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Area fishing report
Dale Telle buck
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IN THE FIELD
MARILYN HAGERTY: Last-minute letters may still reach Santa, otherwise try smartphone
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OUR OPINION: Don't feed the meter movement
Bob Skarphol and Roscoe Streyle: Presidents call the shots in N.D. university system
LETTER: A TEA Party for students: Tested Enough Already
October 2, 2013
Minnesota legislators hear perspectives on minimum wage increase
MOORHEAD, Minn. - Community members and business owners met with state representatives Wednesday at the Moorhead Public Library to share perspectives on jobs and wages in Minnesota. Reps. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, and JoAnn Ward, DFL-Woodbury, from the House Select Committee...
business / / news / politics
October 2, 2013 - 8:45pm
September 29, 2013
Jenifer Loon: Expect job losses if minimum wage leaps
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- We all know decisions have consequences. An effort to address one problem may lead to the creation of new ones. Actions taken by government, especially as they impact the economy, are no exception. We also know the past five years haven't been easy. The worst...
op-ed columns / opinion
September 29, 2013 - 10:00am
OUR OPINION: Study effects of raising wage
Earlier this year, the Minnesota House approved raising the state's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour. The Minnesota Senate approved raising that...
op-ed columns / opinion / our opinion / politics
September 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 9, 2013
Legislative notebook: Senate passes smaller minimum wage bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate voted 39-28 Wednesday to approve a minimum wage far lower than the House and governor favor. Senators approved raising the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 an hour in two years for large employers, up from the current $6.15.
May 9, 2013 - 6:00am
May 4, 2013
Minnesota minimum wage appears headed up, but how high?
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage likely will rise after the House voted 68-62 Friday to increase it to $9.50 an hour, but the question is how high it will go. The House voted to up the minimum wage paid by large employers, gradually raising it to $9.50 an hour in two years, and...
May 4, 2013 - 6:00am
April 20, 2013
SHAR KNUTSON: Minimum wage hike helps workers, economy
ST. PAUL -- All Minnesotans can agree that a fair day's work deserves a fair day's pay. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of hard-working Minnesotans, earning at or near the $7.25 per hour minimum wage, do not make enough to support themselves or their families. In fact, when...
April 20, 2013 - 7:45am
February 18, 2011
MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE: Religious groups come calling, lobbying ... and not all for the same things
ST. PAUL A political sea change at the State Capitol has emboldened conservative religious groups, who believe they'll have the support to get on the 2012 ballot a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman. A bill to end taxpayer-funded...
February 18, 2011 - 9:43am
August 9, 2010
Vote for a level playing field, but not Emmer's
EAST GRAND FORKS -- Once again a corporate executive is shoving it to millions of average citizens. Mark Hurd, CEO of Hewlett Packard (HP), who resigned after sexual and financial indiscretions at work, is leaving with a hefty $28 million severance package. Just recently, the CEO...
local / letters / opinion
August 9, 2010 - 11:39pm
July 31, 2010
N.D. POLITICS NOTEBOOK: Reader says waitresses deserve better pay
Q. Teri, why is it that everyone in government -- state and federal -- wants the waitresses and service workers to work for less than minimum wage because they make tips? What about the other people such as cab drivers, barbers, hairdressers, etc.? Why aren't they ever included in...
July 31, 2010 - 10:47pm
July 14, 2010
OUR OPINION: 'Tip credit' talk distracts from state's core issue
For more than a week, Minnesota media has been abuzz with news about waiters' salaries, "tip credits" and the minimum wage. But all of that fuss misses the point. And Tom Emmer, the Republican candidate for governor whose remarks started the hum, should know it. For the point is...
opinion / politics
July 14, 2010 - 11:00pm
April 15, 2010
Talking taxes on tax day
In what is becoming a tradition, several people demonstrated outside the U.S.
April 15, 2010 - 10:16pm