Gov. Tim Pawlenty is headed back home to negotiate a legislative deal that seems further out of reach than it did early this week.

Pawlenty, who has spent the last two days up north at the Governor's fishing opener, will come back to St. Paul this afternoon -- after the "Shore Lunch" but before the "Celebration Dinner."

His flight plans, as reported by Flight Aware, show his plan landing in St. Paul at 3:15 pm.