Outstate News (11-18-13)

Editorial: Ethanol remains better than oil. (Albert Lea)

Seifert to announce intentions Thursday. (Marshall)

Daudt: Political Notebook: House Republicans look to target DFL on education reform. (Rochester)

Huntley: Dayton suspends sex offender releases. (ForumNews)

Hann/Frans: Early indicator: Property taxes headed up. (ForumNews)

Newman/Ritchie: Online voter registration controversy heating up. (Glencoe)

Franken: Republican Senate candidate Dahlberg makes East Grand Forks visit. (GrandForks)

Franken: LHS students earn trip to Washington, D.C. (Litchfield-Willmar)

Franken speaks in NR – Senator gives Veterans Day address at school. (New Richland)

Sen. Franken addresses health care concerns of Austin vets. (Rochester)

Franken calls for better VA system. (Albert Lea)

Durbin, Franken Introduce Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable. (PolNews)

Blunt, Murray, Franken, Grassley Lead 28 Colleagues Urging Administration To Support American Biodiesel Industry. (KOAM)

Franken/McCollum/Klobuchar: Ramsey County residents bothered by train activity. (PioneerPress)

Walz: Legislation to give military retirees the honor they deserve. (HTF)

Walz among few Democrats to vote yes for ‘Keep Your Plan’ (Austin)

Nolan votes for GOP health care ‘fix’ bill – Minnesotans Peterson and Walz also part of 39 Democratic supporters. (Virginia)

Nolan supports southern route for Highway 169. (Duluth)

Nolan: A congressional Ranger hot dish and venison sauerbraten. (HTF)

Michele says that despite Marcus’s “significant health issues,” Bachmanns don’t have insurance. (CityPages)

Sertich: IRRRB approves $11.2 million in job investments, creating 148 jobs. (HTF)

Zelle: State schedules 10 extra transportation projects. (ForumNews)

Dayton/Rothman: Minnesota health plans ask state to reject president’s Obamacare ‘fix’ (MinnPost)

Kleis: Northstar rail line spurs development; St. Cloud wants in. (St. Cloud)

Education Minnesota gives early endorsement of Gov. Dayton’s re-election bid. (MinnPost)

Downey: Controversial GOP posts prompt party to draft social-media guidelines. (MinnPost)

Septic system regulations and their resultant problems. (HTF)

Minnesota adds 500 waters to impaired list. (Duluth)

Study: Minnesota throwing away jobs by not recycling more. (AP)

Don’s grilled cheese voted best in state. (Morris)

Historic church in New London may be razed if buyer not found. (Willmar)

County has first-in-state [bio-diesel] blender pumps. (Jackson)

EPA proposes reducing biofuel mandate. (Agweek)

Proposal to lower ethanol use upsets grain farmers. (MPR)

Corn Belt [ethanol] controversy. (Marshall)

Ethanol boom: More corn acres, less CRP. (Rochester)

Letter: AP ethanol stories were incorrect. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Errors filled AP ethanol piece. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Too much misinformation [in ethanol article). (Fairmont)

Letter: Farmers respond to market [on land use]. (Fargo)

Letter: State Auditor Otto MIA in the area. (Virginia)

Letter: Call it KlobucharFrankenWalzMcCollumEllisonCare. (Glencoe)

Simonson Column: Minnesota’s economy has turned a corner; we need to ensure that it reaches the whole state. (Duluth)

Column (Melin-Metsa-Dill): Otto’s anti-mining vote ignores interests of northern Minnesota. (Duluth)

Knoblach Column: Bill’s passage was far from constitutional. (St. Cloud)

Landwehr Column: Minnesota’s culture and environment must be preserved. (Alexandria)

Column (IRRRB-Delta): Economic development by corporate handout. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Knoblach has point on precedent – Clear legislation keeps Minn. costs in check. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: Online voter registration: Whose job to decide? Legislature or Ritchie? (Glencoe)

Editorial (Zellers-Swanson-Dayton): Sex offenders in system are troubling problem. (Fairmont)

Editorial (Otto): Auditor fails Dot-to-Dot test on vote, fundraiser. (Virginia)

Editorial (Metsa-Dill): Sublime response to Otto by lawmakers. (Virginia)

Editorial (Rosen-Seifert-Zellers-Johnson-et al): Governor’s race needs candidates from Greater MN. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Duluth, states making Obamacare work. (Duluth)

Editorial: Education funding must be adequate, fair, accountable. (ECM)

Editorial: Go Wolves is not about hunting. (Ely)

Editorial (Dayton-Rybak): Appearance of favoritism clouds light rail deal. (Mankato)

Editorial (Dayton): Highway 23 two-lane gaps left out again. (Willmar)

Editorial: Corridors of Commerce recognizes Highway 14. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Hwy. 14 funding good for Steele County, but not the time to rest. (Owatonna)

Editorial: FDA should definitely ban trans fats. (St. Joseph)

Editorial: Farm bill conferees go to work – Congress needs to stop stalling. (Agweek)

Editorial: A mixed perception of ethanol. (Fargo)

Editorial: Ethanol has problems; there should be a review. (Fairmont)