GOP Representative Mark Olson, of Big Lake, pleaded not guilty today in Sherburne County District Court. He is charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault. Olson will have a pretrial hearing on January 19th. He did not speak with reporters after today's hearing.
MPR reports that Pawlenty is preparing to return to the airwaves next month.
Michele Kelm-Helgen is Pogemiller's new chief of staff says the Shakopee News.
MPR reports that grocers will make the push for wine in grocery stores.
Lori Swanson attends Pi Press workers rally.
The Wall Street Journal profiles Lois Quam and says she revives UnitedHealth Groups image. (Quam is the wife of former DFL Rep. And former attorney general candidate Matt Entenza)
AP says Amy Klobuchar to focus on ethics to begin second term
Senator Norm Coleman headed to Iraq says the Palm Beach Post.
Ellison q and a with the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Collin Peterson says the new farm bill will be written in public.
Peterson says don't mess with ethanol.
18 Lutherans in 110th Congress (3 from MN).
Scripps Howard News Service mentions Oberstar in their story on mergers rattling airline industry.
Chicago Tribune also mentions Oberstar in the brawl to win the new route to China.
Taxpayers don't trust how the government spends their money.
Betty McCollum tells "The Hill" that she's not interested in running for the U.S. Senate.