Mendota Heights attorney Mike Ciresi received the endorsement of the Duluth News-Tribune, the state's third-largest newspaper.
"In this race, DFLers will need a candidate who can draw sharp distinctions and articulate clear positions for voters. Out of this strong field, Michael Ciresi is the candidate most able to do that in the general election," the editorial states.
U.S. Senate candidate Mark Dayton said he wouldn't take his hard feelings toward Northfield's St. Olaf College to Washington if he is elected.
Dayton, one of eight candidates seeking the DFL nomination, skipped a debate as a show of support to a friend whose son fell ill while on a school-organized trip to Cuba. Dayton claims the liberal arts college responded inadequately to the illness.
Trial lawyer Mike Ciresi went after former state Auditor Mark Dayton's universal health care proposal during a debate of the four major DFL candidates for U.S. Senate.
Ciresi said Dayton was trying to do too much too soon.
"Where's the money going to come from?" Ciresi said. "We need to get the health-care system directed toward preventative health care. We have to do it in a fiscally responsible way."
Dayton is proposing universal health care with purchasing pools and tax credits for small businesses.
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