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Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Tips to make being on ice safer
Hibbert extends points lead at Eastern National
DL PeeWee A’s advance to Regions
Perham’s Lopez seals section title over DL
U.S. women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Hildur "Peg" Coen
Leo Riegert Sr.
Jerome H. Hunke
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
February 11, 2018
Nothing golden about this 50-year anniversary
This month marks a golden anniversary for American wages, but don't expect celebration around the nation. On the contrary. In February 1968, the federal minimum wage increased from $1.40 to $1.60 an hour, giving minimum wage workers what would turn out to be the highest level of purchasing...
February 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 4, 2018
New year, new minimum-wage rate as of Jan. 1, 2018
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates have adjusted for inflation as of Jan. 1, 2018, to $9.65 an hour for large employers and $7.87 an hour for other state minimum wages. An estimated 250,000 hourly workers in Minnesota will earn less than $9.65 an hour. "In 2014, I worked with the DFL...
January 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
Minimum-wage rates adjusted for inflation as of Jan. 1, 2018
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to $9.65 an hour for large employers and $7.87 an hour for other state minimum wages. Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce...
October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
June 14, 2017
248,000 Minnesota hourly workers make $9.50 an hour or less
The 2016 Minnesota Minimum-Wage Report is now available from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The report presents trends about Minnesota's minimum-wage workers and descriptive statistics about these workers for the current year. Findings from the report • There are...
June 14, 2017 - 2:51pm
March 18, 2017
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
The Republican-controlled State House of Representatives has passed a bill, using the concept of "pre-emption," which blocks cities and counties from raising wages or setting workplace benefits for their residents, such as paid sick and family leave, which are higher than the state...
March 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
July 29, 2016
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
Minnesota’s large employer minimum-wage rates rise to $9.50 an hour beginning Aug. 1, 2016. This is the state’s third of three annual minimum wage increases put into law in 2014. In January 2018, the rates will be annually indexed to inflation. “In 2014, I worked with the Legislature...
July 29, 2016 - 5:35am
July 31, 2015
Minnesota's new minimum wage tops in the Midwest
MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota will rise above its regional peers in minimum wage Saturday, when the state's new $9 per hour rate begins. The bump is part of a three-part increase that will see the minimum wage rise to $9.50 next year, and incremental raises tied to inflation after that. Some...
July 31, 2015 - 8:18am
June 25, 2015
Minimum wage hike good for MN
Some workers can expect a pay increase this summer. Minnesota’s minimum wage rate is increasing Aug. 1. Rates will increase again Aug. 1, 2016, as well. The changes in place as of Aug. 1 will include: Large employers must pay at least $9 an hour. A large employer constitutes...
June 25, 2015 - 5:25am
House passes minimum wage curb
The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday night that would allow employers to pay a lower wage to workers who make more than $4 per hour in tips. The bill, which passed 78-55, represents an effort by the Republican-controlled House to blunt the minimum-wage increases passed last...
March 25, 2015 - 10:27am
August 1, 2014
Minnesota’s minimum wage hike goes into effect today
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is seeing its first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade. Starting today, most of the state’s lowest paid workers will receive $8 an hour. It’s the first of three annual increases that will push Minnesota’s wage floor from $6.15 an hour — among...
August 1, 2014 - 7:30am
July 30, 2014
State’s minimum wage hike takes effect starting Friday
People earning a minimum wage are people we depend on to care for our children and our elderly and disabled family members, yet they do not make enough money to care for their own families. Some are working two to three jobs to try to provide for their children’s basic needs. Because...
July 30, 2014 - 11:31am
April 26, 2014
Training would be a better use of minimum wage money
While it’s hard not to justify an increase from the $7.25 minimum wage, the Legislature’s decision to increase it by more than 30 percent to $9.50 per hour, especially in Greater Minnesota, is excessive. The fact is, the minimum wage increase affects Greater Minnesota far more...
April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 15, 2014
Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs minimum wage increase bill into law
St. Paul, Minn. -- Minnesota’s minimum wage will begin to climb this summer, and could keep climbing every year after that, now that Gov. Mark...
April 15, 2014 - 9:41am
April 11, 2014
MN minimum wage set to rise
Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. “I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people in this state,”...
April 11, 2014 - 2:13pm
March 27, 2014
Minnesota House, Senate negotiators still have no minimum wage deal
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House and Senate negotiators remained at a stalemate Thursday on raising the minimum wage. Negotiators met for about five minutes Thursday, leaving with no progress. Senators rejected a House proposal because it continues to contain a provision to automatically...
March 27, 2014 - 8:59pm