Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/8/20

Labor market

Minn Post: How COVID-19 could exacerbate inequalities in Minnesota’s workforce

Grand Forks HeraldNot quite ready to return to work during COVID-19? Your job could be in jeopardy

Southernminn.comMinnesota adds another 74.8K to unemployment rolls, down 18K from previous week

Star TribuneCities, states need federal aid to save jobs

Twin Cities BusinessAfter Coronavirus, Which Industries Are Still Hiring?

Business North: Cook County unemployment reaches 31.5%

MPR NewsToday’s grads carry dreams of a bright future into a dim jobs market

KTOEWorkers’ rights as Minnesota’s economy starts to reopen

Duluth News TribuneFood workers lead unemployment claims in Northeastern Minnesota

KEYCCOVID-19 continues to impact Minnesota economy as unemployment rises

Economic growth

KTTC: BREAKING: Walz extends stay-at-home order until May 18, allows curbside pickup for retail stores

ABC NewspapersColumn: Thoughtfully reopening Minnesota

Monticello TimesMinnesota Senate Pass Economic Recovery for Small Businesses, Farmers, Schools

KTOEMN Senate passes COVID recovery bill, Dems say unwise given budget situation

Star TribuneManufacturing plummets in April in Minnesota, across the nation

Morrison County Record: Stand aside, governor, or you’ll be trampled

KROC: Minnesota Economic Indicator Drops to Great Recession Levels

Star TribuneIron Range endures yet another downturn: ‘The strong survive’

Rivertowns.net: Column: Be open to initiatives to boost our economy

Star TribuneMinnesota’s small businesses bear biggest burden of the COVID recession

KSTPCoronavirus Daily Briefing: Walz, state leaders outline getting businesses reopened

Faribault Daily NewsMinnesota Republicans keep up pressure to reopen businesses

Hibbing Daily Tribune‘We were going really good, then this hit’

WCCOMeatpackers Cautiously Reopen Plants Amid Coronavirus Fears

Sahan Journal: Hudda Ibrahim: Coronavirus hits central Minnesota’s Somali-owned businesses hard

Bemidji PioneerBemidji Chamber supports efforts to reopen economy in safe manner

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalOn brink of collapse, Minnesota’s hospitality industry requests targeted relief 

MPR NewsSorry, we have to cancel: Minnesota resorts worry about their survival

WDIOHospitality Minnesota proposes Economic Relief package

WCCOCoronavirus Update: Hospitality Groups Press Lawmakers For Economic Relief

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalOn brink of collapse, Minnesota’s hospitality industry requests targeted relief

ABC NewspapersColumn: Getting Minnesota back to work while providing economic security

State and local taxes and spending

Mankato Free Press: Our View: Economy: Legislature should pass stout bonding bill

MPR NewsDispute over taxes complicates state COVID-19 response

Minn PostA fight over state employee pay raises interrupts the Legislature’s COVID-19 comity

Monticello TimesSherburne County takes the sting out of late payments

Albert Lea TribuneEditorial: A state bonding bill could help jumpstart economy

International Falls Journal: Our View: Fund local, valued projects

KBJR6: Local government officials respond to possible blockage on bonding bill

Albert Lea TribuneCOVID-19 damage to state budget assessed this week

Rochester Post BulletinCities, counties face budget crunch due to COVID-19 shut down

Star TribuneWith a lot of money and limited time, state and local governments scramble to capture and spend emergency federal funds

Brainerd DispatchMinn. Senate pass bill to support businesses, farms, schools

Star TribuneMake a deal on a state bonding bill

Bloomberg TaxMinnesota Staring at $2.4 Billion Budget Gap as Revenue Slides

Star Tribune: New Minnesota budget projection: $2.4 billion deficit

KAALTVMN estimates nearly $4 billion plunge in budget

KAALTVProposed bill would stop new local sales tax requests

KAALTVFreeborn Co. has approved property tax relief during COVID-19 pandemic

KSTPCOVID-19 Daily Briefing: State leaders address budget, future of economy

KSTPUPDATE: Latest projection shows Minnesota budget deficit of $2.4B

Star TribuneWhat people are saying about Minnesota’s projected budget deficit

WJON: Minnesota Faces $2.4-Billion Deficit Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Wadena Pioneer JournalMinnesota legislative leaders, Walz say they’ll press forward with bonding bill

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalPandemic punches big hole in Minnesota’s budget

Minn PostCan Minnesota county budgets survive coronavirus?

Wahepton Daily News: Minnesota budget projections show $2.4 billion deficit

Forest Lake TimesWashington County delays deadline for property tax payments

Austin Daily HeraldState faces $2.4B budget hole due to virus

Star TribuneRaises for state workers up for debate as Minnesota’s budget heads into the red

KWLMState facing 2.4 billion dollar deficit…Miller blames Walz

WIZMPandemic projected to take $4B bite out of Minnesota budget

InforumLetter: A healthy bonding bill will aid economic recovery

Economic development

The GlobeColumn: Let’s get Minnesota’s economy moving


Mankato Free PressExperts warn rural areas to beware of COVID challenges

WNAXFarm Bureau Official Says Minnesota Senate Tax Package Positive For Agriculture

Owatonna People’s PressRenewable Fuel Standard benefts Minnesota’s farmers, economy