The Daily Digest (Exec. council to meet on mineral leases, Bills dials for dollars, Filing starts)

Candidates started filing for office on Tuesday.

Gov. Dayton and the Minnesota Executive Council is set to consider whether to approve 77 mineral leases. The council delayed a decision on the leases last year.

The announcement comes as outside groups ramp up their efforts to lobby for and against mining.

The Star Tribune says Gov. Dayton is rethinking his doubts about URS.

The city of St. Paul’s Port Authority struck a deal to buy land that would be used for the new Saints ballpark.

The state of Minnesota could help cover the federal health care law’s “No Man’s land.”

The MPCA won’t require a review of a 3M’s incinerator waste plan.

An iron treatment plan in a Chisago County lake can continue.

Congress

The Congressional Budget office predicts a recession in 2013 unless politicians act on the extension of the Bush tax cuts and revise the federal budget cuts.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson says the House and Senate differ on the Farm Bill.

Provisions put forward by DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen make their way into FDA bills.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison discusses the one-year anniversary of the tornado that hit north Minneapolis.

Business

General Mills announced layoffs.

Medtronic says a lot of its job growth is occurring outside of Minnesota.

International News

North Korea is upgrading its rocket launch site.

Same-sex marriage debate

After President Obana’s announcement, opposition to same-sex marriage hits a record low.

Race for U.S. Senate

Republican Kurt Bills starts dialing for dollars.

Race for President

Mitt Romney won primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas.

A new national poll says the race is tied.

Slate writes that the Obama campaign is taking microtargeting to a whole new level.

Side Note

There will not be a Digest on Friday or Monday.

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