Gov. Dayton leaves for China today. He’s leading a Trade Mission to China. MPR reports that the trip will include the opening of a new trade office.
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke says the economy is poised for more growth.
U.S. companies feel the pinch from Europe’s woes.
Best Buy’s founder and board chair leaves Best Buy. The move fuels speculation on what he’ll do next.
Same-sex marriage amendment
Religious leaders unite to oppose the marriage amendment.
Minnesota Majority, a group working to pass the Voter ID amendment, makes a motion to intervene in the lawsuit challenging the question.
Republicans grill Attorney General Eric Holder.
The Farm Bill debate begins. A vote could come as early as next week.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann wants an independent audit of the state’s Medicaid program.
Bachmann influenced the TV show “True Blood.”
A fact check says a Bachmann mailer misreads the jobs report.
Race for President
A new poll says President Obama is 15 percentage points ahead of Mitt Romney in Minnesota.
Mitt Romney and the GOP raised more money than President Obama and his Democratic allies in the month of May.
Sen. Rand Paul, son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, announced he’s backing Mitt Romney. The move comes one day after Ron Paul announced he doesn’t have enough support to win at the RNC Convention.
Race for Congress
AP profiles Jeff Anderson, a Democrat running in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional Distrit.
Minnesota Progressive Project interviews one of the Republicans challenging Bachmann in the August primary.