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House Passes Bill Allowing 'Wage Freeze' For Workers With Tips

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) – Lawmakers worked late into the night Monday to pass a bill that would keep some Minnesota workers from getting a pay raise this summer. 334 more words


Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up On House Floor

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s time to talk about the minimum wage again.

The Republican-controlled House is expected to take up a bill Monday afternoon that would allow employers to pay tipped staff $8 hourly if tips bring their pay above $12 an hour. 98 more words


Minnesota Republicans Stake Out $7B Plan For Roads, Bridges

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House and Senate Republican leaders on Monday unveiled a $7 billion plan to upgrade Minnesota’s roads and bridges that would tap into the state’s budget surplus, reroute existing tax revenue and borrow billions over the next decade. 494 more words


MnDOT: More Than 300K Live Within Evacuation Limits On Oil Train Routes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A recent study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation said more than 300,000 Minnesotans live within evacuation limits of the route that oil-carrying trains take from North Dakota through Minnesota. 136 more words


Minnesota to strengthen child protection law

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Child-protection legislation inspired by the maltreatment death of a 4-year-old boy is on the verge of becoming law after unanimous Senate approval. 107 more words


Layoffs to hit Target HQ hard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corporation said Tuesday it is laying off 1,700 workers and eliminating another 1,400 unfilled positions as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion over the next two years. 419 more words

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Minnesota Governor Seeks Meeting With Target CEO On Layoffs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he is seeking a meeting soon with Target Corp.’s chief executive about the significant layoff affecting employees at the company’s Minnesota headquarters. 217 more words