Outstate News (10-14-12)

Poll: Obama leads by 10; [Klobuchar by 26] in Minnesota. (PPP)

Poll: Minnesota supports gay marriage. (PPP)

Poll shows opposition gaining on both gay marriage and Voter ID. (MinnPost)

Editorial: Voting restrictions outweigh the merits of photo ID. (ECM)

Endorsement: Thank goodness for Fosle in House 7B race. (Duluth)

Endorsement [Dist 7]: Reinert, from the middle, has more to do in St. Paul. (Duluth)

Endorsement [Dist 11A}: Scanlon Mayor Putnam deserves job in St. Paul. (Duluth)

Endorsement [Dist 11]: Re-elect Lourey, a voice of inclusiveness. (Duluth)

MNGOP House candidate Roz Peterson on Dayton: “We all know he’s mentally unbalanced” (CityPages)

Senjem/Hann/Faust/Downey/et.al: Handful of races could decide control of Legislature. (Strib)

Franson/Anderson: Candidates get candid: Minnesota House hopefuls address concerns in Douglas County. (Alexandria)

Westrom: Minnesota House, Senate candidates meet in local forums. (Morris)

Woodard campaigning in new territory against Wolf [in Dist 20A]. (Mankato)

Newman: Advocates for poor register homeless voters, worry about ID amendment. (MinnPost)

Winkler/Newman: Lawmakers must fill in blanks if Minnesotans OK voter ID. (ForumNews)

At ag discussion, Franken bends ears. (Mankato)

Franken speaks to area farmers. (KEYC)

Franken Pushes Legislation For Volunteer Drivers Reimbursement. (KEYC)

Franken: West St. Paul Family Receives ‘Angels in Adoption’ Award. (KSTP)

Senator Franken Addresses Westonka Seniors in Latest ‘Political Round Table’ (Patch)

Franken: Skills gap focus of Minnesota high tech employers. (KARE)

Franken: Tighter rules on cellphone tracking urged. (Strib)

Franken: US senator: Use of location data not well-disclosed. (ComputerWorld)

Al Franken, Wife Franni Star In Ad Opposed To Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban. (OnTop)

Franken/Bachmann/Cravaack/Ellison: Most of Minnesota’s members of Congress are less wealthy than their peers on Capitol Hill. (BizJournal)

Klobuchar: National debt priority for 2nd term. (AP)

Klobuchar enters final stretch with almost $5M. (AP)

Bills ramps up criticism of Klobuchar in Senate race. (Rochester)

Bills stops in Litchfield to carry message. (Litchfield)

Nolan outraises Cravaack, who has a huge bankroll advantage. (MinnPost)

Bachmann, Graves introduce Graves to voters — in their own ways. (MinnPost)

Bills makes campaign stop in Red Wing. (Red Wing)

Gov. Dayton visits Worthington. (Worthington)

Governor [Dayton]: agreeing to bonding process a ‘mistake’. (Marshall)

Governor’s Pheasant Opener: More than a hunt. (Marshall)

After hearing case in school theater, members of state Supreme Court discuss their work with students. (Willmar)

Rural issue talks rare in presidential campaigns. (ForumNews)

Veterans in thick of photo ID struggle. (AP)

Pro-marriage amendment group rallies support. (Bemidji)

Chris Kluwe receives official citation in Maryland. (CityPages)

Taxpayers League sues to stop new St. Paul stadium. (AP)

Registered nurse union votes to decertify. (Litchfield)

Hunters ready for 1st wolf hunts in Wis., Minn. (AP)

Ethanol industry pumps estimated $5 billion into state’s economy. (Alexandria)

Minnesota projected to harvest record corn crop. (AP)

Corn kings and bean barons reap bountiful harvest. (Alexandria)

Eken Letter: Special interest attacks unjustified. (Detroit Lakes)

Hamilton Letter: Hamilton responds to opponent’s letter. (Worthington)

[Former Rep] Wenzel Letter: Doty will support pro-abortion leaders. (Little Falls)

Letter: [Former Rep] Wenzel forgot a couple of things. (Little Falls)

Letter: Former Bemidji mayor praises Howes. (Bemidji)

Letter: Keep Renewable Fuel Standard the way it is. (Worthington)

Brown Column: Rich Murray earns an ‘F’ for unrealized promises. (Austin)

LSS Column: Proposed Voter ID sounds simple; it isn’t. (Glencoe)

Column: Undecideds few and far between. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Quit the half-measures, just let Obama and Romney free-wheel it in debates. (Crookston)

Editorial: Voter ID is intended to preserve our system. (Fairmont)

Editorial (Dayton): Cosmos never had a chance to win [bonding] grant. (Litchfield)

Editorial: Refinery won’t cut fuel prices. (Moorhead)

Editorial (Torkelson-Damns-Suss): Good legislative races in area. (New Ulm)