Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/16/19


Redwood Falls GazetteThe cornerstone of our economy

Mankato Free PressOur View: Farmfest connects all on critical issues

Ag WeekSen. Tina Smith touts rural working group to counter slumping farm economy

Montevideo American NewsFarming is one of backbones for state’s economy

KBJR6Latest bankers survey indicates shrinking rural economy

State and local taxes and spending

Star TribuneMankato neighborhood balks at tax hike to fix ravine drainage

Duluth News TribuneThe Memo: Nonprofits, properties, taxes

Park Rapids EnterpriseState sales tax laws are changing

WCCO2 Years After Sunday Liquor Sale Bill Passes, Tax Revenue Still Lackluster

Minn PostTwo years into Sunday liquor sales, Minnesota sees modest alcohol tax revenue increase

Economic development

Star TribuneEnbridge says delays in replacing Line 3 put Minnesota’s economy and environment at risk

Bemidji PioneerBenefited by broadband: Beltrami County leads the state in high speed internet access

Star TribuneHandcrafted tile shop Mercury Mosaics anchors bustling former factory in Northeast

Owatonna People’s PressSouthern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Economic Impact Grants

Star TribuneLet’s invest in alternatives to mining for northeastern Minnesota

Labor market

WCCOLayoffs Forcing Thousands Of Minnesotans Back Into Job Market

Forest Lake TimesWorker shortage needs attention and action

Star TribuneMinnesota lost 1,300 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up to 3.4%

Pioneer PressMinnesota unemployment rises to 3.4 percent

KELOMinnesota’s unemployment rates edges up to 3.4 percent in July

Mankato Free PressMankato region sees 1% job growth in July

SW News MediaColumn: The wages of wages

Federal taxes

MondaqUnited States: Minnesota Tax Conformity

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