Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/22/23

State and local taxes and spending

Mesabi Tribune: Stauber takes a shot at Walz over rebates Minnesotans to pay federal tax on rebate checks

MPR News: Will Minnesotans have to pay federal taxes on rebate checks?

Rochester Post Bulletin: 7 things to know about Olmsted County’s 2024 budget

Detroit Lakes Online: Half-cent sales tax has become a lifesaver for Becker County Highway Department

Moose Lake Star-Gazette: State spending, taxes, increasing

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Taxes are too high

Northern News Now: Duluth Property Taxes to Increase by 3.1 % in 2024

Park Rapids Enterprise: Letter: Democrats, the Grinch that’s ruining our state

Star Tribune: Duluth City Council approves 3.1% property tax increase

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth council sets levy for 2024, approves higher tax than mayor proposed

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: People have had enough taxes

Pine and Lakes Echo Journal: Jenkins to see 7% decrease in tax rate in spite of 4.8% increase to levy

KTTC: Olmsted County releases 2024 budget information

Park Rapids Enterprise: Park Rapids School levy to increase 1.69%

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth School Board approves 5.29% levy increase


Star Tribune: Monopolies in Minnesota’s farm country gaining attention from DOJ, AG Ellison

Pine Journal: Report: Minnesota’s economy struggling to turn strengths into growth


Duluth News Tribune: Our View: For Iron Range, nation, curb Mexican steel imports

Star Tribune: International trade boosts Minnesota


Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota Uber and Lyft task force fails to make minimum wage recommendation

MPR News: State committee recommends minimum compensation, insurance for rideshare drivers

Labor market

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota logs fifth straight month of jobs growth

Kare 11: November brings 9,500 jobs to Minnesota, 5th- straight month of growth

Star Tribune: Minnesota job growth outpaces U.S.

MPR News: Minnesota unemployment ticked down in November amid job gain

KFGO: Job growth continues in Minnesota

Valley News Live: Minnesota sees biggest job growth numbers since Jan.

KSTP: Minnesota reports 9,500 jobs gained from October to November

Fox 9: Minnesota grows jobs for 5th straight month, according to employment report

WCCO: DEED: Minnesota saw job growth for 5th straight month in November

Austin Daily Herald: Minnesota posts big job gains in November

Economic growth

Grand Rapids Herald Review: 39.0% Of Minnesota Residents Feel Very Stressed About Inflation, 2nd Lowest in the U.S.