Lawmakers Approve Iron Range Unemplyment Extension, Tax ReliefMinnesota legislators on Thursday paved the way for unemployment checks to go out to thousands of out-of-work Iron Range miners, abruptly wrapping up a long-awaited deal just after the Senate's top Democrat doubted whether the relief package would come together.
Constitutionality Of Iron Range Board Called Into QuestionA new report suggests the structure of a crucial Iron Range oversight board may be unconstitutional. The Office of the Legislative Auditor made that conclusion in an examination of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board released Friday.
House Passes Bill To Extend Benefits For Laid-Off Iron Range WorkersThe Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a measure that would extend unemployment benefits for laid-off Iron Range workers, but relief is not coming just yet.
House Committee Passes Bill Extending Iron Range Worker BenefitsHouse Republicans made progress Monday on linking a measure to extend unemployment benefits for laid-off Iron Range steelworkers with tax credits for the state's businesses, but could face opposition from Democrats who don't want the two items tied together.
Iron Range Mine To Reopen, Putting 540 People Back To WorkCliffs Natural Resources is restarting iron production at its North Shore mining operation. That means 540 people will go back to work.
House Committee Approves Bill Extending Benefits To Iron Range WorkersA state House committee has passed a measure that would extend unemployment benefits for laid-off Iron Range steelworkers but would also give some money back to Minnesota's employers.
Dayton Talks Iron Range, Economy, Racial Inequality In State Of The StateGov. Mark Dayton delivered his 6th State of the State address Wednesday evening at an unusual location.
Bernie Sanders Making Campaign Stops In Hibbing, RochesterDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will host a rally in Hibbing Friday. Sanders also plans to campaign in Rochester on Saturday, at the Mayo Civic Center's Exhibit Hall.
Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Coming To HibbingDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is returning to Minnesota this week. Sanders' campaign says he is scheduled to host a rally Friday in Hibbing, on northern Minnesota's Iron Range.
Minn. Asking Feds For More Relief For Laid-Off Iron Range WorkersGov. Mark Dayton and key members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to expedite approval of extended unemployment benefits for workers laid off from companies that serve iron mining industry.
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.