The Daily Digest

Families welcome the Red Bulls home from Iraq.

A committee in the Minnesota House will explore nuclear waste storage concerns.

Another committee will discuss legislation that cracks down on prescription drug companies.

Other counties decline to help HCMC.

Vikings executives say there are roughly a half dozen Twin Cities suburbs that want to build a Vikings stadium there. No details on where.

Benton County bounced checks to employees and vendors.

Special Election

MPR takes a look at the special election in SD26.

2010

Minnesota businesses are preparing for the new spending rules.

DFL State Sen. Steve Murphy won’t run for reelection.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann will appear at the State Capitol today on behalf of Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate.

2010 Race for Governor

The Star Tribune takes a look where the candidates stand on taxes and spending.

Republican Tom Emmer will hold a news conference today to announce some endorsements.

Emmer also appeared on WCCO’s Sunday Morning and said he didn’t boycott House GOP caucus meetings. Emmer did not attend many, if any, caucus meetings over the past two years.

Democrat Mark Dayton will also take questions from reporters today.

2010 Race for Congress

Stu Rothenberg widens the playing field.

The Star Tribune fact-checks whether Nancy Pelosi is targeting Bachmann.

Congress

President Obama will focus his State of the Union on jobs.

David Plouffe, one of the men who helped get President Obama elected, will take on an expanded role as an outside advisor to the White House.

Obama also signals support for a deficit reduction task force.

There’s some saber rattling over the confirmation of Fed Secretary Ben Bernanke.

Democrats promise to push the health care overhaul bill forward.

A New York Daily News columnist goes after Bachmann for misusing facts and acting like an underdog.

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar wants more money for transportation.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty is headed to Dallas on March 6th.

Finally

Sorry Vikings fans.

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