Outstate News (11-23-14)

Rukavina: Our trip to Boston – Family, friends, and food: Fuhgeddaboudit! (HTF)

Dayton, Daudt share lunch, prepare for power shift. (AP)

Daudt/Gunther/Hamilton/et. al: Minn. GOP puts focus on rural issues in state House reorganization. (Strib)

Hamilton/Anderson/Drazkowski/Daudt/Thissen: Rural Republicans to chair agriculture committees. (AgriNews)

Kelly/Drazkowski/Daudt/Thissen: Lawmakers lead House committees. (Red Wing)

Ingebrigtsen appointed Assistant Minority Leader in Senate. (Alexandria)

Urdahl appointed to Legacy Committee. (Hutchinson-Litchfield)

Thissen warns of aid cuts for metro under GOP. (Strib)

Thissen/Bakk/Swanson/Walz/Smith/et. al: Handicapping the next race for governor: the DFLers. (Strib)

Political Notebook: Kuisle reflects on election loss; Franken: Cruz ‘completely wrong’ on net neutrality. (Rochester)

Al Franken Was Liberal Enough, Tough Enough, and Doggone It, People Reelected Him – The Minnesota senator showed Dems how to win. (MotherJones)

Al Franken Grills Uber Over Privacy Policy. (CityPages)

Walz passed over for top spot on vets committee. (AP)

Walz calls on House to take immigration action. (Rochester)

Sertich: Gov. Dayton calls for applications to lead IRRRB. (MnBrown)

U.S. House members honor the late Rep. Bill Frenzel with floor speeches. (Minnpost)

In Facebook status, Big Stone Co GOP chair calls Muslims “parasites,” writes “frag em” at Mecca. (BSP)

Local leaders: Obama’s executive order just a start. (Austin)

Out of the shadows: Obama’s immigration plan likely to have impact locally. (Worthington)

MN ranks fifth in student debt. (MnDaily)

State seeks input on passenger, freight rail plan. (Red Wing)

A new plan for paint: Minnesota starts its paint stewardship program. (Bemidji)

Minnesota not on track to meet emission reductions. (AP)

Indoor farmers market and local produce processing facility being built in Little Falls. (Little Falls)

Extension launches 2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars. (Morris)

Letter (McNamar-Franken-Dayton): Marriage equality vote not a factor in loss. (Morris)

Letter (Ward-Radinovich): Single issue voters. (Brainerd)

Walz Column: Fuel standard good for US economy. (AgWeek)

Gazelka Column: Minnesota’s retired veterans are an asset worth our investment. (Alexandria)

Thissen Column (Daudt-Peppin): GOP record doesn’t bode well for outstate. (St. Cloud-Winona)

Column (Ward-Radinovich): Election message to GOP: beware of 2016. (Aitkin)

Column (Wiger-Ray-Erickson-Garofalo): House, Senate education leaders share several priorities. (ECM)

Column (Peppin): Opportunity for House GOP to be leaders for greater MN. (Detroit Lakes-Worthington)

Column: Pipeline fight a case of thinking globally, acting locally. (Timberjay)

Column: Science must guide sulfide mining choices. (Duluth)

Editorial: Nolan puts pipeline ahead of party line. (Duluth)

Editorial: Minnesota is doing mining the right way. (Duluth)

Editorial: Franken reiterates stance on net neutrality. (MnDaily)

Editorial: Election is over, now what? (Alexandria)

Editorial: MnSCU changes needed. (Mankato)

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Outstate News (11-9-14)

Mapping the vote. (ForumNews)

Hamilton/Daudt/Thissen/Sawatzky/Juhnke/et al: Rural votes decide House control. (ForumNews)

Daudt/Wagenius: House Republicans to the Twin Cities: It’s not about you. (MinnPost)

Peppin/Daudt/Thissen/Wagenius/et al: New GOP leaders focus on non metro Minnesota. (ForumNews)

Quam/Norton/Davids/Liebling: Rural Minnesota key to GOP takeover of House. (Rochester)

Daudt/Franken/Dayton/et al: With big assist from rural voters, GOP retakes Minnesota House. (MinnPost)

Daudt/Sawatzky/Falk/Radinovich: How the GOP took the Minnesota House. (MPR)

McNamara/Doudt: Political notebook: Dayton looks at final term; ‘Not from Minneapolis’; Rail summit set; House clerk retires. (ForumNews)

Bennett defeats Savick for District 27A seat. (Albert Lea)

Fritz/Savick/Petersburg: Voters turn Steele County House districts solid red. (Faribault)

Heintzeman defeats Ward in 10A race. (Brainerd)

Lueck defeats Radinovich in 10B race. (Brainerd)

Miller ousts Falk in District 17A. (Willmar)

Sawatzky/Juhnke/Vogel: Baker elected to House in 17B. (Willmar)

Swedzinski keeps District 16A in red. (Willmar)

Knoblach beats Dorholt by 69 votes in House race. (St. Cloud)

Lien retains seat in Minnesota District 4A. (Moorhead)

Marquart: Longtime Dilworth legislator secures eighth term in District 4B House race. (Moorhead)

Franson/Anderson/McNamar: Republicans sweep House races here. (Alexandria)

Poppe defeats Schminke in 27B. (Austin)

Hancock retakes House 2A seat. (Bemidji)

Persell wins re-election bid for House District 5A. (Bemidji)

Green holds onto House 2B seat. (Bemidji)

DFL holds Huntley’s seat with Schultz victory. (Duluth)

Pelowski, Davids, and Drazkowski, oh my: Incumbents win Winona-area state races. (Winona)

Voters let Rep. Kresha keep his job in House. (Little Falls)

Kelly returns to House, Drazkowski re-elected. (Red Wing)

Hamilton, Schomacker re-elected. (Worthington)

Urdahl posts two-to-one advantage to keep District 18A seat. (Willmar)

Urdahl could see new role in House. (Litchfield)

Thissen elected DFL Minority Leader. (MinnPost)

Lesch/Daudt: For Thissen, a new role leading the minority. (Strib)

Daudt, Peppin to lead new GOP House majority. (AP)

Metsa/Dill/Sertich/Dicklich/Janezich: Sertich to leave IRRRB for Northland Foundation. (Duluth)

Dill/Melin/Anzelc/Metsa/Bakk: Dicklich lobbies for IRRRB job. (Virginia)

Cornish ponders Walz challenge in 2016. (MPR)

Rep. Tony Cornish plans to challenge Walz in 2016. (Mankato)

Walz: Possible Cornish congressional run draws attention. (Mankato)

Franken wins U.S. Senate seat more easily this time. (ForumNews)

Franken Captures 2nd Term In US Senate. (AP)

Franken celebrates win, ‘proud to be your senator’ (BMTN)

McFadden Concedes, Franken Captures 2nd Term in US Senate. (KSTP)

Klobuchar and Franken optimistic about prospects for the GOP Senate. (MinnPost)

Mills concedes race to Nolan. (Brainerd)

Nolan holds off Mills in tight race for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. (Bemidji)

Nolan wins by a hair. (Timberjay)

Peterson defeats Westrom in U.S. House race. (ForumNews)

Peterson looks forward to 13th term. (ForumNews)

Walz, Peterson headed back to D.C. (Worthington)

Kline wins 2nd District. (Red Wing)

Dayton wins Minnesota governor’s race. (ForumNews)

Kicking off the deer hunting season: Gov. Dayton misses annual banquet due to illness. (Bemidji)

Rukavina jumps back into politics with county board win. (Duluth)

Rukavina back in political office. (Virginia)

Questions raised over same-day registration for UMM students. (Morris)

Dismal election returns cost Independence Party major status in Minnesota. (Strib-Duluth)

How Andy Dawkins Tried — and Failed — to Save the Green Party in Minnesota. (CityPages)

Linc-Stine: State oil pipelines are Rosenmeier topic. (Brainerd)

Pawlenty happy out of politics. (ForumNews)

Twitter Erupts After KSTP #Pointergate Story, KSTP Tries to Defend Itself. (CityPages)

KSTP savaged for Mayor Hodges ‘gang sign’ story. (MinnPost)

GMO labeling fails in Colo., Ore. (AgWeek)

Sugar makers fend off import threat. (Strib)

Medical marijuana program on track for summer launch. (MPR-Albert Lea)

Letter: Did votes on gay rights cost Savick? (Albert Lea)

Column: Disappointing surprise: Where were twentysomethings on Election Day? (Alexandria)

Column: How did Peterson sidestep the GOP bull’s-eye in the 7th District? (MinnPost)

Column (Walz): 1st District growing increasingly Democratic. (Mankato)

Column (Franken/Nolan/Peterson): The seven biggest takeaways from Minnesota’s 2014 election. (MinnPost)

Column (Franken/Dayton/et al: So much for that Republican wave, etc. (Little Falls)

Column (Thissen-Murphy-Wagenius-Daudt): Minnesota’s political divide: Urban, rural. (Strib)

Editorial (Franken-Nolan): Mixed message – Minnesota bucks national trend, onus now on GOP to govern. (Timberjay)

Editorial (Franken-Dayton): Minnesota voters stand apart, at least in part. (Strib-Austin)

Editorial: Good day for balance; closer to home, the DFL. (Duluth)

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Outstate News (11-2-14)

Endorsement: Rukavina for County Board. (Virginia)

Endorsement (Drazowski): Minnesota House, District 21B: None of the above. (Winona)

Endorsement: Minnesota House 28A: Gene Pelowski. (Winona)

Endorsement: Minnesota House 28B: Greg Davids. (Winona)

Endorsement: House 3A: Rep. David Dill; House 6B: Metsa, Matasich, no endorsement. (Virginia)

Endorsement: Vote Hamilton, Schomacker. (Worthington)

Endorsement: Savick, Bennett are both good choices in 27A. (Albert Lea)

Endorsement: Minnesota U.S. Senate: Franken. (Winona)

Endorsement: U.S. Senate: Al Franken. (Rochester)

Endorsement: Franken; Dayton; Ellison; McCollum; Sund. (InsightNews)

Endorsement: For U.S. Senate: Mike McFadden. (Virginia)

Endorsement: For U.S. Senate, Mike McFadden. (PioneerPress)

Endorsement: 1st District Congressional: Tim Walz (Winona)

Endorsement: 2nd Congressional District: Obermueller. (Rochester)

Endorsement: [6thCD] Perske would serve us well as representative in Washington. (NewsLeaders)

Endorsement: [7thCD] Peterson has been a trusted voice in Congress. (Strib)

Endorsement: Rep. Nolan in 8th. (Virginia)

Endorsement: Mills is a fresh voice for Minnesota’s Eighth District. (Strib)

Endorsement: For Congress in the 8th District, Stewart Mills. (PioneerPress)

Endorsement: Dayton’s platform gains our support. (MnDaily)

Endorsement: Minnesota Governor endorsement: Dayton. (Winona)

Endorsement: Governor: Mark Dayton. (Rochester)

Endorsement: For Governor: No endorsement. (Virginia)

Endorsement: Secretary of state: Steve Simon. (Rochester)

Endorsement: DFLer Swanson for AG; GOP Gilbert for auditor. (Virginia)

Poll: Franken 51%; McFadden 41% (NYTimes/CBS)

Reinert considers running for mayor of Duluth. (Duluth)

Gazelka/Benson/Metzen: Gazelka seeks facts on insurance rate prompting. (Brainerd)

Gazelka/Benson: Dayton says he was not part of MNsure rates. (ForumNews)

Franken/Nolan/Peterosn/Dayton: Democrats’ goal: Get members to vote Tuesday. (ForumNews)

Thissen/Sawatzky/Falk/Simon/Franken/Martin: Pushing the vote. (Willmar)

Democrats rally in Bemidji: Nolan, Erickson, Persell make push ahead of Tuesday election. (Bemidji)

Thissen/Savick/Walz/Martin: DFLers rally in Albert Lea. (Albert Lea)

Otto/Simon/Walz: It’s ‘in the numbers’: DFL candidates urge turnout during bus tour. (Winona)

Radinovich: Campaigning to Extend, or End, One-Party Rule. (NYTimes)

Falk/Koenen: District 17A: Nothing implied, nothing endorsed. (Willmar)

Dill vs Johnson: Big Race in Big District. (Virginia)

Metsa: House 6B — A True Ranger Battle. (Virginia)

Green holding the line on tax & spend. (Park Rapids)

Franken/Simon/Dayton/Martin/Downey/Severson: Wake up, Minnesota: Election nears. (ForumNews)

Thissen/Doudt: Republicans hope to gain voice in Minnesota House. (ForumNews)

Thissen: DFL Cries Foul Over Misleading MNGOP Drunk Driver Attack Ads. (CityPages)

Newman/Westrom/Martin/Downey: DFL: Republican candidates voted for measures criticized in party’s mailers. (Strib)

Thissen/Zellers/Schoen/Radinovich/Downey/et al: Election notebook: DFL, GOP trade jabs over late-campaign mailings. (ForumNews)

Mary Franson — Remember Her? — Involved in Another Tight Race. (CityPages)

McNamar/Franson/Anderson: House candidates tired of negative ads. (Alexandria)

Savick: 27A candidates get to heart of state issues. (Albert Lea)

Hamilton/Schomacker: District 22A, 22B candidates talk education. (Worthington)

Republicans Schomacker, Hamilton aim for re-election. (Worthington)

Davids, Pieper face off in District 28B. (Chatfield)

Martin/Downey: GOP and Dems dial, drum up voters. (AP)

Franken Campaign Goes After McFadden for Selling Merch Made in China. (CityPages)

McFadden makes campaign stop in Worthington. (Worthington)

Klobuchar and Franken Receive Minnesota Farm Bureau Award. (Kenyon)

Minn.’s Peterson aims to hang onto House Ag Committee role, seat. (DairyHerd)

Campaigns are no longer a cakewalk for Collin Peterson. (MPR-Willmar)

Westrom television ad touts “living within your means” while plumbing bill remains unpaid. (BSP)

Simon/Severson: Secretary of State foes disagree on risk of voter fraud. (PioneerPress-Worthington)

John Kline’s Descent From Patriot to the Whore of Higher Ed. (CityPages)

Scott Newman sees attorney general race as one of job performance. (Hutchinson)

Johnson/Dayton: Local GOP: Where are the DFL candidates? (Litchfield)

Cannabis Supporters Take One Final Shot at Mark Dayton. (CityPages)

Jeff Johnson wants a new direction for Minnesota. (Hutchinson)

Johnson, Kuisle visit Worthington. (Worthington)

Johnson makes last-minute campus visit. (MnDaily)

GOP governor candidate Johnson swings through Winona Saturday. (Winona)

Johnson/Dayton: Final debate summarizes governor race. (ForumNews)

Capitol Christmas Tree to make stop at Bayfront Park. (Duluth)

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Owatonna for the first time. (Owatonna)

ND officials say EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is ‘unworkable’ (AgWeek)

Thissen Column: Control of the Minnesota House: The DFL pitch. (Strib)

Daudt Column: Control of the Minnesota House: The Republican pitch. (Strib)

Column: Additional review of health effects of PolyMet project is not needed. (Duluth)

Column (Nolan): Conservatives attempt reverse psychology in MN-8. (MnBrown)

Column (Nolan-Metsa): “Uncle Joe” Biden visits the Range, and sounds like one of us. (Timberjay)

Column: Mills missed the point of single-payer health care system. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Minnesota tax hike on tobacco misses its goal. (Duluth)

Editorial: MnSCU needs to work quickly to make plan work. (St. Cloud-Austin)

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Outstate News (10-26-14)

Endorsement: Second term will be Franken’s time to shine in Senate. (ECM)

Endorsement: Al Franken best for US Senate race. (MnDaily)

Endorsement: For U.S. Senate, Al Franken – Policy-focused incumbent has earned a second term. (Strib)

Endorsement: Send Perske, Franken to Washington. (St. Cloud)

Endorsement: Walz grabs the moderate vote and deserves to be re-elected. (Albert Lea)

Endorsement: Walz in First District – Incumbent has worked across the aisle for veterans and farmers. (Strib)

Endorsement: Re-elect Tim Walz. (Worthington)

Endorsement: Kline in Second District – Incumbent is still the strongest candidate for Second District. (Strib)

Endorsement: Steve Simon for secretary of state. (Strib)

Endorsement: For Minnesota’s secretary of state, Steve Simon. (PioneerPress)

Endorsement: For attorney general, Lori Swanson. (Strib)

Endorsement: Swanson for A.G.; Otto for auditor. (PioneerPress)

Endorsement: For state auditor, Rebecca Otto. (Strib)

Endorsement: For governor, Jeff Johnson. (PioneerPress)

Endorsement: Gov. Dayton deserves to be re-elected on his record. (ECM)

Endorsement: Dayton deserves 4 more years. (Albert Lea)

Endorsement: Jay McNamar has earned a second term. (Morris)

Endorsement: [Howe, Theis, Dornholt] Return incumbents in House 13A, 14A, 14B. (St. Cloud)

Endorsement: In District 23A: Gunther deserves another term. (Fairmont)

Endorsement: Baker is the better choice in Dist. 17B. (Willmar)

Endorsement: Minnesota House District 27A: Shannon Savick. (Rochester)

Poll: Dayton leads Johnson but governor’s race tightening. (Strib)

Poll: Franken lead over McFadden narrows to single digits. (Strib)

Poll: In Minnesota, With Voting Underway, DFL Incumbents Franken and Dayton Well Positioned for Re-Election. (SurveyUSA)

Hayden/Hann/Champion: Hayden denies ethics allegations, panel delays action. (MPR)

Savick receives state award. (Albert Lea)

Dornholt/Savick/Thissen/Daudt/Knoblach/Dayton: A hard fight for House control. (AP)

Savick/Thissen: Dayton stumps for Savick in Albert Lea. (Albert Lea)

Kiel, Bergeson forum Oct. 29. (Crookston)

Falk/Ward/McNamar/Hortman/Downey/et al: Election notebook: GOP to remove photo of abuse victim; Anti-DFL ads begin; Independence ad coming. (ForumNews)

New MNGOP Attack Ad Offends Everybody But MNGOP. (CityPages)

Kelly: Similar paths, different approaches [in Dist 21A]. (Red Wing)

Drazkowski: Candidate Q&A: State House District 21B. (Red Wing)

Kresha/Newberger/Doty: [Q&A] House candidates for District 9B and District 15B. (Little Falls)

Johnson: Overcoming deficit ‘doable’ (Virginia)

Marijuana Policy Project PAC Throws Gov. Dayton Under Bus. (CityPages)

Dayton defends MNsure average 4.5 percent rate hike as math. (AP)

Johnson/Dayton: Is big business sitting out the governor’s race? (MinnPost)

Dayton defends MNsure rate hike math as GOP criticism mounts. (MPR)

Minnesota gubernatorial candidates: Jobs drive state economy. (St. Paul-Duluth)

PolyMet pushes back on latest Johnson ad. (MPR)

Wisconsin’s Johnson to stump with McFadden. (AP)

Franken: Experts say McFadden’s health insurance ideas don’t hold up. (MPR)

Franken ‘optimistic’ on PolyMet project. (Virginia)

Franken campaigns in Red Lake, White Earth. (Bemidji)

McFadden, Franken mine for greater Minnesota votes. (ForumNews)

Sen. Al Franken is trying hard to be boring — and succeeding. (WashPost)

Franken/Dayton: Michelle Obama urges DFL faithful to get out the vote. (PioneerPress)

Democrats Clinton, Biden headline rallies for Franken, Dayton and Nolan. (MPR)

Biden stumps in Hibbing for Democrat Nolan. (AP)

Michele Bachmann Fundraising for Stewart Mills. (CityPages)

You Have Right to Leave Work to Vote on November 4. (CityPages)

Long road starts Wednesday for Capitol Christmas Tree: Tree will come from Chippewa National Forest, visit Bemidji on Sunday. (Bemidji)

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to make first stop at Itasca State Park. (HTF)

Hunters can register deer through phone, Internet or in person. (HTF)

German delegation visits Morris to learn about renewable energy. (Morris)

Minn. ag commissioner visits Bemidji to highlight Farm to School program. (AgWeek)

Pine River dairy farmers awarded $6.3 million in lawsuit against power cooperative. (Brainerd)

Local soybean farmers suffer horrible growing season. (Mora)

Letter: Forum should stick to North Dakota endorsements. (Duluth)

Letter: Ward helps conservation. (Brainerd)

Letter (Savick): Why bash state rep for success? (Albert Lea)

Letter (Savick-Johnson-Dayton): Teachers want DFL majority. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Faust best choice for District 11B. (Pine City)

Letter: Rukavina is hard working and committed. (Timberjay)

Letter: [Collin] Peterson knows his district. (Willmar)

Letter: Franken is the serious choice for U.S. senator. (Albert Lea)

Letter (Franken): McFadden not right for Minn. (Moorhead)

Column: Otto voted against interests of northern Minnesota. (Duluth)

Column: Why the DFL will lose the Minnesota House. (MinnPost)

Editorial (Franken-Johnson-Dayton): Missing the real issues – Unrelenting focus on PolyMet drowns out discussion of far more important issues. (Timberjay)

Editorial: ACA needs tweaking, but it’s working. (Sartell)

Editorial: Don’t fall for half-truths from candidates. (Alexandria)

Editorial: Minnesota should allow cameras in courtrooms. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Be wary of negative politics. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: As election nears, negative ads will soon disappear. (Glenwood)

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Outstate News (10-19-14)

Endorsement: Rukavina’s experience makes him right choice. (Duluth)

Endorsement: Walz grabs the moderate vote and deserves to be re-elected. (Albert Lea)

Endorsement: ECM Editorial Board supports re-election of Congressman Tim Walz. (ECM)

Endorsement: Experience gives Emmer the nod in 6th District vote. (ECM)

Endorsement: Folks of the Second District will get a fairer shake from Obermueller. (ECM)

Endorsement: 5th District Congress: Return Ellison to two more years. (ECM)

Endorsement: The nod in the 4th goes to incumbent Betty McCollum. (ECM)

Endorsement: Paulsen our choice in the Third. (ECM)

Endorsement: For governor, Mark Dayton. (Strib)

Endorsement: State voters oughta re-elect Auditor Otto. (ForumNews)

Endorsement: Severson can assure fair, accurate voting. (Duluth)

Poll: 3 Weeks To Election Day, Republican Challenger Mills Atop Democratic Incumbent Nolan in MN-08. (SurveyUSA)

GOP poll: Peterson behind Westrom. (ForumNews)

Scott/Runbeck/Osmek/Dayton: GOP targets Met Council as campaign issue. (MinnPost)

Yarusso/Isaacson/Daudt/Thissen/Halverson: Key suburban districts may decide control of Minnesota House. (MPR)

Savick touts record in House while seeking her 2nd term. (Albert Lea)

Urdahl: District 18A candidates differ on education policy, taxes. (Litchfield)

27B candidates differ on state’s direction – Schminke looking to restore balance to St. Paul; Poppe: Investing in people is right decision. (Austin)

Radinovich, Lueck square off on televised debate. (Brainerd)

Radinovich schools opponent on tuition freeze after Lueck forgets his generation’s advantage. (BSP)

Kelly takes on forum solo. (Red Wing)

MN 2B: Steve Green on freezing tuition; or, the U of MN is moving to become a two-year college. (BSP)

Schomacker: Minnesota House District 22A race [candidates Q&A]. (Pipestone)

Simon/Severson: The invisible race: Minnesota secretary of state job up for grabs. (MPR)

Simon/Severson/Ritchie: Minn. secretary of state race lacks attention. (AP)

Franken/Klobuchar/Dayton: Minnesota leaders seek federal rail help. (ForumNews)

Franken: MN needs ‘center of excellence’ to handle possible Ebola cases. (MPR)

Franken/Bly: Senators Al Franken and Elizabeth Warren visit Carleton College. (Northfield)

Warren Stumps For Franken At Carleton; McFadden In Central MN. (CBS)

U.S. Senate race, in person, on the issues: Al Franken. (Strib)

U.S. Senate race, in person, on the issues: Mike McFadden. (Strib)

McFadden, Franken seize on pressure issues. (AP)

Franken/Poppe: McFadden outlines plan at Austin stop. (Austin-Albert Lea))

Franken/Dayton: Michelle Obama to campaign in north Minneapolis. (AP)

Walz, Hagedorn testy in their final debate. (Austin)

Collin Peterson shrugs off political attack ads. (Hutchinson)

Peterson/Westrom: GOP targets Dem House districts that supported Romney in 2012 election. (AP)

Coleman group to spend against Peterson. (MinnPost)

Nolan: Vice President Biden adds Duluth stop to Minnesota visit. (ForumNews)

Biden to campaign for Nolan at Hibbing Community College. (MnBrown)

Nolan Responds to KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll, says Race ‘Going Down To The Wire’ (KSTP)

Johnson/Dayton: Different strokes for different governor candidates. (ForumNews)

Johnson/Dayton: Middle class, gun control highlighted in latest gubernatorial debate. (MPR)

Dayton, Johnson differ over budget surplus policy. (AP)

Johnson, Dayton trade jabs over jobs, insurance. (St. Paul-Worthington)

Johnson/Dayton: Independence candidate unhappy not being in debate. (ForumNews)

Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton’s 2010 campaign pledges. (MinnPost)

Hillary Clinton is Minn.-bound to help Dayton. (AP)

Oberstar/Sertich/Dayton: $28 million regional wastewater treatment facility opens near Chisholm. (HTF)

Minnesota’s health commissioner says hospitals would be ready for Ebola. (St. Paul-Worthington)

Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1% in September. (MinnPost)

Iron Ore Alliance addresses rail delays during Governor’s roundtable. (HTF)

Ag, mining, labor and business coalition calls for action on pipeline. (AgriNews)

Pheasant numbers decent on southwestern Minnesota hunt. (Alexandria)

Letter: Kiel, Green betray Polk County. (Crookston)

Letter: Persell supports investments in the very young. (Bemidji)

Letter: Firefighters value Savick. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Savick part of successful DFL. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Savick gets and spends out of area. (Albert Lea)

Letter: McNamar needs to recall his roots. (Fergus Falls)

Letter: McNamar contributions come from outside MN too. (Morris)

Letter: Rukavina shows common sense and hard work. (Timberjay)

Letter (Simon-Nornes): Dan Severson’s flip-flopping not right. (Fergus Falls)

Letter: Vote Franken, Nolan to maintain mail service. (Duluth)

Letter: Nolan gives much needed straight talk. (Virginia)

Letter: Vote David Lillehaug for Supreme Court Justice. (Detroit Lakes)

Simon Column: Right to vote requires protection. (Duluth)

Swanson Column: Attorney general enforces rules for consumers. (Duluth)

Newman Column: Voters demand nonpartisan attorney general. (Duluth)

Dawkins Column: I’ll stand up to corporate interests. (Duluth)

Melin Column: I will work to continue progress of moving Minnesota forward. (Duluth)

M. Murphy Column: Keep DFL in charge to maintain momentum. (Duluth)

Editorial (Dayton-Perpich): ‘Huckster’ has no place in PolyMet discussion – Governor erred badly in comment during debate in Duluth. (Virginia)

Editorial (Franken-Klobuchar-Dayton): Railroads aren’t getting it done. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: Sertich is right, tourism and mining can co-exist and Ely is living proof. (Ely)

Editorial (Johnson): Dayton has delivered for Greater Minnesota. (Crookston)

Editorial: Choosing not to vote will not be the solution to ‘partisanship’ (Glenwood)

Editorial: Time to consider online voting. (Austin)

Editorial: Online voting a sensible alternative. (Fergus Falls)

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Outstate News (10-12-14)

Endorsement (Nolan-Mills): 8th District will choose between two good men – We endorse them both. (ECM)

Endorsement: Ignore the critics: The choice is Mills. (ForumNews)

Endorsement (7A): This is the right race for Hall, her energy. (Duluth)

Endorsement (7B): Simonson sparkled in his first term. (Duluth)

Poll: In Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District, Incumbent Democrat Peterson, Going for 13th Term, Leads GOP Challenger Westrom. (SurveyUSA)

Poll: In MN, Franken’s Troubles Appear to be Over as McFadden’s Support Fades; Dayton Now Above 50% in Statehouse Re-Elect Fight. (SurveyUSA)

Fritz/Petersburg: Most regional House candidates say ‘no’ to GMO labeling. (Owatonna)

Petersburg/Fritz: House candidates take questions from biker organization. (Faribault)

Daudt/Johnson: Minnesota’s tax take below projection for quarter. (AP)

Hansen/Wagenius/Falk: Making Minnesota nice for pollinators. (Willmar)

Atkins: Rail congestion costs farmers. (AgriNews)

Transportation at the Minnesota Legislature: Dibble dabbles in beets, talks transportation. (Crookston)

McNamar/Murphy: McNamar shares plans for tuition, tax relief in upcoming session. (Morris)

Daudt/Savick: Office issue trips up DFLer Savick. (MPR)

Sawatzky and Baker face off in debate. (Willmar)

Falk: Familiar opponents spar over differences in race for District 17A. (Willmar)

Falk: MN17A: Miller imagines mention of WESA is a “War on Women” attack on all Republicans. (BSP)

Theis/Hosch: DFLers: GOP-friendly St. Cloud House district in play. (St. Cloud)

Gruenhagen: District 18B candidates differ on economy, education. (Hutchinson)

Gruenhagen: Candidates forum set for Oct. 14. (Glencoe)

Kiel: DFL Candidate Eric Bergeson Draws Scrutiny for Off-Color Columns. (CityPages)

Dayton commits to full term if voters re-elect him. (AP)

Johnson/Dayton: Momentum changes in governor race. (Detroit Lakes)

Johnson/Dayton: Governor candidates get more specific in varied Moorhead debate. (ForumNews)

Dayton uses debate to propose increasing gas tax. (MinnPost)

Dayton walks back from gas sales tax. (MPR)

Dayton, Johnson differ over education spending. (MPR-Moorhead)

Dayton/Johnson: Candidates would treat outstate same as Twin Cities, but different. (ForumNews)

Jeff Johnson: Plotting a measured path to the Minnesota governor’s office. (Strib)

Dayton/Johnson: Governor campaign notebook: Ag property tax cut not likely. (ForumNews)

Political notebook (Johnson/Dayton/Franken/Nolan): Has governor’s race turned to Minnesota nasty? (ForumNews)

Clinton stumps for Dayton and Franken. (PioneerPress-Willmar)

Clinton rallies students at Northrop – The former U.S. president expressed support for Gov. Dayton and Sen. Franken on campus Friday. (MnDaily)

Franken: Clinton calls on young Minnesotans to vote. (AP)

Q & A with Al Franken: Candidate shares his record on issues affecting East Africans. (TCDP)

As election nears, Franken raises $4.2 million. (MPR)

Al Franken more flush with cash than Mike McFadden for final month. (PioneerPress)

Franken: STB orders more extensive reporting from railroads. (AgWeek)

In first term, Franken makes tech his niche. (AP)

Obermueller/Sviggum: Maher undaunted by steep odds in ousting Kline. (Rochester)

Obermueller/Sviggum: Bill Maher Visits Northfield to Oust Congressman John Kline from Power. (CityPages)

‘Blue Dog’ vs. ‘Young Gun’: Peterson, Westrom fight for Minn.’s 7th Congressional District. (Moorhead)

For first time in years, Collin Peterson’s seat is a battleground. (MinnPost)

Walz, Hagedorn define differences in debate. (Rochester)

Nolan and Mills tangle in Duluth debate. (MinnPost)

Nolan and Mills go after each other in Duluth congressional debate. (MPR)

Nolan: Only one debate in MN-8, but stark differences show. (MnBrown)

Biden to campaign for Nolan. (MPR)

Under the radar, secretary of state race offers similar names — and big policy differences. (MinnPost)

Simon/Severson: Secretary of state forum gave a refreshing take on campaign politics and civil discourse. (MinnPost)

Landwehr/Sertich/Stine: PolyMet EIS could be done by spring. (Ely)

Hennepin Sheriff Candidate Eddie Frizell Calls for an End to the Stanek “Dictatorship” (CityPages)

Dawkins: Green Party candidate to visit FF. (Fergus Falls)

Ness says he won’t seek a third term as Duluth mayor. (Duluth)

Eve of the opener: Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener begins today in Worthington. (Worthington)

Minnesota to pay for all juniors to take ACT. (Duluth)

Connect Itasca redoubles effort to expand rural broadband. (MnBrown)

Fond du Lac Band’s clean air effort brings backlash. (Duluth)

It’s time to move back to B5. (AgriNews)

EPA extends WOTUS comment period. (AgWeek)

Johnson leaves deer hunters group for Lessard-Sams council. (Duluth)

Letter: A suggestion on [Forum News] endorsements. (Moorhead)

Letter: Rukavina’s honesty, experience still in style. (Duluth)

Letter: Rukavina would be fair to everyone. (Timberjay)

Letter: Vote for experience, vote Tom Rukavina. (Timberjay)

Letter (Savick): Another new tax is the solution? (Albert Lea)

Letter: Savick gets work done in St. Paul. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Persell has been effective on tax issues. (Bemidji)

Letter: Faust honest, hard-working. (Pine City)

Letter: McNamar is the right choice for students. (Fergus Falls)

Letter: Radinovich’s salary. (Brainerd)

Letter: Ward’s help appreciated. (Brainerd)

Letter: Re-elect Glenn Gruenhagen. (Glencoe)

Letter: Kiel: A strong defender of rural Minn. (Crookston)

Letter: MNsure helped his family and small business. (Glenwood)

Otto Column: Working for Minnesota free of fear and favor. (Duluth)

Rukavina Column: Who’ll represent Range next on County Board? (Duluth)

Johnson Column: Lip service doesn’t support mining, jobs. (Duluth)

Dayton Column: Minnesota better off, with more to be done. (Duluth)

Simonson Column: We’re back on track, with more to do. (Duluth)

Anzelc Column: Much needed to sustain Minnesota’s rise. (Duluth)

Torkelson Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges. (Worthington)

Column: Copper-nickel mining isn’t a political issue. (Duluth)

Column: Death Panel, the Republican way. (Aitkin)

Column: Tribes, tackling a big issue, offer lessons for the rest of us. (Timberjay)

Column (Erhardt): In Edina, the politics realign with the people. (Strib)

Column: The state of the state is … not really Dayton’s doing. (Strib)

Editorial (Johnson/Dayton): Grappling for governor. (Duluth)

Editorial (Sertich-Stine): Wild rice standard. (Timberjay)

Editorial (Swanson): Lewis & Clark an issue for Newman. (Worthington)

Editorial: ACTs not the best choice for all students. (Fergus Falls-Austin)

Editorial: Need candidate data? Check Project Vote Smart. (St. Cloud-Austin)

Editorial: Job-growth statistics show brighter path. (St. Joseph)

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Outstate News (10-5-14)

Endorsement (District 3A): Voters from just north of Duluth all the way to International Falls can support Dill. (Duluth)

Endorsement: Re-elect Peterson in the 7th. (ForumNews)

Endorsement: Johnson for change in Minn. (ForumNews)

Endorsement: New voice for Minnesota in Senate. (ForumNews)

Poll: Minnesota Senate: Franken (D) 49%, McFadden (R) 41% (Rasmussen)

Dem poll on 8th CD: Nolan widening lead on Mills. (HotDish)

New poll has Dayton at 50 percent, leads Johnson by 10. (HotDish)

[Retiring] Brynaert used softer style to help reform school testing. (Mankato)

Fritz/Frederickson: Rail slowdowns have widespread impact. (ForumNews)

Hoppe/Dayton/Rothman: With 4.5% average increase, MNsure rates to remain lowest in nation. (MinnPost)

Local candidate forum: Sawatzky, Baker tackle jobs, taxes, transportation and political leadership. (Willmar)

Full accounting: Sawatzky fact checked Baker’s claim about families moving from Minnesota. (BSP)

Sawatzky/Yarusso/Ward/Radinovich: Outside groups running ads in legislative races. (MPR)

Savick: A look at southeast Minnesota’s hottest House race. (Rochester)

Urdahl: District 18A candidates want to bring Minnesota forward. (Hutchinson)

Michele Bachmann’s Gay Marriage Comments Are Actually Pretty Shrewd. (CityPages)

Obermueller/Sviggum: Maher brings campaign to unseat Kline to Northfield. (Rochester)

Rep. Nolan plans Congress Comes to You meetings. (HTF)

Nolan: Candidate forum Tuesday. (Duluth)

Nolan: On Eve of Big Game, DFL Goes Hard After Stewart Mills for Being a Packers Fan. (CityPages)

Dayton/Nolan/Franken/Johnson: Political notebook: What do MNsure numbers mean?; Hair style on trial; Early ballots flying out; Clinton coming; Sunday sales support. (ForumNews)

Nolan/Franken/Klobuchar: Politicians, public to rally Monday in effort to save Duluth postal center. (Duluth)

Peterson/Franken/Dayton: Peterson asks Army Corps to revisit diversion plan with northern impact. (AgWeek)

McFadden, Franken mine for greater Minnesota votes. (ForumNews)

A slow and sarcastic first McFadden-Franken debate. (MinnPost)

McFadden tries to cast Franken as rubber stamp for Obama. (MPR-Albert Lea)

McFadden goes at Franken’s record in first debate. (MinnPost)

President Clinton to headline Oct. 10 rally for Dayton and Franken. (MinnPost)

U of M prof picks up on curious visual message in MNGOP Dan Severson’s SOS campaign logo. (BSP)

MNsure, mining and not tackling tax reform: what Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d do in a second term. (MinnPost)

First debate shows Dayton, Johnson differences. (ForumNews)

Tame Dayton-Johnson debate focuses on small-bore issues. (MinnPost)

Second gubernatorial debate planned for Oct. 8. (Morris)

Dayton and Johnson differ on direction for schools. (MPR)

Johnson/Dayton: Death penalty politics enter governor’s race. (MPR-Rochester)

Johnson: No, Minnesota is not ‘dead last’ in the Midwest in job growth. (MinnPost)

Dayton allows more transport of diesel. (ForumNews)

Welle: The evolution of an artist. (Willmar)

Lessard: Former Minn. state legislator measures up ND Measure 5. (Moorhead)

Craig Clark offered city admin job. (Austin)

Minnesota’s medical marijuana industry start-up shrouded in secrecy. (MPR-Brainerd)

Outstate cities plan to challenge state water regulations. (Strib-Austin)

New Magnetation plant produces first pellets. (HTF)

Minnesota pheasant outlook is down, so hunt early. (Duluth)

Despite possible late start, farmers looking at good crops. (Austin)

Speaker urges ag to engage. (Willmar)

Minnesota West program helps farmers manage risks. (Worthington)

Letter: We’re fortunate to have Reps. Kiel and Fabian. (Crookston)

Letter: We need to keep Kiel’s voice for rural Minnesota in St. Paul. (Crookston)

Letter: McNamar backed by out-of-state donors too. (Morris)

Letter: Ward helped us. (Brainerd)

Letter: District 21A needs Kelly in Legislature. (Red Wing)

Letter (Betterman): Letter: Writer doesn’t understand healthcare exchange. (Morris)

Letter (Jeff Johnson): Uniquely qualified. (Brainerd)

Letter (Peterson-Westrom): Attack ad is like ‘the pot calling the kettle black’ (Glenwood)

Letter (Peterson): Irritated with attack ads by national parties. (Litchfield)

Letter: Stop muddying the water on Waters of U.S. rule. (Detroit Lakes)

Walz Column: Fuel standard good for U.S. economic engine. (Worthington)

Franken Column: Minnesota needs improved rail service. (Worthington)

Nolan Column: Rebuild middle class to achieve American Dream. (Duluth)

Mills Column: ‘Hunting Camp Doctrine’ will make district better. (Duluth)

Sandman Column: Vote for your family, the environment and veterans. (Duluth)

Column (Franken): Election Day is coming and I disappointed the DCCC again. (Timberjay)

Column: Right, left: One topic, two viewpoints – Immigration reform. (Aitkin)

Editorial: ‘The minerals aren’t going anywhere’ – Quote from Gov. Dayton sending a terrible message on jobs. (Virginia)

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Outstate News (9-28-14)

Endorsement: [District 5B] Pick Anzelc’s focus on education, taxes. (Duluth)

Endorsement: Melin is effective for Range district [6A]. (Duluth)

Endorsement: [District 3B] Good reasons to re-elect Murphy — one last time. (Duluth)

Column (Rukavina-Dill-Nolan): Here’s what I know about our commissioner candidates. (Timberjay)

Atkins/Dayton: Early snapshot of 2015 MNsure premiums coming up. (AP)

Ellison/Hayden: Sen. Barb Goodwin Calls Out Ellison, Other Prominent DFLers Over Nonprofit Scandal. (CityPages)

Goodwin/Hayden/Ellison: State senator blasts fellow DFLers for role in Community Action scandal. (MinnPost)

Norton/Davids/Senjem/Lenczewski/Dayton: Politics might complicate DMC funding fix. (Rochester)

Savick/Mahoney/Murphy: REG applauds the legislature. (Albert Lea)

Franken/Nolan/Hamilton/Weber/et al: Capitol chatter: Campaigns fill email boxes with URGENT messages. (ForumNews)

Petersburg: House candidates split on teacher tenure. (Owatonna)

Dorholt/Knoblach/Thissen: DFL in fight to retain House. (MPR-Fergus Falls)

Emmer/Howe: DFLers search for traction in Bachmann district House race. (MPR)

Franken’s campaign recipe: lot of policy, dash of humor. (Strib)

McFadden, Franken seek votes from greater Minnesota. (ForumNews)

Franken/Peterson/Walz: Vilsack: Direct farmer payments out, new safety net in. (ForumNews)

Franken/Peterson/Walz/Klobuchar: Franken hosts agriculture secretary in Minnesota. (AP)

U.S. Senate candidates Franken, McFadden to debate in Duluth. (Duluth)

Franken: McFadden lays out plan to replace health care law, cut health care costs. (AP)

MNGOP Rips Franken… for Voting, with McCain, to Cut Obama’s Military Spending. (CityPages)

Senate candidate makes swing through Pine City. (Pine City)

Walz/Downey: Klobuchar does not want attorney general job. (ForumNews)

Nolan: Democrats target Mills’ wealth — will it work? (MinnPost)

Rick Nolan Criticized for Carelessly Toting AR-15. (CityPages)

Obermueller: Minnesota’s 2nd District, real challenge for Bill Maher and Maher’s “Flip-a-District” contest. (MPR-Brainerd)

Independence Party’s Nicollet struggles to be noticed in uphill bid for governor. (Strib-Duluth)

Johnson: GOP candidate for governor talks business, education in Owatonna. (Owatonna)

Dayton, Johnson differ on campaigns, issues. (ForumNews)

National conservative group plans anti-Dayton push. (MPR)

Johnson/Emmer: [Dayton] Running Ahead, as if Behind. (Virginia)

Johnson: Gov. Mark Dayton has touted his office’s achievements more than his politics in his first attempt at a second political term. (St. Paul-Grand Forks)

Ritchie: Early voting with absentee ballots now underway. (HTF)

Norm Coleman Now Lobbying for Gov’t that Doesn’t Allow Women to Drive. (CityPages)

Hutchinson home to unusual campaign signs. (Hutchinson)

World’s Largest Hot Dish happens! (Alexandria)

Deer hunts will take place at some state parks. (HTF)

Legal Marijuana Could Bring in $46 Million Annually for Minnesota, Study Says. (CityPages)

Union official: Sandpiper project at risk Minnesota commission voted to study other routes. (ForumNews-Fergus Falls)

BNSF: Keystone won’t harm rail business. (Moorhead)

Crude oil transport concerns
Railroads offer benefits along with drawbacks.
(Granite Falls)

MnDOT seeks farmers willing to leave standing corn rows. (AgriNews)

Extension launches 2014 Farm Bill dairy education seminars. (AgriNews)

Letter (Peterson): Westrom needs to be honest about his spending. (Morris)

Letter (Simon): Severson’s comments questioned. (Brainerd)

Letter (Hamilton): Candidate with MS will take part in debates. (Worthington)

Letter: Writer’s attack on Hamilton ‘tacky’ (Worthington)

Bettermann Letter: McNamar voted to bring Obamacare to Minnesota. (Morris)

Letter: Proud to support McNamar. (Morris)

Letter: Al Doty tempers idealism with reality. (Little Falls)

Letter: Where does Doty stand on education? (Little Falls)

Letter: Kresha defends 9B rural interests. (Little Falls)

Letter: Kresha’s vote speaks louder than words. (Little Falls)

Letter (Ward-Radinovich): Words have meaning. (Brainerd)

Letter: [Mark] Anderson has common sense. (Brainerd)

Letter: Let’s keep what works; don’t go backward. (Mora)

Franken Column: Minnesota needs federal action on railroads. (Grand Forks)

Column: Farmers grow enough corn for food and fuel. (AgWeek)

Column: Can pig farmers be good environmental stewards? (MinnPost)

Column: Candidates should fight for Greater Minnesota. (Park Rapids-Pine City)

Editorial: Rep. Sundin lets down constituents. (Duluth)

Editorial (Franken-Thissen): Student debt relief is worth exploring. (Strib-Austin)

Editorial (P. Anderson-Westrom): Our area should take opportunity for funding. (Glenwood)

Editorial (Johnson-Dayton): Road funding is a priority. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Nursing homes – Local taxpayers shouldn’t have to make up for state funding shortfalls. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities says unique challenges pose risk to rural Minnesota. (Glenwood)

Editorial: MNsure uncertainty. (New Ulm-Owatonna)

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Outstate News (9-21-14)

Poll shows slipping support for PolyMet. (MnBrown)

Minnesota Poll: Franken leads McFadden by double digits. (StarTribune)

Abeler/Benson/Hann: GOP legislators’ surprisingly nuanced response to PreferredOne’s decision to quit MNsure. (MinnPost)

Dill hits daily-double endorsements; Mills goes after Nolan; Steelworkers official returns fire. (Virginia)

Melin: [6A] Candidate faces lawsuit for sawing garage in half in ongoing property dispute. (Duluth)

MN17B: Mental health roundtable participants applaud Sawatzky’s determination. (BSP)

McNamar/Anderson: House District 12A candidates to debate Sept. 25. (Morris)

Johnson: Dayton shows ‘breathtaking incompetence’ (ForumNews)

Johnson: Dayton campaign calls Johnson’s MNsure charges a ‘smear’ (MinnPost)

Johnson makes health plan woes central to Minn. governor campaign. (AP)

Johnson/Emmer/Dayton: Governor challenger happy with poll numbers. (ForumNews)

Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson visits Redwood Falls. (Redwood Falls)

Johnson/Severson: GOP’s top office hopefuls call for change. (Red Wing)

Dayton, Johnson agree to debates. (ForumNews)

GOP governor hopeful Johnson replaces campaign chief. (MPR)

Mark Dayton Takes Credit for Historically Low Unemployment Rate… But Should He? (CityPages)

Dayton on statewide campaign trail for the last time. (Brainerd)

Nolan/Oberstar/Cravaack/Martin: Democrats and their allies focus on changing 8th District. (Brainerd)

U.S. Rep. John Kline Named Worst Congressman in Bill Maher’s “Flip a District” Contest. (CityPages)

Westrom wields Obamacare in bid to topple Peterson. (Litchfield)

Clark/Emmer: Without Bachmann, 6th District race is off radar. (St. Cloud)

Tom Emmer Campaign Signs Weren’t Allowed at Target Field, Twins Officials Say. (CityPages)

Al Franken, Mike McFadden schedule 3 debates. (PioneerPress)

McFadden presses Franken for more Senate debates. (MPR-Brainerd)

Franken: McFadden bashes Obamacare in visit to Albert Lea. (Albert Lea-Austin)

Franken/Peterson/Klobuchar: Paul Bunyan Communications announces ‘GigaZone’ network. (Bemidji)

Franken-Ritchie: Minnesota early voting starts. (ForumNews)

Ritchie: ‘No excuse’ absentee balloting starts today. (MPR)

Minnesota jobless rate drops to 4.3 percent. (Hutchinson)

29 potential medical marijuana makers vie for two opportunities in Minnesota. (ForumNews)

LCP works with Great River Energy on solar project. (HTF)

CHS expands Glenwood Propane Terminal. (Glenwood)

New WCROC scientist studies microbes for renewable fuels. (Morris)

Milk margin program explained at Sept. 24 session. (Hutchinson)

Rep. Peterson Letter: NRCC TV ad is misleading. (Detroit Lakes-Moorhead)

P. Anderson Letter: Working together can bring about positive response to tragic death. (Glenwood)

Letter: Dean Urdahl helps protect the outdoors. (Hutchinson)

Letter: Vote Fritz for continued progress. (Faribault)

Letter (McNamar): Promises not kept. (Morris)

Letter (Erickson): Out-of-state contributions to candidate questioned. (Bemidji)

Letter: Kresha’s bad habit affects us. (Little Falls)

McFadden Letter: Franken asleep at the switch. (Moorhead)

Letter: Nolan appreciates clean water. (Brainerd)

Letter: Efficiencies must come first in transportation. (Austin)

Letter: Farmers want to share their reasons for using GMO seeds. (Rochester)

Schmit Column: School is back in session, and Minnesota is back on track. (Rochester)

EPA Column: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers. (Bemidji-Morris-Worthington)

Column: One more time: Farmers grow enough corn for food and fuel. (Alexandria-Detroit Lakes)

Column: Candidates should fight for Greater Minnesota issues. (Alexandria)

Column: Election is important for women and families. (Duluth)

Column (Dayton-Franken): Minnesota Poll: This is the fall of our acquiescent discontent – It also suggests that Republicans have focused on the wrong statewide race. (StarTribune)

Column (Daudt-Murphy-et al): Time-tested tea leaves bode well for Minnesota GOP – But unchallenged candidacies do not reflect well on participatory democracy. (StarTribune)

Editorial (Dayton-Johnson): Road funding is a priority. (Albert Lea)

Editorial: Job stats both good and bad, but solutions elusive. (Little Falls)

Editorial: What’s the plan?
How does sowing division help to improve Ely’s economy?
(Timberjay)

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Outstate News (9-14-14)

Editorial: Let’s make ‘Hot Dish’ the ‘State Food’ (St.Joseph)

Poll: Gov. Dayton leads GOP’s Johnson by double digits. (Strib)

Radinovich: Thissen to address DFL fundraiser. (Aitkin)

Nolan: Star of Stewart Mills’s Latest Ad Has Off-Color Facebook Page. (CityPages)

Mills says Nolan supports too many regulations. (MPR)

Obermeuler: Maher targets Kline in ‘Flip a District’ (MPR)

Tea Party extremism? Severson slammed public schools for programming “socialist values” (BSP)

Erickson/Nolan/Franken/Oberstar: Race for 8th is defined by diverse demographics. (Duluth)

Johnson, Backer visit with local Republicans. (Morris)

Dayton blasts Johnson at union event. (MPR)

Dayton, Johnson agree to debates. (ForumNews)

First gubernatorial debate scheduled for Oct. 1. (Morris)

Johnson/Dayton/Martin: Minn. governor race drifts to talk of payback, tea party ties. (AP)

Minnesota governor candidates divided on pot laws. (MPR-Moorhead)

Franken: McFadden backs air strikes against Islamic State. (AP)

Franken/Nolan: Risky business: Is McFadden’s CEO experience an asset or liability in the Minnesota Senate race? (MinnPost)

Franken/Nolan: Lawmakers: Minntac’s permit likely to be OK’d. (Virginia)

Franken/Klobuchar: Minnesota farmers beg Congress, transportation officials to fix rail problems. (Strib)

Franken/Ritchie: Minnesota early voting starts next week. (ForumNews)

Peterson/Walz/Nolan/McCollum/et al: Capitol Chatter: Ag wins water vote. (ForumNews)

Rep. Nolan plans area meetings. (HTF)

Dayton/Klobuchar: Propane still difficult to secure. (Park Rapids)

Minnesota propane outlook improves, but officials will monitor. (ForumNews)

Minnesota will take time to study pipeline route alternatives. (ForumNews)

Rail delays knock Minnesota power plant units offline. (MnBrown)

USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records. (AP)

Area crops still need some time. (Redwood Falls)

Drones find niche in local agriculture. (Willmar)

Letter (Dornholt): Despite explanation, Knoblach brochure troubles. (St. Cloud)

Letter: Appreciates Radinovich’s level-headed approach. (Aitkin)

Letter: Savick worked hard for Dist. 27A. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Rep. Savick was not a driving force. (Albert Lea)

Letter (McNamar): Legislators should know what they are voting for. (Morris)

Letter: Kresha supports children and moms. (Little Falls)

Letter: Hagedorn is just another Washington insider. (Worthington)

Column: Al Franken Drops a Truth Bomb On The Senate: Citizens United Is Money Laundering. (PoliticsUSA)

Column: Plea to Sen. Franken: tell us a joke. (MinnPost)

Column: A little reported story…Obamacare is actually working. (Timberjay)

Column: Is the party over for the Independence Party? (MinnPost)

Column: With 30,000 Minnesota jobs at risk…Address the real cause of Northern Long-Eared Bats’ imperilment. (Ely)

Editorial (Franken): Is McFadden his own guy, or is someone pulling his strings? (Crookston)

Editorial: Simon vs. Severson. (Worthington)

Editorial: Governor’s visit was productive. (Moorhead)

Editorial: Less than two months to learn about candidates. (Alexandria)

Editorial: Medical marijuana law needs change. (MnDaily-Owatonna)

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