Outstate News (7-13-13)

Editorial: Peterson calls it like it is. (ForumNews)

Juhnke/Westrom/E.Anderson/Franken: WCROC celebrates renewable fertilizer pilot plant at dedication. (Morris)

Koch: Fired GOP aide’s suit cites affairs. (AP)

Koch: Brodkorb – Affairs list just a snippet of proof. (AP)

Murphy/Savick: Minn. House majority leader touts nursing home legislation. (Albert Lea)

Falk/Sawatzky/Murphy: Minnesota legislators tout bills that benefit seniors. (Willmar)

Sawatzky/Murphy: Legislators have eye on closure of Willmar, Minn., nursing home. (Willmar)

Daudt/Petersburg/Jensen: State GOP leader stops in Owatonna to talk taxes. (Owatonna)

With yes vote on gay marriage, GOP Rep. Garofalo builds war chest — just in case. (MinnPost)

MNGOP Rep. Pat Garofalo suggests liberal blogger is a pussy. (CityPages)

Winkler/Simon: Secretary of state race heats up: Former Rep. Kalin announces he will run. (ECM)

Franken: Marge Anderson — In her own words. (Aitkin)

Franken has $3M in reserve for Minn. Senate race. (AP)

Upset Peterson undecided on 2014. (ForumNews)

Walz critical of farm bill passage. (Mankato)

Walz votes against split farm bill. (New Ulm)

Walz: Farm bill is dead; 1st District rep hopes lawmakers can try again in the fall. (Winona)

Kline/Walz: Farm bill dispute sows local frustrations. (Rochester)

Peterson: House farm bill passage raises concern. (AgWeek)

Walz/Ellison/Peterson/KlobucharPaulsen: Walz calls calls GOP-led farm bill an ‘abomination’ (McClatchy)

Peterson/Ellison/Nolan/Walz: Farm bill passes after partisan debate. (ForumNews)

Michele Bachmann re-enters public eye with some bipartisan words but also more attacks on Obamacare. (MinnPost)

Kline: Newcomer launches Minn. 2nd District DFL campaign. (AP)

Martin: County DFL to hold annual picnic. (Perham)

Martin to speak at county DFL picnic July 16. (Fergus Falls)

Minnesota’s wolf population remains strong. (Ely)

Area city officials welcome LGA increases. (Hutchinson)

Gunther Letter: New taxes have arrived. (Fairmont)

Hamilton Letter: We’re all paying more with Dems’ tax hikes. (Worthington)

Franson Letter: Dayton, DFL think you’re Richie Rich. (Perham)

Erickson Letter: All Minnesotans pay more starting July 1. (Mora)

Gruenhagen Letter: Citizens urged to get involved in Sibley Co. wind turbine debate. (Glencoe)

Drazkowski Letter: Don’t end Farmer Assurance Provision. (Red Wing)

Newman Letter: Letter: Newman supports helicopter. (Hutchinson)

Letter: Benson got it wrong: Tax increases were necessary. (Rochester)

Quist Letter: Walz embarrasses us on the Farm Bill. (New Ulm)

Letter (Franken-Klobuchar): We need to freeze student loan rates. (Bemidji)

Liebling Column: DFL ends era of smoke-and-mirrors budgeting. (Rochester)

Bachmann Column: I-94 work would boost our potential. (St. Cloud)

Downey Column: Obamacare will fail, but the fix might be even worse. (Rochester)

Column (Peterson-Walz): Farm bill? More like a farm bomb. (Marshall)

Editorial: Special session not needed. (Mankato)

Editorial (Peterson): Tea party reveals its politics [with farm bill]. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial (Franken-Klobuchar): Nice sentiment but Nolan misses mark. (Duluth)

Editorial: State’s surplus good news for schools. (New Ulm)

Editorial: A hidden cost of sequestration. (Detroit Lakes-Perham)

Editorial: Keep the farm bill on track for everyone. (Winona)

Editorial: Paralysis on Capitol Hill hurts American public. (Winona)