Jason Metsa

(credit: Rick Nolan)

New Normal In 8th: Battleground District

In the chilly curling hall-turned-community center, hundreds of iron miners gathered on a September afternoon to celebrate five decades of feeding America’s thirst for steel. Some on walkers, some still wearing hardhats, they listened and cheered as a procession of speakers recounted stories of mining’s trials and victories through the years until one — state Rep. Jason Metsa — cleared his throat and stepped back to the microphone.

09/27/2014

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Minn. House Passes Steep Bump To Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers are closing in on a government-mandated raise.

05/03/2013

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Minn. House Backs Higher Income, Booze Taxes

The Minnesota House on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise state taxes by $2.6 billion in part by enacting the state’s first alcohol tax increase in about 25 years.

04/24/2013

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