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Gov. Dayton Sends Letter To Legislative Leaders On Special SessionMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton continues to stress the importance of a special legislative session in a letter sent to legislative leaders Monday.
Special Session Deal Falls Through Yet AgainIs the wait to decide on a special session over? Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are meeting for another round of negotiations. They're nearing the self-imposed deadline for an early February emergency session.
Special Session Clock Ticking For Miners On UnemploymentAs lawmakers make last-ditch efforts to call a special session, hundreds of steelworkers and mine laborers are counting the days until their last unemployment check arrives and know they may have to take jobs that'll pull them away from Minnesota's faltering Iron Range.
Dayton, Lawmakers Expected To Decide On Special Session This WeekGovernor Mark Dayton and Minnesota lawmakers are expected to decide this week whether to call a special session.
Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
Melin Says She Won't Run For A 4th Term, But Isn't Done With PoliticsAn Iron Range lawmaker who came to the Minnesota House in her 20s has ruled out a run for a fourth term but doesn't consider it a political retirement.
Layoffs Set For Jan. 18 At Magnetation In Iron RangeIron ore producer Magnetation has a target date for layoffs on the Iron Range. The company said in a statement Wednesday night it will idle the plant in Bovey beginning Jan. 18.
With Dayton And Daudt Frustrated, Hopes Of A Special Session Fade Hopes for a quick special session faded Wednesday when Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt accused one another of acting in bad faith to solve the state's driver's license dilemma and assist sidelined steelworkers.
Gov. Dayton Calls For Real ID Cards In MinnesotaGov. Mark Dayton renewed his call Wednesday for the state to adopt new, high-security driver's licenses. The Department of Homeland Security denied Minnesota's request to delay Real ID in the state on Tuesday.
White House Chief Of Staff Visits Iron Range, Talks Steel CrisisOn Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Iron Range to talk about the steel crisis. Nearly 1,500 people have been laid off at Minnesota taconite plants.
White House Chief Of Staff Headed To The Iron RangePresident Barack Obama's chief of staff was headed to Minnesota's Iron range to talk about a domestic steel industry crisis taking a job toll.
Dayton, Top Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Iron Range, Possible SessionGov. Mark Dayton and top Minnesota lawmakers are meeting to discuss a possible special session to help laid-off steelworkers. The governor, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Majority Leader Tom Bakk met for an hour.

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