Outstate News (2-24-13)

Editorial (Hausman): Sequel to ‘PhotoCop’ would end badly. (Rochester)

Mary Franson, Phyllis Kahn introduce bill to legalize industrial hemp production. (CityPages)

Petersen/Stumpf/Dibble: GOP Minnesota legislator preparing to co-sponsor gay marriage bill. (Strib)

McNamar/Anderson/Westrom: Legislators weigh in on session. (Glenwood)

Fritz/Jensen: Local legislators discuss environmental issues in Owatonna. (Owatonna)

Schmit/Hansen: Red Wing senator proposes changes for how the booming industry is regulated, taxed. (Winona)

Schmit touts study of mining concerns. (ForumNews)

Schmit: Red Wing Mayor Dennis Egan to step down April 1. (Rochester)

Atkins: Minn. nurse staffing debate exposes partisan rift. (AP)

Latz/Ortman: Courts seek more money for salaries. (ForumNews)

Koenen/Dahms/Latz: Gun bills aplenty at Legislature. (Marshall)

Latz/Champion/Ortman/Nienow: Gun laws: Support for ‘prosecutors’ bill,’ but ‘ban’ proposals unlikely. (MinnPost)

Latz/Goodwin/Cohen/Ortman/et.al: State lawmakers propose gun access restrictions. (ForumNews)

Goodwin/Latz/Paymar: State sees spike in gun notices. (AP)

Latz: Gun buyer checks argued at Minn. Senate hearing. (AP)

Johnson offers bill As first action. (New Ulm)

Nornes supports Perham Community Center. (Fergus Falls)

Holberg: Auditor says Minn. police’s data use has problems. (AP)

Representative Greg Davids invites public to respond to session survey. (Preston)

Franken/Juhnke: Dairy farmers lament new farm bill milk policy. (WinonaPost)

Sen. Al Franken to serve as UMM Commencement speaker. (Morris)

Franken urges support of bill to retain teachers, boost study of math and science. (Duluth)

Franken makes a President’s Day stop at Feed My Starving Children. (CoonRapids)

Klobuchar talks workforce. (Fergus Falls)

Klobuchar rising to new ranks in politics. (St. Cloud)

Klobuchar discusses exports, workforce creation during tour at Superior Industries. (Morris)

Klobuchar visits Glencoe factory. (Hutchinson)

Klobuchar: Senatorial tour. (Glencoe)

Oberstar touted for Transportation Secretary. (Timberjay)

Cassellius: Education head visits district, checks out Woodson. (Austin)

Corn cob removal not a significant threat to soil conservation. (Willmar)

Giving pork a voice. (Pipestone)

Biodiesel educational opportunities announced. (HTF)

Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching. (HTF)

Lourey Column: State-run exchange meets unique needs of residents. (Duluth)

Huntley Column: Minnesota again leads in health care. (Duluth)

Reinert Column: Blue and red make purple, a bipartisan caucus. (Duluth)

Savick Column: Bill calls for upgrade of Mayo Civic Center. (Albert Lea)

Poppe Column: Legislature showing signs of working together. (Austin)

Schmit Column: Statewide silica sand talks start at last: Lawmakers must balance state, local needs. (Red Wing)

Marty Column: Time is right for marriage equality in Minnesota. (Hutchinson)

Pogemiller Column: Dayton’s budget supports prosperous, well-educated citizenry. (Morris)

Solon Column: The local impact of Gov. Dayton’s budget proposal. (Owatonna)

Frans Column: Dayton’s tax plan is a fair, stable solution. (Rochester)

Column: Dayton’s tax proposal is a camouflaged increase. (Austin)

Column: No gimmicks, just more taxes. (Aitkin)

Column: Hunting, fishing has impact on area, state. (Glenwood)

Column: United States Postal Service is essential to rural America. (Glenwood)

Editorial: A To Do list for District 19A’s newly elected legislator. (St. Peter)

Editorial (Franken-Klobuchar): Effort to stop Asian carp merits support. (Alexandria-Detroit Lakes)

Editorial (Paulsen-Klobuchar-Franken): Medical devices shouldn’t get tax break. (Mankato-Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Legislators should stop the stunts. (Austin)

Editorial: State should stay out of hospitals. (Albert Lea)

Editorial: Pipeline should proceed. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Keystone protesters ineffectual. (Moorhead)

Editorial: Obama should allow Keystone XL pipeline. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Minimum wage hikes could be jobs killer around state, country. (Glencoe)

Editorial: Carp keep showing up in state rivers. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Pick state poem based on merit. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Will EPA really find common sense on haze rules? (Virginia)