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Appearing at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair, Jessica English makes a plea to raise the state minimum wage. Looking on is state Rep. Ryan Winkler of Golden Valley, sponsor of a bill to increase the wage to $9.50. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Woman fights 'land of minimum wage'

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Jessica English is a face of a newly revived effort to raise Minnesota's minimum wage.

She earned minimum wage while working in rural western Minnesota, places such as Fergus Falls, Ortonville and Kerkhoven. A case worker called it the "land of the minimum wage."


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.