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Krysta Rzeszutke, 19, takes a pizza order for customer Eric Nelson on his lunch break at Punch Pizza at 769 Grand Ave. Rzesutke has worked at Punch pizza for three years. Last year, her employers at Punch Pizza raised the minimum wage to $10.00 before President Obama raised it nationally. (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)

Minnesota’s minimum wage hike goes into effect Friday

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is seeing its first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade.

Starting Friday, most of the state’s lowest paid workers will receive $8 an hour.


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