The Daily Digest (Dayton mulling stadium options, Klobuchar looks at drug shortages, Transportation study pushed)

The Vikings stadium is front and center at the Capitol. Gov. Dayton is now mulling the bids that were put forward yesterday. Here’s the Minneapolis bid. Here’s the Ramsey County bid.

Gov. Dayton says he may endorse a stadium site.

The Star Tribune says the state is not rushing to act on the stadium issue.

Under the Dome

Democrats are pointing to a study that shows that local property taxes are rising fast.

Gov. Dayton wants a transportation finance study.

Lawmakers are being urged to create stiffer penalties to caregivers who intentionally neglect the elderly and other vulnerable adults.

Some officials are pushing for more courtroom security.

More of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers have been added to the impaired list.

Democrats petition the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the federal health care law.

Congress

The U.S. is sending Iran a warning to not follow up on threats to close the Strait of Hormuz.

The U.S. identified two of four marines that are in a video that shows them urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban soldiers.

President Obama is formally seeking an increase to the federal debt ceiling.

Obama is also seeking the power to merge and streamline government agencies.

AP has a look at documents that show how the Federal Reserve missed the housing bust in 2006.

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is challenging pharmaceutical companies over drug shortages.

DFL Sen. Al Franken was on MPR’s Midday. Listen to the show here.

GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack is working to win labor over in his northeast Minnesota district.

Race for President

President Obama and the DNC raised $68 million in the final three months of 2011.

Mitt Romney is stepping up his defense of his business record. He is now running an ad defending his time at Bain Capital.

Politico says profits, not job creation, are job number one for firms like Bain.

The fractured right could boost Romney in South Carolina.

For example, NPR says Evangelical leaders are struggling to crown a candidate.

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