The Star Tribune’s story focusing on how the gay marriage issue has forced some primary contests among state legislative candidates leads the digest. Former Minneapolis City Council member Dean Zimmermann’s bribery trial begins today. Hennepin County Sheriff Pat McGowan endorses former DFL Party Chair Mike Erlandson for Congress in Minnesota’s Fifth District. He said Republican Read more

Mike Hatch says he wants to invest $10 million/year for ten years on embryonic stem cell research at the University of Minnesota. He says Minnesota has been a leader in medical research but is worried the state is losing its footing. He says embryonic stem research shows promise in creating medical advances in treating Parkinson’s Read more