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.
4 Things To Know: Stillwater School Closings, NY Miners Trapped, Charlie Hebdo & MoreFrom a community meeting addressing the potential closing of three elementary schools in Stillwater to the anniversary of the terror attacks on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, here's a look at the four stories to know about from January 7.
21 New Cancer Cases Found In Study Of MinersMinnesota health officials and university researchers say they've found 21 new cases of a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma among a group of miners who they've been following since the late 1990s.
Cliffs Cutting Iron Production, Affecting 625 JobsAbout 625 people will be laid off when Cliffs Natural Resources idles a Michigan mine and cuts production at a Minnesota operation due to declining demand for iron ore, the company announced Monday.
Minn., Mich. Miners Await Word On Contract Talks Five taconite mines on Minnesota's Iron Range and two in Michigan could shut down at midnight Friday if the plants' owners and the United Steelworkers union don't agree on new contracts.
Video of trapped miners