Welcome to the Daily Digest. Minnesota: State Sen. Torrey Westrom, who is running against 7th Congressional  District Rep. Collin Peterson, has been named a ‘contender’ in the NRCC’s Young Guns program. (MPR News) State Sen. Julianne Ortman, who is seeking the GOP endorsement to challenge Sen. Al Franken, says she raised $375,000 in the first Read more

Welcome to the Daily Digest. Here’s what’s happening in political news. Minnesota: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin endorsed state Sen. Julianne Ortman in her challenge to unseat Sen. Al Franken. (MPR News) State regulators have given the green light to a project that will use solar power to generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes. Read more

Welcome to Wednesday’s Daily Digest. Minnesota: Minnesota lawmakers want to ban online lottery sales. (MPR News) Gov. Mark Dayton says medical marijuana legalization is basically dead for this session. (MPR News) Dayton says banning e-cigarettes indoors may be going too far. (Star Tribune) The two sides are talking, but there’s still no minimum wage deal. Read more