Outstate News (5-26-12)

Editorial (Rukavina): A legislator who will be missed. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Proposals make points, but should not be as [constitutional] amendments. (Glencoe)

Michel: Senate’s $46,000 legal bill is due for sex scandal defense. (HotDish)

Kiffmeyer/Murphy/Winkler/Sieben: Could Photo ID be scuttled even if Minnesota voters approve constitutional amendment? (MinnPost)

Hackbarth/Falk/Knuth: New [energy] panel led by Hackbarth pretty quiet. (Strib)

Beard/Dean: Minnesota lawmaker: North Dakota’s Capitol an ‘amazing structure’ (AP)

Poppe: Child Abuse Bill Ready to Work. (KIMT)

Davids: House tax chair stung by governor’s veto. (Preston)

Newman: Philosophical gap grows. (Glencoe)

First-term Senator Carlson enjoys working in the trenches. (Bemidji)

McElfatrick reflects on challenges, successes of session. (Aitkin)

Gruenhagen tackles health care. (Hutchinson)

After considering challenge to state Sen. Rosen, Sen. DeKruif says: ‘I’m out’ (MinnPost)

Franken/Martin: Capitol Chatter: DFL chairman seeks move toward political center; Don’t think U.S. Sen. Al Franken has totally given up his comedic past. (ForumNews)

Franken/Klobuchar: Federal bill takes aim at courthouse safety. (Albert Lea)

Franken/Klobuchar: Minnesota Democrats invoke the Wellstones in debate over domestic violence legislation. (MinnPost)

Klobuchar/Kline: Minnesota soldiers, others to receive pay exemption. (AP)

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson tells Olivia, Minn., crowd important [Farm Bill] debate is ahead. (Willmar)

Peterson: Farm bill should help farmers. (Fergus Falls)

Jim Graves, Democratic challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann: The City Pages interview. (CityPages)

Quist blasts Parry for failing to investigate Medicaid fraud claims. (Rochester)

Ritchie: Secretary of State discusses Voter ID issues. (Marshall)

7th CD: Byberg files to run for Congress. (Fergus Falls)

Anzelc/Percell/Saxhaug/McElfatrick: Anzelc wins DFL endorsement for 5B. (GrandRapids)

Howes endorsed by District 5A Republicans. (Brainerd)

Saxhaug/Calrson/Anzelc/McElfatrick/Howes/Percell: District 5 to be ‘one heck of a race’ (GrandRapids)

Democrats head to primary battle in District 11B. (Pine City)

Fritz/Murray: Two former mayors from S.E. Minnesota file for state House. (Rochester)

District 22: Oberloh files for [DFL] senate seat. (Worthington)

District 14: McCarter files for [DFL] state Senate seat. (St. Cloud)

Maybe Pawlenty would consider veep after all. (ForumNews)

Obama to visit Minn. on June 1. (AP)

Stumpf Letter: Stadium bill passed, but so did other things. (Crookston)

Robin Brown Letter: Murray votes against education. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Walz backs up pledge. (Fairmont)

Letter: Cravaack’s vote weakens safety for domestic assault victims. (Pine City)

Letter: GOP should have little reason to celebrate. (Worthington)

Thissen Column: Minnesotans, bring back a DFL Legislature. (Strib)

Lourey Column: Legislative session ends with mixed results. (Pine City)

Urdahl-Shimanski Column: Joint comments to Vikings stadium votes. (Glencoe-Willmar-Hutchinson)

Letter (Urdahl-Shimanski): Motive for supporting stadium plan questioned. (Hutchinson)

Murray Column: The good, the bad and the yet to be done. (Albert Lea)

Drazkowski Column: The good and bad of the ’12 legislative session. (Red Wing)

Schomacker Column: A productive session. (Worthington)

Cravaack Column: While gas prices soar, we feel the squeeze here in Minnesota. (Pine City)

Column: Like TR and FDR, Obama is saving capitalism. (Aitkin)

Column (Urdahl): It’s time to remember all of our Civil War veterans. (Willmar)

Column: Rising college tuition part of a broader pattern of disinvestment. (Timberjay)

Column: Marriage amendment may pass, but arguments don’t hold up. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Mixed grade earned by the 2012 legislative session. (ECM)

Editorial: Take politics out of redistricting. (Albert Lea)

Editorial: Redistricting is broken. (Mankato)

Editorial: New [public school] ratings system seems to be a good one. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Bring your opinion [on gay marriage]; check hate at the door. (Marshall)

Editorial: Dayton showed fine leadership on stadium issue. (Virginia)