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Midday: Minnesota's economy and a plea to read

Posted at 8:41 AM on July 19, 2007 by Bill Wareham

At 11 a.m., Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson will be in the studio to discuss why Minnesota's job-growth numbers aren't out-pacing the national average the way they did in the 80s and 90s.

At noon, a speech from Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Gioia explained why he thinks Americans need to read more at this month's Aspen Ideas Festival.