Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where the state’s campaign finance board is investigating the MN GOP, Obama’s chief of staff resigns, and it’s GOP presidential primary day in New Hampshire.

Around Minnesota

The state Campaign Finance Board will investigate the Minnesota GOP after the party revealed it is in a financial bind.

The metro’s plow budgets are benefiting from a winter no-show.

Meanwhile, businesses are struggling.

There are elections today for state House and Senate seats.

Sen. John Marty is challenging Ted Mondale’s numbers on the cost of the Vikings stadium.

Gov. Mark Dayton says the Arden Hills stadium site is not out of the question.

Minnesota affordable housing groups are getting a boost.

In Washington

The USDA will be shuttering facilities to save cash.

The White House’s chief of staff is stepping down.

The Associated Press profiles his replacement.

The White House is also dealing with fallout from a new book.

The U.S. isn’t spending as much on health care.

On the Campaign Trail

It’s primary day in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney is on track to win.

Politico wonders where the Tea Party is in the Granite State.

Obama says the GOP candidates are just like congressional Republicans opposing his policies.

Romney’s rivals didn’t much like it when he said that he likes being able to fire people.

Newt Gingrich is going negative.

It’s a super PAC battle in South Carolina and in Florida.

A pro-Gingrich super PAC has been given a last minute injection of cash to run ads against Romney criticizing his past as chief of Bain Capital.

The Wall Street Journal examines Romney’s career as Bain chief.

As he attacks Romney’s record at Bain, Gingrich has a past in the investment world as well.

Here’s a video of Tim Pawlenty defending Romney’s record.

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