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No decision made on special Minnesota legislative session


ST. PAUL -- About 600 Minnesota Iron Range workers will not know until after the holidays if their unemployment benefits will be extended.

Black Minnesotans will not know if the state Legislature can begin working on their economic plight. People who want to fly or enter federal buildings will not know if their state identification cards, mostly driver's licenses, will be updated to meet federal rules.

Talks among Gov. Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt on Thursday produced no agreement to schedule a special session to consider those and other topics. The next step, legislative leaders said, is to expand discussion to House and Senate minority party leaders, then to all 201 lawmakers.


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