Posted at 6:43 AM on June 18, 2012
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
MPR takes a look at charter schools at the 20 year mark and finds there are mixed results.
The Minnesota Supreme Court allowed the Legislature to join the Voter ID case but denies others from intervening.
Governor Dayton is back in Minnesota today after spending the last week in China.
Dayton announced that today is Women Veterans Day.
President Obama eased enforcement on immigration on Friday. The move was praised by Hispanic activists but was criticized by Congressional Republicans.
Obama's immigration policy change impacts some in Minnesota.
President Obama's proposal to raise the dropout age has fallen flat.
The federal government awarded $30 million to two Minnesota health groups.
The Pi Press says the Boundary Waters is threatened by a federal hunting and fishing bill.
Supporters of the bailout claim victory in the Greek election.
Socialists in France won the French parliamentary elections.
Egypt's military leaders gave the country's armed forces vast powers at the expense of president.
The Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory in Egypt's presidential election.
A U.N. observer says civilians in Syria need to be evacuated.
Same-sex marriage vote
The Star Tribune says rural voters could be key to determining whether the proposed amendment passes or fails.
Race for Congress
Democrat Tarryl Clark released her first TV ad. Clark is running in the DFL primary in Minnesota's 8th District.
GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack says he's the "centrist" in the race.
Cravaack also took heat during a meeting in Duluth.
Race for President
Mitt Rommey says President Obama's immigration decision complicates the issue.
Romney took his campaign on a small town swing.
Romney was test driving some of his potential running mates.
Ron Paul's delegates swept Iowa.
Congressional hopeful Tarryl Clark has released her first television ad in the 8th Congressional District, where she is hoping to win a DFL primary and challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.
It's a positive ad. The spot doesn't name Cravaak or Clark's two DFL primary opponents directly, but alludes to three issues Cravaack's opponents frequently focus on: corporate tax breaks, Social Security and Medicare.
"The people in Washington have forgotten what it's like to be part of a community. Giving tax breaks to companies who move Minnesota jobs overseas? That's not right," Clark says in the ad. "And Medicare and Social Security? We can't put our seniors at risk. They shouldn't have to worry."
Though former DFL Rep. Rick Nolan won his party's endorsement, Clark has decided to take her campaign to the primary. Former Duluth City Council Member Jeff Anderson is also running in the primary. So far, Clark has posted strong fundraising numbers.
The Clark campaign did not immediately respond to questions about how long the ad will run and how much it has cost the campaign. We'll update this post when we have more details.
Clark campaign spokesman Chris Kluthe has this to say about the duration and cost of the ad:
"We will keep this ad up as long as we think we need to, but haven't made any hard decisions about how long that will be just yet. It is running on Duluth broadcast right now. All I can say about the size of the buy is that it was substantial."