Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/3/18

State and local taxes

International Falls JournalMinnesota earns AAA bond ratings

Labor market

Winona Daily NewsThey’ll even drive you to work: Low unemployment forces Winona area businesses to get creative

Pioneer PressIn St. Paul’s $15 wage debate, advocates and critics alike cite studies. But what do they say?

Duluth News TribuneJobs dip slightly in June

WatchdogStudy: Minnesota’s minimum wage hikes lead to job losses for younger workers

Finance & CommerceDEED grants to support workforce training

Economic growth

WCCO: Midwest Economy Still Growing But At Slower Pace

Star Tribune: Pace of growth slows at Minnesota and Midwest factories

Economic development

Star Tribune: Immigrants give Minnesota more than they take


Minn PostTrade war pulls pork prices down for Minnesota farmers

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