Outstate News (1-21-11)

Poll: Obama leading all Republicans nationally, Bachmann by 18 & Palin by 17 points. (PPP)

Bachmann approaches Iowa with trail of misstatements. (MPR)

5B: Iron Range college to host candidate forum. (Duluth)

Thissen/Michel: Dayton delivers a caution to GOP. (St. Cloud)

Downey/Drazkowski/Thompson/Dayton: With fewer ‘allies’ this time around, labor finds itself under major assault at Capitol. (MinnPost)

Hawes/Hausman/Banaian/Carlson/Bills/Senjem: Dayton, GOP squaring off over borrowing $1 billion. (Strib)

Hann: Dayton says administration is ‘dedicated’ to Medicaid expansion. (MPR)

Hann: Dayton says he’ll veto any attempts to dismantle MA expansion. (MPR)

Percell/Thissen: Persell named assistant leader, blasts GOP budget plan. (Bemidji)

Carlson/Winkler/Latz: DFLers Draw Line in the Sand. (Golden Valley)

Magnus/Hamilton/Gunther/Senjem/Franson/McElfatrick: GOP legislators form rural caucus. (PIM)

Fabian/Knuth/Wagenius: Lawmakers discuss streamlining permits. (ForumNews)

Daudt/Hayden/Magnus/Marty/Ingebrigtsen: Lawmakers call for tightening of welfare payments. (ForumNews)

Hortman/Deittrich/Kruse/et.al: Legislators seek repeal of Mississippi River Critical Area program. (MnIndy)

After November gun trouble, Hackbarth proposes gun rights bill. (MnIndy)

Reinert: Bill would put aquarium in UMD’s control. (Duluth)

Rest: Bill Proposed to Lower Voting Age to 17. (Golden Valley)

Nelson hosts ‘listen-in’ meeting. (Rochester)

Cravaack/Oberstar: Turch approved as Bemidji Regional Airport lobbyist. (Bemidji)

Kline cosponsors bill to delay repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ (MnIndy)

Ideological opponents Kline and Duncan now the nation’s most powerful figures on education policy. (MnPost)

Bachmann’s Iowa plans have look of caucus spadework. (DesMoines)

Excerpts: Bachmann to warn Iowans America ‘under threat as never before’. (MinnPost)

Sen. Franken unsure on Senate health care vote. (MPR)

Sen. Klobuchar Visits Northland. (NorthlandNews)

Klobuchar expects changes to health care law. (Rochester)

Dayton named to NGA’s executive committee. (HotDish)

Dayton appoints Sheila Wright to run Office of Higher Ed. (MPR)

Dayton picks Roy to head Corrections Department. (MPR)

Emmer, others vie for now-open Minn. slots on RNC. (AP)

Obama predicts win for Bears over Packers. (AP)

EPA approves E15 for cars 2001 and newer. (EPA)

Minnesota unemployment rate dips, manufacturing rises. (Faribault)

In a dark recession, green jobs grow strong in greater Minnesota. (MPR)

DNR says first probable deer CWD case found. (AP)

Report: Legacy fund gets passing grade. (St. Cloud)

UMD celebrates Division II football championship. (Duluth)

‘Hotdish to Die For’ author receives hearty welcome. (Fairmont)

Letter: Pawlenty hurt the Northland. (Duluth)

Column: Crookston residents should be wary of Chamber’s LGA rhetoric. (Crookston)

Editorial: Minnesota will now get its fair share of federal health care dollar – Good job, governor. (Virginia)

Editorial (Pelowski-Drazkowski-Thao): The good and the bad bills in St. Paul. (Winona)