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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Emmer gets plenty of tips

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ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer's assertion that restaurant servers may make $100,000 a year provided politicians, commentators and political reporters plenty to chew on in recent days.

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His comment came as he called for a law change to lower the minimum wage for workers who receive tips. The tip issue regularly surfaces at the Legislature, but the $100,000 salary claim is new, and especially newsworthy coming from Minnesota's chief Republican governor candidate.

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