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'So many heartbroken' over Minnesota students' deaths
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
Capitol Chatter: Most agree on stadium suites dispute, no families
Veterans to meet Saturday with tribe elders in pipeline protest
Police shootings echo through criminology classrooms
crime and courts
The FCS's version of March Madness on display with the University of San Diego
Five things to know about the University of San Diego
Senior Spotlight: Get to know Bison offensive lineman Zack Johnson
Travel blog: UND in NYC (updated 10:45 p.m.)
Wild lose third straight, fall to Flames in shootout
Grand Forks woman collects beautiful artwork with inspirational messages for victims of domestic violence
Passion for pottery
'The Story of the World in 100 Species' available at Grand Forks Public library
Marilyn Hagerty: St. Michael's cheery chef mixes 'homemade anything'
'Incarnate' plays in local theaters
Life & Style
Pearl "Pearl" Gilbertson
Carmen L. Nelson
Geraldine "Geri" Machipiness
DNR developing response plan to halt spread of CWD
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
A rundown of winter woodpeckers
A rewarding walk in the woods
Talkin' with Dokken: Do nightcrawlers work for ice fishing?
Growing Together: How to keep your Christmas thumb green
Kinzler: Survival tips for succulent dish garden
McFeely: Gov. Dalrymple's having a really tough week
Letter: Downtown Grand Forks needs development, not park preservation
Letter: Swamps, once drained, tend to fill back up
40th Wedding Anniversary
July 26, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
July 26, 2016 - 11:11am
January 2, 2016
Q&A: Sen. Hoeven on the issues
Q. The Omnibus Budget that recently became law has money for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion. Tell us about that. I'm on the Senate Appropriations...
January 2, 2016 - 9:30pm
January 1, 2016
New year brings minimum wage hikes for Americans in 14 states
As the United States marks more than six years without an increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, 14 states and several cities...
January 1, 2016 - 4:45pm
December 30, 2015
South Dakota gets first minimum wage bump tied to inflation
South Dakota’s minimum wage is rising by a nickel Friday. The jump from $8.50 to $8.55 an hour results from a law voters passed in November...
December 30, 2015 - 8:30pm
November 10, 2015
Protesters rally for higher U.S. fast food wages, union rights
Thousands of protesters took to the streets across the U.S. on Tuesday to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights for fast food workers, a campaign intended to attract support from national political candidates ahead of the 2016 elections.
November 10, 2015 - 8:30pm
October 31, 2015
When can you skip the tip?
It’s a simple, ingrained transaction for most Americans: You eat a meal at a restaurant, then you pay your bill, adding an extra percentage...
October 31, 2015 - 5:45pm
October 15, 2015
South Dakota minimum wage to increase 5 cents on Jan. 1
PIERRE, S.D. – The state minimum wage will increase from $8.50 an hour to $8.55 effective Jan. 1. The minimum wage is annually adjusted by any increase in the cost of living, as measured in the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Department of Labor. This year’s...
October 15, 2015 - 5:30pm
September 17, 2015
Missouri lawmakers stop cities from raising minimum wage
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's majority Republican legislature voted on Wednesday to block Kansas City, St. Louis and other municipalities from raising minimum wages above the state's ceiling, overriding a veto of the bill by Governor Jay Nixon. The Missouri House voted...
September 17, 2015 - 9:30pm
July 30, 2015
New minimum wage in Minnesota to be highest in the region
Minnesota will rise above its regional peers in minimum wage Saturday, as the state’s new $9 per hour rate begins Aug. 1.
July 30, 2015 - 10:30pm
July 10, 2015
Minnesota banks on higher taxes, minimum wage as script for growth
It is too early to tell how a recent round of tax hikes and a minimum wage increase will play out in Minnesota, a state where liberal and conservative forces have often swapped control and policies.
July 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
June 16, 2015
OUR OPINION: Large wage hikes unfair to small businesses
Wal-Mart announced earlier this month it will raise wages for approximately 100,000 of its U.S. workers. Soon, wages for Wal-Mart's service-oriented...
June 16, 2015 - 5:00am
June 2, 2015
Wal-Mart to raise wages for 100,000 U.S. workers in some departments
Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would raise minimum wages for over 100,000 U.S. employees including some department managers and deli workers, its...
June 2, 2015 - 7:45pm
May 31, 2015
LETTER: Stingy businesses should pay some social-services costs
This is in response to Lloyd Omdahl's column, "Reducing the size of the dependent population" (Page A4, May 25). There are many reasons why people qualify for public assistance. The most glaring and obvious one is wages—that would be a living wage, not a minimum wage.
May 31, 2015 - 4:45am
May 7, 2015
Labor Dept to unveil proposed overtime pay rules
Overtime pay rules for broad swaths of salaried U.S. workers would be overhauled under a proposal that moved forward on Tuesday, with President...
May 7, 2015 - 5:30pm
April 16, 2015
U.S. fast-food workers mark Tax Day demanding higher wages
Fast-food workers rallied in U.S. cities on Wednesday to demand higher pay, using the April 15 deadline for filing tax returns to publicize their...
April 16, 2015 - 6:45pm