Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 9/10/21

State and local taxes and spending

KAAL TV: Gov. Walz announces allocation of $103 million of federal money

Brainerd Dispatch: Area cities receive DEED grants

Star Tribune: Minnesota keeps top AAA financial rating

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota borrowed from feds to cover unemployment comp. Now the interest is piling on

Labor market

KEYC: Enhanced unemployment benefits end this weekend

St. Cloud Times: St. Cloud restaurants use creativity, accept some limitations to manage worker shortage

KSTP: Minnesota financial expert talks about modest gains latest jobs report, why it’s happening

Star Tribune: For restaurants, a new order

Grand Forks Herald: With the closing of Sickies, what problems do Grand Forks-area restaurants face while trying to hire employees?

Star Tribune: Unemployment benefits expire this weekend for about 100,000 Minnesotans

Minnesota Reformer: The state of labor, in five charts

KTTC: Federal Unemployment benefits end; Rochester residents react

Bemidji Pioneer: Minnesota districts struggle to find bus drivers as school year starts

Kare 11: Companies across the Twin Cities are looking to fill job positions


Pioneer Press: MN exports jump 29 percent second quarter of 2021. Which countries bought the most

Star Tribune: Minnesota exports rebounded above pre-pandemic levels this spring

Economic growth

KBJR 6: Businesses bounce back: Duluth gets summer boost in tourism economy

KNSI: Central Minnesota’s Construction Industry Remains Economically Strong Amid Pandemic