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Brainerd area residents speak out on living wage jobs

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The Minnesota House Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs on Monday heard Brainerd area residents sound off on Minnesota’s economy and what should be done to attract good-paying jobs.

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Comments from the group of 20 business people, labor supporters and other interested parties centered around early childhood education and unsuccessful legislative attempts to raise the minimum wage.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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