Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/1/19

Economic development

Wahepton Daily News: Port Authority approves funding for local business

Mesabi Daily News: Polymet and Twin Metals say they’ll create thousands of jobs

Labor market

Star TribuneWhy hiring people with disabilities will improve your bottom line

West Central TribuneAs thousands of trucker positions remain vacant, Ridgewater to offer more CDL training opportunities

State and local taxes and spending

The GlobeSenate’s Capital Investment committee hears local requests for bonding money

Duluth News TribuneHere’s where Minnesota schools get their money and how it is spent

Grand Forks HeraldWilkin County officials impose taxes on Clay County property owners in spillover from diversion dispute

Brainerd DispatchCrosslake: City reviews possible .5% sales tax

Mankato Free PressGambling tax vexes Mankato council

Brainerd DispatchPine River-Backus: School board approves Blackline tax abatement


Rochester Post BulletinClosing the farm gate: Struggling farmers take emotional step to forge new career paths

Rochester Post BulletinMinnesota to share funds to help stressed farmers

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