Outstate News 4-14-13

Juhnke: Facebook through the generations: Family uses social media to communicate, stay in touch. (Willmar)

Bakk/M.Murphy: Gay-marriage opponents stage rally in Duluth. (Duluth)

MNGOP blames DFL for wasteful spending approved by MNGOP. (CityPages)

Eken/Tomassoni/Jensen: Job, tax plans might benefit rural Minnesota. (ForumNews)

Hausman/Dean: Bonding leader urges backing for bill. (Red Wing)

Dahms/Koenen: GOP Sen: Senate DFL’s tax plan ‘a mistake’ (Marshall)

Jensen brings legislative update to Owatonna restaurant. (Owatonna)

Simonson: House DFL Talk Jobs, Bonding at Duluth Meeting. (NorthlandNews)

Marquart/Woodard/Thissen/Murphy: House DFL legislation wants to set school goals. (ForumNews)

Stumpf/Nienow/Torres-Ray/Wiger: Minnesota education advocates applaud Senate funding approach. (MinnPost)

Hornstein/Dayton: Gas tax funding for Highway 14 unlikely. (New Ulm)

Hornstein/Dibble/Dayton: Tax dispute leaves status quo transportation funding. (ForumNews)

Norton/Skoe/Nelson/Lenczewski: Backers of Destination Medical Center bill remain optimistic. (Rochester)

Dean/Hann/Dayton: Local water, bridge projects on bonding list. (Park Rapids)

Skoe/Thissen/et.al: Notebook: Taxes split DFL. (ForumNews)

Rep. Pelowski seeks $1 million for Winona port. (Winona)

Jason Metsa Interview on area tax issues. (Virginia)

Rep. Metsa visits St. Michael’s Health Center. (HTF)

Franken/Klobuchar/Dayton: MN Governor, Senators Visit Winter Storm Damage. (KELO)

Walz, Klobuchar and Franken talk about damage to area. (Worthington)

Walz/Franken/Klobuchar/Dayton: U.S., state politicians visit SW Minnesota. (Worthington)

Minn. Dem Franken says he has $2M banked for 2014. (AP)

Franken/Walz/Bachmann/Klobuchar/Peterson/et.al: Sen. Franken dishes it up with an ode to Willmar, Minn. (Willmar)

Franken/Walz/Klobuchar: ‘Hermann the German Hotdish’ tops competition. (New Ulm)

Franken/Walz/Klobuchar/Peterson/et.al: Rep. Walz wins Hotdish Off. (Detroit Lakes)

Walz Wins Franken’s Hotdish Contest in D.C. (KEYC)

Rep. Walz wins Sen. Franken’s annual Minnesota delegation hotdish contest. (Winona)

Franken provisions to improve mental health in schools clears hurdle. (ECM)

Sen. Franken, business leaders address ‘skills gap’ in Stacy. (PostReview)

Franken Bets On ‘DREAM Act’ In Immigration Bill. (AP)

Franken/Makowski: Vets ‘benefit’ from meeting. (Hibbing)

Nolan: PTC incubator to hatch new business. (Pine City)

Bachmann: Graves says he’ll run again. (St. Cloud)

DFLer Graves seeks rematch with Minn.’s Bachmann. (AP)

Dayton to hold town hall on budget Tuesday in Virginia. (Duluth)

Dayton: Money to pave Luce Line coming? (Hutchinson)

GOP hopes Keith Downey will stabilize shaky state party. (MinnPost)

Minnesota Chamber president decries ‘worst session’ in St. Paul. (Litchfield)

End of [Crystal Sugar] lockout: New contract is for four years, workers hope to be back in six weeks. (Crookston)

Forest supervisor talks mining. (Ely)

High school trap shooting team prepares for competition. (Glencoe)

Minnesota farmers enjoy huge year in 2012. (Rochester)

Gorans Discovery Farm in sixth year of research. (AgriNews)

Hamilton Letter: Shocked at cuts to caregivers. (Jackson)

Letter (Walz-Peterson): Federal ‘Sodsaver’ would protect prairies. (Red Wing)

Sparks Column: Finance divisions churning out budget bills. (Albert Lea)

Gruenhagen Column: Cut waste, before we ask for any more. (Glencoe)

Drazkowski Column: DFL pushes radical increase in government spending. (Winona)

Cassellius Column: Investments in early education will place kids on path to success. (Granite Falls)

Column: Let public decide on e-tabs. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial (Bakk): Timing not right for raise. (International Falls)

Editorial (Dill): Time for GMO labeling. (Timberjay)

Editorial (Hornstein-Dayton): Gas tax needed for Highway 14. (New Ulm)

Editorial (Ward-Kresha-Gazelka): Except for state capitol, delay bonding until next year. (Little Falls)

Editorial (Dayton-Davnie): Property tax plan deserves closer look. (International Falls)

Editorial (Kahn): Don’t let lawmakers usurp Minnesota’s Legacy fund. (Grand Forks)

Editorial (Simon): There’s no time limit on the suffering. (Winona)

Editorial: Dayton budget plan offers little stability. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: Pass a budget … Please! (Winona)

Editorial: State legislators quibble over Mayo request for help in $5 billion expansion. (Brainerd)

Editorial: Local government aid needs boost and new formula. (Albert Lea-Austin)

Editorial: Investments in mines from other countries a positive investment. (Ely)

Editorial: State picks winners, losers through bonding. (Fairmont)

Editorial: State should exercise caution on minimum wage. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Lost privacy should be of concern to citizens. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: New bills will help local economy. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: We need anti-bullying bill, but schools need control. (Marshall)

Editorial: Exchange has warts, but Minnesota made right choice. (Marshall)

Editorial: Keep the state out of nursing. (Park Rapids-Duluth)

Editorial: Time ticking away for top priorities
Some key bills require additional studies, info.
(St. Cloud)