Happy April Fool's Day. You know who you are.
Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress are asking why oil companies are raking in record profits and still increasing the cost of gas.
3M says it will cost $18 million to clean up a river near Cottage Grove that was contaminated with PFCs.
A conference committee working on the bonding bill is expected to wrap up today. Gov. Pawlenty's support is still a question mark.
A judge orders the DNR to protect Lynx from accidental trapping.
Two of Gov. Pawlenty's political appointees get committee approval. Former GOP Speaker Steve Sviggum gets the nod for DOLI Commissioner. Sanne Magnan gets the nod as commissioner of Health. The full Senate still has to act. MPR, the Pi Press and AP have stories.
The Senate gives final passage to a health care package.
MPR reports on a push to extend bar hours around the 2008 RNC.
Koochiching's court could be affected by Governor Pawlenty's proposed budget cuts.
GOP Rep. Bud Nornes has an op-ed saying the loss of JOBZ could harm the local economy.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on Midday yesterday. She talked about endorsing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president as well as the issues facing Congress.
AT&T will prorate its early termination fee. Klobuchar is mentioned.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison blogs that the foreclosure mess is not just a credit crisis but a crisis in confidence.
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson does not support plans to merge the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with the SEC.
Farmers and shippers are also pushing Congress to nix President Bush's proposed changed to Food aid. Peterson is mentioned.
United Air jets are probed for crossed wires after skidding occurred on two jets. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.
2008 Race for President
Hillary Clinton will now join Barack Obama and speak at the North Dakota Democratic convention on Friday.
2008 Race for Senate
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura tells the AP that he's not planning on running for President but says "You never say never."
Klobuchar says she won't endorse in the Senate race until the convention is over.
2008 Race for Congress
Republican Dick Day is drawing contrasts between himself and GOP endorsed Brian Davis. Both are running in the GOP Primary in the 1st
Republicans are worried that a divided race in the 1st could give DFL Rep. Tim Walz a second term.
The Big Question says there is a mystery GOP candidate preparing to run against DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar.
Pawlenty for VP Watch
Pawlenty is mentioned in this CBS story as a possible running mate.
Finance and Commerce says plenty of businesses are looking to give discounts during the convention.
The NFL moves up its first game to accommodate the GOP. Will football fans watch McCain when the game's over?