over, let’s unleash the economic engine

Duluth News TribuneEconomic Expert’s View: Period of growth the time to build economic resiliency

Star TribuneMath critical for Minnesota’s economic competitiveness

KAALTVRegion’s Economy Flourished in 2018

Federal government

KSTPMinnesota federal workers feel effects of partial government shutdown


Star Tribune: Iron Range cities ready to welcome mining revival

Duluth News Tribune: A View on Tourism: Tourism plateaus; but no doom, gloom here

Economic development

St. Cloud TimesCentral Minnesota gets new tools, staff to tackle economic development problems

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