Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/5/17

Labor unions

Pioneer PressUnion’s attacks on Minnesota businesses don’t hold up

National economy

Star Tribune: Local financial analysts predict a strong year in the markets


Fox 9Minnesota farmers fear losing millions if US leaves NAFTA

MPR NewsWill 2018 be a good year for farmers?


Star Tribune: Small economic development projects follow recover of Iron Range taconite industry

Detroit Lakes TribuneCopper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters

Duluth News TribuneD.C. learning what sportsmen already know about risks of copper mining

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Minimum wage laws

Star TribuneMinnesota Chamber, others pull out of minimum wage lawsuit

KIMT 3: Plaintiffs dropping out of lawsuit over new Minnesota minimum wage

MPR NewsMinnesota Chamber no longer suing Minneapolis over minimum wage

WCCOMinneapolis Minimum Wage Hike Begins Phase-In Jan. 1

Rochester Post BulletinChange in your pocket? Minimum wage rises 15 cents this week

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Federal taxes

MPR NewsWill prepaying your property taxes really maximize deductions?

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Economic development

Duluth News TribuneSetting goals for the region’s economy in 2018

Pine JournalThe Rural-Urban Connection: Let’s give Minnesota some affirmative action for winter

Hutchinson LeaderStartups see success in state

Pioneer PressAfter a 15-year exodus, why are people suddenly moving to Minnesota?

WCCOMN Concealed Amazon HQ Bid By Outsourcing To Business Group

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Labor market

St Cloud TimesMachinists are in growing demand. But what does that career look like?

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Economic growth

Rochester Post Bulletin: Midwest economy: December state-by-state glance

Star Tribune: Midwest manufacturers continue to grow, though levels slip in Minnesota

Knox News Radio: Midwest economy

Finance & CommerceMidwest business conditions stay strong

Rochester Post BulletinCaution lights are flashing for Minnesota economy

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Duluth News TribuneImmigrants contributing significantly to Minnesota’s economy

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