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King Banaian, photo courtesy of St. Cloud State University
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Banaian: Job Growth Slowed by Higher Minimum Wage

Minnesota's minimum wage goes up by a buck to $9 an hour on Saturday. It was a year ago on August 1st that the state's minimum wage was raised to $8 an hour. King Banaian is the Dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University.

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With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers in Region’s Top Minimum Wage

Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour. The dollar-per-hour bump taking effect Saturday for some 288,000 of Minnesota's lowest-paid workers is the second of a three-stage increase adopted in 2014.

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Airport Commission Approves Minimum Wage of $10 An Hour

The commission that oversees the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has approved a plan to raise airport wages to at least $10 an hour.

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Dayton To Urge Airport Managers To Set $10 Minimum Wage

Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll urge the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to adopt a $10 minimum wage.

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Business Lobby Targets Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

Minnesota's leading business group wants state lawmakers to scrap the new minimum wage law that allows for inflationary increases after the hourly rate reaches $9.50 in 2016.

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Sartell Business Owner Not Happy About The State Minimum Wage Increase [AUDIO]

Employers are getting ready to give some of their staff raises. Tomorrow (Friday) the state's minimum wage goes up to $8 an hour, for businesses with gross annual sales over $500,000. Phyllis Gruby owns the A & W Restaurant in Sartell. She says their starting wage has been $7.25 an hour - the federal minimum wage.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Boost Minimum Wage to $9.50

Minnesota's minimum wage will climb to $9.50 by 2016 and go up automatically in future years under legislation bound for Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.

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Minimum Wage Bill Vaults Minnesota Far Up Pay Scale

The bill giving Minnesota one of the nation's highest minimum wages is one step from Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Ballot Plan for Minimum Wage Battered Yet Advances

A collection of traditional adversaries has aligned to oppose a proposed ballot measure on the minimum wage, but the plan is rolling ahead anyway.

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Hospitality Industry Urges Caution Over Raising the Minimum Wage [AUDIO]

Members of the hospitality industry were down at the State Capitol yesterday (Monday) talking to lawmakers about the minimum wage. Dan McElroy is the President and CEO of Hospitality Minnesota. He says they're not opposed to an increase, but $9.50 is too high.

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