Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/22/19

State and local taxes and spending

Star TribuneMinnesota homeowners get an early peek at property tax bills

Minnesota News NetworkProperty taxes expected to increase 5.2% statewide in 2020

Pioneer PressMN property taxes are on the rise. These maps show where and how much

WCCOHow Do Assessors Determine The Value Of A Home?

International Falls JournalLocal property tax levies get hearings

Bemidji PioneerCity Council approves 2020 fee increases

KAALTVUnpacking proposed property taxes in Kasson

KELOAlso ’tis the season for state budget addresses and meetings

Labor market

Wahepton Daily NewsMinn. unemployment rate remains steady

Star TribuneMinnesota added 7,400 jobs in October, the most this year

Rochester Post BulletinMinnesota’s job additions keep unemployment rate steady at 3.2%

Mankato Free PressMankato beats other regional cities, state in job growth in October

KNSI: State unemployment rate held steady for October

Willmar RadioMinnesota unemployment rate unchanged

Finance & CommerceHospitality passes construction for fastest job growth

Minn PostHow the Legislature is trying to get young Minnesotans into high-demand jobs

WCCOAttorney General Keith Ellison Calls For An End To Non-Compete Clauses

Twin Cities BusinessEven After St. Cloud Electrolux Closure, Minnesota’s Manufacturing Economy Isn’t All Bad News

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Economic study long overdue

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota Chamber dubs taxes, healthcare costs as top business obstacles

Star TribuneSurvey of bankers shows rural economy growing in November

Economic development

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Grants available for Minnesota startups

Star TribuneMinnesota Chamber study finds mixed-bag economy


Pioneer PressCharlie Weaver: Take note, Congress: Minnesota needs this new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal

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