Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/9/18


MPR NewsDNR’s PolyMet permits bring Minn. closer to its first copper-nickel mine

International Falls JournalNorthern Minnesota lawmakers applaud DNR for issuing Polymet mining permits

Economic development

Business NorthEconomy shifting to artisan businesses

KRFO: The future of Waseca’s economy

Labor market

Star TribuneSt. Paul City Council would exempt tipped workers from wage ordinance, lobbying group says

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalTip credit may have support on St. Paul City Council as part of minimum wage ordinance

State and local taxes

Pioneer Press: St. Paul Public Schools referendum passes 2018

Mesabi Daily News: Miners, Virginia school levy passes

KSTPGov.-elect Walz: Expect a gas tax increase in next budget

Pioneer Press: Gov.-elect Tim Walz sets up shop at the Capitol. Gas-tax hike for roads? ‘Absolutely.’

International Falls JournalFalls voters OK tax, add newcomers to council

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