Oil is key to Minnesota's economic condition
ST. PAUL - Oil makes predicting the economic future a slippery proposition.
A December federal tax deal helped the Minnesota economy do better than expected, but now the prospects of higher oil costs could hurt the country's economy.
Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson said a budget report released Monday counts on oil selling for $90 to $95 a barrel. On Monday, it hovered around $100.
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