Outstate News (8-26-11)

Davids: Governor disputes Republican’s claims on homestead credit. (Willmar)

Drazkowski: The Draz Traveling ALEC Reform 2.0 Medicine Show. (BSP)

Drazkowski/Howe: Budget clarified in meeting. (Kenyon)

Rep. Pelowski visits county commissioners. (Spring Grove)

Hansen: Same-sex marriage supporters, foes stake out ground at state fair. (MPR)

Aitkins/Hansen/Howe/Franken/Dayton: Voters (politely) vent their frustrations to lawmakers visiting the Minnesota State Fair. (PioneerPress)

Scott/Cravaack/Franken/Dayton: Politicians Get Warm State Fair Reception. (KMSP)

Klobuchar/Bachmann: Anti-tax Krinkie eyes possible U.S. Senate or House campaign. (ForumNews)

Franken on Bachmann winning the GOP nomination: “I hope so.” (MPR)

Al Franken’s relationship with unions gets chilly. (MinnPost)

Senator Franken tours Dakota County Aug. 19. (SunNews)

Klobuchar meets with city leaders. (Hutchinson)

Pawlenty to go back on the road. (AP)

Gov. Jindal fundraises in Minnesota. (AP)

American Crystal, union talks prove fruitless. (ForumNews)

North Dakota sugar workers can’t get unemployment benefits. (Moorhead)

Hormel Foods 3Q profit up, lifts full-year outlook. (AP)

Gruenhagen Letter: State ranks 50th for small businesses, entrepreneurs. (Hutchinson)

Column: Obama visit was exciting even for journalists. (AgriNews)

Editorial (Crawford): Legislators: Either take pay or don’t. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Guess who pays for the state cuts? (Blue Earth)

Editorial: Editorial: An end to government shutdowns? (Hutchinson)

Editorial: Legacy funds OK to benefit fair. (Owatonna)

Editorial: MNSCU head’s $50K bonus a problem. (Winona)