Daily Digest: Election Day!

Mike Rose

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a little old thing called a national election today.  In the spirit of the moment then, let’s lead with…

*The polls! Apparently, they’re pretty crazy everywhere. The New York Times is reporting on busy booths across the country, as well as where the candidates cast their ballots. And CNN.com has live election coverage online, which is worth taking a gander at. Should be an exciting day. Check mndaily.com/news/politics to keep up-to-date on local races and polling places.

*Lines stretched long early in the morning, The Minnesota Independent reports. One of the reasons for such long lines on campus is that many people waited to register until Election Day. Coffman Memorial Union poll station took in 200 ballots in the first hour. State Rep. Phyllis Kahn said she saw the lognest lines since she has been in Minnesota. *Suite seats at The Bank (TCF Stadium needs a nickname, folks) are going fast. All 54 "loge" boxes, which go for 10 to 15 thousand bucks a pop, are gone, KARE 11 reports. There are also only 10 $45,000 private suites left, and about half the club seats have been sold.

*Lastly, you may have been part of a record yesterday: The Twin Cities tied the high temperature mark for Nov. 3 when the thermometer reached 74 at MSP International Airport, the Star Tribune reports. The overall November record for the Twin Cities is 77 degrees, set in 1933 and tied in 1999.

Have fun today. Nov. 5 is sure to be much more boring. Mike Rose City editor