Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 6/14/19

State and local taxes

Hutchinson LeaderMinnesota Chamber hears from local businesses

Wahepton Daily NewsDefeating tax increases was a priority this session

Red Wing Republican EagleColumn: Session has high and low points

Albert Lea TribuneMy Point of View: Minnesota already high in nation for tax burden

MPR NewsState tax collections sizzled in May

Hutchinson Leader: Reader Letter: No Green New Deal in Minnesota

Economic development

Lonsdale News ReviewIncreases in state aid on the horizon for Rice County cities

Duluth News TribuneLawmaker’s View: Enough is enough with the Line 3 delays

Duluth News TribuneEconomist’s View: Energy industry there to produce energy, not jobs

Minn Post: Minnesota needs major changes in adult ed and workforce systems

Mankato Free PressTransportation, infrastructure dominate legislative forum


Sioux Falls Argus LeaderHow a slow planting season could be a ticking time bomb for small town economies

Rochester Post BulletinDairy numbers tell troubling story in Winona County

Albert Lea TribuneBill invests in new ways to promote, enhance agriculture

Labor market

WCCORural Businesses Get Innovative As More Baby Boomers Retire

WCCOTarget Announces Better Benefits For Full And Part-Time Employees

Star TribuneMinnesota firms seek recruits earlier, adjust requirements due to tight labor market

Minn PostWins for workers — and wages — at the Legislature

West Central TribuneThe economy of immigration: New Americans motivated to be a part of the economy

MPR NewsHow teens can get – and make the most of – a summer job

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