A strike by the nurses was avoided after the union and 14 Twin Cities hospitals agreed to a deal. The deal still needs approval by the union.
The Pi Press says another national convention could happen in Minnesota in 2012. The DNC says Minneapolis is a finalist for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
The anti-abortion group, MCCL, cites an annual study on abortions and finds that teen abortions drop to the lowest level since the findings were recorded.
The three DFL candidates for governor mixed it up on TPT last night. Matt Entenza and Margaret Anderson Kelliher criticized Dayton for going too far on raising income taxes on Minnesota's top earners. Dayton challenged them to specify what they would cut to make up the budget gap. MPR, the Star Tribune, the Pi Press and AP have stories.
The full debate will air tonight on TPT.
An Administrative Law Judge dismissed a GOP complaint against IP candidate Tom Horner.
Republican Tom Emmer talked with Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer on Thursday.
His statewide tour also stopped in cities like Willmar and Moorhead.
A poll shows independents are leaning towards the GOP in 2010.
War funding splits House and Senate Democrats.
The House ok'd the funding but it's having a more difficult time in the Senate.
President Obama wants to jumpstart immigration reform.
A woman who was found dead in the Mississippi River is related to DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
GOP Rep. John Kline will hold a jobs expo on July 12th.
DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar authors an oil liability bill.
Pawlenty for Prez Watch
Mitt Romney is spending freely on Republicans in New Hampshire. Tim Pawlenty is headed to the critical presidential primary state next week.
There will not be a Daily Digest next week. I'm taking a much needed vacation. My colleagues, however, will be working and will be keeping the blog updated throughout the week. Have a nice 4th of July.