Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/3/21

Economic growth

Fox 9: Inflation eats up most of Minnesota workers’ wage gains

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minnesota ranked 48th in economic freedom index, last in Midwest

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s golf businesses are on the upswing during tough times

Pioneer Press: Soucheray: Quit adding redundant programs that require higher taxes in St. Paul

Labor market

Bemidji Pioneer: St. Paul’s $15 minimum wage: Some restaurants were shedding jobs before it took effect

Faribault County Register: Many reasons for workforce shortages

Axios: The Twin Cities’ “true” unemployment rate

WDIO: Employment opportunities in Duluth’s hospitality industry

State and local taxes and spending

Mankato Free Press: Taxpayers need to ask if they can afford city projects

Mankato Free Press: State prepares for federal infrastructure money

The Center Square: Minnesota taxpayers spending $3 million on malls

Faribault Daily News: Truth in Taxation meetings: where and when

KTTC: In special session meeting, Rochester Public Schools board offers insight into new tax levy increase

KPVI: Minnesota DEED awards $2.2 million in workforce development