Senate Passes Bill Extending Benefits For SteelworkersMinnesota's Senate has passed a bill extending unemployment benefits for laid-off steelworkers, but it's not a done deal.
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.
Royalty Rates Cut For Taconite ProducersMinnesota officials are giving a break to three taconite producers by retroactively lowering their royalty rates on ore mined on the Iron Range.
Dayton Seeks Special Session (Again) For SteelworkersGov. Mark Dayton is again pressing Republican leaders to agree to a special session to offer help to unemployed steelworkers. Dayton also cites the need to "address the serious disparities affecting Minnesotans of color" in his letter Tuesday to House Speaker Kurt Daudt.
Dayton: Session On Steelworker Aid 'Imperative' Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday underscored his call for "imperative" action on a steelworker emergency assistance plan, pointing to the idling of another mining operation as evidence of a growing crisis in northern Minnesota needing attention in a special session.
APNewsBreak: Dayton Seeking Special Session For SteelworkersGov. Mark Dayton wants a special session to extend unemployment insurance for laid-off steelworkers. The Democratic governor sent a letter to leaders in the Senate and House Wednesday explaining that unemployment benefits are running low for some of those workers.
Steelworkers At 2 Iron Range Mines Could Go On StrikeSteelworkers at two taconite mines on the Iron Range are getting ready to strike Wednesday morning.

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