MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the City of Minneapolis' authority to impose a minimum wage that's higher than the state's.

The ruling follows three years of legal fighting over the $15 minimum wage.

The manufacturing and supplies company, Graco Inc., sued in 2017 to try to block the
$15 wage from taking effect. Graco argued it would create a patchwork of compensation standards because of the state's $10 an hour minimum wage for large businesses.

Minneapolis was the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 per hour minimum wage, which will be phased in gradually until it peaks in 2024.

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