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The House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday.It heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who will sign it into law on Monday. (Forum News Service file photo)

House passes minimum wage deal; Dayton to sign off on increase

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage is about to rise.

After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who plans to sign it into law Monday.

"I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people in this state," Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-St. Paul, said.

Republicans said they agree higher wages are needed, but many did not like the bill that passed.

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