Outstate News (9-15-13)

Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams reflects on career path that led to serving in Congress. (ECM)

Urdahl/Newman/Carlson: Legislature denies Co-op’s aid request. (Litchfield)

McNamar/Bakk/Ingebrigtsen/Thissen/Hamilton/Weber: Lawmakers rapidly OK disaster aid. (ForumNews)

Sparks, Dayton excited by ag trade pact with Taiwan. (Albert Lea-Austin)

McNamar: Zelle pitches statewide transportation program in Morris. (Morris)

Drazkowski: Wabasha citizens sue state, local agencies over invasion of privacy. (Red Wing)

Savick visits submarine. (Albert Lea)

Kresha attends USS Minnesota commissioning ceremony. (Little Falls)

Savick/Murphy: Education forum scheduled for Tuesday. (Albert Lea)

Koch/Dayton: A year in, pull-tabs for stadium failing. (AP)

Krinkie/Bachmann: Newspaper publisher Ted Lillie named new Taxpayers League president. (MinnPost)

Torkelson/Benson/Ortman/Abeler/Franken: Candidates project 2014 victories at Brown County Republican fundraiser. (New Ulm)

Franken, Dettmer Applaud Decision to Reinstate Wrestling in Olympic Games. (Patch)

Walz, Franken, Grassley Awarded for Ag Support. (KWOA)

Franken/Klobuchar/Kline/Paulsen: Minnesota delegation on Syria-attack plan: The more they hear, the less they like. (MinnPost)

Franken/McCollum: Walz: No to strike on Syria. (Winona)

Klobuchar: Get permitting moving. (Virginia)

Franken: Monti Moreno to join the GOP race for U.S. Senator. (MinnPost)

Former state chair Pat Shortridge says GOP turned into a ‘hunt for heretics’ (MinnPost)

U of Minn. president to cut admin. costs. (AP)

Minnesota implements all elements of ACA. (AP-MPR)

More Minn. schools serve up locally grown foods. (AP)

AgrAbility program keeps farmers farming. (Little Falls)

Eriskson Letter: Legislature missed chance to help farmers. (Bemidji)

Daudt Letter: Democrats let Minnesotans down. (Albert Lea)

Gunther Letter: Session came up short. (Fairmont)

Newman Letter: McLeod, Sibley counties get some relief. (Glencoe)

Hamilton Letter: Legislator happy to help OK disaster relief. (Worthington)

Faust Letter: Set up state disaster fund. (Pine City)

Letter (McNamar): Democrats have negated all the good. (Jackson)

Letter: I agree, Rep. Hamilton. (Jackson)

Drazkowski Column: Poor leadership results in unneeded special session. (Winona)

Column: Combative Sutton didn’t live what he preached. (Strib)

Column: What is the difference between sweet corn and field corn? (AgWeek)

Column: Hey Twin Cities…shut up! (Timberjay)

Editorial: Up North Jobs – Group’s mission may be valid, but that’s no argument for taxpayer funding. (Timberjay)

Editorial: How to spend that LGA money…that’s a tough one. (Crookston)

Editorial: Put politics aside; learn about MNsure. (Austin)

Editorial: Feeling insecure about food. (Bemidji)

Editorial: Legacy funds helping this area. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: [CRP] Land must be protected. (Fergus Falls)