Outstate News (8-17-14)

Metsa/Rukavina/Franken/McFadden: Iron Range rally targets U.S. Senate candidate McFadden over foreign steel comment. (Duluth)

Metsa/Melin/Rukavina/Franken: Foreign steel dispute: McFadden campaign calls hypocrisy on DFL lawmakers. (NorthlandNews)

Metsa/Melin/Rukavina/Begich/Franken/McFadden: U.S. Senate candidates clash over Keystone pipeline steel. (HotDish)

Metsa/Melin/Rukavina/Franken/McFadden: Foreign steel issue heats up. (Virginia)

Melin: Franken and challenger McFadden still sparring over U.S. vs. imported steel. (BMTN)

Column: What’s that odor? U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden stepped in it big time on Chinese steel issue. (Virginia)

McFadden 2-steps on [gas tax] stance during St. Cloud stop. (St. Cloud)

Franken: McFadden campaign on Mike’s insta-flip flop: “Mike isn’t a polished politician” (CityPages)

Peterson/Nolan: Capitol Chatter: Politicians fake news sites; McFadden backs tax? No; June primary discussed; Big money, big problem? (ForumNews)

Franken/Abeler/McFadden: Junior senator candidates tackle ag questions at Farmfest. (AgriNews)

Franken/Abeler/Mcfadden: U.S. Senate, Congressional candidates debate farm politics. (Redwood Falls)

Klobuchar and Franken: Save four of Minnesota’s snail mail processing centers. (MinnPost)

McNamar: Jeff Backer takes District 12A Republican primary. (Morris)

Peterson: GOP congressional candidate Torrey Westrom says 48 percent of Americans don’t pay taxes. (CityPages)

1stCD Analysis: Hagedorn went west for primary win. (Mankato)

Zellers/Seifert/Martin/Downey: Republicans fall in behind Johnson. (ForumNews)

Johnson/Dayton/Martin: Governor race could be ‘Minnesota nice’ (ForumNews-St. Paul)

Analysis: Sharp contrasts separate Johnson, Dayton. (ForumNews)

Otto trounces Entenza in auditor race. (MinnPost)

MNGOP deputy chair Chris Fields criticized for tasteless tweets about Robin Williams’s death. (CityPages)

MnSCU deal offers 7 percent faculty salary increase over 2 years. (St. Paul-Austin)

In Minnesota, some schools get more for their money but student demographics matter, too. (Grand Forks)

Wild rice harvesting season opens Aug. 15; most areas not yet ready. (HTF)

Tractor races bring family fun and country life to Kernel Days. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Kresha voted against rural transportation. (Little Falls)

Letter (Walz): Republicans failed to support Miller. (Winona)

Letter: Boehner, Mills are out of touch with the common person. (Bemidji)

Column: It’s time to end America’s love affair with prisons. (Timberjay)

Column: State pension system needs serious reforms. (Detroit Lakes)

Column (Dayton/Johnson/Bakk): That Senate office building has a bull’s-eye painted on it. (Strib)

Editorial (Franken/Johnson/Dayton): It’s uphill for GOP in Minnesota. (Moorhead)

Editorial: School lunches – Feds, state, and local schools taking steps to improve access to meals. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Minnesota has started treating sexually exploited children as victims, not criminals. (Duluth)

Editorial: Move crops up on railroads’ priority list. (Grand Forks)