Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 11/13/20


Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalHospitality industry leader cautions against another Minnesota shutdown

Economic growth

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Iron Range is not roaring back

St. Cloud TimesListening to Central Minnesota business leaders

Star TribuneBeat the virus first, then worry about the economy, Duluth business leaders told

Labor market

Grand Rapids Herald ReviewJob vacancies decline to 111,753 in second quarter of 2020

State and local taxes and spending

Faribault Daily News: To help the neediest, we may have to raise taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans

St. Cloud Times: ‘Tough row to hoe’: Central Minnesota legislators prepare for budget and split government challenges

MPR NewsOctober revenue up in Minnesota

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Bonding bill goes beyond the usual projects

Faribault Daily NewsWhy taxing the wealthiest will miss the mark

KNSI: Minnesota’s October revenue exceed projections, but impact on budget deficit unclear

Minn PostMinnesota’s new budget chief: congressional action will be critical in addressing state’s budget woes

Economic development

Star TribuneThe approval of Enbridge Line 3 should be a no-brainer

Duluth News Tribune: Local View: PolyMet, Line 3 can ease Minnesota’s budget woes

Financial Post: Minnesota regulators approve permits for Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline project

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