It appears that DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have agreed on a deal to approve $167 million on flood relief projects in northeast Minnesota, following devastating summer floods, the Star Tribune reports. That's less than the $195 million that Dayton had proposed.
Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul for a special session on Friday to approve the deal.
Much of the money, about $79 million, would be used to repair roads, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
In other news, more than $500,000 has been awarded to Duluth to hire 50 temporary flood relief workers to restore public infrastructure in the city, Northland's Newscenter reports.