The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where Dayton sets a deadline for stadium proposals, the state’s GOP is looking for fresh faces, and Obama announces his plans for a smaller military.

Around Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton has set a deadline for Vikings stadium proposals.

Ramsey County is ready with its proposal.

He also set a date to release his bonding bill for the coming legislative session.

The state’s Republicans are looking for new talent now that Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Tim Pawlenty are no longer running for president.

The St. Cloud Times looks at how redistricting could affect Bachmann’s reelection bid in the 6th district.

The Senate GOP caucus has made Kevin Matzek its chief of staff.

MPR reports that Duluth’s mayor is threatening to close casino over a money spat.

In Washington

President Barack Obama unveiled his plans for a leaner military, the Associated Press reports.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is in Washington promoting summer jobs.

Politico writes that House Republicans are starting the new year divided.

On the Campaign Trail

Remember Bachmann’s “crony capitalism” line? Mitt Romney is repeating it.

Romney has become the target of attacks, but he’s going after Obama, the Associated Press reports.

The Washington Post picks apart Bachmann’s failed campaign.

The Post also poses five key questions for the race.

In New Hampshire, Rick Santorum talked about his views on same-sex marriage.

NPR profiles Santorum. With the former senator is playing up his fiscal conservative creds, the story takes a close look at his record on government spending.

Graphic of the Day

Loving this look at what the candidates spent on advertising in Iowa.

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