Cancer research funding OK'd
ST PAUL - Iron Range lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty have reached a compromise to fund a miners' cancer deaths study.
Pawlenty could sign a bill next week appropriating $4.9 million so the University of Minnesota can study why 58 people connected to Iron Range mines have died of mesothelioma.
The compromise allows the state to use a different fund than originally proposed, a fund acceptable to Pawlenty.