Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 10/16/20

Economic growth

The Center SquareMinnesota tweaks restaurant dining rules in favor of industry

Northfield NewsOfficials allow larger dining groups in restaurants, as COVID cases continue to rise

Star Tribune: Minn. economy recovery will be highlighted by these entrepreneurs

ForumLetter: How state policy affects economies on opposite sides of the Red River

WCCOBankers Survey Sees Surge In Rural Parts Of 10 States

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News TribuneBonding bill could get last shot at a green light Monday, but can lawmakers reach a deal?

West Central TribuneGreg Zylka: Dear legislators: What will it take to finally pass a bonding bill?

Star TribuneMinnesota bonding bill vote delayed to round up GOP votes

Pioneer Press: MN Legislature to take a run at $1.36B bonding bill during special session

Star TribuneMinnesota lawmakers extend special session in push for bonding bill

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota lawmakers to take a last-chance shot at a 2020 bonding bill

Duluth News Tribune$1.9 billion bonding bill clears hurdle in Minnesota House, moves to Senate

Star TribuneMinnesota House considers $1.4B public works borrowing bill

KSTPMinnesota House approves $1.9B bonding bill, will head to Senate Thursday

International Falls JournalBonding bill approved: Local projects awarded money

Star TribuneMinnesota Senate approves record $1.9 billion infrastructure package

Duluth News Tribune$1.87 billion bonding bill to help shore up Duluth’s failing seawalls

Labor market

KROCThousands of Minnesotans Abandon Their Search for Work

MPR News: Minnesota jobless rate falls to 6 percent, but fewer seeking jobs

KIMT 3: Jobs in Minnesota manufacturing are in high demand

Minn PostMinnesota unemployment rate drops to 6% as more leave workforce

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