The Daily Digest (Report says stadium timeline aggressive, Republicans debate, Pawlenty speaks)

The Met Council and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission are scheduled to release a report this morning that says the timeline to build the Vikings stadium is too aggressive. It also said there is the potential for millions of dollars in cost overruns.

MPR was the first news outlet to obtain a copy of the report. You can read it here.

Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett and Vikings lobbyist Lester Bagley say the report shouldn’t harm their efforts to build the stadium in Arden Hills.

Tidbit: Gov. Dayton isn’t commenting on the report until it’s released this AM. Neither is GOP Sen. Julie Rosen, the stadium author.

The Ramsey County Charter Commission also voted last night to not require a vote to approve the half cent sales tax.

Under the Dome

Gov. Dayton will be in Washington D.C. today to attend the National Governor’s Association executive council meeting.

The state revoked a mental health center’s license after suicides.


Senate Republicans voted to kill President Obama’s jobs plan.

Minnesota’s delegation is split over how they’ll vote on the free trade agreements.

Race for President

Mitt Romney defends support of Wall St. in a debate in New Hampshire.

Here’s a look at some of the key moments of the debate.

The PoliGraph fact-checked the debate.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann released her jobs plan.

There are more details on Ron Paul’s visit to St. Cloud.

Rick Perry declined to disavow a pastor that said Romney isn’t a Christian and that Mormonism is a cult.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing Mitt Romney.

Pawlenty says Romney will get a big boost from Christie’s endorsement. Pawlenty was on MPR’s Midday on Tuesday. You can listen to the show and his follow up q and a with reporters here.

Pawlenty also said he’s not sure if he’s done with politics yet and suggested he listened to much to his handlers.

Pawlenty will hold a fundraiser for Romney in Minneapolis in November.

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