Outstate News (4-6-14)

Melin/Dibble/Hamilton: Notebook: TV commercial blasts Dayton medical marijuana stand. (ForumNews)

Gov. Mark Dayton slammed in medical marijuana commercial. (CityPages)

Bakk/Thissen/Daudt/Winkler/Cohen: With DFL unity at stake, Bakk sets his own priorities at State Capitol. (Strib)

Murphy/Dean/Daudt/Bakk/Zellers: House advances plans for $77 million Senate office building. (MinnPost)

Nelson/Anzelc/Liebling/Drazkowski/Davids/Simonson/et. al: House lawmakers OK union bill despite opposition from city, chamber. (Rochester)

Hamilton/Schomacker/Weber/Hausman: Officials meet with Dayton on Lewis & Clark. (Worthington)

Bryneart/Torkelson/Johnson/Sheran: Legislators take a look at session as it nears a close. (New Ulm)

Anzelc: Range lawmakers spiked wild rice report. (MNBrown)

Anzelc/Tomassoni: Iron Range rebellion halted wild rice initiative. (Strib)

Dayton: MNsure defects were no surprise. (Strib)

Hansen/Wagenius: South St. Paul lawmaker Rick Hansen isn’t easy to categorize. (PioneerPress)

Dill: Legislator wants more money for deer feeding in Minnesota. (Duluth)

Davnie/Torkelson/Marquart/Skoe: Farm families could get property tax relief. (AP)

Murphy/Daudt/Simonson/Huntley/Hornstein: House budget bill leans toward greater Minnesota. (ForumNews)

Poppe/Daudt/Marquart: House passes $322M budget. (AP)

Nornes/Thissen: Rep. Nornes: ‘It’s just a poor way to do business’ (Fergus Falls)

Melin/McNamara/Anzelc/Anderson/Persell: Bill to close gender pay gap advances in Minnesota Legislature. (ForumNews)

Urdahl/Hausman/Stumpf: House bonding bill grants Duluth’s wishes. (ForumNews)

Sen. [Weber]: Possible bullying law too costly, sets schools up to fail. (Marshall)

Sparks: Minnesota Senate passes anti-bullying bill. (AP)

Kiel: U of M Crookston students discuss issues at State Capitol in St. Paul. (Crookston)

Kahn, Noor to face primary after deadlocked DFL convention. (MinnPost)

Ward, Radinovich endorsed for Legislature. (Brainerd)

Gordy Wagner to consider run for House District 12B. (Glenwood)

Walz: Miller wins upset victory in Republican [1stCD] endorsement. (Mankato)

Walz: Miller selected as [1stCD] GOP nominee. (Albert Lea)

Walz/Quist/Benson/Martin: DFL releases statement about [1stCD] GOP nomination. (Albert Lea)

Franken: Dahlberg travels the state in underdog Senate run. (Duluth)

Franken: Ortman marches to the right with endorsements, positions. (MinnPost)

Sen. Franken urging for creation of oil transport fund in midst of Bakken oil boom. (NorthlandNews)

Franken slams Supreme Court decision on campaign contribution limits. (HotDish)

Nolan/Klobuchar/Oberstar/Grams: 20th senior trip to D.C. underway. (Ely)

Glen Taylor, new Star Tribune owner, once paid $10k for a Bachmann-Palin photo op. (CityPages)

Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill. (AP)

MPCA outlines sediment reduction strategy for rivers. (New Ulm)

Red Lake 15 years later: Historic agreement the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota DNR signed in April 1999 produced walleye recovery. (Bemidji)

Minn. cattle group will consider its options after failed beef check-off increase. (AgWeek)

US-Mexican sugar dispute sweetens US sugar prices. (AgWeek)

Minn. veterinarians discuss PEDv. (AgWeek)

Radinovich Letter (Erickson-Ruud-Brown-Ward): Bipartisan efforts underway. (Aitkin)

Skoe Letter: Funding reform helps rural school districts. (Bemidji-Park Rapids)

Letter (Persell): Legislator misinformed on medical marijuana. (Bemidji)

Letter: Savick’s definition of life is hers. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Kresha’s ‘no’ votes don’t lie. (Little Falls)

Letter: Who’s giving money to Faust? (Mora-Pine City)

Letter: No DUIs for lawmakers, no marijuana for us. (Duluth)

Ruud Column: Controversial [Senate office building] project sends wrong message. (Aitkin)

Penny-Horner Column: Minimum wage: Balancing fairness, cost. (Duluth)

Column: Transportation funding in critical need. (Granite Falls)

Column: Musings on legislative session, quality of life. (Aitkin)

Editorial (Kahn): Hemp, drone regulations can’t leave the U behind. (MnDaily)

Editorial (Walz): Quick endorsement in First District. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Change state constitution to fix Senate election schedule. (Little Falls)

Editorial: Hosting Super Bowl is not stadium funding. (Austin)

Editorial (Sheran): Gather data on legislative immunity. (New Ulm)

Editorial (Sheran/Thissen): Lawmakers don’t need DWI immunity. (Mankato-Austin)

Editorial: Lawmakers’ work for elderly not done. (Duluth)

Editorial (Bakk): Legislators on right track about minimum-wage issue. (St. Joseph)

Editorial: Let legislators make their own decisions. (New Ulm)

Editorial: We elect lawmakers to decide these issues. (Fairmont)

Editorial: Please ban e-cigs indoors. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: MNsure stats will determine if changes are needed. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Pipeline opposition simmering. (ForumNews)