Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 10/2/20

Economic growth

Owatonna People’s PressMinnesota’s economy and COVID-19

Grand Rapids Herald ReviewMN business services firms expect mostly contracting conditions in the next year

Rochester Post BulletinRandy Reinke: Manufacturing is also on the ballot

KEYCMany small businesses take advantage of PPP

Brownfield Ag News: Study shows agriculture contributes over $37 billion to Minnesota economy

KROCNew Report – 15% of Minnesota Economic Output From Agriculture

KEYCNew study finds that Minnesota agriculture and forestry contributes more than $37 billion dollars in economic value

La Crosse TribuneMidwest Economy: September state-by-state glance

Owatonna People’s PressManufacturing Week 2020: Evolving to meet the future virtually

KEYCMinnesota Manufacturing Week kicks off

State and local taxes and spending

KSTPLoan program helps 1,000 Minnesota businesses during pandemic

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Better-than-expected city budget proposal can be supported by Duluth councilors

Alexandria Echo PressAlexandria School District’s preliminary tax levy: 0.44% decrease

Economic development

Bemidji Pioneer: It’s time to approve Line 3 project for final time

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: St. Paul leaving behind northern Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneMPCA to EPA: It’s time to set mercury limits on the taconite industry

Crookston TimesLetter: It’s time for Walz to support state’s energy future, not block it

The Pilot-IndependentGuest editorial: Line 3 replacement would provide massive economic benefits for Minnesota

Labor market

KROC: August to August in Rochester Area – 8300 Fewer Jobs

Alexandria Echo PressIn the Know column: Manufacturing provides largest payroll in Douglas County


Faribault Daily NewsA trying time for Minnesota livestock farm families

Star TribuneFarmland prices holding steady, maybe even ticking upward in Minnesota

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