Negotiators return to the bargaining table Tuesday to try to avoid a nurses' strike in Duluth.
A federal mediator called the session two days after one Duluth hospital 900 nurses work at the remaining hospital system, Essentia Health, formerly SMDC Health Systems.
The Minnesota Nurses Association has called a one-day strike for September 14.
The nurses say their main concern is to have a bigger voice in closing units when staffing is dangerously low.
Essentia Health said it needs to be a team decision. The hospital said it hopes to arrive at an agreement, but it's ready for a strike.