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Minnesota Sens. Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis, left, and Tom Bakk of Cook are all smiles Wednesday, April 9, 2014, as the Senate approves a higher minimum wage. (Senate Media Services photo by David Oakes)

Senate approves $9.50 minimum wage in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL -- Supporters of raising the state minimum wage say a bill senators passed Wednesday would boost 357,000 Minnesotans' pay.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.