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Minimum wage

July 14, 2017
Pam Whaley lives with her three children in a Grand Forks apartment and is working to get her nursing degree. Whaley said recently that she wouldn't be able to afford an apartment without housing assistance. (Eric Hylden / Forum News Service)
Stretched thin: Renting two-bedroom units requires $16.73 an hour for 40-hour week in Grand Forks
July 14, 2017 - 8:10pm
June 30, 2017
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Minneapolis approves gradual rise in minimum wage to $15 an hour
June 30, 2017 - 1:22pm
March 2, 2017
Tommy Franklin, wears a face mask "Stealing Sick Time Makes Us Sick" at a demonstation against the Preemption Bill at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 2, 2017. "I'm here to support workers rights and a fair economy for all," he said. " (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
GOP tries to stop Minnesota cities from mandating minimum wage hikes, sick leave
March 2, 2017 - 10:43pm
November 29, 2016
Rallies in Twin Cities, elsewhere make case for $15 minimum wage
November 29, 2016 - 10:39pm
July 25, 2016
The union exhibit at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair left no doubt about labor's No. 1 political goal: raising the state minimum wage. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
July 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 6, 2016
Ruby Markham of Duluth brings food to Cameron Mathews and Elly Keily, both of Duluth, while working Friday at Northern Waters. Northern Waters is one of the first restaurants in Duluth to have a no-tipping policy. Wait staff and kitchen staff are paid the same wages, reducing unnecessary tension among the staff. (CLINT AUSTIN)
Minnesota restaurants bite on no-tipping policies
June 6, 2016 - 8:45am
February 29, 2016
Minnesota's minimum wage was raised to $9 an hour on Aug. 1, 2015, for employers with annual revenues of at least $500,000, and $7.25 an hour for employers with less than $500,000 in annual business. (BRAINERD DISPATCH GRAPHIC)
Report: 216,000 Minnesotans make less than $9 an hour
February 29, 2016 - 10:45am
March 24, 2015
Minn. House passes minimum wage curbs
March 24, 2015 - 11:10am
“It feels like they're attacking the people who work the hardest for the least amount of money,” said Colleen Somerville-Lehman, a long-time server, after appearing before a committee to speak against a bill sponsored by Rep. Pat Garofalo (background) which would decrease the minimum wage for employees who receive gratuities during a hearing in the State Office Building Monday. She was with her 5-month-old baby Josiah. (Pioneer Press/Ben Garvin)
Minimum wage fight reignites in House
February 24, 2015 - 11:29pm
May 2, 2014
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
April 7, 2014 - 1:08pm
March 6, 2014
Inflation calculator a sticking point in Minn. minimum-wage plan
March 6, 2014 - 6:54am
March 4, 2014
Wages affect health, group tells Minn. lawmakers
March 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 20, 2014
Minnesota to consider local oil disaster aid
February 20, 2014 - 10:00am
February 18, 2014
CBO says minimum wage hike would kill jobs but alleviate poverty
February 18, 2014 - 4:08pm