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Minimum wage set to rise: House passes higher minimum wage; bill heads to Gov. Dayton for signature

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ST. PAUL — 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,” Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-St. Paul, said.

Republicans said they agree higher wages are needed, but many did not like the bill that passed.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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