Minnesota will rise above other states in minimum wage, and starting Saturday August 1st the minimum wage will be $9 a hour.

This is just the start of a three-part increase. This time next year the minimum wag will bump up to $9.50 a hour incremental raises tied to inflation after that. Minnesota is the only state not on a cost to raise it's minimum wage to over $8.50. Starting next year, California and Massachusetts will raise theirs to $10.

When signing the bill in 2014, Governor Mark Dayton said "Minnesotans who work full-time should be able to earn enough money to lift their families out of poverty". He also said the increase would put an estimated $472 million in additional wages in the pockets of Minnesota’s lowest-earning workers. You can read the full article from the Duluth News Tribune here.

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