The Daily Digest (Dayton to Asia today, GOP threatens lawsuit against Dayton over day care, Shutdown looming?)

The Ramsey County Attorney is reviewing the Chief Medical Examiner’s role in the case of a baby’s death.

MPR says Minnesota’s infant death investigations are inconsistent and unregulated.

Under the Dome

Gov. Dayton leaves for Asia today. He’ll speak at a conference in Japan this weekend and will begin a Trade Mission to South Korea on Sunday.

Dayton says he’s getting a new puppy.

Republicans in the Minnesota Senate say they’ll sue Gov. Dayton if he issues an executive order allowing in-home day care workers to vote on a union. The news came after a hearing was held last night on the issue.

Minnesota’s Attorney General sues over aid to for-profit colleges.

Minority home ownership dropped again.

The U.S. Census says the child poverty rate has tripled in Brooklyn Park.

The University of Minnesota welcomed the new U of M president.

The DNR Commissioner says the state should have done more on fighting the Asian carp.


The Dow dropped on global econmic fears.


Fire officials are defending why they instituted a planned burn before the fire spread quickly.

Vikings Stadium

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak told the Star Tribune that calling for $30 million isn’t opposing the new stadium.


Congress is pushing the government on the brink of a shutdown. The House passed a continuing resolution that the Senate opposes. House leaders pretty much offered a take it or leave it option to the Senate. The House Majority Leader says the House is leaving for vacation by 1pm today.

At a bridge in Ohio, President Obama called on Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on jobs.

Obama will detail how states can obtain waivers from the No Child Left Behind education law. Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassllius will be in attendance.

GOP Rep. John Kline says the waiver gives the Education Secretary full authority to pick winners and losers.

The Obama Administration says Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency was indirectly involved in the bombing of a U.S. embassy in Afghanistan.

The New York Times says the U.S. missed warning signs in the rush to assist Solyndra.

The Washington Post reports that the federal government paid out $120 million to dead federal retirees.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson introduced a bill calling for streamlining regulatory review.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison supports the bid for Palestinian statehood.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz will hold a “Congress on your corner” event in Austin on Tuesday.

Medical device makes continue to push Congress to repeal the excise tax. GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen is mentioned.

The American Independent says the head of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve was selected by board members that are exclusively CEOs.

DFL Sen. Al Franken questioned OnStar on privacy.

Race for President

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry went after each other again in last night’s debate.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann says social conservatives should not settle.

The New York Times says Bachmann is struggling to raise money.

The New York Times says Bachmann was incorrect when she said President Obama “had the lowest approval rating of any president in modern time.”

Ron Paul will reportedly be in Minnesota on November 5.

A Minnesotans for Rick Perry Facebook page has been launched.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    House leaders pretty much offered a take it or leave it option to the Senate.

    More my-way-or-the-highway from Congressional Republicans as GOP Speaker Boehner folds like a cheap card table. Boehner hasn’t enough spine to stand up to the Extremists who now own the Republican Party and are giddy with the thought of deep-sixing the Economy.