ST. PAUL (AP) — The weekslong fight over whether to send aid to Minnesota's Iron Range is over, but the partisan fighting may not be.

The Democrat-controlled Senate and Republican House plan to pass crucial bills that cut taxes or fund road and bridge repairs.

Some lawmakers, such as like Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, say the lingering partisan divide spells trouble for the final seven weeks of the legislative session. His counterpart in the House, Kurt Daudt, disagrees.

Lawmakers won't turn their attention to major budget business for several weeks.