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Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
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It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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April 10, 2014
Minimum wage set to rise
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. "I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage...
April 10, 2014 - 3:48pm
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those undergoing training, teens and some foreign workers. The deal announced today includes a provision...
April 7, 2014 - 1:02pm
April 30, 2013
House expands minimum wage bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House likely will approve a minimum wage increase later this week, after a committee Monday expanded the bill's reach by doubling state-required parental leave for a new child. Under the amended measure by Rep Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, employers would...
April 30, 2013 - 5:32am
June 10, 2012
Commentary: The minimum wage - 100 years later
Editor's note: The following commentary was provided through the American Forum in Washington, D.C. By Christine Owens June marks the 100 year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And, while there is nothing new about low-wage work -- we should...
June 10, 2012 - 2:17pm
November 26, 2011
Study presents statistics about minimum-wage workers in Minnesota
A study released by the Department of Labor and Industry estimates 95,000 Minnesota workers were paid $7.25 an hour or less during the year ending July 2010; this represents 6.6 percent of the 1.45 million hourly workers in the state. The $7.25 hourly rate is the U.S. minimum...
November 26, 2011 - 11:24am
April 29, 2009
Wage, benefits survey under way in area: AAEDC is collecting and compiling information
The 2009 West Central Minnesota Wage and Benefit Survey is currently under way, and businesses are strongly encouraged to participate. If your company has anywhere from one to 1,000 employees and you wonder if your pay ranges are competitive with other companies in the area, then...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
To deal with state cuts, county goes after salaries
Fitting with the holiday spirit, Douglas County commissioners handed out decisions aplenty Tuesday, including one that may leave some county employees feeling like they got a lump of coal in their fiscal stocking. In their last meeting of the year, the county board voted unanimously...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am