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President Shar Knutson of the Minnesota AFL-CIO said on Tuesday raising the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour is unions’ top priority. Looking on is the author of a state mimimum wage increase bill, Rep. Ryan Winlker of Golden Valley, a Bemidji native. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Groups launch effort to raise Minnesota minimum wage

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John Myers

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FALCON HEIGHTS — A coalition of Minnesota labor, religious, nonprofit and public service groups on Tuesday began rallying public support to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour over the next two years.


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