Outstate News (9-29-12)

Editorial: Romney can’t get elected now, can he? (Crookston)

Editorial: Romney’s slanderous arrogance insults half the nation’s people. (Sartell)

Editorial: ’47 percent’ will echo until ballots cast. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: Will passage of amendments address the state’s real issues? (Glencoe)

Editorial: Vote ‘No’ on ill-considered marriage amendment. (ECM)

Editorial (Peterson): Voter ID a problem in rural areas. (Detroit Lakes)

Chris Kluwe wants to debate Mary Franson. (CityPages)

Koch: Brodkorb, Senate begin lawsuit settlement talks. (HotDish)

Gauthier: Third candidate wants on Duluth ballot. (Forum News)

Senjem, Norton look back at session. (Rochester)

Kelly/Howe: Candidates discuss budget, constitutional amendments. (Red Wing)

Nornes/Ingebrigtsen/Sogen: Candidates talk jobs at forum. (Fergus Falls)

GOP Rep. Gottwalt has (a long list of) questions about health insurance exchange. (MinnPost)

Murphy: St. Paul: In a city dominated by Democrats, one ward is giving GOP hope. (PioneerPress)

Bly/Woodard: Rice County candidate for House 20B accused of violating state law. (Northfield)

Klobuchar/Bills/Osskopp: GOP candidates go after media. (ForumNews)

Desperate Bills campaign blasted for calling Klobuchar “prom queen,” “daddy’s little girl”. (CityPages)

Column: Kurt Bills’ ridiculous ‘daddy’ attack. (MinnPost)

Klobuchar/Cravaack: Loggers protest weight limits on Minnesota interstates. (Duluth)

Cravaack/Bachmann/Brod/Coleman: Outside groups pour money into Minnesota politics. (AP)

Cravaack: In race for mining vote, Nolan wins Steelworkers endorsement. (Duluth)

Peterson: Lee Byberg authors book on plan to fix America. (Morris)

Walz, Quist clash in first debate. (New Ulm)

Walz-Quist debate turns testy. (Rochester)

Walz campaign kicks into gear. (New Ulm)

Walz to lead vets’ anti-marriage amendment group. (New Ulm)

[Judge] Anderson campaigning on his record, not issues. (Fergus Falls)

Dayton: Governor hears from Willmar, Minn., leaders about promoting economic growth. (Willmar)

Dayton: Planning under way for 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener. (Park Rapids)

Dayton: Sense of urgency for MN anti-bullying legislation. (HTF)

Prettner Solon completes peaceful sky dive for the military. (ForumNews)

Rep. Welle [Where are they now]: Forum features Kandiyohi Co., Minn., Board candidates. (Willmar)

Education Minnesota: Specht to challenge Dooher for teachers union’s top spot. (PioneerPress)

Vets group urges no vote on amendment banning gay marriage. (Mankato)

Human rights leader blasts ballot measures. (Albert Lea)

Political signs vandalized around Morris. (Morris)

Tea Party town hall meeting slated for Olcott Park. (HTF)

University wants to clean up fracking. (Forum News)

Farm Rescue helping with 200th family. (AP)

PETA brings ‘topless mermaid’ protesters to Fargo. (Moorhead)

Voter ID law would mean changes, added costs for Otter Tail County. (Detroit Lakes)

Letter: Ritchie to talk about voter ID. (Albert Lea)

Letter (Cravaack): Chip is inaccessible. (Brainerd)

Letter: Nolan should support bill on school trust land swap. (Duluth)

Rukavina Letter: [BWCA Land Exchange] Rangers don’t want to become sherpas. (Timberjay)

Letter: Hansen: ‘I do not condone a strategy of attacking’ Eken. (Detroit Lakes)

Dist 28 Letter: Krage: It’s time to set the record straight. (Winona)

Letter: Stop the smear, support Oberloh. (Worthington)

Letter: GOP kills vets bill. (Brainerd)

Franken Column: Minnesota needs bipartisan farm bill. (International Falls-Pine City-St. Cloud))

Morrow Column: Morrow convinced true leadership requires listening. (St. Peter)

Frederickson Column: Staying safe at harvest. (AgWeek)

Finstad Column: How MnSCU, U of M could help close critical gaps in continuing ed for farmers. (MinnPost)

Column: When politics and budgets collide – we end up paying the price. (Alexandria)

Column: Cravaack uses mining as a wedge issue on the Range. (Timberjay)

Column: ‘unSpinning’ Mark Ritchie’s Voter ID claims. (MinnPost)

Column: Redistribution of wealth has gone upward, not down, since early ’80s. (MinnPost)

Editorial: College debt is a big problem. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: BWCAW land exchange-Cravaack bill represents poor public policy, shortchanges the region. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Why does Minnesota possess mineral rights? (Fairmont)

Editorial: Too many unanswered questions about Voter ID. (Glenwood)

Editorial: Repair broken promise [to forest owners]. (International Falls)

Editorial: The state’s biggest issue is still the budget. (Mankato)

Editorial: Minorities help rural Minnesota grow. (Willmar)