As usual, figuring out the state of the economy and where it’s heading is a matter of interpretation. Here are three stories to help:
Survey suggests region’s economy continues to grow (AP)
Layoffs coming to Minn. factories, survey predicts (MPR)
Reports show Iowa, Midwest economies could face challenges (Des Moines Register)
By the way, those headlines are all describing the same survey.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.