Outstate News (9-28-13)

Former state Rep. Harder dies. (Jackson-Windom)

Obituary: Elaine Rupp Harder. (Worthington)

Obituary: Elaine Harder, 65. (Jackson)

Faust/Ward/Marquart/McNamar/et al: NOW criticizes MN United PAC’s ‘Minnesota 15? (PIM)

Bakk/Hann/Thompson/Koch: Brodkorb settles lawsuit for small amount, big relief. (MinnPost)

Bakk/Hann/Koch: Senate, ex-staffer settle suit. (ForumNews)

Koch: Interview – Michael Brodkorb talks scandal, lawsuit, and new leases on life. (CityPages)

Koch: Senators will vote Monday on Brodkorb deal. (AP)

Davids, Drazkowski blast Dayton over failed tax reciprocity. (Rochester)

Wagenius/Sawatzky/Koenen: Committee chair hears about Willmar-area ag-related businesses. (Willmar)

Winkler: Minimum wage advocates gird for 2014 battle. (PIM)

Benson/Lourey: Despite challenges, objections, MNsure set to open Oct. 1. (ECM)

MnSURE makes debut Tuesday. (ForumNews)

Reinert: Duluth seeks state bonding money for Wade Stadium, Spirit Mountain, zoo and NorShor. (Duluth)

Nolan: Congressman returns to find a changed political atmosphere. (ECM)

Republicans — like Paulsen and Bachmann — can’t agree on how to prevent a shutdown. (MinnPost)

Obama mocks Michele Bachmann’s worry that Obamacare “literally kills women.” (CityPages)

Franken: Letterman’s top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses. (Strib)

Franken: St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg formally joins U.S. Senate race. (MinnPost)

Dahlberg enters GOP race for Franken’s seat. (ForumNews)

Nelson considering run against Walz. (Rochester)

Gov candidate: Johnson’s targets: jobs, education, trim spending. (Glencoe)

Gov candidate: Honour brings business experience to the table. (Glencoe)

MC Republicans to host ‘Harvest Hunt 2013’ meet the candidates reception. (Little Falls)

MnDOT commissioner focuses on money management for transportation needs, planning. (ECM)

2013 [House] State Fair poll results. (Aitkin)

Minn. cigarette sales down, tax haul up. (AP)

Minnesota’s calf moose perishing at unusually high rate. (ForumNews)

Farmers fear food proposal – FDA rules would cover wrong crops, farmers say. (ForumNews)

Letter (McNamar): No good news for Minnesota economy. (Alexandria)

Letter: GOP insult citizens with vote to gut SNAP. (Red Wing)

Kline Column: Education reform requires less government, not more. (Rochester)

Column: Hunting season benefits Minnesota towns, small businesses. (Bemidji)

Column: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. (Worthington)

Column: Why do they hate Obamacare? (Aitkin)

Column: Punish the hungry; It’s their fault. (St. Joseph)

Editorial (Peterson): The good fight on the farm bill. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: MNsure and more – Reason for optimism as the Obamacare insurance exchanges open for business. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Take time to learn about MNsure. (Albert Lea)

Editorial: Questions about health care? Take a number. (Marshall)

Editorial: Carp threaten Minnesota’s economy, culture. (ForumNews)

Editorial: Food stamp program not a waste. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Budget battle. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Immigration reform should become priority. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Farmers need to be part of [Gulf of Mexico] solution. (Willmar)