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Minnesota attorney general accuses 2 lending firms of scamming seniors, veterans
A lesson on Hagg-Sauer: Legislators tour BSU building that officials hope to replace
In the face of mass resignations, including from 3M, Trump ends business advisory councils
Marchers 'Unite Against Hate' in Bemidji
Sessions says Charlottesville car attack could be prosecuted as a hate crime
Former Fargo Force, UMD star signs two-year deal with Avalanche
From Durham to Bemidji: Duke University sport psychology professor pays visit to BHS
FANTASY FORECAST: The 10 draft commandments
Indians-Twins washed out; will play doubleheader Thursday
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Michael Aaron Johnson
Isabelle "Bug" J. Thompson
Patsy Jane Beaulieu
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The eclipse is more than meets the eye
MASTER GARDENERS: What's (achoo!) blooming?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Stupid human happenings always seem to happen
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Just how much is $1 billion?
Library Corner column: Library offers up something for all ages
Finally! Daniel Craig confirms he'll return as James Bond
Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film
Mississippi Music moves indoors on Wednesday
Around the Arts, August 13
PATT RALL COLUMN: What a wide variety of activities
MASTER GARDENERS: Look for the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Joe & Sissy Neft
Comparing wine aficionados Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill
Local produce star of this potato salad
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An infamous day in American history
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tournament put undue pressure on Stump Lake
Try a new twist on zucchini with 'zoodles'
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
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