Obama Wants More Workers Eligible For Overtime PayAn estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.
4 Things To Know From June 30, 2015From the president's overtime proposal to Apple launching their new streaming service, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, June 30.
Wolves Edge Knicks In OT Matchup Of NBA's Biggest LosersZach LaVine made the tying and go-ahead free throws with 10.7 seconds left and scored six of his 20 points in overtime as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the New York Knicks 95-92 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NBA's biggest losers. Minnesota (15-53) ended a six-game losing streak and snapped a tie with the Knicks (14-54) for the NBA's worst record. New York can still win for losing, and now has pole position in the race for the No. 1 draft pick.
Unions Want Tougher Laws Against So-Called Wage TheftMinnesota's leading labor unions are pushing for stiffer penalties against employers caught improperly withholding worker pay or skirting overtime requirements.
Tarasenko Scores In Shootout; Blues Beat Wild 3-2Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone shootout goal, and the St. Louis Blues rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. It was Tarasenko's second post-regulation winner in two nights. He scored in overtime on Friday to give St. Louis a victory over Edmonton.
Mpls. Police Reveal Preparation For 'Dinkytown Disturbance'Minneapolis Police allowed WCCO to see firsthand how officers trained for handling last month's "Dinkytown Disturbance." Police say they were far more prepared for last month's event than they were during the riot in 2003. Each of these police situations occurred after the Gopher men's hockey team appeared in national championship games.
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Wild Slip Past Red Wings 4-3 In OT Matt Moulson's goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Ryan Suter had two assists and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 13 shots.
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Hopkins’ Win Over Shakopee Provokes Shot Clock DebateHigh school tournament time is almost a guarantee for something exciting. In the boys’ basketball, Thursday night's game between Hopkins and Shakopee was a thriller, going in to a fourth overtime. Many argue you win basketball games by playing the game. Thursday night Hopkins won by not playing.
Sharks Beat Wild 3-2 In OT For 6th StraightJoe Thornton and Patrick Marleau found the perfect way to celebrate their new contract extensions. Thornton scored his second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Vikings Top Bears 23-20 In Overtime Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 left in overtime gave the Minnesota Vikings a 23-20 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday after both teams missed kicks in the extra period.