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ALBERT LEA, Minn. - A change to the minimum wage could be coming to the Gopher State.
That is if some groups have their way.
The Raise the Wage Coalition, along with Jobs Now and Minnesota 2020 is holding an event in Albert Lea to show who would be impacted by a minimum wage increase in Minnesota.
It’s part of a report they released today.
Currently, Minnesotans make about $7.25 at the minimum.
The group says that should be raised to more than nine dollars.
They say they found it would provide a big boost to several groups, especially women.
"57 percent of workers affected are actually woman,” Raise the Wage Coailition Spokesperson Joe Sheeran said. “And so, if we raise the wage to $9.50, that would give working woman in Minnesota an extra 250 million dollars in purchasing power and that's critical for a family.”
The report says overall, the change would provide workers more than 450 million dollars in increased purchasing power.
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