Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/7/20

State and local taxes and spending

Mankato Free PressSt. Peter to request sales tax

St. Cloud TimesNew sales tax rules make strides for more local control

Pioneer PressMN welfare recipients get first raise in 34 years

WCCOAssistance For Families Experiencing Poverty To Increase For The First Time In 30 Years

MPR NewsMinnesota considers raising water permit fees

Fairmont SentinelGunther to bring sales tax to State

KTTC: Short term rentals could see tax increases

WCCOSt. Paul Considers Property Tax Hike

Star TribuneSt. Paul City Council votes 4-3 to take next step towards 1% local sales tax

Fox 9Minnesota legislative leaders agree on banking budget surplus, but little else in pre-session discussion

WJON: Minnesota House Democrats Seek More Early Childhood Funding

Wadena Pioneer JournalAdditional sales tax may be answer to funding new Wadena Library


Star TribuneFor some Minnesota businesses, the only certainty with tariffs is uncertainty

Economic development

Grand Forks HeraldLetter: Line 3 brings the opportunity of work

Star TribuneMinnesota saw more deals in 2019, but with smaller price tags

The Center SquareState regulators approve Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline replacement

Grand Forks HeraldLine 3 approval a good thing, says area county commissioner

Economic growth

Star TribuneFactories in Minnesota, across nation rebound from slumps

Finance & CommerceMidwest, Plains states growing, survey suggests

Faribault Daily NewsMinnesota manufacturers expect stability in 2020

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