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.
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.
Senator Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina, was recognized by the I-494 Corridor Commission for her dedicated service to improving transportation options for residents, employers and commuters in the Twin Cities and specifically on the I-494 corridor.
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.”
Iron Range Legislators Respond to Calls to Stop the PolyMet Permit
Legislators Call for Suspension of MPCA and DNR PolyMet Permits: Due to Significant Developments, Additional Signatures and Formal Presentation of Letter to Follow in Several Weeks
Senator John Marty (DFL- Roseville) and 17 other legislators are calling for Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan to suspend the DNR and MPCA permits for the PolyMet mine until the flaws in the permits are addressed.