Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 7/12/19

Economic development

Minn PostA push to bolster Minnesota’s tech economy takes shape

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Veterans defend Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining proposals

Northfield NewsThe last resorts? Minnesota vacation spots dwindle, but survivors say they’re thriving

Forest Lake TimesLand, resources available in Minnesota technology corridor

Hutchinson LeaderRehabbing workforce housing in Hutchinson

Mankato Free PressOur View: State aid: Cities best able to serve taxpayers

Grand Forks HeraldWorkforce Development Scholarships aim to help students in greatest time of need

KAALTVScholarships Offer Opportunity for Students, Economy

Economic growth

Star TribuneCanadian company sets up shop on Iron Range to make solar panels

Minn PostWhat’s behind Fargo-Moorhead’s boom?

Labor market

St. Cloud TimesNew wage theft law will criminalize bad business, save taxpayers money

Brainerd DispatchMinnesota State scholarship program aims to combat workforce shortage

State and local taxes and spending

Grand Forks HeraldDFLers want to know: If you aren’t willing to pay more gas taxes, would you mind a small fee increase for roads?

Minn PostHow much would recreational marijuana be worth to Minnesota?

MPR NewsNo let-up in Minnesota’s tax haul as budget year ended

MPR NewsTaxpayers helped fund ‘Tonight Show’ Super Bowl broadcast from Minnesota

Star TribuneLawmakers scrutinize ‘snowbate’ for Jimmy Fallon’s Minneapolis show after Super Bowl

Southernminn.comMinnesota ‘angel tax credit’ program to return

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