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The political change that swept over Minneapolis City Hall in this year’s election could sweep a new City Council president into office. (MPR News)
The Minnesota Senate has already resolved the wrongful termination lawsuit brought by former Republican staffer Michael Brodkorb, but at least one more legal bill of $77,578.21 must still be paid. (MPR News)
Both Democrats and Republicans have latched on to personal stories when debating the Affordable Care Act whether MNSure is a good deal. (AP via Pioneer Press)
Over the past two years universities have trained, and Minnesota has licensed, 28 dental therapists, practitioners who perform many basic dental procedures that previously only a dentist would do. They work in places where dentists won’t go, or are unwilling to accept Medicaid coverage. (MPR News)
In Congress/National Politics
A White House spokesman wouldn’t say Friday if President Obama backs using executive action to raise the minimum wage for a group of workers, as DFL Rep. Keith Ellison and other lawmakers have suggested. (Minnpost)
Republican Rep. John Kline will get a tea party endorsement challenger in the 2nd District. (MPR News)
A political science professor plans to run as a Democrat for the U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Michele Bachmann. (Pioneer Press)
Fourteen months into his tenure as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable trade association in Washington, DC, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty is shaking up his senior staff. (Star Tribune)
How are members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation getting health insurance now that their coverage has changed as a result of the Affordable Care Act? The Star Tribune has a look. (Star Tribune)
After more than two years of constant crisis, an emerging budget agreement amounts to little more than a cease-fire. Republicans and Democrats are abandoning their debt-reduction goals, laying down arms and, for the moment, trying to avoid another economy-damaging standoff. (Washington Post)
After years of success in Washington, the ethanol industry’s power may be slipping. (USA Today)