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Minimum wage hike questioned: legislative proposal would increase rate to $9.50 an hour

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BEMIDJI – A legislative proposal to increase Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour does not appear to have a large base of local support.

Minnesota, with a minimum wage of $6.15 an hour, is one of four states with minimum wages lower than the federal rate of $7.25 an hour. The federal minimum wage applies to most businesses, though some are governed by state law.

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