Outstate News (4-29-12)

Editorial: Parry-Quist part of state GOP divide. (Mankato)

Senjem/Ortman/Thompson/Hann: Recent legislative events prompt questions about who’s in charge of GOP senators. (MinnPost)

Kriesel: Dayton vetoes fireworks expansion attempt. (AP)

Thissen/Zellers/Dayton: Vikings fans hit Capitol, but no stadium vote. (AP)

Pederson/Banaian: No signs of progress toward bonding bill. (St. Cloud)

Franken/Juhnke: At St. Paul Park meeting, food shelves tout value of farm bill’s food programs. (St. Paul Park)

Franken, other lawmakers scramble to keep post offices open. (MinnPost)

Franken: Senate vote might save mail processing center in Duluth. (Duluth)

Severson: Senate candidate: Klobuchar out of touch with how economy has affected people. (Marshall)

Dayton signs bill changing how 2.5 million acres of northern Minnesota [school trust] land is managed. (Duluth)

DFL endorses Obermueller to take on GOP Rep. Kline. (Rochester)

House District 28B: Davids unopposed; Tschumper and Archer vie for DFL nod. (Winona)

Miller, Krage seek District 28 endorsements. (Winona)

District 24: Owatonna’s Vicki Jensen announces run for Senate DFL. (Faribault)

District 12: DFL endorses EL mayor McNamar, Schultz. (Fergus Falls)

District 9B: Kresha says he’ll run for GOP House job. (St. Cloud)

Norm Siekman to run for GOP House seat in District 9B. (Little Falls)

Kresha to seek GOP endorsement for House 9B seat, instead of Senate 9 seat. (Little Falls)

GOP state convention: short of cash but plenty of Paul delegates. (MinnPost)

Bob Dylan to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (CityPages)

Wisconsin veteran ID controversy highlights concerns about MN’s voter ID amendment. (CityPages)

Willmar: Gorans Discovery Farm project is unique study of farm, city drainage. (AgriNews)

Minnesota State Fair celebrates new livestock arena. (AP)

Column: Long ago, chickens were a part of city life. (Worthington)

Letter: Please buy Bachmann a subscription. (St. Cloud)

Letter: Staff says Dayton ‘too busy’ to address wind farms. (Red Wing)

Kiel Column: Voter ID amendment would maintain same-day registration. (Crookston)

Murray Column: Bipartisan health bill to aid nursing homes. (Albert Lea)

Column: Voter ID: Analyzing the policy instead of the politics. (Timberjay)

Editorial (Cravaack-Franken-Klobuchar): Numbers fail to support claims of Cravaack’s critics. (Duluth)

Editorial (Cravaack-Franken-Klobuchar): How Northland’s reps in D.C. spent their days in 2011. (Duluth)

Editorial: OK?fee increases. (Austin)

Editorial: Facts vital in stadium issue. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial (Falk): Bills: Some beneficial, some combustible. (Marshall)

Editorial roundup: Put both Parry and Quist on the ballot. (Rochester)

Editorial: Minnesota House should work its MAGIC. (GrandForks)