ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll urge the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to adopt a $10 minimum wage.

Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call Wednesday in remarks at the Muslim American Society’s Capitol lobby day.

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If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean airport workers would earn $2 more per hour than the state’s current minimum wage. The state minimum rises to $9 in August.

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Dayton says for every dollar, it means $2,000 per year in income for a full-time worker.

The Democratic governor says he was moved by the story of an airport worker who was raising five kids on a minimum wage job. Dayton recently appointed that worker, Ibrahim Mohamed, to the commission.

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