Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 7/20/18

State and local taxes

Dairyland PeachDayton may be leaving, but extremism remains

International Falls JournalOUR VIEW: Ruling will bring benefits

MPR NewsMinnesota’s online sales tax plan due next week

Labor market

The Med City BeatRegion’s economy faces a growing problem: A shortage of skilled workers

MPR NewsImmigrants boost Worthington economy

Pioneer PressDo prevailing wage laws for public construction help, or hurt?

WCCOMinnesota Added 6,600 Jobs In June, Black Unemployment Rate Dipped To 17-Year Low

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Adds 6,600 Jobs in June, Resulting in Highest Job Numbers in State History

Economic development

Brainerd DispatchDEED awards Small Cities Development Grants

Minn PostHow University of Minnesota Extension provides a window into the state’s modern rural economy

Star TribuneReport: Great Lakes shipping contributes $1.4 billion to Minnesota economy

Economic growth

Minn PostThe bad news is Minnesota’s economy grew more slowly than the U.S. last year. That might also be the good news

Rochester Post BulletinTrade tensions weigh on outlook for rural parts of 10 states

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SunLetter: Pipeline supports local economy

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