Democrats are coming back hard against a plan Senate Republicans say would ease the shortage of nurses in Minnesota — allowing licensed nurses from certain other states to immediately work in Minnesota, which they say will relieve pressure on hospitals and care facilities.   House Speaker, Democrat Melissa Hortman contends Republicans’ real intent…

“Was a callous political move to try to just take a strike at the nurses union — and we see right through that and the governor sees right through that.”

Governor Walz wants to bring in nurses from a national staffing agency for 60 days to ease the crunch.  The Minnesota Nurses Association says it doesn’t oppose it, but a long-term solution is needed.