Gov. Pawlenty will announce this week which programs he'll cut to balance the budget.
The Legislative Advisory Commission also scheduled a meeting this week to discuss unallotment.
A hard hit manufacturing industry looks forward in Minnesota.
A new audit finds that Gov. Pawlenty's office needs to tighten some internal controls in the office.
The president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO is retiring on September 4th.
Pawlenty also attended a send off for Minnesota National Guard members headed to Afghanistan. Godspeed.
Candidates and potential candidates for governor worked the GOP activists at Saturday's GOP state central committee meeting. The delegates also elected Tony Sutton as the new MNGOP Chair and Michael Brodkorb as Deputy Chair. MPR and the Pi Press have stories.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann won't completely take a run for governor off of the table. Neither will Norm Coleman.
MinnPost examines the prospects if Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman decide to run for governor.
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Coleman addressed delegates at the GOP meeting over the weekend. You can listen to his remarks here.
Former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator John Kerry is helping DFLer Al Franken raise money.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar sounds off on the empty Senate seat.
Vice President Biden says he has concerns about the vote in Iran but will stick to their policy.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison told KARE that the U.S. needs to negotiate with whoever is the leader in Iran.
CIA Director Leon Panetta says former VP Dick Cheney "is almost wishing for an attack."
President Obama is planning sweeping financial regulations.
GOP Senators question Obama's health reforms.
Hospitals are wary about Obama's Medicare cuts.
Obama's pick for the Supreme Court faces pushback from Republicans.
The St. Cloud Times takes a look at Klobuchar's financial disclosure reports.
The Mankato Free Press says the stimulus is having a local effect. DFL Rep. Tim Walz is mentioned.
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson says farmers and lawmakers from farm states will get a huge windfall from Climate Change legislation moving through Congress.
The Star Tribune picks up on Peterson's stance on the climate change bill. Walz is also mentioned.
Animal ID may be cut from the Ag bill. Peterson is mentioned.
The U.S. and Canada plan to update the Great Lakes water agreement.
The Hill says Republicans have ramped up their anti-Obama speak. Bachmann is mentioned.
Pawlenty's cross-country travel could help expand his political base. He may have some work to do since a look at this campaign finance reports shows that he's received just 10 donations from the politically important states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Of course Bachmann won't take running for governor off the table if it means reporters will continue to ask her about that instead of her voting record, vocal defense of domestic terrorists and absence in the district.