Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 7/27/18

State and local taxes

Rochester Post BulletinNeed cash? Even renters might qualify for property tax refund

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota financial ratings earn a boost

Pioneer PressMinnesota lands highest bond ratings, meaning lower interest rates

MPR NewsMinnesota to e-retailers: Start collecting taxes soon

Pioneer PressOnline shoppers to begin paying taxes in Minnesota

The Kenyon LeaderHalf-percent increase on the horizon for Goodhue County sales tax

Labor market

Pioneer PressMinnesota gains 6,600 jobs in June. Unemployment remains at lowest in 18 years

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

Star TribuneMinnesota adds 6,600 jobs in June, a sign of momentum after big gain in May

Business NorthMinnesota, Wisconsin have most jobs in state history

Southern Minnesota TodayRecord Setting Public Sector Employment Growth in Greater Mankato

Daily NewsMN adds 6,600 jobs in June

KNSI: Job growth continues

Mankato Free PressOur View: Immigrants needed for healthy economy

Owatonna People’s PressJobless rate increases slightly across the region in June

Business NorthMDI adds 160 jobs at locations across Minnesota

Economic development

Mesabi Daily News: Study explores local food economy


The Daily Journal: Minn. farmers welcome assistance, end of trade war would be better

St. Cloud TimesTrade jobs offer debt-free career opportunities

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