The Daily Digest

The MNGOP and Democrat Mark Dayton are trading shots over whether a trust owned by Dayton paid Minnesota taxes or not.

Former President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Joe Biden will campaign for Mark Dayton.

The PoliGraph says Republican Tom Emmer misrepresented a claim on LGA.

Politics in Minnesota questions whether Dayton’s tax plan can get to $4 billion.

The Minnesota Bureau Chief for MedCity News rips Emmer for voting against the R and D tax credit during his time in the Legislature.

Emmer will be in Mankato on September 18th.

The sour economy favors the GOP in the nation’s governor’s races.

Race for Congress

DFL Rep. Tim Walz released his first ad.

The Rochester Chamber of Commerce is criticizing Walz for not participating in their debate.

The Rochester Post-Bulletin nails down where Republican Randy Demmer stands on Social Security. The paper says he supports partial privatization.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is raising money off of President Obama’s visit (which hasn’t been scheduled yet).

Bachmann is also headed to Florida later this month to speak at the “Taking America Back” conference.

Under the Dome

Nurses in Duluth settle their contract with a hospital.

The U of M officially drops a lawsuit over Central Corridor.

No charges will be filed against the members of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force.

Cities are scraping for dollars even for public safety.

Minnesota officials are headed to Germany to learn that country’s health insurance system.


The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book says there are no signs of a double dip recession.

President Obama pushes back against an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the upper income.

A court sides with the CIA on the “extraordinary rendition.”

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison denounces a pastor’s plan to burn the Quran.

A poll finds that a majority object to a mosque being build near Ground Zero.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson was in South Carolina earlier this week to talk about the Farm Bill.

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar was in Oregon earlier this week and gave grudging praise to President Obama’s transportation funding package.

Oberstar also suggests Congress get involved in admisssions to the Coast Guard Academny. The Academy has a low number of African American cadets.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty heads to Asia today. He’ll speak to reporters before his trip.

Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin denounce an effort to burn a mosque the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Romney is headed to Iowa in October.

  • peter hill

    Tom, do you really think it’s useful to describe as a “mosque being build (sic) near Ground Zero” what the linked headline calls a “planned Islamic center” and what the guy proposing it calls a “community center,” which he describes this way “At Cordoba House, we envision shared space for community activities, like a swimming pool, classrooms and a play space for children. There will be separate prayer spaces for Muslims, Christians, Jews and men and women of other faiths. The center will also include a multifaith memorial dedicated to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.”???

    Aren’t you just feeding the nutballs that even Sarah Palin is now trying to talk down?

  • Chris

    The Politics in Minnesota article about Dayton’s tax plan links to a site called

  • Tom Scheck

    PIM and Finance and Commerce are owned by the same company, Dolan Media.