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Are Self-Serve Beer Stations At Target Field A Response To Minimum Wage Hikes?

Are Self-Serve Beer Stations At Target Field A Response To Minimum Wage Hikes?

At Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, baseball fans will soon be able to get their own beers. According to ESPN, self-serve beer kiosks will debut at the All Star Game later this month. Those wanting beer can go to a cashier and purchase a pre-paid card which they can then use to buy a selection

Someone Tell Heidi Heitkamp: Effective Minimum Wage In Oil Patch Community Is $14 Per Hour

A couple of weeks ago a photo taken by University of Michigan Professor Mark Perry of Walmart job listings in Williston, North Dakota, went viral on the internet as the lowest offered was $17.20 per hour. Now comes news that in another of North Dakota’s oil patch communities, the minimum wage is effectively $14 per

Raising The Minimum Wage Will Be Great For People Who Make Self Checkout Kiosks

The problem with people who promote economic policy such as increasing the minimum wage is they seem to think the labor markets won’t adjust to said policies. They think the government can wave its magic policy wand and low-skill workers will just make more without any side effects. Like higher prices for goods and services.

Rick Becker: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Has It All Wrong On The Minimum Wage

With the failure of her co-sponsored bill that would have raised the federal minimum wage, Senator Heitkamp has portrayed Republicans as not caring about hard working families struggling to put food on the table.  Allegedly the intent of the bill was to “lift people out of poverty”.  It seems simple enough: if people make more

Has Heidi Heitkamp Learned Nothing From Her Own State's Economic Success?

“I’m frustrated and deeply disappointed that the Senate failed to put hard working families first,” North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp said in response to the US Senate shooting down a bill to increase the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, something she voted for “I don’t know anyone in North Dakota earning the current

On Television: Special Session, Nursing College Bailout

During my weekly “Say Anything Segment” with Chris Berg on Valley News Live last night we discussed Governor Jack Dalrymple’s decision on holding a special session (in case you’ve been living under a rock, he said no) and the decision by the State Board of Higher Education to approve NDSU’s acquisition of a nursing college

Heidi Heitkamp Way To The Left Of North Dakotans On Minimum Wage

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp has long struggled to distance herself from her national party. During her 2012 campaign for the Senate she branded herself an “independent,” and touted her willingness to “stand up” to President Barack Obama. But there’s little evidence of that independence in Senator Heitkamp’s stance on the minimum wage. Heitkamp is

Minnesota Minimum Wage Hike Is "Another Reason To Relocate To North Dakota"

Minnesota’s minimum wage hike might be great for business…in North Dakota. That’s what Jon Godfread told me when I asked him about it for this Watchdog article: BISMARCK, N.D. — Minnesota lawmakers have agreed to a minimum wage increase that would require a pay hike for an estimated 350,000 residents. But how will the policy affect bordering

Minimum Wage Hike Hasn't Worked Out Well For British Youth

Europe might hold a lesson for the United States as President Obama and Democrats continue to push for a minimum wage hike. Via Uneconomical, a UK economics blog, it seems as though the Brits are having problems with a weak job market for young workers, despite relatively strong growth among other demographics, and some are