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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
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Lakers pick up big section sweep at home
Lakers fall to defending section champs
Haire impresses at UMC spring game
Smith selected to NCAA Regionals
Lakers move up to No. 8 in Class AAA
Column: The American Revolution's big winners, big losers
Turning back the pages
She gave 'er a good run...: Firehose used to fight 1914 fire finds new home at Becker County Museum
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
LCRC, Kinship adopt a highway: 'Kick Off Cleanup' held on Earth Day
Friends & Neighbors
Perham's Papacito's permeates Detroit Lakes
'It was time to pass the baton': Dean's Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
MN gas prices down since last week
SJE-Rhombus receives chapter 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Top Hat Theatre to welcome North Dakota singer Kat Perkins May 13
Styx to take stage at Shooting Star May 5
Rosanne Cash coming to Holmes Theatre May 5
Canine lovers, take note: National Puppy Day is almost here
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Janice L. Herman
Neil Daniel "Peel" Englund
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Letter: Trump's extra security costs: Maybe he's worth it?
Letter: Where do our federal tax dollars go?
Lynn Hummel column: The spirit of Johnny Appleseed
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
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
March 26, 2014
Rep. Marquart favors equal pay, minimum wage increase
On Thursday, a bill that aims to improve working conditions and pay for women in Minnesota was heard in a State House of Representatives committee...
March 26, 2014 - 11:00am
March 4, 2014
Minimum wage backers say better pay means better health
ST. PAUL - Better wages mean better health, supporters of a higher Minnesota minimum wage bill said Monday as House and Senate negotiators continue to work on the measure. “This is a moral issue about how we as a community, as a society, support healthy families," said the Rev....
March 4, 2014 - 8:09am
February 28, 2014
Push to increase minimum wage begins at Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- State lawmakers promised to act quickly this session to raise the minimum wage, and they started the ball rolling Thursday evening with the first meeting of the House-Senate conference committee. The committee heard public testimony for more than three hours Thursday but...
February 28, 2014 - 10:30am
February 16, 2014
Sen. Skoe talks minimum wage increase concerns, bonding bill
Attendance was unusually low at a Wednesday town hall meeting hosted by State Sen. Rod Skoe at the Lake Park City Center. Skoe said the sparse...
February 16, 2014 - 10:00am