Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/24/18

Economic growth

Rochester Post BulletinGreenspace: Minnesota leads Midwest in clean energy job growth

Labor market

KIMT: IA/MN unemployment hits 18-year low

Northfield NewsUpcoming workshop discusses immigration’s role in local economy

Pioneer PressB Kyle: St. Paul’s $15-minimum-wage committee was full of surprises


Star TribuneMinnesota think tank wades into debate on economics of mining

WCCOStudy: Protecting Boundary Waters Against Copper Mining Will Benefit Economy

Alpha NewsNew Study: Environmentally Responsible Mining Would “Unearth Prosperity” In Minnesota

State and local taxes

Pioneer Press: Mayor Carter eyes preserving older rentals, tax breaks for not raising rent

WJON: Benton County to study adding local option sales tax for roads

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