Minnesota's Legislature set to convene: What's on the agenda? Who are the players?

PENUMBRA ENCORE: St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre Company announced Monday that it raised enough money to resume productions this spring. Due to an income shortfall in August, Penumbra cut six full-time staff positions and suspended all programming.

IMMIGRATION SPENDING: The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan group focused on global immigration issues.

HAGEL FOR PENTAGON: President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.