Expect a quiet day at the State Capitol today since most lawmakers will be in Granite Falls to attend the funeral services for Sen. Gary Kubly.
Under the Dome
A senate committee clears a bill that would allow wolf hunting.
Backers of a photo ID requirement for voting say a 2010 impersonation case is evidence of fraud.
Minnesota’s uninsured rate is at 9.1%.
Gov. Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are urging President Obama to sign the St. Croix Bridge bill.
The St. Croix Bridge cost estimate is lowered by $14 million.
Lawmakers are taking aim at veiled severance packages for public employees.
DFLer Tom Bakk raised concerns over the cost of a proposed tax credit.
U of M President Eric Kaler says he’s reviewing the U of M’s compensation policies.
Minnesota lawmakers want less pain in a shutdown.
The ACLU sues Minnewaska Schools in Facebook incidents.
Women’s advocates rallied against domestic violence.
Some lawmakers want rules loosened on donated game meat.
AP says the stadium bill backers are looking for alternate financing.
A highway bill fails to clear the Senate.
President Obama cuts some refinance costs for some mortgages.
Minnesota’s delegation backs a bill to fight Asian carp.
Five have been arrested in high-profile cyber attacks.
Race for Congress
Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection.
Ohio Republican Jean Schmidt lost her bid for reelection.
Race for U.S. Senate
Race for President
Mitt Romney was the clear winner on Super Tuesday but Rick Santorum continues to bite at his heels.
Romney won six states including the key battleground of Ohio.
Santorum won Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota. Newt Gingrich won Georgia.
Politico says Romney failed to wrap up the nomination and that shows signs that he’s struggling in the South, is weak among conservatives and evangelicals and isn’t doing well in rural parts of the country.
President Obama’s GOP rivals criticized him over the best approach to confront Iran.
Mr. Obama used a press briefing to stand his ground on the issue.