Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 12/11/20

State and local taxes and spending

KAAL TVRochester Public Schools reviews $69.3 million in proposed taxes for 2021

Mankato Free PressOur View: State budget: Reserve, surplus allows robust Covid relief package

Faribault Daily News: Views from elsewhere: State should provide relief to businesses

KAAL TVMinnesota’s Budget forecast Is both good and bad

Bemidji Pioneer: Budget details for 2021 pack Monday night City Council agenda

Sun SailorWayzata Council approves final 2021 property tax levy

Grand Rapids Herald ReviewCity of Grand Rapids sets 2020/2021 levy up 4.43%

Minn PostWalz calls legislators back for special session; lawmakers expected to take up economic aid package

MPR NewsMinnesota lawmakers agree on help for businesses but not workers

Economic development

Business NorthMinnesota owners cited labor quality as top business problem

Star TribuneState utility regulators vote against a stay on Enbridge pipeline project

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: C-store operators thankful for Line 3 project

KSTPMinnesota has best 5-year business survival rate in US, data shows

Fillmore County JournalLaunch Minnesota awards nearly $750,000 in innovation grants for FY 2021

Grand Forks HeraldMinnesota ranks first in five-year business survival rate

MPR NewsRecord year for wind turbine shipments good for Minnesota economy, environment


Star TribuneMinnesota’s exports fell 14% in third quarter, according to DEED report

Labor market

WCCONovember Unemployment Numbers Soar In Minnesota

KRFO: Many Minnesota Jobs May Not Return For 2 Or More Years

KSTP: Nursing becomes most in-demand job in Minnesota during pandemic

Star TribuneNew jobless claims in Minnesota spike amid renewed restrictions

WDIODEED seeks to connect Minnesotans to jobs in high demand

Pioneer Press: The pandemic and Minnesota workers: 5 takeaways

KSTPMinnesota’s pandemic employment conundrum; lots of jobs, not enough people who want to work

Economic growth

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota economy better, but not great, and government aid is tied up in politics

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