Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 9/29/23

State and local taxes and spending

Pioneer Press: St. Paul schedules sessions on sales tax increase for road and park projects

KRFO: Minnesota continues to collect more than expected in taxes

Alexandria Echo Press: Alexandria’s levy poised to jump 10.6% in 2024

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth City Council adds to mayor’s budget, levy

Pioneer Press: St. Paul City Council sets maximum tax levy at $208.5 million, a 3.7% increase

The Timberjay: County board OKs 2.93 percent levy boost for 2024

Mankato Free Press: Nicollet County preliminary tax levy up 3.5% in 2024

Pine and Lakes Echo Journal: Nisswa preliminary tax levy is up 13% to $3,525,962

KYMN: County Board, Northfield School District set respective preliminary tax levies

Marshall Independent: Sales tax option could net $1.8M yearly, according to analysis


Minnesota Reformer: Worker advocates push for nation-leading labor standards board in Minneapolis

Labor market

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Jobs up by 4,400 in Minnesota; State marks a half year of steady labor force growth

Star Tribune: Minnesota steps up efforts to help employers fill jobs as tight labor market continues

Brainerd Dispatch: Challenges in a tight labor market abound but so does optimism about the future


Grand Forks Herald: Soybeans near a tipping point that could be an economic boon at home