Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Easter gift for Iron Rangers: unemployment extension


ST. PAUL -- Easter will be a bit happier for laid-off Iron Range workers.

The Minnesota Legislature recessed for a short Easter break Thursday after extending unemployment benefits 26 weeks for more than 2,700 rangers who have exhausted their original 26 weeks of payments. Lawmakers also approved legislation to reform a trust fund that provides money for unemployment benefits.


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