Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/24/21

State and local taxes and spending

Minn Post: Online retail sales are way up. So are local sales tax collections in Minnesota

Park Rapids Enterprise: Hubbard County’s first levy increase in two years may mean lower taxes

Forest Lake Times: Businesses shouldn’t shoulder unemployment insurance debt

Star Tribune: Double-digit property tax increases ahead in St. Paul, Minneapolis

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Budget surplus shows we’re overtaxed

Star Tribune: A balanced approach to solving a mess

Mankato Free Press: School taxes increasing 1% in Mankato, 5% in St. Peter

Minn Post: Visions of surpluses and balance sheets dancing in their heads

Pope County Tribune: State unemployment rate ticks down and job growth continues

Detroit Lakes Online: Becker County sets 3.5% levy hike for 2022

Albert Lea Tribune: Editorial Roundup: How to handle a massive surplus in state budget

Twin Cities Business: Why Minnesota’s Surplus Could Have Been Bigger

Grand Forks Herald: East Grand Forks to hash out new sales tax proposal this month and next

Labor market

KEYC: Minnesota gained jobs in November

Duluth News Tribune: ‘No end in sight’ for critical staff shortages at Northland hospitals

Star Tribune: Despite low jobless rate, recovery in Duluth creeps along

The Center Square: Rural areas of Minnesota have highest wage increases, job vacancy rates, report says

Economic growth

Mankato Free Press: Supply shortages and emboldened workers: A changed economy

KPVI: Growth in four Minnesota industry supersectors better than national numbers

Minn Post: An overlooked piece of good economic news: Minnesota incomes are rising

Economic development

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Hands Out $673K to 25 Tech Startups