(St. Paul, MN)  —  Minnesota leaders are aiming at a deal on unemployment insurance and frontline worker pay.  Leaders announced a multibillion-dollar agreement yesterday meant to hold off tax hikes on state businesses while also sending direct checks to frontline workers.  The tentative deal includes 500-million dollars for workers such as nurses, longterm care employees and others who worked through the pandemic.  Funding for the bill would come from federal American Rescue Plan.