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Are you being affected by Minnesota's minimum wage hike? Let us know...

Minnesota legislators narrowly passed a bill Monday that will mean a significant minimum wage increase of $3 an hour between this summer and 2016 for what are considered "large" businesses. Employees currently making $6.15 may see their wages go up to $9.50 if the business they are working for grosses over $500,000 a year.  The bill also includes language that could link minimum wage to inflation, which would mean automatic raises every year. 

So what do you think? Are you a business owner or manager who thinks this new law will hurt the bottom line too much? Will it tie your hands and force your business to cut positions? What about employees? Is this a law that will impact you? Let us know...we want to tell both sides of this story that will touch so many locally.

Email and let us know what you think...

Paula Quam

Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.

(218) 844-1466