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Eagle Lake sewer system at a crossroads: Willmar, Kandiyohi County debate options
Deposits pending but Kandiyohi County broadband sign-up goal appears met
OHV park in Renville County appears on hold
Records published July 26
Felony charges filed in alleged Fergus Falls auto fraud
Local Roundup: Stingers walk-off Honkers
Midwest Cup: Top amateur golfers to compete at Eagle Creek
Minnesota Lynx weather Liberty rally for 76-75 win
Garcia comes aboard; Twins send Gibson packing
Stingers: (Marcus) Still Waters Run Fast
'Simpsons' creator heads to Netflix with adult comedy
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
Think Kim Kardashian is sexy? This app matches you with celebrity lookalikes.
Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Mildred A. Adolph
Faye E. Verdon
Marybeth A. Dubord
Keillor: A new idea about Amelia Earhart
Beat the heat with easy entree salads
Nurture versus nature: Mom's life lesson
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
July 14, 2017
Stretched thin: Renting two-bedroom units requires $16.73 an hour for 40-hour week in Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS — There was a point in Pam Whaley's life when she didn't have to worry about where she lived. Then her husband lost his job...
July 14, 2017 - 8:10pm
June 30, 2017
Minneapolis approves gradual rise in minimum wage to $15 an hour
The Minneapolis city council approved a measure on Friday requiring large companies to pay workers least at $15 an hour by 2022, a 58 percent...
June 30, 2017 - 1:22pm
March 2, 2017
GOP tries to stop Minnesota cities from mandating minimum wage hikes, sick leave
ST. PAUL—Rod Adams, an advocate with Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, doesn't mince words when it comes to the so-called Uniform Labor...
March 2, 2017 - 10:43pm
November 29, 2016
Rallies in Twin Cities, elsewhere make case for $15 minimum wage
MINNEAPOLIS—Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday as they participated in protests nationwide, including the Twin Cities, for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Fast-food restaurant workers and home and child care workers rallied in cities including Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit,...
November 29, 2016 - 10:39pm
July 25, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
July 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
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