The Daily Digest

The feds indict a Minnesota Somali man on terrorism charges. MPR, AP, the Pi Press and the Star Tribune have stories.

The jobless rate went up in October.

Former Iron World USA in Chisholm is closing its doors. 45 people are out of work.

Minnesota property taxes are projected to rise an average of 3.5% in Minnesota. MPR and the Pi Press have stories.

92,500 Minnesotans are facing foreclosure.

Lawmakers consider a variety of bonding bill projects.

Another lawsuit is likely over the 35W bridge wreckage.

Let the arguing begin! The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission approves a resolution that Vikings owners don’t like. AP, the Pi Press and the Star Tribune have stories.


The Senate Health care bill faces its first crucial test vote on Saturday.

President Obama isn’t certain if he’ll attend the summit in Copenhagen.

A House panel votes to audit the Fed.

DFL Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken want services for Indian Health in the health reform bill.

DFL Sen. Al Franken offers bills to help the homeless and foster children.

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum is co-sponsoring a bill that would create a surtax to pay for the war in Afghanistan.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison calls for a new strategy in Afghanistan.

Ellison also criticizes Xcel Energy for spending so much on private jets.

Bloomberg posts a side-by-side comparison of the financial regulation proposals. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is mentioned.

The FAA blames a four-hour software glitch on what caused airline delays across the country. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.

2010 Race for Governor

Many of the DFL candidates for governor will participate today in the Netroots MN debate.

The 49ers back DFLer Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

Republican Pat Anderson says she doesn’t support any public money for a new Vikings stadium.

Republican Marty Seifert answers questions about small business.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty will not be on his radio show this morning. He’s due back in Minnesota today from the RGA meetings in Austin, TX.

Critics say Gov. Pawlenty’s radio show has become even more partisan.

Gov. Pawlenty is one of many GOP governors who said they’re concerned the federal health care bill will trample on the states. He made his comments at the RGA meeting.

Here’s his newser at the RGA meeting.

GOP12 has fun with Pawlenty’s twitpics.

Fox News doesn’t include Pawlenty in its poll of 2012 GOP candidates.

2010 Race for Congress

Republican Allen Quist gets in the race for Congress. AP, the Rochester Post-Bulletin, the Mankato Free Press and the Star Tribune have stories.

The Sierra Club runs an ad ripping Bachmann.


The Digest is taking a break next week for Thanksgiving. I’ll still be posting on the blog with some frequency. But the turkey won’t be doing it at 6am.

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