The Daily Digest (Dayton blitzes Vikes, State settles bridge claim, Obama to hold news conference)

Minnesota settled the last case in the I-35W bridge disaster. The settlement involves a California design firm.

Gov. Dayton is blasting the Minnesota Vikings over the team’s discussion of Personal Seat Licenses and other stadium fees.

Governors are calling for a renewal of the wind energy tax credit.

A report suggests fortifying the Environmental Control Board.

The Chippewa band has been denied Legacy Funds.

Washington D.C.

President Obama holds his first news conference in eight months today.

Mr. Obama will open negotiations on ending the fiscal cliff by calling for tax hikes on the wealthy.

He’s also scheduled to meet with some business leaders. The move is seen as driving a wedge in the business community.

The White House is mum on cabinet moves.

The scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus is growing.

The White House is backing a general ensnared in the case.

Nancy Pelosi greeted DFL Rep.-elect Rick Nolan and other Democrats.

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar discusses a possible “grand bargain.”

GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen says all options should be on the table re: the fiscal cliff.

2014

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is among those being considered for DSCC chair, but Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett is the favorite.

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