Outstate News (12-23-10)

Krinkie/et.al: What’s Pawlenty’s legacy? Some surprising answers. (MinnPost)

Column: Tax cuts, deficits: easy on the rich, tough on grandkids. (Mankato)

MN Senate GOP to cash in before start of session. (MPR)

Here are some lists that the lobbyists are checking twice — House and Senate committees. (MinnPost)

Poppe/Murray/Sparks: Changes on the way for Human Services. (Austin)

Rest/C.Nelson: This old [Capitol] house: extreme falling-down edition. (PIM)

Lynch: No Rochester lawmakers on Senate HHS Committee. (Rochester)

Frederickson a possible candidate for DNR Commissioner. (New Ulm)

Winkler: Pawlenty Talks About Leaving Office, His One Regret. (Wcco)

Pawlenty: ‘We reined in and reduced government’ (MPR)

Pawlenty’s bypass pick for judge was lawyer for Minnesota Family Council. (MnIndy)

Dayton: Medicaid extension would include 100K Minnesotans. (St. Cloud)

Walz: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ transition will be orderly. (MPR)

Judge: Minn. farmer’s raw milk caused outbreak. (AP)

Farmamerica roof collapses. (Mankato)

Vermont broadband mess haunts Northland. (Duluth)

AFSCME files suit in health, human services dispute. (Marshall)

Letter: Kline should explain vote against plan to protect young girls. (Rochester)

Huntley-Murphy Column: Medicaid opt-in is good policy. (Strib)

Editorial: Tax deal will raise deficit. (Mankato)

Editorial: State’s hard work helps Minnesota keep clout. (Grand Forks)