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South Dakota Democrats and labor unions planned to deliver more than 25,000 signatures to state officials Monday in order to put a minimum wage increase on the 2014 ballot. (Daily Republic photo)

Organizers submit petitions for minimum wage vote

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By Carson Walker

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Democrats and labor unions said they've gathered more than enough signatures to force a public vote on a minimum wage increase in the state.

Organizers of the petition drive said they're delivering 25,861 signatures to Pierre on Monday, the deadline to get the initiated measure on the November 2014 ballot.

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