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Weekly Economic Update, September 20, 2021

Mid September and the Baseball season is winding down.  I can’t remember the last time the pennant races were this un-competitive.  The goal a few years ago when the wild card inclusion was implemented, was to increase the interest over a number of cities and teams when, in the case like this year, the races

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This Week’s Economic Update, September 13, 2021

Welcome to Fall and all the good things it brings.  College Football is kicked off with a line up of great games the first two weeks.  For now it looks like Alabama is in a league of its own. Not sure of other parts of the country, but in Minnesota the leaves are already changing,

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This Week’s Economic Update, August 30, 2021

The last week of unofficial Summer begins.  For some school begins this week, for others it will be right after Labor Day.  It used to be a wonderful time of year for our parents who gladly watched our downtrodden faces go out the door and to the school bus, likely toasting their renewed freedom of

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This Week’s Economic Update, August 23, 2021

The countdown has begun.  Just 13 days to the start of the Collegiate Football season.  This past week AP put out its top 25 poll.  Pretty much picking up where the last season ended, the top four teams are Alabama number one, Oklahoma in second, Clemson holding third and Ohio State rounding out the four.

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This Week’s Economic Update, August 16, 2021

It is hard to believe.  Forty-four years ago today as I was driving to my shift at McDonalds the breaking news came over my 1971 Duster AM radio.  Scratchy sound and all, it was heart breaking news.  The King, Elvis Presley was dead at only 42 years of age.  For the Baby Boomer generation in

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This Week’s Economic Update, August 9, 2021

On the West Bank of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis there was an intersection that we called Seven Corners.  This intersection brought three and a half streets together.  There was a North/South, an East/West, a Northwest/Southeast and a street that came from the Northeast that all met in one location.  Poor urban planning at

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This Week’s Economic Update, August 2, 2021

As a little boy my mom would read to my brother and I nightly.  By the time we could read on our own we had devoured hundreds of books.  One of our favorites was called Fortunately by Remy Charlip. The tale follows Ned as he needs to cross the country to get to a birthday

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