Outstate News (5-12-13)

Jensen/Petersburg/Fritz/Sparks: Jensen tells Owatonna voters that she will vote yes on gay marriage. (Owatonna)

Anderson/Falk: Ballot results no predictor of House marriage vote. (AP)

Letter: Rep. Jay McNamar: How I decided to vote in favor of same-sex marriage bill. (Morris)

Letter: Faust decides: yes to same-sex marriage. (Mora)

Clark/FaustKelly/et al: ‘Freedom for everyone’: Minn. House passes gay marriage bill. (ForumNews)

Clark/Woodard/et al: Minn. House approves same-sex marriage bill. (AP)

Newton/Abeler/Clark/et al: Historic House vote approves same-sex marriage legislation. (ECM)

Clark/Petersen/Simon/et al: Supporters of same-sex marriage jubilant with House decision. (ECM)

Simon/Clark/Loon/Halverson/Woodard: Minnesota Senate next stop for gay marriage bill. (AP)

Poppe: Gay marriage vote is right thing to do. (Austin)

Clark/Dibble/et al: House’s historic same-sex marriage vote greeted with eerie silence — and then roar from the masses. (MInnPost)

Faust/Loon/Thissen/et al: Legislators brace for marriage vote fallout. (MPR)

Clark/Dibble: MN for Marriage suddenly worried people might think they’re bigots. (CityPages)

Thissen/Bakk: In Minnesota Legislature, 3 budget plans, 1 big deadline. (PioneerPress)

Bakk/Hann: State budget talks continue, but no deal. (ForumNews)

Swedzinski/Dahms/WeberKoenen/Bakk: On bonding prospects, mayor says it’s up to legislators. (Marshall)

Hausman/Stumpf/Bakk: Bonding bill stands still. (ForumNews)

Hornstein: Compromise gas tax reemerges to fund transportation, Hwy 14. (New Ulm)

Dibble/Franzen/Osmek: Senate votes to raise gas tax by 5 cents. (AP)

Sen. Weber talks ice storm cleanup, biotech center, gay marriage. (Worthington)

Schoen/GreenClausen/et al: New lawmakers find surprises at Capitol. (ForumNews)

Franken: Make your community a little more like Morris. (Morris)

Franken: $1.6 Million Available For Community Health Clinics. (WCCO)

With Judiciary Committee drawing attention, Franken and Klobuchar are, too. (Strib)

Klobuchar, Franken pitch amendments to immigration bill. (MinnPost)

Secretary of State Ritchie disputes Census claim that Minnesota was No. 3 in voter turnout. (MinnPost)

Gov. Dayton catches walleye as fishing season opens. (ForumNews)

2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener heads to Brainerd lakes area. (Brainerd)

GOP candidate Jeff Johnson on raising taxes, stricter gun control, gay marriage: He’s opposed. (MinnPost)

Somali culture in Willmar to be featured on the next Postcards. (Morris)

CRP faces challenges as next signup period looms. (AgWeek-Crookston)

Brandt: Order higher blends of biodiesel, ethanol for use on the farm. (AgriNews)

2nd Amendment resolution gets County Board approval 3-2. (Glencoe)

PolyMet Mining holding open house. (HTF)

Hamilton Letter: Tax hike proposal will hurt all hardworking taxpayers. (Worthington)

Letter (Savick): Representatives must heed their constituents. (Albert Lea)

Letter (McNamar): Tax more, spend more is not good campaign slogan. (Alexandria)

Letter (Ward): Representation? (Brainerd)

Letter: Drazkowski is OK with socialism if it gets him votes. (Rochester)

Wiger-Dahle Column: Senate makes needed investments in K-12. (Grand Forks)

Miller Column: One-size-fits-all approach is wrong for sand mines. (Rochester)

Sparks Column: Senate education plan would help schools. (Albert Lea)

Poppe Column: Budgets address future issues. (Austin)

Drazkowski Column: Are you rich? The DFL seems to think so. (Rochester)

Hann Column: Let’s spend better, not more. (Winona)

Kline Column: Workers, employers deserve choice on ‘comp time.’ (Rochester)

Editorial: Gay marriage may be right; it’s also a bit tricky. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Gay marriage vote. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Now it is the state Senate’s turn. (Albert Lea)

Editorial (Melin-Dayton): Medical marijuana – Doctors and patients should have the right to decide. (Timberjay)

Editorial (Drazkowski-Davnie): Bullied kids aren’t on ‘path of victimhood’. (Rochester)

Editorial: House is overreaching with anti-bullying law. (Austin)

Editorial: House bullying law a stretch. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Senate DFLers shouldn’t push for early voting. (Rochester)

Editorial: Haste when budgeting equates to waste. (Austin)

Editorial (Weber-Bakk): BAC money – it’s up to bonding. (Worthington)

Editorial: Vikings jettison Kluwe for all the wrong reasons. (Crookston)

Editorial: Isn’t it only fair to pay sales taxes online? (Fairmont)

Editorial (Franken-Klobuchar): Editorial: Time to tax online retailers. (Park Rapids)

Editorial: Level sales tax playing field. (New Ulm)

Editorial: County has gone gun crazy. (Hutchinson)