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Officials: Diversion Authority close to agreement with DNR before contact was cut
Students in the News, June 25
Sanford Oncology Pacesetters raise funds for Relay
Neilson Place honors veterans
From passion to profession: Minnesota DIYer brings workshops 'up north'
Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River
Brad Dokken: Fishing a game of expectations
Good fishing is just part of the package in this Quetico adventure
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Priscilla Jane Miller
Mabel B. Dahl
Sharon Roberta Villier
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Roberta Jean Wind
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's your favorite quote?
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PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
Walk this way!: Watermark rebrands First Friday Art Walk program
PATT RALL COLUMN: Rain or shine, the shows go on
Art briefs -- Sunday, June 25
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
Church Musicians recital by Beth Hendricks, Philip Hermann
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Woods in the works: Newest state forest undergoing development in Cass County
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
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Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
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
July 25, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 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 - 8:29pm
March 24, 2015
House passes minimum-wage curb on workers who earn tips
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. The bill, which passed 78-55, represents an effort by the Republican-controlled House to blunt the minimum-wage increases...
March 24, 2015 - 11:45am
December 30, 2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Starter jobs should not pay $15 an hour
Minimum wage increases sound like a grand idea so long you don't consider the cost. What would happened if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour? Consider a hamburger shop such as a McDonald's. • They could double the price, their $5 hamburger would go for $10. •...
December 30, 2014 - 11:11pm
September 17, 2014
Jim Hightower: That gosh darn minimum wage
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.” Was he talking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America? No. McConnell...
September 17, 2014 - 11:50pm
July 14, 2014
Letter: Minimum wage increase is a win-win
Despite the claims that increasing the minimum wage would hurt the economy, the exact opposite is true for everyone, including businesses. Doing even the most basic math, there are 28 million people who would get a $3 per hour raise. That means $84 million per hour that will be returned...
July 14, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 6, 2014
Byron York: Wage increase, other demands killing business on federal bases
The fight over the minimum wage, which President Obama and Democrats hope to make a centerpiece of this year’s midterm elections, comes down to two simple arguments. Obama says low-income working Americans deserve a raise, while Republicans say raising the minimum wage would cost...
May 6, 2014 - 11:53pm
April 11, 2014
Minimum wage set to rise; Dayton expected to sign legislation after House passes bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. “I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people...
April 11, 2014 - 12:24am
April 10, 2014
Pioneer Editorial: Minimum wage hike goes beyond reason
The Minnesota Legislature is going too far with its plans to raise the state’s hourly minimum wage. The Senate on Wednesday and the House on Thursday approved the measure that would increase the minimum wage to $9.50 per hour in 2016 and, starting two years later, tie additional...
April 10, 2014 - 11:55pm
April 8, 2014
Marjories Elizabeth Wood: Lobbying to sustain inequality
Congress will soon vote on a measure that would raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 and bring the tipped wage to 70 percent of the full minimum. The Fair Minimum Wage Act would give millions of American workers a long-overdue raise. Today’s $7.25-per-hour minimum isn’t...
April 8, 2014 - 11:15pm
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in...
April 7, 2014 - 1:21pm
March 13, 2014
Jim Hightower: The corporate land of Oz
In L. Frank Baum’s novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the “wizard’ turns out to be a phony — just an old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in a vain effort to fool people. But now, a century after Baum’s fictional Oz, a real-life...
March 13, 2014 - 11:48pm
March 8, 2014
Minimum wage hike may raise prices, won’t cost jobs
Mark Zdechlik MPR News 91.3 FM St. Paul — Efforts by Minnesota’s Democratic legislators to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour have alarmed some business leaders, who say a higher wage would cost jobs and hurt economic growth. But proponents of a higher minimum wage say...
March 8, 2014 - 11:20pm
February 1, 2014
Sam Pizzigati: The minimum we can do to fight inequality
The political profile of economic inequality in America has certainly been growing. So has the political confusion over what overcoming inequality will take. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama’s latest State of the Union address may only add to that confusion. Obama could —...
February 1, 2014 - 12:32am
January 30, 2014
Minimum wage remains on legislative agenda
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech promise to “give Americans a raise” raised the hopes of Minnesotans who want the state minimum wage increased. The Democratic-controlled Minnesota House already is on record in favor...
January 30, 2014 - 11:25pm