Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 6/28/19

Economic growth

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: Minnesota booming; so why so much pessimism in the press?

Yahoo FinanceGreater MSP Region Sees Strong Economic Performance in Many Indicators but Lags Peer Regions in Several Critical Areas


Albert Lea Tribune: Survey indicates improving farm economy in 10 states

Minn PostCan Minnesota save its dairy farms?


Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: Minnesota truckers want a modern NAFTA

Labor market

Austin Daily HeraldUnemployment steady with a tight job market; Rate held at 3.3 percent in May

Star TribuneMinneapolis City Council proposes crackdown on wage theft to parallel state law

Marshall Independent: Working around the labor shortage

MPR NewsMinimum wage workers in Mpls. to see boost in pay in July

Economic development

Minn PostPolyMet, the EPA, and the accusations against the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, explained

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Panel talk focuses on Range’s economic development future

Mesabi Daily News: DNR: Aiming to bring sound science, collaboration to mining projects

Mesabi Daily News: Mine dump with a view

Star TribuneOne angle on immigration that isn’t elusive: Economic growth

State and local taxes

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota’s Angel Tax Credit Returns

Redwood Falls GazetteMinnesota House District 16B Rep. Torkelson says MNLARS tax issue will be addressed

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