Outstate News (2-10-13)

Stumpf/Saxhaug/Eken/Paymar/et.al: Rural Democrats may shoot down legislative gun law proposals. (ForumNews)

Morrow plans to help repay cost of 19A special election. (New Ulm)

Metsa/Melin: Dayton says he’s open to new budget ideas. (Virginia)

Paymar/Cornish: Gun advocates vent over proposed restrictions on assault weapons. (MinnPost)

Bakk/Thissen/Daudt/Hann: Legislative search for consensus on gun laws looks tricky. (MinnPost)

Ingebritsen/Cornish/Drazkowski/Bakk: Minnesota’s gun debate will continue. (ForumNews)

Saxhaug/Hornstein: Bemidji Day at the Capitol: Keeping Bemidji on legislators’ minds. (Bemidji)

Savick/Poppe/Sparks: Help sought on environmental issues. (Albert Lea)

Hann: Dayton says Minnesota OK, but needs his budget. (ForumNews)

Daudt: Governor promotes tax-and-spend plan, gay marriage. (ForumNews)

Duluth representative Huntley will plead guilty to DWI. (Duluth)

Poppe, Wagenius speak at Agri-Growth policy luncheon. (AgriNews)

Ward encourages area colleges and nonprofits to apply for Great Lakes College Success Grants. (Brainerd)

Peterson/Franken: Peterson seeks assurances from Republicans on farm bill. (Litchfield)

Sen. Franken pushing for new 5-year farm bill. (KTTC)

Franken talks Farm Bill in St. Charles. (Winona)

Senator Franken Talks Five-Year Farm Bill. (KAAL)

Is a Franken-Bachmann Showdown on the Horizon? (RCP)

Al Franken ‘favors’ Minnesota press. (MinnPost)

Franken questions administration’s authority to kill Americans. (MPR)

Ritchie suggests election system improvements. (Rochester)

Dist 19A: Special election hits the home stretch. (Mankato)

Dist 19A: Quist seeks dramatic political upset victory. (New Ulm)

Minn. DFL exec charged with DWI. (AP)

UMD study: Mining major contributor to state, regional economies, potential exists to more than double impact. (Ely)

High gold content found in local soil samples. (Timberjay)

Vilsack assures support for ethanol. (AgWeek)

Gunther Letter: Dayton plan goes too far. (Fairmont)

Hamilton Letter: Now is not the time for more tax-and-spend policies. (Worthington)

Prettner-Solon Column): Drazkowski misled on budget plan. (Winona)

Savick Column: Bills would aid volunteer first responders. (Albert Lea)

Falk Column: Falk gives an update. (Granite Falls)

Westrom Column: Capitol Report. (Morris)

Krinkie Column: Gov. Dayton’s tax scheme is dubious at best. (Albert Lea)

Column: Walz sees less partisanship. (Mankato)

Column: Minnesota needs another veterans home. (Bemidji)

Editorial: If governor’s budget plans become reality, watch out Minnesotans! (Glencoe)

Editorial: Dayton open to new tax plan? Good! (New Ulm)

Editorial: Dayton deserves credit – Displays transparency and willingness to listen. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: Minnesota learns lesson; time to raise taxes. (Winona)

Editorial: Dayton’s budget a good start. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: A grim business. (Austin)

Editorial: Rebate won’t fix property tax system. (New Ulm)

Editorial (Reinert): Let Minnesotans buy beer, wine on Sundays. (Duluth)

Editorial: Postal cuts make sense. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: MnSCU chancellor reaches out. (International Falls)

Editorial: Vikings’ stadium becoming an issue that fails to go away. (Little Falls)

Editorial (Hornstein): Highway 23 gaps are still a regional challenge. (Willmar)