The economy and the politics surrounding the economy lead the Digest today.
Mitt Romney is targeting Obama’s comments with a new ad.
Mr. Obama made the comments as he was urging Congress and Europe to stem the economic crisis.
President Obama’s campaign says Romney doesn’t support fire fighters, teachers and police.
Meanwhile, Priorities USA is running another ad ripping Bain Capital.
Two GOP governors say Romney has to do more than be anti-Obama.
Conservatives rally across the U.S. for “religious freedom.”
Economic reports point to more mixed signals for Minnesota’s economy.
The stock market posts the best week of 2012.
Sappi breaks ground on a $170 million Cloquet paper plant.
Under the Dome
Gov. Dayton is in China for a trade mission this week.
An investigation shows the complexity of caring for the state’s most violent and mentally ill adults.
The Met Council may drop rates for Northstar Commuter Rail.
The Twin Cities face stricter air quality rules.
The PoliGraph says Gov. Dayton’s gets his tax numbers right.
John Bryson, the U.S. Commerce Secretary, is being investigated for a felony hit and run in California.
UnitedHealth Group says it plans to keep President Obama’s health care elements regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the law.
Attorney General Eric Holder appoints two prosecutors to lead leak probes.
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen gave the GOP address to President Obama’s weekly address.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann accused President Obama of lying.
The Star Tribune says Minnesota’s defense companies are retooling.
Republican legislative leaders want a voice in Voter ID case. A spokesman for GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers says taxpayers will pay for the Legislature’s involvement in the case.
Race for Congress
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann pledges cash to U.S. Senate candidates.
There isn’t an Independence Party candidate in the 6th District race meaning Bachmann has a head to head match-up with Democrat Jim Graves.
Race for U.S. Senate
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is polling well ahead of her GOP rivals.
A marine veteran is challenging Kurt Bills in the GOP primary.
Bills says he’s confident he’ll win the primary.
Same-sex Marriage Amendment
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota will defeat the amendment.
The Star Tribune says Ron Paul backers are seeking local offices.