Good morning, here is the Thursday Digest. Minnesota: Former Vice President Walter Mondale had heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic Wednesday. A statement from his family said Mondale is resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. Two DFL lawmakers from Minneapolis are proposing a significant upgrade of safety preparations across the state Read more

Abraham Lincoln was born on this day in 1809. That’s 10 score and 5 years ago for those of you keeping track. Here’s the Digest: Minnesota: What went wrong with MNsure? People interviewed by MPR News say MNsure’s top officials, including former executive director April Todd-Malmlov, were insular and stingy with information and that they ignored Read more

Happy Friday! Here’s your Digest: Minnesota: A Roseville resident who backed Ron Paul’s campaign for president in 2012 says she’s seeking the Independence Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. Hannah Nicollet is the first person to step forward as an IP candidate to challenge DFL Senator Al Franken. (MPR News) Vice President Joe Biden will be Read more