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Joining an effort to raise the state minimum wage, Jessica English tells a 2013 Minnesota State Fair audience that low wages are to blame for a threat that she could lose custody of her children. The former western Minnesota resident moved to St. Paul, where she now makes more than minimum wage. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Woman fights 'land of minimum wage'

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FALCON HEIGHTS -- Jessica English is a face of a newly revived effort to raise Minnesota's minimum wage.

She earned minimum wage while working in rural western Minnesota, places such as Fergus Falls, Ortonville and Kerkhoven. A case worker called it the "land of the minimum wage."


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