Outstate News (12-15-10)

Census data vividly illustrate Minnesota’s rural-urban divide. (MinnPost)

Emmer campaign stiffs Kandiyohi Co. [and others] out of $1,400 during recount. (Willmar-St. Cloud)

Gunther/Senjem: Senjem working to establish rural caucus. (Rochester)

Friends turn out to honor [Sen.] Frederickson. (New Ulm)

Tomassoni: PolyMet wants IRRB loan for land. (Duluth)

Brod, Sviggum competing for same U of M regent spot; 18 vie for four seats. (MinnPost)

Limmer: Incoming GOP chair of state Senate Judiciary Committee: ‘We are near a constitutional crisis’. (MinnPost)

Persell: Dayton win will see early enrollment in Medicaid program. (Bemidji)

Oberstar Says Goodbye. (NorthlandsNews)

Franken staff members in Morris Dec. 16. (Morris)

Mark Dayton Says Jobs Will Be Top Priority for Minnesota. (Bloomberg)

Rochester gives Pawlenty a warm farewell. (Rochester)

Pawlenty talks budget, says he held state spending in check. (St. Cloud)

Pawlenty: ‘Obamacare’ is like drug dealing. (MnIndy)

SMSU ‘cut to the core’. (Marshall)

Rail forum recommends $2 million for Rochester high-speed rail. (Rochester)

Garrison Keillor’s show is coming to Bemidji. (Bemidji)

Farmer spreads $3 million around his small town. (AP)

Bradley Column: Minnesota election processes are ready for reform. (Rochester)

Editorial: The dome collapse. (Owatonna)