The Daily Digest (Brawl coming over health exchanges, Viking rips stadium author, Bachmann relies on small donors)

MPR reports that there’s a showdown coming over health insurance exchanges in Minnesota.

Gov. Dayton and GOP lawmakers continue to point fingers over the state budget deal they reached in July.

Dayton heads to North Carolina today for a Democratic Governors Association meeting. He returns to Minnesota on Tuesday.

Dayton wrapped up his Trade Mission to South Korea on Saturday.

More of Minnesota’s schools are missing the mark when it comes to the federal No Child Left Behind standard.

The PoliGraph says GOP Sen. Julianne Ortman’s comments on property taxes are true but need greater context.

The Star Tribune takes a look at where some of the Legacy money is going.

KSTP reports a group plans to bring the Wall St. protests to Minnesota.

The New York Times takes a look at the Voter ID laws that have passed in several states across the country.


A court panel will start public hearings this week.

Vikings Stadium

Vikings Wide Receiver Bernard Berrian told the co-author of the Vikings Stadium to “sit down n shut up” on Twitter after Kriesel took issue with one of Berrian’s tweets that analyzed yesterday’s game.

The Pi Press takes the “Vikings can go to L.A. angle.”

The Star Tribune says a third Vikings stadium has emerged.


The Star Tribune reports that an anti-suicide program for the military is running low on funds.

There’s a disagreement on the debt panel as to which tax breaks are worth keeping.

GOP Rep. John Kline says the debt panel needs to succeed.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is in Egypt.

Ellison also called for a probe of Supreme Court justices.

Race for Congress

AP asks whether Michele Bachmann can return to her seat in Congress.

ECM says GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack’s two-state family could be an issue in the campaign.

Race for President

The Washington Post dropped a bombshell story on Rick Perry and a camp his family owned. The name of the camp had a racially charged name.

Perry worked to deflect scrutiny of the camp.

Herman Cain said Perry showed insensitivity over the name of the camp.

The New York Times says Romney tried to raise business taxes during his time as governor.

MPR wonders whether small donors can keep Bachmann in the race.

MPR also says her 3rd Quarter numbers are also under scrutiny.

Bachmann targeted Perry on immigration.

Bachmann said she had concerns over China’s rising influence.

The L.A. Times says Bachmann is sputtering in Iowa.

The PoliGraph says Bachmann’s claim on polling ignores the numbers.

The MNGOP is keeping the Feb. 7 date for precinct caucuses.

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