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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
June 6, 2016
Minnesota restaurants bite on no-tipping policies
DULUTH – Customers at the Northern Waters restaurant in the Mount Royal Shopping Center never leave a tip on the table — and general manager...
June 6, 2016 - 8:45am
February 29, 2016
Report: 216,000 Minnesotans make less than $9 an hour
The 2015 Minnesota Minimum-wage Report is now available from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The report presents trends about...
February 29, 2016 - 10:45am
March 24, 2015
Minn. House passes minimum wage curbs
ST. PAUL -- 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.
March 24, 2015 - 11:10am
Minimum wage fight reignites in House
ST. PAUL — After a highly partisan and contentious debate last spring that resulted in raising Minnesota’s minimum wage, a Republican House...
February 24, 2015 - 11:29pm
May 2, 2014
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those undergoing training, teens and some foreign workers. The deal announced today includes a provision that beginning in 2018 all wages would...
April 7, 2014 - 1:08pm
March 6, 2014
Inflation calculator a sticking point in Minn. minimum-wage plan
ST. PAUL -- After meeting for five days in a row, House and Senate conferees working on a minimum-wage compromise appeared deadlocked Wednesday and decided to take a break.
March 6, 2014 - 6:54am
March 4, 2014
Wages affect health, group tells Minn. lawmakers
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...
March 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 20, 2014
Minnesota to consider local oil disaster aid
ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer....
February 20, 2014 - 10:00am
February 18, 2014
CBO says minimum wage hike would kill jobs but alleviate poverty
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Raising the U.S. minimum wage would lead to the loss of about half a million jobs by late 2016 while lifting almost a million Americans out of poverty, the Congressional Budget Office forecast in a report on Tuesday that reignited debate over one of President...
February 18, 2014 - 4:08pm
DFL lawmakers want minimum wage to rise, farm sales tax to fall
WILLMAR — No need to raise a fuss or a holler about working all hours for that $6.15 minimum wage. Minnesota’s DFL lawmakers are optimistic that an increase in the minimum wage will become law this upcoming session, most likely as a boost from the current $6.15 to close to $9.50,...
February 18, 2014 - 12:09am
February 6, 2014
Mayors plug minimum wage increase proposal
ST. PAUL — Hibbing Mayor Rick Cannata says he knows what it is like to financially struggle while raising a family. The mayor told Minnesota...
February 6, 2014 - 11:22pm
January 28, 2014
Obama to lift minimum wage for federal contractors: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday he is issuing an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers with new contracts, the White House said. In his State of the Union address, Obama will also call on...
January 28, 2014 - 9:42am
November 23, 2013
Letter: Workers need higher wages
“Bad facts on minimum wage” by Alex Marcus was correctly titled. The letter published Nov. 14 claims that the Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs is not bipartisan. The fact is that the committee is bipartisan, but Republicans do not show up. No Republicans were present at the...
November 23, 2013 - 12:10am
November 10, 2013
Raising minimum wage expected to be on legislative agenda
WILLMAR — When the Minnesota legislature adjourned this spring, there was a $1.75-an-hour minimum wage gap left behind that lawmakers are expected to bridge when they reconvene in February. A financial difference of less than two dollars may not seem like much, but when it comes...
November 10, 2013 - 11:10pm