Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 9/4/20

Economic development

Hometown FocusMining on the western Mesabi Range

Pine JournalSen. Rarick column: Line 3 delay is another instance of metro over Greater MN

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: Minnesota’s budding tech economy deserves 21st-century antitrust enforcement

Duluth News TribuneSt. Louis County Board veers toward Enbridge support

Biomass MagazineReport quantifies impact of the Minnesota Bioincentive Program

International Falls Journal: Commentary: Enbridge move contrary to ‘One Minnesota’ campaign

Labor market

Minn PostMinnesota unemployment claims have dropped faster in August than in any period since the pandemic began

Bloomberg TaxMinnesota Minimum Wage to Rise in 2021, State Says

Grand Forks HeraldUnemployment numbers in Roseau County lower than they appear at first glance

Faribault Daily NewsJobs czar strives to get Minnesota economy back on track

State and local taxes and spending

Star TribuneMinnesota signs up for new federal $300 weekly benefit for jobless

MPR NewsMinnesota looks for additional $300 in weekly jobless aid

Pioneer Press: Minnesota to apply for extra $300 for unemployed approved by Trump executive order

WCCOGov. Walz Announces $300 In New Weekly Unemployment Benefits

KSTPMinnesota applies for federal $300 wage benefit, DHS begins budget cuts

MPR NewsState aims for quick turnaround on $300 unemployment boost

Economic growth

Business NorthOne-in-five Minnesota small firms will will have to close if conditions don’t improve

WNAXMid America Economy Continues Recovery

Star TribuneManufacturers continue their march back, though pace slow at Minnesota’s factories

KTOETourism industry feeling ripple effects of COVID-19


Star TribuneJudge rules Minnesota winemakers can use more out-of-state grapes

Mankato Free PressMy View: Farmers need less talk, more action on Renewable Fuel Standard

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