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Tom Stinson retires after 26 years as state economist

Current University of Minnesota applied economics professor Laura Kalambokidis will take over as state economist, making her the first woman to serve in the role since the position was created in 1975. Stinson, 70, was first named state economist since 1987, holding a job for decades that economists before him only held for several years at a time.

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State hiring freezes tend to melt away

Some of the freezes have been short-term affairs, and largely symbolic. Others have been launched as multiyear cost-cutting efforts. But these sometimes have reverse consequences, adding new, semi-permanent layers to the bureaucracies they're tasked with trimming.

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