Posted at 8:25 AM on August 7, 2007
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
The I-35W bridge collapse dominates the coverage again today. The Star Tribune says bridge inspectors had difficulty making a thorough evaluation of the bridge.
The report, and the concern over the lack of transportation funding, is arming Molnau critics. MPR and the Star Tribune have stories on the discussion that some don't have confidence in her leadership. Molnau says she won't resign and Gov. Pawlenty says he continues to have confidence in her.
The New York Times says the bridge collapse renews the debate over spending.
The Pi Press says an infrastructure overhaul is overdue.
The paper also looks at the impact on the state's politicians.
KARE-11 says the disaster creates political bridge building.
Pawlenty says he was reevaluating his gas tax stance before the bridge collapse.
The state's largest unions settle their contracts.
President Bush signed the bridge funding bill.
The response to Hurricane Katrina brings questions about the commitment to help rebuild the bridge.
GOP Sen. Norm Coleman is headed to the southwestern part of the state.
Coleman and Klobuchar also talk about the bridge collapse on WCCO.
FarmFest is all the rage for politicians.
The Cook Political Report ranks Minnesota's 1st Congressional District as likely Democratic and Minnesota's 6th Congressional District as likely GOP.
The Star Tribune says today's special election in House District 28B could be the first test for bridge collapse.
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