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, March 27

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: March 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Delays add $300m to cost of Southwest light rail – StarTribune
60 percent of rural counties are losing population – WSJ
Empty threats and “rhetorical pretzels” from the U.S. in Ukraine – Ian Bremmer
Digi-Key to run 3rd commuter bus to get workers to Thief River – Grand Forks Herald
Cargill to outsource some IT services – StarTribune
What it was like to walk into an ancient Egyptian tomb – Appendix
The right whale makes a comeback, returns to Cape Cod – Aeon
Watch the WTC base-jumping video (jumps start at 2:30) – YouTube

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