Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 6/7/19

State and local taxes

Star TribuneWhat the Minnesota Legislature passed in the 2019 session

Wahepton Daily News‘Mixed bag’ for greater Minnesota

Hastings Star GazetteViewpoint: An inglorious end to session

Albert Lea Tribune: Dan Sparks: Wrapping up the Minnesota state budget

KDUZ: Gov. signs 13 budget bills

International Falls JournalI Falls local sales tax included in bills signed by governor

WCCOGov. Tim Walz Signs 13 Budget Bills Into Law

MPR NewsWalz signs state budget bills

Pioneer PressHow that boondoggle of a state computer system made the budget compromise possible

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Americans don’t want to pay more for gas

Detroit Lakes OnlineMinnesota lawmakers steer tax cuts to working families, seniors, farmers, small business

MPR NewsDaily Digest: It’s a wrap

Austin Daily HeraldJeanne Poppe: Minnesota’s new tax bill

SW News MediaColumn: Democrats’ obsession with tax increases forced special session

Duluth News TribuneHeftier bonding bill could be in store after Minnesota lawmakers miss window in 2019

Mille Lacs MessengerLocal taxes could feel impact of 2-year legislative funding deal

Mankato Free PressBuffer strip tax credits shelved this year

Farmington IndependentTIF could spark downtown redevelopment in Rosemount

Economic development

Star TribuneMinnesota’s 4 largest member-owned firms add to depth, diversity of state’s economy

International Falls JournalLocal economic impact of VNP grows

Business NorthMinnesota ranked as top five nonfuel mining state in the U.S.

KARE 11Court reverses regulators’ decision on pipeline’s impact

MPR NewsComing up: How Minnesota’s economy depends on small businesses

MPR NewsNew state program aims to support tech innovation in Minnesota

Economic growth

Star TribuneMinnesota manufacturing thrived last year despite long list of challenges

Star TribuneMinnesota’s largest public health care firms see another record growth year

Winona Daily NewsMidwest economy: May state-by-state glance

Star TribuneDespite trade woes, Minnesota manufacturers see growth


Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Exports Rise 1.5 Percent to $5.4 Billion in Q1

Star TribuneMedical device makers in Minnesota, U.S. brace for tariff fallout

Labor market

SW News MediaMass layoffs for ‘Minnesota pickle’ plant Gedney Foods Co.

Star Tribune‘Minnesota pickle’ maker Gedney to lay off workers at its Chaska plant

St Peter HeraldAs baby boomers head for the exits, businesses worry about the workforce

Faribault Daily NewsMinnesota manufacturers’ survey shows concerns over worker shortage


Crookston TimesFunding for soybean crush and biodiesel facility in northwest Minnesota now official

Bluff Country Newspaper GroupMinnesota legislative session beneficial to agriculture

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