Outstate News (11-3-13)

Knoblach sues over Senate building. (ForumNews)

Knoblach/Dayton: Republican sues to block Senate building project. (AP)

Knoblach/Norton/Bakk/Senjem/Hann: Could lawsuit over Senate building undo Mayo Clinic’s expansion funding? (Rochester)

Knoblach/Norton/Bakk/Winkler: Lawsuit over Senate building would be a headache for DFL but likely wouldn’t derail projects. (MinnPost)

Knoblach/Franson/Pawlenty: Single subject a tough legal subject. (ForumNews)

Swanson/Dayton: Minnesota attorney general tries to block release of serial rapist. (Strib)

Melin/Liebling/Quam/Dayton: Campaign to legalize medical pot in Minnesota underway. (Rochester)

Savick: Local health insurance rates higher than much of state. (Albert Lea)

Westrom/Ingebrigtsen/Franson/Anderson: Future of regional mental health discussed with legislators. (Morris)

Bonoff/Clausen/Palowski: Legislators look at higher education options. (ECM)

Rest/Tomassoni/Carlson/Hortman/et al: Minnesota lawmakers receive $3 million in reimbursements-In addition to per diems, officials paid for travel, phone, other expenses. (St. Cloud)

Rep. Phyllis Kahn to introduce bill restricting e-cigs during next legislative session. (CityPages)

Stumf/Kiffmeyer/Saxhaug: Legislators get first hand look at possible projects for 2014 bonding bill. (Bemidji)

Stumpf: Senators tour Armory Square. (Park Rapids)

Hillstrom: Pushback felt in effort to license interior designers. (Hutchinson)

Lenczewski/Anderson: Legislature must find money before new taxes can disappear. (ForumNews)

Sheran/Calusen/Kiffmeyer: State starts to plug holes that led to release of mentally ill man. (ForumNews)

Thompson: Education questions greet GOP candidate. (Glencoe)

Downey/Martin: Local Republican group’s Facebook post sparks firestorm. (HotDish)

Jeff Johnson’s campaign aide targeted for ‘extremely sexist’ posts. (MinnPost)

Seifert to decide political future by Thanksgiving. (MPR)

Kiffmeyer/Emmer/Krinkie: Political science professor enters [DFL] 6th District race. (ECM)

Erickson/Nolan/Martin: Republican, former Libertarian, sets sights on 8th District seat. (ECM)

Lake County DFL cries foul over Nolan support of U.S. House mining bill. (Two Harbors)

Poll: Franken, Dayton lead by double digits. (PPP)

Klobuchar, Franken co-sponsor ‘critical minerals’ bill in Senate. (Duluth)

Sen. Franken calls transparency hearing with Google and ‘top administration officials’ (TheVerge)

Franken is NRHEG’s Veterans Day speaker. (New Richland)

Klobuchar tours southern Minnesota talking about federal ag policy. (Redwood Falls)

Franken visits West Concord poultry farm. (AgriNews)

Sen. Franken on the farm. (Kenyon)

Franken optimistic farm bill will be passed by Jan. 1. (Blooming Prairie)

Peterson optimistic again for farm bill vote. (Willmar)

Peterson: Signs of cooperation in farm bill conference, but disagreements remain. (AgWeek)

Michele Bachmann is irrationally terrified by Rick Perry, new book says. (CityPages)

Liberal group apologizes for characterizing MNGOP guv candidate as “evil on the inside” (CityPages)

Michele Bachmann: “God, I’m a loser” (City Pages)

Propane supplies tight as harvest-related demand grows. (Willmar)

Farmers get half of needed propane. (Fergus Falls)

Making green milk: WCROC works on a renewable-energy dairy. (Morris)

Zelle: Funding a challenge for roads. (Marshall)

Across Minnesota, many asphalt roads are crumbling. (Austin-Strib)

Pheasant critical habitat license plate available now. (Detroit Lakes)

Ingebrigsen Letter: Legislature has no control over MNsure. (Alexandria)

Letter (Gruenhagen-Urdahl-Newman): Childcare Unionization Town Hall Meeting. (New Ulm)

Davids Column: Bureaucrats’ power will increase under MNsure. (Rochester)

Quam Column: MNsure, like federal exchange, wasn’t ready for prime time. (Rochester)

Westrom Column: Health care changes are here. (Alexandria)

Franken Column: Proud of Minnesota’s mining tradition and excited about its future. (Virginia)

Column (Nolan): Victims of the monsters we abide. (Aitkin)

MN Chamber Column: Which legislative session grew economy? (Albert Lea)

Column: Cheaper health insurance…only a clunky website away. (Timberjay)

Column: ‘SNAP’ decision would increase hunger problem. (Alexandria)

Column: Tracks toward the state’s future-High-speed rail would directly benefit Hormel, Austin area. (Austin)

Editorial (Seifert-Rosen): Governor’s race needs candidates from Greater Minn. (Albert Lea)

Editorial: What was Nolan thinking? Maybe not what you think. (Two Harbors)

Editorial: More noise needed to move Highway 212 project to forefront. (Glencoe)

Editorial: An IRRRB task force of far too many. (Virginia)

Editorial: Delay ACA deadline for individuals. (Mankato)

Editorial: Website woes are just part of this nightmare. (Fairmont)

Editorial: A long-term tuition freeze. (MnDaily)

Editorial: The Higher Education Act-Congress should implement policy changes that improve the federal aid process. (MNDaily)

Editorial: Voter-suppression can destroy democracy. (St. Joseph)