State budget officials are almost ready to release the latest economic forecast, and things could be pretty grim. The Star Tribune reports lawmakers are bracing to find anywhere from $500 million to $1 billion in red ink. That could set up another nasty budget fight, and this time with every legislator up for election.
Jeff Johnson shocks Pawlenty with GOP win, Tim Walz gets DFL nod
Johnson's victory was the biggest shock of the night.