CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate passes smaller minimum wage
By Don Davis
The Minnesota Senate voted 39-28 Wednesday to approve a minimum wage far lower than the House and governor favor.
Senators approved raising the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 an hour in two... Posted on 5/9/13 at 8:44 AM
EH? PLUS A cup of Equali-Tea
What do butlers, scones, jam, finger sandwiches and quiche say to you?
Well, to the people of Eh? they say womens right to vote. Ninety-three years of it, in fact.
Come celebrate the history of wome... Posted on 3/5/13 at 1:00 AM
I am a parent, resident, teacher and coach in Esko. I am also a graduate of Esko’s Lincoln High School, which means that with the exception of some years away for college and my early professional experience, I have spent my life in Esko. Since childhood, no matter where I have been, I always have felt very proud to call myself an Eskomo, a feeling I hope others share about their hometowns. Local pride and my concern for the future are motivations for writing this. But my primary reason is to encourage readers who live in Esko to perform their civic duty by becoming informed about two very important school-related questions on the ballot on Nov. 6.
After Minnesota judges re-drew all of the state’s legislative district boundaries this year to make sure each had about the same number of people, Carlton County ended up in a rare situation — a state House district with no incumbent.
Chairwoman Karen Diver had 543 votes. Her nearest challenger was former chairman Peter Defoe, who had 259 votes. They will face each other in the general election June 12 as the top two candidates in the primary move on.
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