Outstate News (11-24-12)

Editorial: Voters sent a strong message to do the people’s work. (ECM)

Rukavina/Melin/Franken/Klobuchar/Dayton: Rukavina’s feisty career ends on a laugh. (Duluth)

Hamilton/Murphy/Thissen/Daudt/Marquart/Wagenius/Tomassoni: DFL House choices bother rural Republicans. (ForumNews)

Ingebrigtsen, Nelson become assistant minority leaders. (ForumNews)

Bakk/Thissen/Senjem/Morrow/Abeler: Capitol’s DFL leaders must guard against overreach. (AP)

Sieben/Sundin/Dibble: DFL legislative ‘unity’ may be hard to keep with likely tax and spending fights. (MinnPost)

Marty: Marijuana legalization bill could come before DFL-controlled legislature this session. (CityPages)

Wolf/Downey: Attack ads from super-sized outside groups frustrate ‘outspent’ legislative candidates. (MinnPost)

Tomassoni to oversee three senate budget areas. (Hibbing)

Lourey to chair Health and Human Services. (Pine City)

Being in the minority new to Newman. (Glencoe)

Franson/Daudt: Republicans like judge’s decision in close legislative race. (ForumNews)

Thissen: MnSCU requests $33 million to make graduates job ready. (MPR-Bemidji)

Franken: Carpet Plaza will be first in Retrofit Program. (Hibbing)

Senator Franken Visits Hibbing Business, Talks Energy Efficiency. (NorthlandNews)

Franken campaign begins with Thanksgiving recipes. (AP)

Paulsen/Kline/Backmann/Brod/Stanek: Republicans look to oust Franken. (TheHill)

Franken/Klobuchar/Peterson/et al: Young farmers and ranchers travel to Washington, D.C. (Pine City)

Franken/Klobuchar/Paulsen/Ellison: Battle over medical device tax heats up. (Strib)

Klobuchar: If fiscal cliff happens, Americans would notice. (ForumNews)

Peterson: Farm bill could help federal officials avoid fiscal cliff. (ForumNews)

Johnson talks farm bill – House needs to pass legislation in lame-duck session, senator says. (AgWeek)

Jim Graves has ‘open mind’ about challenging Bachmann again in 2014. (MinnPost)

Bachmann: Iowa straw poll on the outs with GOP establishment. (AP)

Healthy Minnesota? Commissioner: State needs to ‘rebalance’ its spending. (Glencoe)

Hormel divvies $16.9M in bonuses. (Austin)

Hormel thriving under current CEO. (Austin-Albert Lea)

American Crystal says vote on contract could be imminent. (Crookston)

Quist Letter: Walz cannot have bill both ways. (Austin-Albert Lea)

Franken Column: Put state back to work. (Pine City)

Column (Howes): A loss at the legislature. (Brainerd)

Column: Lessons learned from an extraordinary election. (Timberjay)

Column (Marty-Bakk-Thissen-Bachmann): Let the dust settle after elections. (Fergus Falls)

Column: As ‘fiscal cliff’ looms, no solution will make everyone happy. (Glenwood)

Column: MARL experience is almost information overload. (AgriNews)

Editorial: A chance for change – With DFL now in charge, the state has a chance for progress. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Legislature should focus on legislating. (New Ulm)

Editorial (Dill-Marty): Dill fills a much-needed position in Legislature. (Virginia)

Editorial: Bakk sets the right tone ahead on governing. (Virginia)

Editorial: State secession sounds foolish. (Austin-Albert Lea)

Editorial: Majority must keep Minnesota competitive. (PioneerPress-Albert Lea)

Editorial: Tired of gridlock. (Austin)

Editorial: Dayton overreacts to Vikings. (St. Cloud-Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: Dayton veers on Vikings seat licenses. (Mankato)

Editorial (Newman): Republicans lost their way with voter ID. (Litchfield)

Editorial: Time to reverse course on higher education. (Rochester-Owatonna)