The Daily Digest (Minnesota officials say no to tax deal, Groups target legislative races, Walz and Quist debate)

Several people are dead in Minneapolis after a shooter opened fire inside Accent Signage, a business in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood.

Under the Dome

Gov. Dayton continues his jobs tour today. He’ll be in Willmar. Dayton will also hold a campaign event for legislative candidates in the afternoon.

Minnesota officials say no to a Wisconsin tax deal.

Minnesota gets $42.5 million for the health insurance exchange.

A Minnesota trooper has been arrested on DWI suspicion.


The country has gained 4.4 million jobs since 2010 – enough to account for the jobs lost under President Obama’s first term.

The U.S. economy is maintaining tepid growth.

Weekly unemployment aid applications dropped last week.

Middle East

Israel’s president drew a “red line” regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

An anti-Muslim filmmaker has been ordered jailed in California.

Washington D.C.

The attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya is linked to Al Qaeda.

The Supreme Court may limit the use of race in college admissions.

Voter ID

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson and other critics of Voter ID say the amendment could jeopardize mail-in balloting.

Voter ID supporters released a video from Bob Lurtsema pushing the amendment.

Race for Legislature

The HRCC and The Alliance for a Better Minnesota started running targeted TV ads in specific legislative races.

Race for Congress

DFL Rep. Tim Walz and Republican Allen Quist squared off in their first debate.

Norm Coleman’s group is running an ad attacking Democdrat Rick Nolan on Medicare.

AP had a fact-checking quota on GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann during the presidential debates.

The Star Tribune has a look at Bachmann’s campaign swing yesterday.

The Minnesota Daily has a profile of the 3rd District race between GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen and Democrat Brian Barnes. The Edina Chamber of Commerce is hosting a debate between Paulsen and Barnes on Oct. 18.


The Star Tribune’s Minnesota Poll said 53 percent of those polled think Dayton is doing a good job.

The same poll shows DFL Sen. Al Franken with a job approval rating of 52%. His favorable ratings are at 44%.

Race for Senate

The campaign for Republican Kurt Bills criticized the Star Tribune poll that has DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar with a wide lead over him.

Former Deputy Chair Michael Brodkorb said the Bills campaign’s push to call Klobuchar a “prom queen’ and “daddy’s little girl” are “angry, derogatory and sexist.”

Race for President

President Obama and Mitt Romney made pitches to veterans in Virginia.

Obama is urging “economic patriotism.”

Mitt Romney is assuring voters that “I care.”

The RNC cut ties with a firm amid voter fraud allegations in Florida.

Gorge Soros gave $1.5 million to groups backing Obama.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    So Michael Brodkorb is now unhappy about attacks on Democrats? LOL. Is this the New Brodkorb, sort of like the New Nixon? We know how that one turned out. I’ll believe in Michael Brodkorb when he parts the Mississippi.

  • Rick Mons

    Notwithstanding Michael Brodkorb’s past as a political hack, he offers an interesting perspective. He’s not renounced his partisan philosophy and that’s okay. For now I’ll take him at his word that he’s moved beyond slash/burn hack stage.