Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 8/14/20

State and local taxes and spending

Detroit Lakes OnlineRepublicans ask voters to send them back to St. Paul to close $4.7 billion budget hole

Pioneer Press: Minnesota cities, counties scramble to keep businesses afloat by dishing out CARES Act grants

Minn PostHow local governments are spending their share of Minnesota’s $841 million in federal COVID-19 aid

Star TribuneLandscape of rubble persists as Minneapolis demands taxes in exchange for permits

The Center SquareMinnesota residents pay $9.01 per gallon in taxes on distilled spirits

Labor market

Star TribuneMinnesota’s job market coming back slowly as companies remain cautious

Grand Forks HeraldRoseau bounces back after nearly two-thirds of the community filed for unemployment

Economic development

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Support Minnesotans by supporting Line 3

Minn PostMinnesota can become a world leader in responsible mining

Grand Forks HeraldLetter: Minnesota needs Line 3 project


Star TribuneMinnesota exports drop 17% because of the coronavirus

Economic growth

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: Legislators should play their role to spur economic recovery

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