Outstate News (8-30-15)

Melin/Tomassoni/Metsa/Smith/Nolan/Klobuchar/Rukavina/et al: Thousands show solidarity at United Steelworkers rally. (HTF)

Franken/Klobuchar/Nolan/Smith: Tensions rise as steel talks approach deadline. (Strib)

Eken: In search of a senate majority leader in MN, Sen. David Hann visits DL to rally Republican troops for 2016. (Detroit Lakes)

Cities honor Marquart, Eken with distinction award. (Detroit Lakes)

Jensen: Agritourism law protects farmers from lawsuits. (TheLand)

Gruenhagen encourages applications for grants for broadband services. (Glencoe)

Koenen/Miller: MN17A lawmakers meet privately with Swift Co, CCA & lobbyists about private prison lease. (BSP)

Capitol Chatter: Dayton calls ND’s approach to climate change ‘Neanderthal’; Comparing Walker with Pawlenty; Klobuchar for president?; Dayton relaxed. (ForumNews)

District 3A special election set for Dec. 8 – Primary will be held Sept. 29; at least four candidates seeking David Dill’s seat. (Timberjay)

A Q&A with Al Franken. (Grand Forks)

Al Franken: Most of what Congress does isn’t sexy. (CBS)

Franken/Klobuchar: Find politicos at the Minnesota State Fair. (St. Paul)

Immigrant rights group to protest during Klobuchar book event at St. Paul church. (MinnPost)

Martin: Sen. Chuck Schumer to speak Oct. 3 at DFL Founder’s Day Dinner. (MinnPost)

Martin: MN GOP blasted over gun tweet following Virginia murders live on TV. (City Pages)

Dayton says protest planned outside fair is ‘inappropriate’ (AP)

Dayton: Peaceful marchers find gates closed to state fair. (St. Paul-Duluth)

Landwehr/Dayton: DNR redoubles Mille Lacs Lake walleye management efforts. (Brainerd)

Landwehr/Dayton: DNR unveils changes aimed at mending Mille Lacs relations. (AP)

Dayton: Governor’s fishing, deer hunting openers shine spotlight on northeastern MN. (HTF)

Presidential candidates address delegates at DNC meetings. (Brainerd)

No quick answer for UCare in fight to maintain contracts. (AP)

State Office of Medical Cannabis to hold community sessions around state. (HTF)

New invasive species found in Minnesota lakes puts squeeze on plants, fish. (Mpls-Duluth)

BWCAW land swap awaits EIS – Exchange between state, federal governments aims to generate school revenue. (Virginia)

Paper shows PolyMet runoff could reach BWCA after all. (MnBrown)

PolyMet denies access for wetlands research by U of M scientist. (MinnPost)

Frederickson: State’s turkey industry and avian influenza recovery featured at the Minnesota State Fair. (AgriNews)

Farmers prepare for possible fall avian influenza outbreak. (ForumNews)

Wright County finalist is 62nd Princess Kay. (AgriNews)

Marquart Letter: Backer should have made broadband a priority. (Morris)

Letter (MarquartThissen-Backer): Broadband isn’t just nice, it’s essential. (Morris)

Kaler Letter (Sparks-Bennett-Poppe): U of M impact reaches all of state. (Albert Lea)

Letter: Klobuchar supports disabled, not unborn. (Pine City)

Column (Franken-Klobuchar): Minnesota’s senators can help keep the Internet tax-free. (Rochester)

Erickson Column (Dayton): Long-term fix needed for Mille Lacs Lake. (Aitkin)

Dean Johnson Column: U of M addressing Teague affair. (Willmar)

Column: New Amtrak train would boost local economy. (Red Wing)

Column: PolyMet regulators need a second opinion on water flow. (Timberjay)