St. Paul, Minneapolis see minimum wage increases

Thousands of workers in St. Paul and Minneapolis will see minimum wage increases starting Friday.

In both cities, a $1 raise has been instituted for those who are working minimum wage jobs.

In St. Paul, workers at large businesses will now make $12.50 an hour, while workers in small businesses will make $11 an hour. And in Minneapolis, employees at large businesses will make $14.25 an hour while employees at businesses with fewer than 100 employees will make $12.50 an hour.

The wage hikes for those working these jobs are part of plans for each city to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The next pay increase for both cities is scheduled for July of next year.