Good morning. It’s Friday, and the Democratic National Convention is over. Hillary Clinton accepted the party nomination last night in front of a cheering, flag waving crowd. Like the Republicans, the week started rough, but the party seemed to come together by the end of the convention. Let’s go to the Digest:

1. “I sweat the details of policy because it’s not just a detail if it’s your kid, if it’s your family. It’s a big deal. And it should be a big deal to your president,” Clinton said in an effort to tell Americans more about herself. Her speech lacked the raw emotion of Michelle Obama’s and the soaring rhythms of Barack Obama’s earlier in the week, but it did present the contrast she hoped to with the one Donald Trump delivered in Cleveland last week. And she noted the historic aspect of her nomination: “When any barrier falls in America it clears the way for everyone,” she said, “because after all, when the glass ceiling is broken it means the sky’s the limit.”  She promised to create more jobs with rising wages. She appealed to Bernie Sanders supporters, independent voters and Republicans and got the crowd to join in a chorus of “join us!” (New York Times)

2. Clinton’s speech was not nearly as heavy on facts and statistics as Trump’s was last week. But there were some facts to check. (Washington Post)

3. The most powerful speech of the last night of the convention didn’t come from a politician. It was delivered by Khizr Khan. His son Army Capt. Humayun Khan was 27 when he was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004. The family is Muslim, and the elder Khan delivered a devastating attack on Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the country. As his wife stood silently at his side, he held up a copy of the Constitution and asked whether Trump had ever read it. (Politico)

4. Clinton gave a big nod to Bernie Sanders in her speech. Sanders spoke to the Minnesota delegation Thursday morning, and urged them to unite to elect Clinton and defeat Trump. The unity message worked on some but not all of the delegates. (MPR News)

5. What does a Clinton versus Trump contest at the top of the ballot mean for other offices in Minnesota this year? Both candidates are struggling to excite people who should be their core supporters. It looks like Clinton could make things harder for down-ballot Democrats in rural areas, while Trump could be a drag for Republicans running in the suburbs. (MPR News)

Thanks for reading our convention coverage the last couple of weeks. We’ll be back to follow the campaign and other political stories next week.

Gov. Mark Dayton took the stage Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to make his pitch for electing Hillary Clinton president.

Dayton’s three-minute speech came several hours before Clinton was scheduled to accept the party’s nomination.

In it, he praised Clinton as “a trusted partner” when they served together in the U.S. Senate, and someone who will have real solutions to the problems Americans face.

“I’m here tonight in part because my home state of Minnesota has been hit hard by tragedy, and we’re not alone,” Dayton said. “Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, should tell us that we need a wise, compassionate and strong leader for all Americans.”

Dayton also took some jabs at Republican nominee Donald Trump. He  said Clinton has dedicated her life to serving others, while Trump has dedicated his life to serving himself.

State Rep. Peggy Flanagan, DFL-St. Louis Park, also had a speaking slot on the convention’s final day.

Flanagan’s remarks were in the form of a letter to her 3-year-old daughter Siobhan, whom she said wants to be president when she grows up.

“Politics isn’t always fun,” Flanagan said. “Sometimes you run into some pretty mean people who don’t like you simply for being you. Like the naughty guy Donald Trump on TV. The one who says all those nasty things about women and about Native Americans like us.”

Flanagan also assured her daughter that Clinton will “keep our women safe, keep our veterans well-cared-for, and keep the promises the United States has made to our tribes.”

Minnesota is back to perfect, at least in the eyes of one Wall Street credit rating agency.

Fitch Ratings elevated Minnesota’s status to AAA on Thursday, the top rating that typically brings better interest rates when the state borrows for construction projects. The rating had been AA+ since 2011, when lingering effects of the last recession and political gridlock caused a downgrade.

“Minnesota has shown significant financial resilience through downturns and a strong commitment to bolstering its financial position as conditions improve,” Fitch analysts wrote in the memo announcing the latest change.

There are two other rating firms watched by bond buyers; Minnesota has improved in their rankings, too, but is still a notch shy of sterling. The Fitch change comes as Minnesota finance officials prepare to sell nearly $800 million in bonds for projects previously authorized by the Legislature.

Gov. Mark Dayton, who is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, hailed the news in a written statement.

“This upgrade, to Fitch’s top credit rating, is a testament to the hardworking Minnesotans and businesses across our state who have led our economic recovery, and to the work our state has done over the past six years to right the fiscal ship,” Dayton said.

The Fitch raters did strike some notes of caution.

“Historically, budget negotiations have often been contentious at times of split government,” they wrote. “Following the November 2014 elections, and after two years of single-party control, control is once again divided between the two political parties.”

That said, the analysts pointed out the last time Dayton and the Legislature passed a budget “the process was significantly smoother than in some earlier years _ disagreements surrounding the budget for the fiscal 2012 -2013 biennium resulted in delayed budget adoption and a 21-day partial state government shutdown.”