Minnesota Delegates Remain Split Over Sanders, Clinton

Bernie Sanders delegates will leave the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia disappointed, but that is pretty common after such gatherings. The question, which will not be answered until the Nov. 8 election, is how many eventually support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, how many will jump to a candidate such as Jill Stein of the Green…
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Klobuchar Speaks To Convention

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., arrives onstage to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night. She portrayed Hillary Clinton as a leader in the fight against international human trafficking (Reuters photo by Mike Segar)

Higher Wages, Other Laws Coming On Monday

Minnesota’s minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state’s large employers must pay at least $9.50 an hour, while smaller businesses will be required to pay $7.75. Training and youth wages also must be at least $7.75. In 2018, Minnesota minimum wages begin rising annually to match inflation.…
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Senator, An Ex-Sheriff, Seeks Resolution Against Dayton’s Shooting Comment

A state senator and long-time law enforcement officer wants the Senate to admonish Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton for saying a police officer would not have shot a black St. Paul man had he been white. “He jumps to a conclusion” before the investigation into the July 6 shooting is done, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said…
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Franken Pushes Bills To Help Rural Health

Rural Minnesota needs medical healing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he has part of a cure. The Minnesota Democrat said Monday that he is pushing three bills to help bring better medical services to rural areas: — One would provide more ways to get to health-care services, including increasing payments to those who provide…
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