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Labine leaves three-decade legacy with DL track and field
Richards joins RPI in group of nine new faces
Lamoureux Named Force Associate Head Coach
The 10th annual Youth Golf series begins June 29
GOLF: Laker Open registration available online
What your grandchild can teach you about Social Security
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
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Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
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Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
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If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
MSUM Summer Cinema Series opens July 10: Four summer Mondays to feature silent films and live music
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
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Ronald L. Brett
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Letter: Veteran supports raising tobacco age
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Letter: New health law must cover pre-existing conditions
Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
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Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
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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'
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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
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