On December 16, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry certified the prevailing wage rates for all 87 Minnesota counties. These rates are effective December 16, 2019 and can be found here. Non-union contractors should be reminded that these rates are set by the responses received to the annual voluntary survey sent out by MNDOLI. If you don’t respond, your wage rates will not be included and thus what is “prevailing” may be a lot higher (union rates). What does this mean? Until they are amended, new state prevailing wage projects will use these hourly wage rates and fringes.