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, Aug. 13

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends Updated: August 13, 2014 - 10:16 AM

U.S. corn, soybeans record will set record – Des Moines Register
Stanford researchers say fracking occurring in drinking water – LA Times
A wonky look at gentrification “threshholds” in Chicago – Chicago Magazine
Colorado tax receipts from legal pot are 60% below projections – Denver Post
Oil refiners more dependent on pipelines, less on tankers – Houston Chronicle
Once a lunch lady, now head of the National Education Association – Washington Post
Ruling to protect bats will halt summer logging, industry says –Timberjay
The Journal’s editorial board weighs in on Medtronic and tax inversions – WSJ
BPI to reopen Kansas plant that makes pink slime lean finely-textured beef – Sioux City Journal
Jeff Johnson wins GOP nomination to challenge Dayton for governor – StarTribune
Banks retreat from crucial repo market, worrying the Fed – WSJ

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