Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 10/1/21

State and local taxes and spending

Minnesota Reformer: Wave of workers’ comp claims, settlements worsen Minneapolis budget outlook

Stillwater Gazette: Minnesota’s Main Street COVID relief grant application open

Austin Daily Herald: Our Opinion: Lend a hand to support business

Sun This Week: Minnesota Farmers Union voices support for stepped-up basis

Grand Forks Herald: Minnesota counties receive $36.3 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes in 2021

Owatonna People’s Press: Minnesota tax credits give a financial boost to film producers, historic preservationists … and big insurance companies

KNSI: St. Cloud Says ‘TIF’ Funding Essential to Getting Grocery Warehouse

The Center Square: Minnesota owes feds $1.1 billion for unemployment benefits

Minnesota Reformer: No deal in sight on essential worker bonus pay

WCCO: St. Paul Residents Could Be Facing 11.5% Property Tax Hike In 2022

Perham Focus: Otter Tail County property taxes to rise in 2022 to support internet access, deputy pay

KSTP: GOP lawmakers propose front-line worker bonus pay plan, get pushback


KAAL TV: Gov. Walz announces $10M drought relief package for farmers, producers

KIMT 3: Walz proposes $10 million in drought relief for Minnesota farmers

Brainerd Dispatch: Walz announces $10 million drought relief package for farmers, producers

Star Tribune: Gov. Walz announces $10M farm relief plan, but aid could get held up in political deadlock

Economic development

Albert Lea Tribune: Guest Column: Economic development opportunities for entrepreneurs and communities

Park Rapids Enterprise: Census shows Hubbard County’s employment, income issues

Labor market

KROC: Rochester area unemployment rate reflects tight labor market

Business Insider: The owner of a Minnesota job agency said interviews shot up 60% before enhanced unemployment benefits expired

Star Tribune: Robots now deliver food, bus tables at Sawatdee

MPR News: Cash bonuses and free lunches: No end in sight to labor shortage

WCCO: Looking For A Seasonal Job? You’re In Luck, With Incentives Aplenty

Fox 9: Minnesota healthcare workers ask judge to block COVID vaccine mandates

Fox 9: Minnesota health systems weigh terminations as vaccine mandates loom

WDIO: Childcare shortage keeps more families away from work and with their kids