Outstate News (8-18-13)

Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon uncertain about running again next year. (MinnPost)

Prettner Solon says of Dayton: ‘We don’t really talk.’ (Duluth)

Bakk/Thissen/Hann: Leaders change direction: Look for ways to avoid special session. (FoumNews)

Bakk/Thissen: Special session may not be needed. (AP)

Swedzinski/Dahms: Taxes could be big target at special session. (Marshall)

Thompson/Zellers: Warehousing tax is rallying point for Minn. GOP. (AP)

Hann: Lower property taxes? No guarantees. (ForumNews)

Radinovich/Winkler: Living wage jobs [to be] topic of House panel. (Brainerd)

Benson/Abeler/Zellers/et al: County GOP to host Lincoln-Reagan Picnic. (Austin)

Koch: Minnesota Senate wants Brodkorb lawsuit tossed over error. (AP)

Franken/Beard: The future of renewable energy. (Redwood Falls)

Franken/Beard: Politicos spar on renewable energy. (New Ulm)

Sen. Al Franken brings Capitol report to ECM Publishers. (ECM)

Franken: Senator makes appearance at Vikings training camp. (Grand Rapids-Virginia)

Franken talks football, jobs in local visit. (Mankato)

Franken’s part of Affordable Care Act paying dividends. (KARE)

Sen. Franken swings through the area. (KIMT)

Franken Concentrates on ‘Skills Gap’ on Visit to SCC. (KEYC)

Franken/Ortman/Abeler: Disclosure: Minn. GOP’s McFadden worth up to $57M. (AP)

Franken opponent makes stop in SW Minnesota. (Marshall)

Franken/Klobuchar/Walz/Kline: Has the town hall been hijacked by interest groups? (Rochester)

Peterson/Walz/Franken: Finding a middle ground [on farm bill]. (Marshall)

Peterson/Walz: Federal ag policy topic of Tuesday forum at Farmfest. (Redwood Falls)

Walz/Peterson: Walz, others gloomy over farm bill at Farmfest. (AP)

Obermueller: Second time challenging Kline will be a charm. (MinnPost)

Resume claims like Julianne Ortman’s can trip up a campaign. (MinnPost)

Ortman: Andy Parrish’s crazy college op-ed about rape and guns scanned, sent to City Pages. (CityPages)

Martin: DFL Chair stumps in Aitkin. (Aitkin)

Tim Pawlenty again on campaign trail — for financial services group. (MinnPost)

Governor’s deer opener in FF big opportunity. (Fergus Falls)

Once-critical EPA praises PolyMet changes to environmental review. (Duluth)

Lawyer accuses EPA of watering down PolyMet environmental letter. (AP)

Stadium authority hires Wilf investigators, delays paperwork. (ForumNews)

Howling for Wolves wants this year’s hunt canceled. (ForumNews)

DNR announces state’s fall duck, goose seasons. (Glenwood)

Minnesota River nominated as National Blueway, but program is on hold. (Granite Falls)

Wind farm work to begin near Rollag. (Fergus Falls)

Gay marriage movement sidesteps region. (Litchfield)

Recipes: Blessed blueberries! (HTF)

Ingebrigtsen Letter: Governor Dayton, ‘How serious are you?’ (Fergus Falls)

Erickson Letter: Legislators proud of increased education funding. (Bemidji)

Letter (Franson): There is widespread poverty under Republican leadership. (Alexandria)

Letter (McNamar): Republicans should get credit for status of Minnesota’s economy. (Morris)

Letter: Nelson takes credit for DMC, but she doesn’t deserve it. (Rochester)

Letter: Kline should hold actual town hall events. (Red Wing)

Letter: Walz should appear in a town hall forum with his constituents. (Rochester)

Benson Column: Dayton will have trouble luring new businesses to Minnesota. (Rochester)

Marquart Column (Kiel): Republican rhetoric doesn’t match the facts. (Grand Forks)

Kelly Column: Why wait to eliminate bad warehousing tax? (Red Wing-Rochester)

Nelson Column: Time to turn DMC vision into reality. (Rochester)

Column: Minnesota Rep. Clark Johnson’s Legislative Update. (St. Peter)

Ruud Column: Ruud recommends tax refund program. (Aitkin)

Radinovich Column: Property tax relief – first time in 10 years. (Aitkin)

Klobuchar Column: How to stop the next spike in gas prices. (Alexandria-Mora)

Klobuchar Column: Klobuchar on long term care for seniors. (Aitkin)

Column: Dayton was not fighting for small business on trip. (St. Cloud)

Column: More school funding lowers property taxes. (Brainerd)

Column: They [legislators] need a curfew. (Aitkin)

Editorial: One special session to fix them all. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Leaders must hear business concerns. (Willmar-Worthington)

Editorial: Set special session. (Austin)

Editorial: Make this a special special session. (Marshall)

Editorial (Newman): New sales taxes were so egregious even DFLers recognized it. (Glencoe)

Editorial (Davids): Don’t play politics with special session. (Winona)

Editorial: Don’t let politics foil needed help. (Duluth)

Editorial: Legislators, keep eyes on emergencies. (St. Cloud – Detroit Lakes)

Editorial (Bakk): DFL drops ball on ethics law. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: Should Amy run? Could Amy win? (Grand Forks-Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: Reconsider Vikings stadium. (Austin)

Editorial: Don’t just hand off stadium OK. (Mankato)

Editorial: Minnesota correct to review stadium deal. (Willmar)

Editorial (Pogemiller): Ensuring the future. (Austn)

Editorial: Minnesota’s wolf hunt – DNR taking a responsible approach that leaves room for everyone. (Timberjay)

Editorial: MNsure plan heads in right direction. (Albert Lea)

Editorial: Is this the way the Wilfs operate? (Albert Lea)

Editorial: EPA gives hopeful PolyMet signal. (Virginia)

Editorial: Minnesota must reform retirement payout method. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Statewide housing outlook is improving. (Willmar)

Editorial: Minnesota jobs report could be better. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Go out, see harvest close up. (Moorhead)