Still No Agreement on Lake Mille Lacs Assistance
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are putting discussions of how to aid struggling businesses around Mille Lacs Lake on pause.
Legislators and state officials agree resorts and other businesses need help after the state closed walleye fishing season early this month. But many lawmakers say they don't want to hold a special session.
A third meeting of a working group weighing a rescue package ended abruptly Thursday with no plans for future meetings.
Rep. Tom Hackbarth was chairing the group. The Cedar Republican says it's up to Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session or restart the talks.
Dayton's administration has pieced together a package of no-interest loans, property tax cuts and advertising dollars for the region. Dayton said earlier Thursday he hoped to hold a special session next week.