Why Activists Shut Down Interstate 35W

A list of murdered people that was too long to finish reading, a push for a livable wage, both components of a long day of activism on the streets and interstates of Minneapolis.

14 B Candidates: Dorholt And Knoblach

Sharp Differences In St. Cloud Legislative Candidates Debate – Full Video

Rep. Zachary Dorholt is a speck of blue in the sea of red that is Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s district. He is the only Democrat in Minnesota’s legislature from that conservative area. As you might expect, he and his Republican opponent Jim Knobloch differ on many issues. But will Dorholt win a second term in conservative land?

Minnesota Workers Celebrate As Gov. Dayton Signs $9.50 Wage Law

Governor Mark Dayton signed the new minimum wage bill into law Monday in a jubilant celebration at the State Capitol that brought waves of emotion to the many groups that worked to see the law passed. The bill affects 375,000 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota, who will see their wages raised to $8 an hour starting in August and to $9.50 in 2016. (More…)

Fight For Living Wages Ends In 26 Black Friday Arrests in St Paul

Twenty-six people were arrested Friday during the “March to end Poverty Wages,” the culmination of a week of Black Friday actions pressing for better pay and working conditions and the right to organize for retail, janitorial and other low-wage workers in Minnesota.

Invest in American Workers by Raising the Minimum Wage

Keith Ellison, who co-chairs the Progressive Caucus in the House, is pushing legislation to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 an hour, over the next three years, so that this country doesn’t just create jobs, but jobs that generate a living wage.