MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A labor contract covering 12,000 Twin Cities nurses has been approved.

Minnesota Nurses Association members approved an agreement that will give then a 4.5 percent wage increase over the next three years.

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The nurses work at 13 facilities in the metro area, including Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Allina, Fairview, HealthEast, North Memorial Medical Center and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital.

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The health care systems are represented by the Minnesota Hospitals Association.

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