State economist loves 'dismal science' work
ST. PAUL -- Though it's been branded the "dismal science," economics brings nothing but joy to the heart of one Minnesota man. Meet Tom Stinson. Economics is his game.
As Minnesota's top economist, Stinson's main job is to forecast the state's economic health two times a year, in November and February. That forecast is then used by the governor and lawmakers to set the state's spending priorities.