Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 12/20/19

State and local taxes and spending

County News ReviewChisago County approves 5.75% levy increase

WCCO‘It Is Very Concerning’: Tax Increase Could Have Some Minnesota Cabin Owners Paying Triple For Their Property

WCCOCabin Property Taxes Could Skyrocket

Marshall IndependentMinnesota cabin, property owners could see increase in taxes

Hutchinson LeaderMinnesota income tax figures adjusted for tax year 2020

Kare 11Some cabin owners in Minnesota may see tax hike

Pioneer PressSupreme Court sides with Washington County in October Walmart tax ruling

Kittson County EnterpriseKittson County’s taxes set to increase by 2 percent in 2020

Austin Daily HeraldMinnesota increasing efforts to enforce new wage theft law


Minn Post: Why Minnesota agricultural interests are lauding the new USMCA trade deal

Star TribuneMinnesota farmers not the only producers angry over Trump’s costly China trade war

Star TribuneTrade deal popular with Minnesota delegation

Labor market

Star TribuneNarrowing gender wage gap in Minnesota depends on where you live

KBJR 6: New minimum-wage rates to be implemented January 1

River TownsFrom tight job market to worker shortage in one decade

Star TribuneMinnesota shed 3,000 jobs in November, unemployment rose to 3.3%

West Central TribuneMinnesota unemployment rate rises slightly

Mankato Free PressMankato job numbers up 2.5%, far outpacing rest of state

Mankato Free PressAs Minnesota ages, ageism is a problem


Duluth News TribuneLocal View Column: Without law changes, craft distilleries could be lost

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