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Viewpoint: Raising minimum wage will help workers and state economy

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More Minnesotans are working, and our state unemployment rate of 4.8 percent is among the lowest in the nation. We are home to the fifth-fastest growing economy in the U.S. Sound financial decisions at the state level have resulted in projected surpluses of nearly $1 billion. Minnesotans are experiencing the lowest levy increases we have seen in the last five years. For many homeowners, property taxes have finally started to go down.

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