The national news is topped today by another death. This time it's former President Gerald Ford who died at age 93. The New York Times has a 10 page obituary.
NPR also had several good pieces on Ford this morning with lots of archive audio.
The big story in Minnesota news involves...Minnesota news... specifically, the surprise sale of the state's largest newspaper the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Strib is in the tough position of covering itself. The most disturbing aspect of the story? McClatchy sold the paper for less than 50 cents on the dollar compared to what it paid in 1998.
Other Minnesota news
The Star Tribune notes the investigation into UnitedHealth is getting a bit more serious.
2008 presidential news
The Washington Post notes Joe Biden pledges to fight President Bush on troop levels in Iraq.
NYT looks at how candidates time their announcements.
Odds and Ends
Polar bears get some attention as the ice melts under them.
Amy Klobuchar is making a media event out of her departure for Washington today. She plans stops in Rochester and Austin.
Fantasy Legislature II has now been filled. This closes the sign-up period for Fantasy Legislature.
BTW, upon extensive review involving literally seconds of conversation this morning, we've decided to call the two leagues the "The Gold League" and "The Maroon League."