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COAL JOBS SUMMIT
Eastern Ky. conference attendees hear similarities to Minnesota mining collapse 30 years ago
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 9, 2013 4:32 PM EST
A former Minnesota lawmaker and his father told a gathering in Appalachia their state's response to a collapse in mining jobs 30 years ago may provide ideas for eastern Kentucky, which has suffered 6,000 coal layoffs in the last couple of years.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports former Minnesota lawmaker Tony Sertich and former community college president Joe Sertich told the crowd that in Minnesota a regional board provided public works jobs, invested in tourism projects and provided incentives to manufacturing and mining companies.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com