Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 9/16/22

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota lawmakers back waiving taxes on student loan forgiveness

West Central Tribune: Kandiyohi County 2023 tax levy set to increase, but individuals won’t see full impact

KBJR 6: Student loan debt forgiveness could come with state income tax

Republican Eagle: City works through lengthy budget process

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth Council postpones vote to set max property levy Duluth Council postpones vote to set max property levy

Star Tribune: St. Louis County Board approves 4.39% maximum tax levy increase

Duluth News Tribune: St. Louis County eyes 4.39% tax levy increase

West Central Tribune: Willmar School Board adopts 3% tax increase for next year

Labor market

Business Insider: Minnesota ice cream scoopers can make $17 an hour as the state scrambles for workers

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota’s Record Unemployment Streak Ended in August

Economic growth

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Hot or Not? For MN’s biggest private companies, sales were blistering in 2021. But will tight labor market cool things down?

St. Cloud Times: St. Cloud Area Business Outlook Survey shows a weaker summer and uncertainty ahead

Economic development

Rochester Post Bulletin: Downtown revitalization grants totaling $1.6 million announced, with more expected

Duluth News Tribune: Local View: All of Minnesota can learn from Duluth’s superior turnaround

Fox 21: Local Outdoor Recreation Industries Have Positive Impact On Duluth’s Economy

WDIO: Strengthening Duluth’s outdoor recreation and tourism industry

CBS 3: State leaders highlight impact of outdoor recreational tourism in Duluth

Alexandria Echo Press: An Echo Press Editorial: There’s good economic news in Alexandria area


Fergus Now: $6.7B In Minnesota Exports During Second Quarter Of 2022 Sets Record

Willmar Radio: Minnesota exports hit record high in second quarter

KROC: Minnesota Set New Export Record in Second Quarter

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Exports Hit Record High