Outstate News (10-6-13)

Editorial: Federal shutdown – Allowing Tea Party fanatics to rule through extortion undermines democracy. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Tea Party’s brinksmanship harms country. (Mankato-Albert Lea)

Editorial: Their [GOP] manic obsession sinks the ship. (Sartell-St. Joseph)

Editorial: Government funding, not law, at issue – Drop repeals of ACA, get to work on budget. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: Avoid self-inflicted wound in DC – House Republicans are playing a dangerous, potentially ruinous game. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: Shutdown inevitable; worse may be in store. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Deficits, debt ceiling represent real problems. (Fairmont)

Editor’s Column: Shutdown breeds anger, apathy. (Marshall)

Editorial: Congress is failing us in this shutdown. (Willmar)

Editorial (Walz): A GOP candidate and the shutdown. (Worthington)

Editorial: [ACA] Not for Congress. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Hey, Obamacare is the Affordable Care Act. (Albert Lea)

Editorial (Dayton): Not for the people – So much for the “people’s stadium.” (Austin)

Atkins/Lourey: Bumps and all, MNsure opens for business. (PIM)

Radinovich: County fair pitches $600,000 project to state. (Aitkin)

P.Anderson: Stadium panel approves construction. (ForumNews)

Kalin/Simon/Hilstrom: Kalin quits secretary of state race. (AP)

Sen. Franken: Shutdown is Hurting Minnesotans, Country. (KSTP)

Sen. Al Franken to Donate Pay During Shutdown to Second Harvest Heartland. (Patch)

Franken/Walz/Klobuchar: Congressional delegation gives salaries to charity. (Albert Lea)

Franken/Peterson/Paulsen/et al: Many members of Minnesota delegation aren’t taking pay during the shutdown. (MPR)

Franken/Nolan/Walz/et al: Government Shutdown: What Minn. delegates are doing with pay. (KMSP)

Peterson: Farm bill future still uncertain. (Redwood Falls)

Peterson/Klobuchar: Next federal money crisis could help farm bill. (ForumNews)

Federal shutdown brings heat on Paulsen. (PIM)

Conservative activists occupy Erik Paulsen’s office after he says he wants to end shutdown. (CityPages)

Michele Bachmann says Republicans are happy as can be about shutdown. (CityPages)

Miley Cyrus plays a twerking Michelle Bachmann on SNL. (CityPages)

Pawlenty’s view of debt ceiling different from when he was a candidate. (MPR)

Congressional candidate Tom Emmer appears in ad touting remodeling firm. (PIM)

Attorney Christian Sande named to Minnesota Campaign Finance board. (MinnPost)

Horner/Durenburger: New idea: Moderate, sensible candidates. (Detroit Lakes)

Photos reveal forgotten visit from Humphrey and Mondale. (Redwood Falls)

Shutdown impacts spotty so far. (Morris)

Shutdown pain in Minnesota: What awaits you and your neighbors. (MinnPost)

Shutdown closes USDA, FSA. (New Ulm)

Shutdown means no access, no hunting on federal lands. (CompassPoints)

Shutdown could affect Minn. Governor’s Deer Opener. (AP)

Saint Paul Bars Offer Free Beer to Shutout Government Employees. (PR)

Money to BEA just State IOU payment. (Blue Earth)

First-week MNsure participation higher than expected, official says. (Marshall)

Minn. to Raise Biodiesel Requirement to 10 Percent. (AP)

A happy harvest? Some believe crops may be ‘better than expected’ (Worthington)

Red River Valley faces challenges on supply side and demand side of sugar. (Moorhead)

New USDA report quantifies benefits from conservation. (Willmar)

PolyMet study: Water from mine site would need 500 years of treatment. (Duluth)

Proponents, critics draw opposite lessons from recent copper mines. (Duluth)

EQB prepares silica advisory team. (Red Wing)

Letter (Winkler): Boosting Minnesota’s minimum wage costs jobs. (Grand Forks)

Letter (McNamar): Letter raised issue about state, not national economy. (Morris)

Letter (Hamilton): Letter writer just regurgitating GOP script. (Jackson)

Column: Remembering Elaine Harder. (Worthington)

Fabian-Kiel Column (Dayton): Fact: Minnesota Republicans paid back the schools. (Grand Forks)

Schmit Column: Moving ahead in Minnesota. (Winona)

Liebling Column: MNsure isn’t perfect, but it will only get better. (Rochester)

Franson Column: MNSure not ready for prime time. (Alexandria)

Jesson Column: State incentives to improve nursing home quality work. (Alexandria)

Column: Why vitriol against Obama goes over the top. (Glenwood)