The Vikings play the Packers tonight on Monday Night football. The game is being played in Green Bay.
Gov. Dayton is ramping up pressure to get a Vikings stadium built. In an op-ed in the Star Tribune, Dayton outlined how he thinks the stadium deal could get done.
Vikings ownership say their team contribution stands for Ramsey County only.
Vikings lobbyist Lester Bagley also said they believe the lease in the Metrodome ends at the end of this season.
The Star Tribune says some of the the Vikings total team contribution will come from other sources like the NFL.
The Star Tribune also profiles GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers.
Under the Dome
House Tax Chair Greg Davids releases his property tax proposal for next session. The elimination of the Market Value Homestead Credit has been a big issue among lawmakers.
MPR says Minnesota's state nurseries are phasing out their seedling program - a move directed by the Legislature.
The political parties are required to put forward their new maps by the end of the week.
The GOP co-chair of the debt panel say negotiations have been a "roller coaster ride."
The New York Times says the committee may also defer on which revenues they will raise.
Expect DFL Rep. Tim Walz to talk a lot about this in the coming months - 60 Minutes takes a look at Congress trading on insider information. Walz has authored a bill to end the practice.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz also said on TPT's Almanac that the farm subsidy programs are "difficult to defend" but said some sort of safety net needs to be in place.
President Obama dove into summit diplomacy over the weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
The Obama Administration is expected to announce efforts to expand the health care workforce.
A Stillwater Bridge summit is scheduled for next week.
MPR says Congress is scrutinizing the skyrocketing cost of essential air service.
The PoliGraph says DFL Rep. Keith Ellison's income claims are a mix of true and false.
GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack hasn't taken a stand on whether a Duluth mail sorting facility should be closed.
European Debt Crisis
Italy named an economist to be interim prime minister.
Time is running short on the Euro.
Race for President
The New York Times takes a look at Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital.
Haley Barbour says Romney is not a "true front runner."
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's appeared on NBC's Meet the Press.
Her campaign started working the refs over the weekend. Campaign staffers are complaining of bias in Saturday's debate.
Bachmann also started taking aim at her GOP opponents. She created the website "No Surprises" to highlight how they aren't true conservatives.
Republicans debated foreign policy at a Saturday debate.
The National Journal says the GOP field is taking a hard line and isolationist stance.
Bachmann said at the debate that waterboarding is effective and she would support it.
Bachmann also criticized the "Great Society" and said the country should be more like China.
Bachmann also said the stage is set for a worldwide nuclear war against Israel.
Bachmann added more Iowa staff.
She also said she'd beat former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sanduscky "to a pulp" for his alleged actions.
Newt Gingrich has some momentum according to national polls.
Gingrich declined to take a swipe a Romney.
Some voters are reconsidering their support of Herman Cain.
Posted at 12:59 PM on November 14, 2011
by Tim Nelson
Coleman was elected 2nd Vice President of the National League of Cities at the organization's conference in Phoenix over the weekend. The criticial factor there, though, isn't the "2nd" part. It's that the position puts him in line to be president of the organziation in 2014.
Which, if you're keeping score at home, is after the next mayoral election in St. Paul, which is in 2013.
And although he hasn't formally announced his re-election plans, the mayor clearly expects to do well at the polls that year. (He won in 2009 with 68 percent of the vote.) National League of Cities spokesman Gregory Minchak says you have to be an elected city official to be president of the organization.
Photo: National League of Cities
Democratic state Senator Linda Higgins says she won't run for re-election next year in her Minneapolis District. Higgins, who was first elected to the senate in 1996, represents downtown and north Minneapolis. She said she's announcing her retirement now so candidates have enough time to prepare for the February precinct caucuses.
"It isn't a lifetime job," Higgins said. "It is a situation where you do your public service and then you hand it off with a big smile on your face to the person who will go on and serve in that capacity and hope that he or she doesn't undo all of the good work you did."
Higgins said she's most proud of her work to reduce predatory lending, reduce electronic waste and to ensure that courts were referring veterans to the VA health system for care. She chaired several committees until the DFL lost control of the Senate in 2010. She said it's more difficult being in the majority.
"It's really frustrating to go from being the chair of a committee and being responsible for $2 billion of the state's budget to being in the capacity where no one really cares what you think and have different ideas on how to do things," Higgins said.
Higgins said the collegiality in the Minnesota Senate has eroded since she was first elected. She said there are good people in every seat in the Minnesota Senate but complained there are fewer chances of lawmakers to gather outside of the State Capitol.
Higgins is the latest member of the Minneapolis delegation in the Senate to leave. DFL Senators Linda Berglin and Larry Pogemiller both retired over the past few months. The three members had a combined 85 years seniority in the Legislature.