Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/31/18


Owatonna People’s Press: ISAAC ORR: Copper-nickel and titanium mining will bring huge boost to Minnesota’s economy

Duluth News TribuneCapitol Chatter: Reports add more heat to mining debate

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: The more they learn, the more Minnesotans support copper mining

Inside SourcesRestarting Minnesota Mining Would Provide the Minerals for America’s Technological Future

Labor market

Pioneer PressMinnesota sets new minimum wage for 2019

West Central TribuneNew online employment platform to be introduced Wednesday in Willmar

KNSI: Minimum wage hike coming

The Virginian PilotStatewide minimum wage in Minnesota set to go up Jan. 1

Brainerd DispatchCLC, Minnesota State lead workforce development roundtable

WCCOAmerican Legion Job Fair Aims To Help Unemployed Veterans

KEYCMinnesota Increasing Employment for Disabled

KSTPDEED: Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2000

State and local taxes

Star Tribune: Tax revenue grows in first year of Sunday sales

Star TribuneEditorial counterpoint: Regressive sick tax is now completely unneeded and needs to go

Economic growth

KDHL: Is Minnesota one of the hardest-working states in America?

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalHow are we doing? Minnesota near top of ‘best economy’ states

Twin Cities BusinessSoutheast Minnesota Angel Fund Reaches $2M Fundraising Goal, Backs Mayo Spin-Off

Duluth News TribuneEconomist’s View: Actually, economic growth in Walker’s Wisconsin outpaced Dayton’s Minnesota


KSTPMinnesota Soybean Farmers to Receive Assistance in Midst of US, China Tariffs

MarketplaceTalkin’ trade war at the Minnesota State Fair

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