The Daily Digest

Sarah Palin will appear at a campaign rally in Minneapolis today for GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann and the Republican Party of Minnesota. She holds a fundraiser for Bachmann and the MNGOP later in the night.

Meanwhile, Democrats, like DFL Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison, will hold a rally at the State Capitol. One of Bachmann’s DFL opponents, Tarryl Clark, reports raising $505k in the first quarter.

The DNC also released a new web video criticizing the Palin/Bachmann event.

The St. Cloud Times says Bob Anderson, an independent, will also make another run for Congress.

House Democrats create a game asking whether Palin or Bachmann make nuttier statements.

Under the Dome

Gov. Pawlenty will announce the 2010 road and bridge projects this morning at an event in Eden Prairie. Key question for Pawlenty: How many of these projects are funded with federal stimulus funds and funds from the transportation bill he vetoed?

Some of the survivors from the 35W bridge collapse are still waiting for settlement funds.

The state might not make another run for Race to the Top funds. MPR, the Star Tribune and the Pi Press have stories.

Minnesota and other Midwestern states may team up for a Health Insurance Exchange.

Minnesota campaign officials craft corporate advice for donations.

The House passed a bill that would close a child abuse loophole.

STD rates in Minnesota have declined.

Congress

The White House may cancel a visit from Afghanistan Hamid Karzai after Karzai said he may join the Taliban.

Former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman writes an op-ed criticizing President Obama on health care.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz returned to his teaching roots.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson wants a more efficient Farm Bill.

Peterson also said dams may also be part of the solution for flood mitigation in northwestern Minnesota.

Race for Governor

In an effort to distinguish himself from Tom Emmer, Republican Marty Seifert signed the No New Taxes pledge (again).

DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher spoke to striking workers in Savage.

Race for Congress

PIM looks at the DFL race in Minnesota’s 2nd.

The Minnesota Independent looks at the DFL race in the 3rd.

The Duluth News Tribune takes a look at the GOP Race in the 8th.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Pawlenty says he may sue to stop the health care overhaul bill.

Time says Pawlenty is setting himself up to square off against Mitt Romney.

Romney is in New Hampshire today.

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