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State economist loves 'dismal science' work

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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.

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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.

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