MN minimum wage jumps to $8 an hour Friday

By KBJR News 1

MN minimum wage jumps to $8 an hour Friday

August 1, 2014 Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota's minimum wage is being raised to $8 an hour, being raised from $6.15 an hour. The bill to raise minimum wage won unanimously in the Legislature.

With employees being paid $6.15 an hour, Minnesota was one of the states with the lowest paid workers in the nation. The minimum wage is expected to reach $9.50 in 2016.

Meanwhile, Congressman Rick Nolan is calling for the minimum wage to be raised to $10.10 an hour Friday, right on the heels of the raise to $8.

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