ST. PAUL (AP) - Key negotiators say a deal has been reached to
compensate victims of the Minneapolis bridge collapse.
State Rep. Ryan Winkler and Sen. Ron Latz tell The Associated
Press a deal has been reached.
Victims' attorney Chris Messerly says the $38 million plan
addresses a key sticking point in the negotiations. That's whether
to recognize the state's liability limit by capping awards to
Messerly says the deal would allow victims to get up to $400,000
each. There's also a supplemental $12.6 million fund for the worst
The Aug. 1 bridge collapse on Interstate 35W killed 13 people
and injured 145 others.
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