Economic Lookout: Dumpsters and other hopeful signs

MinnEcon note: Brent Olson is a Big Stone County commissioner who keeps a close eye on the western Minnesota economy. In April, he shared a story of high demand in Big Stone County for a single government job.

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Brent Olson | Ortonville

Today, he tells us about spotting some hopeful economic signs — remodeling dumpsters and a new grain dryer — in his hometown of Clinton, MN.

“Out here on the prairie I haven’t detected anyone singing ‘Happy Days are Here Again,’ he says. “But it’s my opinion that things are looking up, just a little.”

Check out his video post and then add your thoughts below.

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Olson is a western Minnesota writer and Big Stone County commissioner



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