Outstate News (4-13-14)

Column (Savick-Malin-Kahn-Erickson): Progress, past and present, for women. (Strib)

CGMC Column: Senate, governor need to follow House lead on rural broadband, local gov’t aid. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: On medical marijuana, Dayton disappoints. (Crookston)

Editorial: Debate Medical Marijuana. (Mankato)

Dibble/Benson/Dayton: Public health commissioner Ed Ehlinger testifies against senate medical marijuana bill. (CityPages)

Thompson: KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Minnesotans Favor Medical Marijuana. (KSTP)

Benson/Dibble/Dayton: Panel’s medical pot hearing continued. (AP)

Melin/Kiel: House passes women’s economic aid. (ForumNews)

Lawmakers pressured Dayton on water quality rule. (Timberjay)

Barrett/Lourey/Radinovich: Legislature clarifies farmer market requirements. (ForumNews)

Hamilton: Renewable fuels bill progresses through legislature. (Windom)

Reinert/Skoe/Atkins: Sunday alcohol sales may stall over ‘growlers’ (MPR-Austin)

Mary Franson characterizes anti-bullying bill as “fascism,” GLBT community as “special interest” (CityPages)

MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen misses the days when teachers hit students. (CityPages)

MNGOP Rep. Jim Newberger compares anti-bullying bill to Orwell’s 1984. (CityPages)

Thissen/McNamar/Murphy: DFL’s “Building a Greater Minnesota” Tour stops in Cyrus April 16. (Morris)

Sparks/Bly/Radinovick/Poppe/Winkler/et al: Poppe votes for minimum wage hike. (AP-Austin)

Ward, Radinovich support raise in minimum wage. (Brainerd)

Mahoney/Uglem/Lien/Drazkowski/Metsa/Winkler/Anzelc: Minimum wage headed up. (ForumNews)

Zellers/Thompson/Johnson: Republicans claim near-total power to cancel minimum-wage raises. (MinnPost)

Ruud, Gazelka support bipartisan tax bill. (Brainerd)

Bakk/Ritchie: Legislature finishes some issues, several left for after break. (ForumNews)

Most of legislative session already completed. (AP)

Metzen/Klobuchar: EPA ban creates tough call for ice rinks. (St. Paul-Moorhead)

Sheran/Johnson: Legislators host mid-session town hall forum in St. Peter. (St. Peter)

Schomacker/Webaer: Legislative breakfast is Friday. (Worthington)

Urdahl to speak about ‘Conspiracy!’ (Litchfield)

Gruenhagen to escort Dayton. (Glencoe)

GOP newcomer from Byron to challenge U.S. Rep. Walz. (Faribault)

Walz: Aaron Miller, GOP-endorsed Congress candidate, repeats bizarre anti-evolution story. (CityPages)

Nolan: Stewart Mills endorsed for Congress by 8th District GOP. (Brainerd)

Nolan: GOP endorses Mills for Congress in 8th District. (ForumNews)

Nolan: Stewart Mills distances himself from recording suggesting his family supports illegal PAC. (CityPages)

Emmer wins endorsement in 6th District. (MPR)

Krinkie/Emmer: Succeeding Bachmann: GOP rivals pledge to ignore Saturday’s likely Emmer endorsement. (MinnPost)

Peterson raises $218K in first quarter. (MPR)

Franken/Martin: Rivals for Minnesota Senate seat are tied to same investment firm. (AP)

Franken: Mike McFadden hits back after DFL calls presser “a train wreck you have to see to believe” (CityPages)

Franken: Mike McFadden fences with reporters and ducks specifics. (MinnPost)

Franken: U.S. Senate candidate says he’ll let voters know his philosophy, but he avoided giving specifics. (HotDish)

Franken: McFadden favors philosophy over specifics. (MPR)

Franken: Ten elected officials endorse U.S. Senate GOP candidate Dahlberg. (MinnPost)

Franken raised $2.7 million in 2014’s first quarter. (MinnPost)

[Franken] and Peterson to host UAS meeting in Thief River Falls Tuesday. (WDAZ)

Franken/Klobuchar/Heitkamp: State, federal minimum wage laws find new attention. (Grand Forks)

Franken: Family discovers painting of late World War II Brainerd veteran hangs in the Pentagon. (Brainerd)

Franken takes shots at Comcast/Time Warner merger in Senate hearing. (BMTN)

Franken’s Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke. (NYT)

Sen. Franken backs Duluth Airport expansion project. (NorthlandNews)

Gophers victory sweet for Klobuchar, Franken. (HotDish)

Sens. Franken, Kirk Introduce New Bipartisan Bill to Keep Costs Down for Employers & Workers. (InsNews)

Bachmann reflects on career, says she is ‘going to different perch’ (AP)

Dayton/Jesson: MNsure: Anatomy of a breakdown. (PIM)

State commissioner [Sieben] impressed with Bemidji’s entrepreneurial spirit. (Bemidji)

McCarthy: RFS will reflect most recent data. (AgWeek)

Sparboe Farms expands, upgrades Litchfield egg complex. (Litchfield)

USDA announces $19 million in grants for beginning farmers. (AgWeek)

Slow train service impacts ethanol industry. (AgriNews)

Farm leaders, energy producers: Rail delays are fewer, but still causing widespread havoc. (Grand Forks)

Anti-bullying law will add to old rules, Steele County superintendents say. (Owatonna)

Newman Letter: DFL placing burden on businesses, taxpayers. (Hutchinson)

Letter: Dahlberg’s campaign takes time away from constituents. (Duluth)

Savick Column: House continues progress on caregivers’ pay. (Albert Lea-Owatonna)

Poppe Column: Lawmakers move forward on benefits for greater Minn. (Austin)

Newman Column: Passed Bullying Bill reminder of ‘1984’ (Glencoe)

Westrom Column: Bullying Bill bullies its way through the legislature. (Morris)

Column (Nolan-Wagenius-Dayton): Franken, Klobuchar gamble with PolyMet letters to DNR. (Duluth)

Column: Does your vote really matter? Consider Minnesota and Wisconsin. (Strib)

Editorial: Senate panel passes [DFL] office plan. (New Ulm)

Editorial (Davids): Break out the champagne, folks; time to celebrate ACA success. (St. Joseph)

Editorial (Wellstone-Boschwitz): Editorial: Voting still trumps money in politics. (Mankato-Albert Lea)

Editorial (Hornstein-Marty): State needs a recycling jump-start. (Strib-Austin)

Editorial (Thissen): What in the world is Speaker talking about? (Fairmont)

Editorial: Low-income voters will protect their pay raises. (Rochester)

Editorial: DFL’s minimum wage plan goes too far. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: Jensen’s vote on minimum wage bill shows strength. (Owatonna)

Editorial: Minimum wage hike goes beyond reason. (Bemidji)

Editorial: Finance roads, but ask for less. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: Take steps to protect state waters from invasives. (ECM)

Editorial: Anti-bullying law can’t be worse than bullying. (New Ulm)

Editorial: “Anti-bullying” law is somewhat misleading. (Marshall)

Editorial: Special legislators’ privilege; Reps. Metsa, Melin, Dill vote to keep ridiculous immunity. (Virginia)

Editorial: End DWI immunity for lawmakers. (ForumNews)

Editorial (Klobuchar-Franken): Democratic senators missed an opportunity. (Virginia)