Outstate News (7-21-13)

Senjem accuses Dayton of undermining civic center funding. (Rochester)

Senjem/Norton: Senjem, Mayo Clinic concerned about city’s DMCC action. (Rochester)

R.Erickson/Saxhaug/Persell/Klobuchar/Dayton: Legislature, Congress takes on AIS; Bills aimed at stopping spread occupy lawmakers. (Bemidji)

Ludeman/Fischbach: Ousted Senate staffer [Brodkorb] recorded firing. (KMSP)

McNamar, Murphy discuss issues affecting seniors. (Morris)

Bonoff/Erickason: Will Dayton weigh in on swelling teacher-training controversy? (MinnPost)

Petersburg/Jensen/Franken: Completion of Highway 14 expansion between Owatonna and Dodge Center will come ‘a piece at a time,’ officials predict. (Owatonna)

Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor. (Alexndria)

Rukavina: Nolan’s office schedules listening session. (HTF)

Franken Confident Food Stamp Provision Will Return. (KELO)

Franken: Minnesota senate looking for agreement on Farm Bill. (WDAY)

Franken: Health insurers to soon refund excess non-medical premiums. (Strib)

House passes Kline-backed No Child Left Behind bill. (MinnPost)

Pederson: St. Cloud senator enters 6th District race. (ECM)

Former state Rep. Krinkie will run for Bachmann’s seat. (St. Cloud)

Krinkie joins 6th District GOP House race. (AP)

Kline/Obermeuller: Paula Overby, Eagan, could be state’s first transgender congressional candidate. (ECM)

Dayton: One week after appointment, Overton resigns from Racing Commission. (MPR)

Dayton: Reappointed Minnesota Racing Commission member resigns. (Strib)

Dayton: Minnesota Racing Commission’s ex-chairman leaves board. (AP)

Dayton appoints new racing commission chair. (AP)

Manney joins Running Aces. (Forest Lake)

Bonoff/Garofalo/Hortman/Hornstein/Stumpf/et al: Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon heads to Germany with energy study delegation. (MinnPost)

Landwehr: Land sale irks North Shore bike trail supporters. (AP)

Canadian legislator Mike Allen resigns after he’s busted in St. Paul prostitution sting. (CityPages)

Minnesota approves pipeline change over protests. (ForumNews)

Renewable fuels leaders praise confirmation of McCarthy as EPA administrator. (AgWeek)

Renewable accounts: Energy returns on biofuels. (AgWeek)

Craft brewing booms in Minnesota. (PioneerPress)

Schomacker Letter: Tax increases will force you to pay more. (Worthington)

Quist Letter: Walz falls short on farm bill. (Mankato)

Letter: Luckily, Kline will have to vote ‘yes’ (RedWing)

Letter: Westrom’s fireworks proposal is ill-advised. (Morris)

Letter: Sequester hurt the young, elderly. (Glencoe)

Drazkowski Column: Tell your local leaders to vote against new taxes. (Rochester)

Franken Column: Measure aims to end veterans benefits’ backlog. (Grand Forks)

Durenberger Column: Affordable health care is within our reach – Detractors of Obamacare should come up with alternatives. (Mankato)

Column: ‘Stand your ground’ lets us down. (Marshall)

Editorial (Kline-Klobuchar): Compromise on farm bill. (Red Wing)

Editorial (Klobuchar): Striking a needed balance. (Winona)

Editorial: Taxes and the economy – Retiring state economist understood the value of an educated workforce. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Local governments should treat state aid increase wisely. (ECM)

Editorial: Wheelage tax is key to better roads. (Willmar)

Editorial: Expand bipartisan U.S. Senate meetings. (Winona)