Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs will ask Bemidji workers, "How's Minnesota's Economy Working for You?"


ST. PAUL, MN – The Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs tour will be making a stop in Bemidji Thursday, October 24 to ask workers, “How is Minnesota’s economy working for you?” For years, jobs and economics debate has focused on the needs of employers, businesses and corporations. The bipartisan committee is giving workers and employees a chance to talk about their jobs and economic situations, and what they think would improve the local economy.

At the meeting, the committee will review Minnesota job data and ask for community input on legislation.

“Those who can afford lobbyists have already weighed in on these issues in St. Paul, and we know where they stand,” said Bemidji native Committee Chair Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley). “Our Committee is about workers in Minnesota, and we want to hear directly from workers in the area about their jobs—what’s working and what’s not.”

The committee will be joined by local Representatives Roger Erickson (DFL-Baudette) and John Persell (DFL-Bemidji).

WHO: The Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs, Rep. Roger Erickson, Rep. John Persell and area workers

WHAT: Meeting on how to improve economic conditions for workers in the area

WHERE: Bemidji City Hall, 317 4th St. NW Bemidji, MN 56601

WHEN: Thursday, October 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Area workers are encouraged to attend the meeting and share their ideas. If you would like to testify, please contact the committee administrator, Matthew Bergeron at 651-296-5413 or at

Rep. Winkler can be reached by phone at (612) 991-4498 or by email at Follow the Select Committee on Twitter @livingwagejobmn.


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