Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The conversation on increasing Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour from $7.25 continues.
A number of Northlanders gathered on Railroad Street in Duluth's Canal Park for a march, to be followed by a rally in support of raising the minimum wage.
Many people gathered for the march including low wage workers, community members and even local leaders like Duluth Mayor Don Ness.
The Minnesota House passed legislation in May to increase the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2015.
The senate passed its version of the bill which slowly increased the wage to $7.75 an hour over a two year period.
Local business owners say a hike in the minimum wage would mean they would have to reduce staff to make up for the loss in extra payments... or find another way to increase production so that those funds are not lost.