Archives for September 2020


Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on Jan. 1, 2021, to $10.08 an hour for large employers and $8.21 an hour for other state minimum wages. The current large-employer minimum wage, $10.00, will increase by eight cents to $10.08. Other state minimum wages, including the small-employer, youth and training wages, as well as the summer work travel exchange visitor program wage, which are all currently $8.15, will increase by six cents to $8.21. These increases are both 0.8%. These state minimum-wage rates will not apply to work performed in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which have higher minimum-wage rates.


The White House’s top COVID-19 adviser urged Minnesotans to stay vigilant and reduce the spread of the infectious disease before winter weather comes and everyone will be forced indoors and transmission risks increase. Dr. Deborah Birx was in St. Paul on Sunday to meet with state officials, including Gov. Tim Walz. Birx said while much of the attention to reduce the spread of the virus has been focused on restaurants and public places, people need to take the same precautions in their personal and family gatherings.