The last year saw a bunch of new laws enacted, here are some of the biggest that went into effect at 12:01 AM Monday.



  • 1

    New Minimum Wage

    Some people'll be getting a raise because Minnesota's minimum wage gets adjusted for inflation. Big biz minimum wage goes up to $9.65 an hour, and smaller employers will start paying $7.87/hour.

  • 2

    Cover My Eye-drops!

    This didn't mean much to me until I scatched by eye and needed a butt-ton of prescription eye drops, but after the first one, I paid for 'em myself.

    Now, plans must cover those refills if the plan already covers eye drops.

  • 3

    Honoring Fallen Law Enforcement with Your Car

    Now you can buy a license plate to honor officers killed in the line of duty. It'll cost $10 plus a $25 initial gift to the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association, and then, every year after, a minimum $5 will be charged.