Posted at 10:13 AM on December 15, 2006
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
Happy Hannakuh to our Jewish readers.
The Star Tribune says a state panel says they will study global warming.
MPR says the DNR is having trouble finding a place to showcase an ATV trail.
Legislators vow to find common ground.
Veterans home suspends admissions.
Governor Pawlenty names three judges today.
Attorney General Mike Hatch settles with an internet company.
Photocop headed to MN Supreme Court.
Minnesota does a post election review (Mark Ritchie mentioned).
Ritchie and State Auditor-elect Rebecca Otto were up north to talk with the Minnesota Association of Townships.
Pawlenty and DFL Congressman Collin Peterson were in Redwood Falls.
Port Authority finalizes sale of land in Winona.
Carbon Monxide detectors became mandatory in new homes on Jan. 1
Peterson keeps talking ethanol.
A columnist asks Congress to not forget about rural America.
DFL Senator-elect Amy Klobuchar is scheduled to speak today at a conference hosted by the Minnestoa Housing Finance Agency.
Washington Post's "The Fix" says Coleman's Senate seat is closely watched. But he may be throwing some cold water on an Al Franken candidacy:
National Democrats must hope Franken stays out or runs a less than serious campaign as he might be able to win the primary on name recognition alone, a victory that would severely jeopardize Democrats' chances of defeating Coleman. Other Democrats mentioned include Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, wealthy attorney Mike Ciresi and freshman Rep. Tim Walz.
Speaking of Franken, he's in Iraq.
Here's the week in political cartoons.
I'm starting something new on the digest. I plan on linking to several blogs everyday that bring up interesting tidbits, news, etc. Please send me a note if you're writing something interesting or see something interesting out there.
The New York Times "The Caucus" says states are doing the work of the federal government.
MinnesotaDemocratsExposed uses a nexis account to question Al Franken and his alleged past drug use.
MNPublius says they'll post an interview Klobuchar later today.
Minnesota Monitor has a point/counterpoint on a possible Dean Johnson Senate run.