What are the forces moving the Minnesota economy? Adam Belz tries to identify the trends and show the connections between Minnesota and the larger U.S. and global economies. You can connect with him on Twitter: @adambelz

Opening Belz, April 2

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: April 2, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Banks prune branches in rural areas, sunbelt states – WSJ
Health care profit margins were (relatively) low in 2012 – StarTribune
Stockman’s screed against the Fed and easy money – NY Times
Disability insurance bloat has something to do with aging – Washington Post
For some reason, Wall Street hasn’t figured out email is forever – Bloomberg
Old but Good: Laser focus on writing revitalizes a high school – Atlantic
Cargill taps Sara Lee exec as CFO – Pioneer Press
Wisconsin farmland prices soar in 2012, no surprise – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
$400m oil refinery to break ground near Minot – Fargo Forum

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