Outstate News (7-12-14)

Frederickson: Minnesota Finalizes Move to B10. (KWOA)

Minnesota first state to require B10. (IFT)

B-10 blend is in. (Redwood Falls)

Frederickson: Minnesota revs up renewable fuels with higher biodiesel blend. (MnFarmGuide)

Minnesota biodiesel goes to B10 for the summer. (KTTC)

State Sen. Nienow files for bankruptcy. (MPR)

Kuisle, Johnson, Seifert, Zellers, Simpson, Oberstar: Renewable fuels group blast big oil; 4 lane or 2 lane? (ForumNews)

Voter-fraud allegations dismissed in Kahn-Noor race. (MinnPost)

Ruud recognized as Legislator of Distinction by League of Minnesota Cities. (Brainerd)

FitzSimmons/Workman/GruenhagenPugh/et al: Minnesota House candidate makes AIDS, ‘Gay Agenda’ campaign issues. (MinnPost)

Johnson/Martin: Wisconsin an issue in Minnesota governor’s race. (MPR-Brainerd)

Johnson: GOP Governor endorsee visits Granite Falls. (Granite Falls)

Zellers picks up legislative endorsements. (HotDish)

Walz: Hagedorn questions Miller’s unwillingness to debate him. (Rochester)

Rick Nolan and Stewart Mills quibble in 8th Congressional Race over who loves guns more. (CityPages)

Prognosticators see Franken as safe, for now. (MPR)

Mike McFadden scrubs negative Facebook comments, fills void with positivity from intern. (CityPages)

Franken/McFadden: Republican’s Ballsy Ad Features Him Getting Punched In The Crotch. (DailyBeast)

McFadden ad blossoms into ‘groin gate’ (HotDish)

Cravaack/McFadden: Will copper/nickel mining be Minnesota’s Bakken fields? Not so fast. (MinnPost)

Al Franken raises a hefty $3.3 million, easily outpacing McFadden. (WashPost)

Franken, McFadden announce second-quarter fundraising numbers. (MinnPost)

If Mike McFadden and Al Franken could ask each other one question… (MinnPost)

McFadden: We will ‘outwork’ Franken. (Marshall)

Franken: Senate candidate McFadden stops in Worthington. (Worthington)

Franken: IP Senate candidate Terrell visits Marshall. (Marshall)

Franken touts federal workforce bill: Says bipartisan legislation will help skills gap in Minnesota. (Bemidji)

Sen. Franken Backs Legislative Fix to Protect Women’s Health in Aftermath of Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision. (InsNews)

Franken: Net neutrality is ‘First Amendment issue of our time’ (TheHill)

Franken/Klobuchar: Federal lawmakers push for Highway 169 improvements. (NorthlandNews)

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz urge USDA to support farmers, ranchers impacted by flooding. (ECM)

Rep. Walz introduces bill to combat veteran suicides. (HotDish)

Klobuchar/Nolan: Klobuchar endorses south ‘169’ route. (Ely)

Nolan: U.S. to slap duties on steel pipe imports from South Korea. (Duluth)

Dayton names 16 to study impact of marijuana law. (AP)

Dayton seeks presidential disaster declaration. (ForumNews)

Feds release money to fix flooded roads. (AP)

Jesse Ventura takes stand: Denies being in bar fight with Navy SEAL sniper-turned-author. (St. Paul-Bemidji)

Copler new Chronicle editor; Glennie to retire. (Glencoe)

Bobcat loses subsidies from state. (Litchfield)

Stripped of JOBZ status, Suzlon exposed to tax clawback. (Pipestone)

Find MNsure at Minnesota farmers markets. (HTF)

Farmers look to salvage crops after spring soaking. (Litchfield)

Report: Rail delays cost Minnesota farmers. (AP)

Peterson/Paap: Proposed Clean Water rules raise ire. (AgriNews)

New report examines condition of Minnesota’s rivers and streams. (Hutchinson)

Minnesota home health workers expect summer union election. (ForumNews)

Letter (Huntley): Schultz will work for economic stability for all [in Dist. 7A). (Duluth)

Letter: Kresha prioritizes family over politics. (Little Falls)

Letter: Drazkowski makes a difference. (Red Wing)

Letter: People of Minnesota: Re-elect Senator Franken. (Faribault)

Letter (Nolan): EPA did not approve PolyMet mine plan. (Bemidji)

Letter: Correcting the record on the PEIS. (Timberjay)

Peterson-Vilsack Column: Renewing the commitment to valley conservation. (Grand Forks)

Nolan Column (Franken-Klobuchar): On Duluth facility closing, 5 tough questions for USPS. (Duluth)

Poppe Column: Strong likelihood of federal aid for disaster recovery. (Austin)

Column (Newberger): Put focus on clean energy, not coal. (St. Cloud)

Column: Reason fails when a straw man needs a beating. (Timberjay)

Column: It’s time to play fantasy SCOTUS. (Timberjay)

Column (Honour-Ventura): It may be popular to run against status quo, but what’s the plan? (Glenwood)

Editorial: Ag prices and rail backlogs. (New Ulm)

Editorial: Vote early, but learn the candidates first. (Pine City)

Editorial: Verdict’s in: ObamaCare is working. (St. Joseph)

Editorial: Immigration reform has support. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: Hobby Lobby decision is a blow to women’s rights. (Strib-Albert Lea)