Republicans are seizing on the Affordable Care Act and the troubled roll out of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange to fire up voters this election season. They’ll be highlighting the issues in races up and down the ballot this year, including the contest between incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken and his yet-to-be-determined GOP opponent. Here’s the Read more

At the state level, Minnesota is at the front of the pack in implementing the main tenets of the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans nationally are hoping to delay the law’s individual mandate even as Obama’s PR campaign for the law picks up steam.

And Gov. Mark Dayton is among those asking Congress to set aside differences to pass a farm bill that includes both food stamps and agricultural policy. Read more