In a sudden reversal Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he was open to expanding the scope of a storm-relief special session to include the repeal of a new sales tax on farm equipment repair. Dayton announced his revised position during remarks at Farmfest in southern Minnesota, according to media reports. The special session has been penciled in for Sept. 9 and is expected to be done in a day.
The Obama administration is dropping its fight to keep age restrictions on the morning after pill. The decision means the emergency contraception will be available to anyone without a prescription regardless of age.