(Duluth, MN) — It looks like a major nurses’ strike is over before it got started. A tentative agreement has been reached with several hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas. The deals come less than a week after the Minnesota Nurses Association notified 16 hospitals of walkouts by as many as 15-thousand nurses later this month. A strike date was set for December 11th through the 31st. Nurses now must vote on the tentative agreements reached by their union and hospital negotiators.