The warming trend may ease northern Minnesota’s urgent need for propane but it hasn’t eliminated it. US Senator Al Franken said he, as chair of the Senate’s Energy Subcommittee, said he, along with the Minnesota Congressional Delegation and Governor Mark Dayton, sent a letter to the President calling for action and a few god things happened, the administration released additional heating assistance to Minnesota, allowed truckers to drive additional house, and ordered a pipeline to start shipping more propane to Minnesota. He said things are starting to get better, prices are beginning to come down but we still need to get through the rest of this winter. Senator Franken said that as chair of the Energy Sub-Committee he will look into what caused this problem and methods to prevent its recurrence.