The Daily Digest

The Senate Ethics Panel reprimanded DFL Sen. Satveer Chaudhary over the fish flap.

Northern Minnesota appears to have lost a bid for a wind turbine manufacturing plant to Montana.

Gov. Pawlenty said the state will not have cash flow problems this year.

Minnesota health spending hit $35 billion in 2008.

A flag that Minnesota soldiers took with them to Afghanistan was given to Pawlenty.

2010

Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher picked up some more union support. The UAW will back her today. The Laborers backed her yesterday in St. Cloud. She touted the veto override of a transportation bill at that event.

Kelliher and DFL House Majority Leader Tony Sertich will hold a “retire the debt fundraiser” for Tom Rukavina’s gubernatorial bid.

GOP Rep. Mark Buesgens is the new campaign manager for Republican Tom Emmer’s gubernatorial campaign.

IP candidate Tom Horner’s budget accounting is off.

Congress

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit the Mayo Clinic today to discuss Medicare rate disparities.

The U.S. ordered BP to build berms to protect the coast.

Efforts to contain the spill on Wednesday were stopped with a stuck saw.

Democratic consultant James Carville is President Obama’s number one Democratic critic over the BP oil mess.

A top aide to President Obama tried to discourage a Democrat from running for Senate in Colorado by offering him another job.

DFL Sen. Al Franken expects his piece of the financial reform bill to pass.

GOP Rep. John Kline is pushing to change the No Child Left Behind laws.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison said the Israeli blockade of Gaza is helping Hamas.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty gave money to a Republican candidate for governor in New Mexico.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed a GOP challenger for Alaska Senate.

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