Outstate News (8-9-15)

State Representative David Dill dies. (Ely)

State Rep. David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake, dies from cancer at age 60. (Virginia)

State Rep. David Dill dies. (MPR)

Iron Range-area lawmaker dies of cancer. (MnBrown)

State Rep. David Dill of Crane Lake dies of cancer at age 60. (Duluth)

Northern Minnesota State Rep. David Dill dies from cancer. (Strib)

State Rep. David Dill dies of cancer at 60. (St. Paul)

Kiel: Local Government Aid dominates Coalition of Greater?Minnesota Cities talk at city hall – Even with a big surplus, House GOP?tried to cut funding, CGMC official says (Crookston)

Legislative session disappointment for greater Minnesota cities, lobbyist says. (Morris)

Eken/Franson/Frederickson: Minnesota takes slow route on hemp, frustrating some farmers. (AP)

N.D. hemp researchers look to Canada for advice. (WesternProducer)

Anderson/Otto: GOP leader calls for probe into state auditor. (AP)

Hackbarth spars with Dayton in statement. (Brainerd)

Landwehr: DNR further tweaks Mille Lacs bass rule to encourage fishing. (Brainerd)

Documents: Tribal members sought ban on keeping Mille Lacs walleye. (MPR)

McNamara: With executive order, Dayton creates citizen board to advise pollution control agency. (MinnPost)

Schmit/Drazkowski: Rail company speaks out. (Red Wing)

Melin/Marty/Sieben/Miller/Lourey/Zerwas/Knuth/et.al: Lawmakers’ median age is a decade older than it was 20 years ago. (St. Paul-Fergus Falls)

Franken: Senate Dems call for vote on pope’s climate statement. (TheHill)

Sen. Franken: Newly Announced Clean Power Plan Will Help Address Growing Threat of Climate Change. (RER)

Franken/Nolan/Paulsen/Walz/et al: The GOP has controlled both houses of Congress for seven months. How’s that going? (MinnPost)

Peterson expects turkey vaccine soon. (Willmar)

Walz-Peterson: Frustration over water rules continues. (Willmar)

Nolan introduces steel requirement in pipeline bill. (Brainerd)

U.S. Rep. Emmer joins Gov. Dayton’s Mexican trade mission. (MinnPost)

Miller rules out run against Walz in 2016. (Rochester)

Klobuchar still backing Clinton. (Virginia-AP)

Soils Lab showcases pollinator research during meeting of Minnesota honey producers. (Morris)

Healthy soils, healthy world: ARS Scientists share research at Field Day. (Morris)

Letter (Dayton): Buffer law out of Germany or Russia. (Moorhead)

Letter: Walz votes against American people. (Albert Lea-Winona)

Letter (Kresha): Republicans failed middle class. (Little Falls)

Letter (Sparks-Senjem-Jensen-Bly): “Big Ag’ still ignoring opposing opinions. (Worthington)

Letter: Purging the name doesn’t lessen the impact of sulfide mining. (Timberjay)

Letter: Prevailing wage law not to blame on broadband. (Worthington)

Poppe Column: Rural broadband is an essential investment. (Albert Lea)

Simon Column: Stay restless in seeking democracy. (Morris)

Zelle Column: Railway safety continues to be a high priority for Minnesota. (Morris)

Column: Prevailing wage levels playing field. (Worthington)

Editorial: Dayton caves on citizens panel – Bypasses bipartisan legislative effort that even he signed into law. (Virginia)

Editorial (Gruenhagen): State funding for roads in small cities. (Glencoe)

Editorial (Franken): Mental health needs highlighted. (Park Rapids)

Editorial (Franken-Nolan-Klobuchar): President should use pen on steel issue. (Virginia)

Editorial: Minn. is No. 1 in child well-being, but for how long? (Rochester-Albert Lea)

Editorial: EPA rule reaction excessive. (Moorhead)