Outstate News (6-28-15)

Doug Peterson Column: Biofuels are better for environment, rural economy. (St. Cloud)

Grassley Column: Ethanol a scapegoat for what’s really wrong. (AgWeek)

Lourey/Mack: Minnesota health care problems not fixed by ruling. (MPR-Albert Lea)

Dill/Tomassoni/Bakk: Rustic restroom in northern Minnesota to get $300,000 upgrade – Iron Range legislator says it’s needed, but neighbors question use of state funds. (Strib).

State Sen. Matt Schmit shares state updates during commissioners’ meeting. (Rochester)

Melin: Medical pot sales to begin in Minnesota, but fight not over. (AP)

Thissen/Clark/Ellison/Klobuchar/McCollum/et al: Minnesota politicians respond to same-sex marriage ruling. (MinnPost)

Franken/Klobucher/Kline/Paulsen/Walz/Ellison: Minnesota politicians react to Obamacare ruling. (MPR)

Franken: Ranier rail bridge safe. (International Falls)

Franken: Sugar faces attack from corn refiners. (WashPost)

Burr, Franken present bill to quicken FDA review process for new devices. (RiponAdvance)

Franken/Klobuchar: U.S. Olympic committee selects Minnesota venue as an Official Training Site for the U.S. Olympic Curling Team. (ECM)

Peterson/Klobuchar/Franken: Minnesota lawmakers, activists weigh in as Congress ponders delisting gray wolves. (Strib)

Simon: County, Secretary of State work together to stop domestic violence. (Little Falls)

Commissioner Rukavina plans July outreach meeting in Brimson. (HTF)

Regents finalize tuition hikes. (MnDaily)

Minnesota’s neediest schools have fewer tenured staff. (St. Paul-Detroit Lakes)

North Dakota abides same-sex marriage mandate. (Detroit Lakes)

Minnesota is America’s best state for business. (CityPages)

PolyMet clears another hurdle for copper-nickel mine. (Timberjay)

ADM, biofuels supporters challenge U.S. ethanol ‘blend wall’ (AgWeek)

Letter (Bennett): Representative had good 1st session. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Hackbarth isn’t fooling all of the voters. (Duluth)

Letter (Anderson-Ingebrigtsen): No tax break is a slap in the face to veterans. (Alexandria)

Franken Column: Making rail safety a top priority in MN. (Detroit Lakes-Little Falls-Morris-St. Cloud-Rochester-Willmar-Worthington)

Klobuchar Column: To remain global leader, U.S. must invest in biomedical research. (Duluth)

Nolan Column: Time to restore democracy in America. (Aitkin)

Walz Column: Embrace what a Minnesota summer has to offer. (Austin)

Schmit Column: Session puts Minnesota in strong position. (Red Wing)

Ingebrigtsen Column: Editorial missed the mark about legislation. (Alexandria)

Torkelson Column: Rural Minn. benefits from state budget laws. (Albert Lea-Worthington)

Craig Clark Column: Session didn’t deliver on high hopes. (Austin)

Cramer Column: Stand up against EPA’s overreach on carbon regulations. (Grand Forks)

Column: Nice guy Marty not nice for the Iron Range – His excessive views on environment often at odds with region. (Virginia)

Column: Put simply: our broken roads are broke! (Glencoe-Worthington)

Column: Heavy tax could hurt, not help, railroad safety. (Grand Forks)

Editorial: Minimum wage hike good for MN. (Detroit Lakes)

Editorial: Nursing homes – Finally, a funding boost that will make a difference. (Timberjay)

Editorial: Keeping the faith on PolyMet – Major step forward taken toward final EIS. (Virginia)

Editorial: Good day for basic civil rights. (Moorhead)

Editorial: Pope’s climate talk a big step forward. (MnDaily)