Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Friday, Feb.9:
3. Ever heard of Skijoring? A Kennebec woman is competing in the event that combines snowboarding and horse riding.
4. Dakota Wesleyan students tested their teaching skills during a free art class at the campus Visual Arts Center.
5. At 5:30 this morning, the House voted to pass a bipartisan budget deal, ending a short-lived government shutdown.
BONUS: The Twins could sign a big-name free agent pitcher? Yu bet.
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