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The Daily Digest: Umlaut edition

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In Minnesota

Minnesota House Republicans are moving forward with a budget bill that cuts spending for state government operations by more than $67 million. (MPR News)

Among other things, the budget would cut transfers to Minnesota's three largest cities by $85 million. (Star Tribune)

Gov. Mark Dayton blasted budget bills released by both parties. (MPR News)

MNsure's board approved plans to allow customers to buy insurance through third-party websites. (Pioneer Press)

Long live the Great Umlaut Kerfluffle of 2015. (MPR News)

National Politics

President Obama's backing of a major trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is causing serious divisions within the Democratic Party. (Washington Post)

That includes most Minnesota congressional Democrats, several of whom argued against the TPP at a union rally across the street from the U.S. Capitol. (MPR News)

President Obama has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright to serve on the U.S. District Court in Minnesota to replace retiring Chief Judge Michael Davis. (MPR News)

Lots of excitement at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after a man landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn. (Washington Post)