Minnesota outpacing U.S. as incomes climb 3.7 percent

  • Article by: Adam Belz , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 27, 2013 - 11:55 PM

It’s another sign of how state’s economy hasn’t been as sluggish.

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supervon2Mar. 28, 13 6:34 AM

Why don't the list the rate of increase in taxes between Federal and proposed State? I bet it's more than 3.7%.

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godiveMar. 28, 13 6:54 AM

Also why don't you differentiate between public sector and private sector jobs. In the article it said manufacturing, construction, retail sales, etc are all down. Then which jobs are up? Government employees?

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formergopMar. 28, 13 7:13 AM

Thank you Governor Dayton!

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EleanoreMar. 28, 13 8:23 AM

Income is not up when taxes are up so much. This is a false feeling of yippiee attempting to confuse people as to their real bottom line income.

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dtmonkeyboyMar. 28, 13 9:09 AM

If Minnesota is such a horrible state to do business in because our taxes are so high, why do will continually lead the nation? Perhaps most businesses - like people make the decision of where to expand and locate on things other than taxes. It would explain why we have so many fortune 500 companies (as does CT).

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jgmanciniMar. 28, 13 9:12 AM

"In the article it said manufacturing, construction, retail sales, etc are all down."---------I think you need to read the article again. Here's what it said: "Minnesota’s gains have been driven by increased earnings in agriculture, heavy manufacturing, construction, professional jobs and health care, the Commerce Department figures show."

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flatstanleyMar. 28, 13 9:29 AM

Eleanore, what tax hike did you get hit with?

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jeffkocurMar. 28, 13 9:29 AM

@ Godive: from the 10th paragraph: "Minnesota’s gains have been driven by increased earnings in agriculture, heavy manufacturing, construction, professional jobs and health care, the Commerce Department figures show."

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EleanoreMar. 28, 13 9:44 AM

"what tax hike did you get hit with?" - the biggie, not the most encompassing, would be property tax which effectively rose in the double digits and has since 2008 despite the ever significantly decreasing and spurious "estimated property value".

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jackpinesavMar. 28, 13 9:47 AM

Contrast to Arizona, where I winter, struggling with poor economy as lawmakers continue to severely underfund all levels of education and then wonder why business will not come here (no skilled work force).They also railed against govt spending and now scream when military jobs are cut here.

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