Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 6/23/23


Star Tribune: Why did Minnesota once require margarine to be dyed pink?

Albert Lea Tribune: Senate Report: More mandates may hurt border businesses

Morning Ag Clips: MN Soybean Growers Baffled by EPA’s Biofuels Decision

Labor market

Pioneer Press: Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in May, unemployment rises to 2.9%

Willmar Radio: Minnesota unemployment rate rises slightly in May…8700 jobs added

Hometown Focus: Employers added 7,700 jobs in May; labor force increases again

KRWC: Statistics Show Jump in State Labor Force in May

Minn Post: The education system can’t control the labor market

Axios: Jobs with good pay are plentiful for teens in the Twin Cities

Marketplace: What rurally-based companies can teach us about shrinking labor pools

The Minnesota Daily: Minneapolis minimum wage increasing to $14.50 for small businesses

The Timberjay: Employment down but wages up in residential care

Economic development

Minn Post: Responsible mining: Minnesota’s next big contribution

Minn Post: What you need to know about the Talon Metals plan to mine metals for EVs in Minnesota

Axios: The global stakes of a Minnesota mining plan

Economic growth

Willmar Radio: Minnesota scores poorly in racial economic equality

State and local taxes and spending

Pioneer Press: St. Paul City Council seeks 1% sales tax increase for roads

Star Tribune: Minnesota government workers push for higher pay in union negotiations

Bloomberg Tax: Minnesota’s New Tax-and-Spend Policy Is a Precarious Experiment

Detroit Lakes Online: Don’t forget to pay Minnesota’s new cannabis tax

Star Tribune: Bloomington launches sales tax pitch to voters