Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 8/21/21

Labor market

Bloomberg Tax: Minnesota’s Hourly Minimum Wages Expected to Rise in 2022

Star Tribune: Minnesota State Fair and its vendors scramble to find workers

Star Tribune: Red Wing Shoes, Jennie-O, other Minn. companies take steps to stem worker shortage

WJON: St. Cloud Employers Seeing An Uptick In Applications

State and local taxes and spending

Brainerd Dispatch: Aitkin, Crow Wing counties receive COVID-19 relief funding

KROC: Minnesota Taxpayers Continue to Contribute More Than Predicted 

KTOE: Will front-line worker COVID bonuses be subject to state taxes?

Economic development

Bemidji Pioneer: Column: What does the federal infrastructure plan mean for Minnesota?