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Bonnie Frederick, left, stops into Charlie's Convenience in Wells Fargo Place in downtown St. Paul after finishing her shift at a nearby deli. Frederick is all for increasing the minimum wage, even though she makes more than minimum wage. Shefona Garmin, who works at Charlie's Convenience Store, agrees even though she, too, earns more than the minimum wage. Credit: Mark Zdechlik/MPR News

Minimum wage hike may raise prices, won’t cost jobs

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St. Paul, Minn. -- 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.


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