A fired emergency manager says she wants her job back. AP has the story. Gov. Pawlenty says Sonia Morphew Pitt is entitled to her appeal but flatly said "good luck."
A task force on global warming is scheduled to vote today on a plan that may lower the state's speed limits. MPR has the story. Gov. Pawlenty says he doesn't support lowering the speed limits (can you tell we just talked with him).
The Pi Press says a mass transit sales tax is gaining steam.
The Winona Daily News says cities are seeking ways to improve the state's roads.
Government agencies will investigate vapors in St. Louis Park.
MinnPost says there are big problems in Minnesota's condo market.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and DFL Rep. Betty McCollum are concerned about violent video games.
A rural legislative forum looks at Minnesota's future. DFL Rep. Tim Walz will speak.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison talks about his trip to the Gulf Region with AP.
DFL Rep, Collin Peterson will hold a news conference today to talk about the renewable energy standard in the Farm Bill.
The U.S. Forest Service will extend logging contracts. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.
A St. Cloud State poll says the public doesn't like President Bush. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain do the best among the presidential hopefuls.
AFSCME splits its endorsement for U.S. Senate. Council 5 supports Democrat Al Franken for Senate. Council 65 backs Democrat Mike Ciresi.
The New York Times writes about Franken's candidacy.
An Al Franken contributor gets indicted. Franken says he'll unload the money.
DFL U.S. Senate candidate Jim Cohen will be on Midday this morning at 11.
Posted at 5:58 PM on December 5, 2007
by Tom Scheck
I figured I should announce the winners since I mocked it yesterday.
BEMIDJI was elected in the coniferous forest zone, the biome of northeastern Minnesota. DETROIT LAKES was elected in deciduous forest zone, the biome running diagonally northwest to southeast down the middle of the state and including some of the Twin Cities metro area. NEW ULM was elected in the prairie grasslands, the biome running north/south on the western border of Minnesota, and including some of the Twin Cities area. THIEF RIVER FALLS was elected in the tallgrass aspen parklands biome of northwestern Minnesota. WINONA was elected in the driftless area of southeastern Minnesota – the only area of Minnesota never covered by a glacier.