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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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Dayton Says He’d “Settle For” $9.50 Minimum Wage

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has made clear he'd be disappointed if the Legislature doesn't push up his state's wage floor next session.

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Minnesota House Committee Approves Minimum Wage Hike, O’Driscoll Votes ‘No’ [AUDIO]

A bill that would raise Minnesota's minimum wage to more than $10 an hour by 2015 is moving through the Legislature. The House Labor, Workforce and Regulated Industries Committee on Thursday passed a bill to increase to the minimum wage in three steps until it hits $10.55.

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2-Cent Tuesday on WJON

Tune in and call in on a 2-cent Tuesday from 8:10-10. Call and talk about whatever is on your mind. We can discuss a possible increase in the minimum wage, gun control, gay marriage and/or local issues.

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WJON News On-Demand – Monday, 2/25/13 – Midday

Here’s today’s headlines on WJON:
Two people found dead in Little Falls Township
2nd Amendment rally held in St. Cloud
St. Cloud city council to address drinking ordinances
Minnesota lawmakers begin hearings on minimum wage
Congress returns to deal with sequestor

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Lawmakers Start Debate over Minnesota’s Minimum Wage

From a small tick up to a big bump, Minnesota lawmakers anxious to boost the state's minimum wage start making their case to colleagues this week. A Minnesota House panel opens its discussion of a probable hike to the floor wage Monday by reviewing presentations on the economic impact of the minimum wage.

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Businesses Wary of Increasing Minimum Wage [AUDIO]

Minimum wage increases could make the cost of doing business even tougher in Minnesota.

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