Outstate News (5-25-14)

Rukavina announces run for St. Louis County Board. (Duluth)

Former state rep Tom Rukavina to run for SLC Commissioner. (HTF)

Seifert: Indifference is hostility – Republican gubernatorial hopeful takes gloves off with Gov. Dayton over copper/nickel mining on the Range. (Virginia)

Persell/Skoe: American Indian veterans honored. (ForumNews)

Marquart/Savick: State representatives visit Alden-Conger school. (Albert Lea)

Poppe/Murphy: DFL leaders: Session was productive. Representatives call for more focus on transportation, higher education. (Austin)

Daudt/Hann: Minnesota Republicans fly in to denounce DFL spending. (Duluth)

Ingebrigtsen: Greater Minnesota legislative issues receive mixed grades. (ForumNews)

Torkelson/Dahms: Area lawmakers evaluate 2014 session. (New Ulm)

Savick/Dorman: Legislature delivers for several local projects. (Albert Lea)

Simonson: With bonding cash nearly in hand, Duluth mayor ready to work. (Duluth)

Ingebrigtsen/Westrom/McNamar/Murphy: Cyrus fire all among local programs funded by Legislature. (Morris)

Dahms: Senate Chaplain for a day. (Redwood Falls)

Urdahl/Gruenhagen/Newman: District 18 lawmakers set town hall meetings. (Hutchinson)

Sen. Branden Petersen’s cell phone tracking bill becomes law. (CityPages)

Westrom: Lawmakers demand higher speed limits on more miles. (AP)

Poppe files for 6th term in House District 27B. (Albert Lea-Austin)

Howe: Jensen to run for District 13A seat. (St. Joseph)

Johnson/Kuisle/Zellers/Simpson/Thompson/Seifert: Activity picks up in GOP governor’s race. (ForumNews)

Zellers/Simpson: GOP governor candidate taps former Perham lawmaker as running mate. (Moorhead)

Zellers/Simpson: Zellers decides on running mate, not on convention. (ForumNews)

Nolan: Mills visits Pine City on ‘Job Building Tour’ (Pine City)

Walz: Hagedorn changes mind, re-enters Congress race. (AP)

Hagedorn back in First District race, focuses on Walz. (New Ulm)

Franken: Dahlberg’s porch rolls into Marshall. (Marshall)

Franken: GOP Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has skipped primary elections. (HotDish)

Franken-Klobuchar: Congress authorizes Fargo-Moorhead diversion. (AgWeek)

Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan seek action after VA health care allegations. (St. Paul)

Franken-Klobuchar: Bill aimed to boost dredging efforts in Great Lakes harbors awaiting President’s signature. (NorthlandNews)

Franken-Reinert/et al: Capitol Chatter: Minnesota political conventions provide interesting about-face. (ForumNews)

Nolan calls on VA secretary to resign. (Brainerd)

Nolan: Shinseki should resign. (Virginia)

Nolan/Walz: Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki should resign. (MinnPost)

Bill Clinton’s upcoming U of M appearance received more favorably than Condi Rice. (CityPages)

Obituary: Laura L. Welle [Wife of former Representative Alan Welle). (Willmar)

Minnesota is First to Mandate B10 Biodiesel. (DomesticFuels)

Release: University of Minnesota names Brian Buhr as dean and director of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. (UofMN)

Faust Letter: House passes bonding, tax cut, budget bills. (Pine City)

Schomacher Letter: Legislator reflects on session’s wrapup. (Worthington)

Hansen Letter: Savick spoke up for Freeborn County. (Albert Lea)

Cohen Letter: Sparks showed he cares about Albert Lea. (Albert Lea)

Gunther Letter: Democrats keep spending. (Fairmont)

Gruenhagen Letter: Against medical marijuana bill. (Glencoe)

Letter (Persell-Saxhaug): State Legislature was friendly to college students. (Bemidji)

Letter (Radinovich): Progress for middle class. (Brainerd)

Kaler Letter: U, ag remain partners. (Fairmont)

Savick Column: Legislative session shows progress for Minn. (Albert Lea-Owatonna)

Schomacher Column: Ending the dry spell – Lewis & Clark funding secured. (Worthington)

Torkelson-Dahms Column: GOP: Many farmers see property tax increases thanks to Democrats. (Austin)

Column (Ray-Slocum-Nelson-Mariani-Bonoff): Legislators listened to students wanting more Post Secondary Enrollment Options info. (ECM)

Column: Governor should sign Timberjay bill about government contracts. (Alexandria-Little Falls-Worthington)

Editorial (Rukavina-Nolan-Bakk-Dill-Franken): Somebody asked for a PEIS, nobody will admit it, yet we know the truth. (Ely)

Editorial (Walz): Hagedorn smart to re-enter GOP race. (Winona)

Editorial (Sparks-Savick): Many thanks to go around. (Albert Lea)

Editorial: Chance to end ban on Sunday liquor is lost. (Alexandria)

Editorial: Legislators quickly pivot toward politics. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: We can be proud of our legislature. (St. Joseph)

Editorial: Four-day school week deserves still another look. (Grand Forks)