Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 4/3/20

Economic growth

Owatonna People’s PressHow should we respond to the coronavirus?

KIMT 3: Is a recession on the horizon? ‘In my opinion, we might already be there’

Star TribuneHow the virus downturn swept over a Minneapolis cleaning firm

Minn Post‘Like a recession that happened overnight’: a Q&A with DEED Commissioner Steve Grove

Business North: IRRR busy with business assistance

Pioneer PressMore relief available for Minnesota small business amid coronavirus crisis

Bring Me the NewsPodcast: The economic fallout from COVID-19 in Minnesota

West Central TribuneJason Lewis: We must keep Minnesota open for business

Winona Daily NewsMidwest Economy: March state-by-state glance

Winona Daily NewsSurvey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy

Star TribuneMinnesota, Midwest factory conditions plunge because of coronavirus

Minn Post: Getting by: How businesses in one Greater Minnesota town are dealing with ‘social distancing’ disruptions

State and local taxes and spending

St. Cloud TimesJuly 15 is the new April 15 as Minnesota also extends income tax deadline due to COVID-19

MPR NewsMinnesota lawmakers send $330M COVID-19 bill to Walz

Redwood Falls GazetteMinnesota income tax extension announced, now July 15

Brainerd DispatchReader Opinion: Twice the spending

Wahepton Daily NewsMinn. legislature passes $330 million bill to help with COVID-19

Brainerd DispatchWalz signs $33OM comprehensive COVID-19 package

Minn PostHere’s how much money Minnesota will get from the $2.2 trillion federal coronavirus response bill — and what it will pay for

Sun This WeekStop taxing Social Security income

Labor market

Finance & CommerceIn Minnesota, virus shutdown outruns monthly job numbers

Star TribuneWhat a time it was: Minnesota’s jobless rate was 3.1% last month

WCCOCoronavirus In Minnesota: CEO Of Life Time Says 90% Of Employees Will Be Furloughed

Twin Cities BusinessEven Before Covid-19, Minnesota Logged Small Job Loss

Star Tribune10,000 Minnesota health care workers filed for unemployment in past 10 days

Rochester Post BulletinMinnesota unemployment dipped slightly prior to outbreak

KSTPSmall businesses ask Gov. Walz to expand who qualifies for unemployment benefits

WDIOUnemployment Insurance benefits available to those impacted by COVID-19

WDIOBusinesses seeking workers during COVID-19 pandemic

City Pages300,000 unemployment claims filed in Minnesota

KSTP: Minnesota assigns days for unemployment applications as web traffic surges

KIMT 3: New applications for unemployment given assigned day in Minnesota

Twin Cities BusinessGreat Clips Lays Off 63 Headquarters Staffers

Star TribuneMinnesota jobs agency, hit by wave of jobless claims, asks new filers to follow schedule

KSTPAmid COVID-19 pandemic, numerous Minnesota employers are hiring

Finance & CommerceSome jobs in demand amid outbreak

Star TribuneStudent loan collection agency lays off 248 from three Twin Cities offices

KSTPLawmakers consider expanding workers’ comp for front line workers with COVID-19

WCCOCoronavirus In Minnesota: ‘I Don’t Know What’s Happening’: Many Filing For Unemployment Reaching Dead Ends, Disappointment

St. Cloud TimesUnemployment applications soaring, payment could take a couple of weeks

Economic development

Business NorthMinnesota Supreme Court to review PolyMet ruling

Star Tribune‘Opportunity Zones’: Tellingly problematic, especially in bailout times

Grand Rapids Herald ReviewMinnesota cannot wait to approve the Line 3 replacement project

Bemidji Pioneer: Letter to the editor: The reality of economic transition

Twin Cities BusinessTCB Q&A: Steve Grove, Minnesota’s Economic Development Czar


WIZMMinnesota dairy farmer proposes plan for fair wage milk

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