The Daily Digest

Somalia’s President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed leads the Digest today. During a speech at the U of M, he criticized terrorism. KARE, MPR and the Pi Press have stories.

Under the Dome

Minnesota’s fingerprints are all over this fascinating New York Times story that looks at e coli and the path of ground beef. The Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota based Cargill are mentioned.

A Republican lawmaker will introduce legislation today that would fund a new Vikings stadium. GOP Rep. Tom Hackbarth introduced a bill last year that would let voters decide if a Twin Cities Casino should be built and the funding be dedicated for a new stadium. Pete and Repeat are on a fence?

The House Capital Investment Committee will visit Bemidji this week to consider local projects for the bonding bill.

The U of M’s Board of Regents will meet this week to approve the school’s bonding bill requests.

Industry experts say many nursing homes across the country are perilously close to closing.

A funding feud over pensions in the City of Minneapolis is headed to court.

Congress

The U.S. Ag Secretary speaks at the U of M today.

National Security Adviser Jim Jones says Afghanistan is in no immediate danger of falling.

President Obama delays a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

States are concerned about Medicaid growth in the health reform bill.

A government watchdog says the federal government wasn’t entirely open about the financial health of banks. That hurt public support for TARP funds.

The new U.S. Supreme Court term looks at business regulations.

GOP leaders in Congress tell the head of the RNC to back off.

Smart Politics wonders whether DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and DFL Sen. Al Franken are exceeding expectations.

The Wall St. Journal covers the medical device tax in the health reform bill. Klobuchar and Franken are mentioned.

GOP Rep. John Kline hits the Obama Administration on the unemployment report.

The Hill picks up on DFL Rep. Betty McCollum’s efforts to crack down on corporations that have been convicted of felonies.

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