Outstate News (10-27-13)

GOP Sen. Roger Chamberlain: We got ‘rolled’ by the Vikings. (MinnPost)

Sieben/Shoen/Kent: MNsure travels to answer questions. (ForumNews)

Hann/Newman/Sanders: GOP legislators confront Ritchie over voter site. (AP)

Ritchie: Gov. Mark Dayton supports online voter registration. (Brainerd)

Davids/Miller: Legislators visit Preston to experience National Trout Center offerings. (Preston)

Stumpf: Bonding tour includes look at proposed extension of Glacial Lakes Trail. (Willmar)

Eken/Rosen/Ritchie/McCollum/Klobuchar/et al: Notebook: Congress close to approving Minnesota Asian carp barrier. (ForumNews)

Zellers/Thompson/Johnson/et al: Gubernatorial candidates woo Olmsted Republicans. (Rochester)

Seifert/Zellers/Ortman/Thompson/Johnson/et al: Johnson, Ortman win Minn. GOP scrimmages. (AP)

Franken: Fed health care website getting better. (AP)

Franken/Klobuchar: Minnesota senators argue for medical device tax repeal. (St. Cloud)

Franken: Manufacturing event celebrates local success, promotes promising careers. (Forest Lake)

Franken asking right questions about smartphone biometrics. (Biometric)

U.S. Senator Al Franken Accepting Military Academy Applications. (WDIO)

Franken/Peterson/Walz/Klobuchar: Farm bill talks portend next big congressional showdown. (Strib)

Franken: Shutdown could provide farm bill momentum. (St. Cloud)

Franken Hopeful on New Farm Bill. (KEYC)

Franken discusses farm bill in West Concord. (Owatonna)

Sen. Franken on the farm. (Faribault)

Walz hopes farm bill signed into law by end of year. (AgriNews)

Peterson: Shutdown over, farm bill up next. (ForumNews)

Sen. Klobuchar expects Congress will avoid shutdown next time. (ECM)

Rick Nolan calls on Obama to “man up” and fire somebody over Obamacare website debacle. (CityPages)

Bachmann: Sebelius should resign over health-care website problems. (MinnPost)

Wellstone’s Revenge: How Minnesota Democrats Took Their State Back. (MotherJones)

New York Observer report paints unflattering picture of Mark Dayton. (CityPages)

Pawlenty: T-Paw Talks 2014, Says His ‘Political Career Has Come to an End.’ (USNews)

Democratic poll: Kline-Obermueller race a close one. (MinnPost)

MNsure: Good news; bad news. (HTF)

DNR to provide Lake Vermilion State Park update at open house. (HTF)

LqP Valley greenhouse going up, with help from near, far. (Willmar)

New crop insurance pricing options available for organic producers. (Willmar)

Davids Letter: Entenza not honest about taxes. (Fairmont)

Newman Letter (Urdahl-Gruenhagen): Unionized childcare topic of [Nov. 5th] town hall meeting. (Glencoe)

McNamar Column: Things are better when they’re made in Minnesota. (Morris)

Westrom Column: Minnesota lowers in rank as one of the 10 states with the worst tax climate. (Morris)

Saxhaug Column: It’s time to level the playing field [in forest products industry]. (Bemidji)

Clark Johnson Column: Legislative Update. (St. Peter)

Petersburg Column: Waseca legislator praises community efforts. (Owatonna)

Benson Column: DFL tax increases are yielding bitter fruit. (Rochester)

Hann-Newman Column (Ritchie): Secretary of state ought to pause system, obey law. (St. Cloud-Winona)

Ritchie Column: Online voter registration: Secure, convenient and less expensive. (Faribault)

Klobuchar Column: Eliminate fraud on seniors. (Bemidji-Ely-Faribault-Rochester)

Column: Sen. Franken, students and educators agree, act on important needs. (ECM)

Column (Gazelka-LeMieur-Kresha-Nolan): Minnesota DFL works for progress; Washington Republicans work for politics. (Little Falls)

Column: Lessons from a government brownout. (Timberjay)

Column: Just a case of kicking the can down the road, again. (Glenwood)

Editorial (Simonson-Shoen-Klobuchar): Synthetic drug war is far from over. (Rochester-Albert Lea)

Editorial: Ritchie can not have it both ways – Voting changes should have lawmakers’ input. (St. Cloud)

Editorial (Ritchie): Secretary should have tackled this differently. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Ritchie out of line with online registration. (Virginia)

Editorial (Otto-Rotchie-Swanson-Dayton-Solon): Finally, leases awarded to drill holes. (Virginia)

Editorial: Klobuchar steps into Senate leadership role. (Fairmont)

Editorial (Peterson): You remember the farm bill. (Marshall)

Editorial: Will Tea Party cause another shutdown? (St. Joseph)

Editorial: Root of all our political turmoil is unlimited campaign funds. (Glencoe)

Editorial: Earmarks can help Congress get groove back. (Mankato)

Editorial: Time for liberals to keep promise. (New Ulm)

Editorial: State should mind its [business tax] reputation. (Red Wing)