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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
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