The Daily Digest (Gov issues order on child care unions, Stillwater Bridge meeting, Bachmann’s book)

Gov. Dayton issued an executive order that would allow 4,300 in-home child care providers to join a union.

You can watch video of Dayton and Senate Republicans here.

Gov. Dayton and GOP Sen. David Hann continue to spar over health grants.

Vikings Stadium

Gov. Dayton says a special session for the Vikings is doubtful.

Ramsey County approved the Arden Hills stadium site purchase.

Several architects put forward plans for the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. MPR says several hold out hope that they’ll stay downtown.

MPR says even diehard Vikings fans are divided over paying for a new stadium.


The Department of Employment and Economic Development releases the October jobs report today on Thursday.

Retailers nationally reported solid gains in October.

Europe is teetering on the edge of a recession.

Occupy Wall St. is growing across the U.S.


There’s a meeting on the Stillwater Bridget today in Washington D.C.

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum fights to scale back the Stillwater Bridge.

House Speaker John Boehner is backing a Republican deficit-reduction plan that would raise $300 billion in additional tax revenue while overhauling the tax code.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison says he wants to reduce the deficit by reducing the nation’s reliance on nuclear weapons and close military bases.

The Star Tribune says two Minnesota Beet farmer cooperatives are big donors to the Super Committee members.

The Obama Administration asked executives at Solyndra, which received a $500 billion loan to help create jobs, to delay announcing lay-offs until after the 2010 election.

MPR takes a look at how Minnesota’s delegation ranks in terms of Congressional wealth.

The 60 Minutes report boosts DFL Rep. Tim Walz efforts to end insider trading in Congress.

GOP Rep. John Kline introduced legislation that would roll back labor rules.

DFL Sen. Al Franken jumps into the Medtech fray.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson hopes the Farm Bill can be resolved by the end of the week.

The Postal Service is reporting a massive $5 billion loss.

Race for Congress

DFL state Rep. Steve Simon has endorsed Democrat Brian Barnes in the race for Congress.

Race for the Legislature

DFL Rep. Bobby Jo Champion says he intends to run for the seat being vacated by DFL Rep. Linda Higgins. Higgins is retiring at the end of her term.

Race for President

The New York Times says the flubs by the GOP candidates are rubbing some Republicans the wrong way.

AP got an advanced copy of GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s book. They say she plays up her past political rebounds.

Bachmann also went for the jugular in a new ad.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is accusing Bachmann of dodging questions on the renewable energy standard.

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain rips Bachmann and Herman Cain for supporting waterboarding.

Get ready for a lot of “Newt Gingrich is back from the brink” stories. Gingrich has been surging in the polls recently.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    One might expect David Hann to be exhausted from re-instructing the Archbishop on the finer points of Christianity, not to mention from throwing all those cancer-stricken kids into the street. But no, Senator Hann still has the energy to have yet another Bart Simpson cow, over yet another cherished ideological shibboleth.