Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/23/19

State and local taxes and spending

Forest Lake TimesHighlights from the state budget deal

MPR NewsCourt defeat could cost Minnesota treasury $100 million

The NeighborBy the numbers: Minnesota ranks 18th highest on state and local sales taxes

Star TribuneLoss in court slices millions from Minnesota state budget

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalCourt decision on trusts law could cost Minnesota more than $100 million

Pioneer PressTax ruling will cost Minnesota tens of millions in revenue

River TownsEditorial: Tax reciprocity should come back

WCCOLoss In Trust Account Tax Case Could Cost Minnesota Millions

The NeighborBy the numbers: Minnesota ranks 10th highest on beer taxes

KEYCLoss in trust account tax case could cost Minnesota millions

Labor market

Brainerd DispatchMinnesota unemployment increases to 3.4% in July

Knox News Radio: MN Unemployment Rises Slightly

KDALMinnesota Unemployment Up In July

KWLMMinnesota unemployment rate edges up in July

Minn PostClean energy jobs are big in Minnesota. But they often go to people from out of state

Rochester Post BulletinWorkforce summit seeks to forge alliance between rural schools and employers

Faribault Daily NewsJobless rate dips slightly over most of region in July, DEED reports

Minn PostIn a tight labor market, Greater Minnesota businesses think creatively about how to hang on to workers

Redwood Falls GazetteState unemployment rate increases to 3.4% for July


The Sleepy-Eye Herald DispatchU.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue visits southern Minnesota

KMTVLatest bankers survey indicates shrinking rural economy

Ag WeekFarmer frustration grows with trade war and ag economy


Brainerd DispatchAs trade war looms, Walz, other governors chart new trade paths around China

Economic development

Faribault Daily NewsGrowing the local foods economy

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