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The Daily Digest: Peterson’s future and MNsure rates

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In Minnesota

Will Republican voters return 7th District DFL Rep. Collin Peterson to Washington on the strength of his ties to agriculture? (MPR News)

The PoliGraph runs lots of numbers on the Dayton administration's claim that insurance rates on MNsure will rise only 4.5 percent. (MPR News)

Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson is adding a few more specifics to his plan to hire an outside auditor to examine the effectiveness of state programs. (MPR News)

The U.S. Senate race now features a dispute about whether the McFadden campaign's headwear was made in China. (Pioneer Press)

A Republican state representative from Elk River pleaded guilty in August to driving while intoxicated shortly after he was arrested driving 80 miles per hour on Interstate 94 in Maple Grove. (Star Tribune)

The Republican Party of Minnesota is defending it use of a campaign mailer that has been denounced by Minnesota House DFL leaders and anti-drunk driving advocates. (MPR News)

Medical marijuana advocates are letting voters know how Minnesota’s gubernatorial candidates view their issue, just five days before the election. (MPR News)

National Politics

Governors of both parties are struggling to define public health policies for the Ebola virus, leaving a confusing patchwork of rules regarding monitoring, restricting and quarantining health care workers who have treated Ebola patients, whether domestically or abroad. (New York Times)

The Wall Street Journal looks at how Democrats have been losing support from white, working class voters and uses Minnesota's 8th District as its primary example. (Wall Street Journal)

The Obama administration watered down its threatened crackdown on for-profit colleges, loosening tough sanctions under heavy political pressure from the industry and members of Congress from both parties. (Politico)

It turns out midterms have been bad for the President's party since the Civil War. (NPR)