The Daily Digest: Bakk and Dayton make up

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In Minnesota

Even though MNsure officials saw countless technological red-flags in the lead-up to the Oct. 1, 2013 launch of the online health insurance exchange, Gov. Mark Dayton wasn’t alerted to those issues until a few weeks before the website opened for businesses. (MPR News)

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Gov. Mark Dayton mended their fences and Thursday the House and Senate are planning on giving the final nod to a deal to cut Dayton’s commissioners salaries and remove governors’ power to raise agency heads’ pay.  (Pioneer Press)

A leading gun rights group is lining up against a bill that would allow police departments to keep data collected from license plate readers. (MPR News)

Expanding on a recent proposal by DFL. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Republican senator wants to offer a $1,000 non-refundable tax credit for families with young children to help offset the cost of child care. (Star Tribune)

National Politics

Republicans publicly struggled to resolve tensions within their party as House and Senate leaders searched for a way to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out of money on Friday. (New York Times)

If a shutdown of DHS happened, who would be affected in Minnesota? (MinnPost)

President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country collapsed into chaos in 1991, forcing the closure of the American embassy. (AP via MPR News)

Treat this with a high degree of skepticism: Donald Trump says he’s thinking about running for President. (Washington Post)