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Holiday blood drive scheduled Saturday in DL
'This was a difficult day,' immigration judge says as he rules to deport Minnesota man
Flu vaccine could be less effective this year
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Blowback over proposed wind turbine near Pelican Lake
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
Laker basketball teams split at TRF
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
Under construction: A number of local businesses are undergoing improvements in the area
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
'New Standards' for holiday tradition: Show coming to Holmes Theatre this Friday breaks the seasonal mold
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Thomas Anthony "Tom" Kubat
John Reed King
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Guest Editorial: Here's how to beat the holiday blues
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
October 4, 2017
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
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