Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 6/21/19

State and local taxes

Grand Rapids Herald ReviewProductive 2019 legislative session

St. Cloud TimesOn climate, energy, health care, taxes: Lawmakers round out session in St. Cloud

Grand Forks HeraldBorder-city tax credits, paid family leave among main topics of Minnesota Chamber legislative meeting

Minn PostFor Minnesota cities and counties, the 2019 increase in state aid was long awaited

SW News MediaCommentary: Session ends with positives and negatives


La Crosse TribuneMinnesota robotic dairy survives on economy of scale amid trade war

Farm ForumDairy numbers tell troubling story in Winona County, Minn.

Winona Daily NewsBankers survey indicates improving farm economy in 10 states

Economic development

Star TribuneWhere Minnesota Legislature landed on business-related issues this past session

The Ely Echo…copper-nickel ore is underground

Duluth News TribuneReader’s view: More TV, film projects might mean problems

Southernminn.comBy the numbers: Mahnomen ranks the poorest of Minnesota counties

Star TribuneCensus citizenship question will hurt Minnesota businesses

The Virginian PilotEnbridge pipeline project hits another Minnesota obstacle

CBS 3: Court officials: Enbridge environmental impact statement fails to address oil spill in Lake Superior watershed

Austin Daily HeraldMinnesota’s kids are doing well — with exceptions

Labor market

Star TribuneEx-offenders in Minnesota are slow-but-growing pipeline for employers

Duluth News TribuneHow teens can capitalize on the tight job market for summer jobs

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota manufacturers say worker shortage is biggest concern

Star TribuneMinnesota added 51 to 100 jobs in May as job market stalls

Pioneer PressMinnesota unemployment rate remained 3.3 percent in May; 100 jobs gained

Twin Cities BusinessWhere Are Minnesota’s New Jobs?

MPR NewsUnemployment steady in Minn. with a tight job market

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota’s job growth stalls in May, unemployment steady; here’s who’s hiring and firing

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