Bill Ratifying State Worker Pacts On Way To DaytonA bill endorsing a set of state employee contracts is bound for Gov. Mark Dayton. The House voted 84-48 on Monday to ratify agreements negotiated last year. They apply to some 38,000 workers. The agreements covering several unions and managerial units include raises of three percent or more and shift some health costs to workers.
Request For More Guards Follows Stillwater Prison Attack One of the four Minnesota prison workers injured by a convicted murderer in a Stillwater prison this week is speaking out, saying Minnesota prisons are at times dangerously understaffed.