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Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, second from left, speaks Thursday to a group on the topic of living wage jobs during a legislative hearing at the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar. Also pictured are Sen. Lyle Koenen, left, Rep. Mary Sawatzky and Matthew Bergeron, committee administrator. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Raising minimum wage discussed: Legislative committee holds hearing in Willmar as part of effort to get feedback

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WILLMAR — Conflicting opinions about why the state’s minimum wage should or should not be raised were expressed Thursday at a legislative hearing in Willmar.


On one side was information prepared by the House of Representative’s bipartisan Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs about the state’s job history and trend for an increasing number of low-wage service jobs.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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