Minneapolis Legislators Call for Northern Metals Closure

Earlier this week, a court decision was granted allowing an extension of the August 1 deadline to cease operations of the Northern Metals facility in north Minneapolis. In response, legislators representing the constituents affected by this facilities operation released the following statement calling on the deadline to be enforced.

Statement on Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act

Senator Melissa Wiklund (DFL-Richfield) and
State Representative Michael Howard (DFL-Richfield) released the following statement on the bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators meeting to discuss the issue of emergency insulin access for Minnesotans.

Bipartisan Insulin Deal Reached: Sen. Little Convenes Negotiations Among DFL and GOP House, Senate Members

“It’s far from perfect, but this deal will save lives,” Sen. Matt Little (D-Lakeville) commented while announcing a bipartisan framework to provide emergency insulin supplies to patients in extreme need, “And every day we fail to act, another young person might die without emergency access to insulin. All we’ve got left is to hammer out the funding mechanism and we could pass this in a special session.”