The Daily Digest: mining, MacDonald, 2016

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Minnesota:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden is trying to make mining an issue in his campaign against Sen. Al Franken. (MPR News)

GOP party chair Keith Downey continues to back Republican Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald (sort of). (MPR News)

So does GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson. (MPR News)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s claims about student loan debt and jobs are correct. (MPR News)

National Republicans are going after DFL Rep. Rick Nolan’s record on veterans issues. (Northlands News Center)

Washington:

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan says he’s weighing in a presidential run in 2016 . (AP via Star Tribune)

Minnesota’s Senators are hailing a trade decision that will curb against South Korea dumping cheap steel in the U.S. (AP via CBS News)

A Minnesota cable chief is front-and-center in the the lobbying fight against a major cable merger. (The New York Times)