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Mayor Ness Joins Council Members In Calling For Minimum Wage Hike

Minimum Wage copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Minimum Wage copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Duluth Mayor Don Ness joined several City Councilors in urging the Minnesota Legislature in raising the minimum wage to at least 9.50 an hour.  Councilors Sharla Gardner, Jennifer Julsrud and Emily Larson are introducing a resolution at the Council Meeting on Monday night in support of raising the minimum wage.  The mayor and councilors spoke in favor of the measure at a City Hall news conference Monday.   Several other Minnesota cities including Minneapolis and St. Paul City Councils will be taking up similar resolutions in the days and weeks to come.  The Raise the Wage Coalition is urging the 2014 legislature to enact a measure that would up the minimum wage to 9.50 an hour and also index it to the rate of inflation.