Lawmakers miss deadline; Sundin says his goodbyes


May 27, 2022

In the end, the 2022 session of the Minnesota Legislature left a lot on the table after its deadline Sunday night. Plans on what to do with a huge budget surplus — cutting taxes and spending — remain in limbo as leaders of the two political parties hemmed and hawed this week on whether legislators would come back for a special session.

In Carlton County, it means more waiting on state help for the new justice center and funding for improving facilities for the Cloquet Area Fire District.

A special session would mean a hold on the official end of duties for Rep. Mike Sundin of Esko. The...

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