Outstate News (9-6-15)

Mack/Kelly: Citation: two lawmakers caught ‘making out’ in park; lawmakers: ‘completely false’ and a ‘lie’ (St. Paul)

Minnesota Reps. Tim Kelly, Tara Mack ticketed for “Making out” in a car. (CityPages)

Kelly/Mack: Lawmakers will fight citations for ‘making out’ in park. (Red Wing)

Mack/Kelly: #LegislatorLivesMatter plot thickens as Kelly tells local paper citation is “rotten politics” (BSP)

Mack/Kelly: Daudt said he supports Kelly and Mack. (Rochester)

Lawmakers won’t fight fines for ‘making out’ in park. (MPR)

Kelly/Mack: Kelly agrees to pay fine, but denies allegation. (Red Wing)

Mack/Kelly: Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers pay ‘making out’ fines; Obama thanks Kline; Funny Franken (ForumNews)

Loon/Hann/Hausman/Murphy/Marty/Moe/Kelliher: Does Gov. Mark Dayton’s often-tense relationship with legislators help or hurt him? (MinnPost)

Lueck: Public has say on Enbridge proposal. (Aitkin)

Dill: Big mix of candidates, intrigue in House 3A special election. (MnBrown)

Amorosia runs for State Rep. 25A. (Byron)

Second Democrat seeks to take on Quam. (Rochester)

Hornstein/Franken: Better communications may mean safer oil trains. (ForumNews)

Franken: Broadband ‘as important as textbooks’ (ForumNews)

Franken: MN veterans are being recruited to tell their stories for Veterans History Project. (HTF)

Franken: Talking Points: How Should The U.S. Respond To The Refugee Crisis? (WCCO)

Franken Encourages Job Training Programs within Local Businesses. (KSTP)

Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan announce $600K grant for Brainerd airport. (Brainerd)

Franken/Klobuchar/Nolan/McCollum: It’s who you know: the Minnesota delegation’s ties to the Democratic presidential field. (MinnPost)

Kline will not run in 2016. (Red Wing)

Drazkowski/Atkins/Franken: Kline’s retirement announcement stuns 2nd District. (Rochester)

Kline/Garofalo: Report: Mary Pawlenty weighs Minnesota congressional bid. (AP)

Kline/Atkins/Drazkowski/Hansen/Albright: Gerson grabs CD2 spotlight as others weigh options. (MPR)

Walz-Emmer: Congressmen want to know why St. Cloud VA report was shelved. (AP)

ND oil shipments by rail drop with falling oil prices. (Moorhead)

TransCanada pipeline fire reported in northern Minn. (ForumNews)

Rising levels of nitrate in Minnesota drinking water are a costly challenge for homeowners. (St. Paul – Grand Forks)

Poultry producers prepare for potential fall flu outbreak. (ForumNews)

Corn crop stands tall at end of season. (St. Joseph)

Buffer law draws a crowd at Minnesota meeting. (Willmar-AgWeek)

MFU involved in variety of activities at the fair. (AgriNews)

Minnesota Farm Bureau grows Minnesota crops at the state fair. (AgriNews)

Letter (Backer): Fund education right from the start. (Morris)

Letter (Backer): Students sucker punched by tuition hikes. (Morris)

Letter (Kresha): Republicans fail rural broadband. (Little Falls)

Letter (Baker): Legislative help begins at home. (Willmar)

Letter (Baker): Legislation reduces chance for home-owned solar. (Willmar)

Letter: Support clean energy to boost local jobs. (Austin)

Letter: DFL members should support ranked-choice voting. (Duluth)

LaDuke Column: Dear Governor Dayton. (Brainerd)

Swanson Column: Fake check scams persist. (HTF)

Norton-Dettmer Column: Students’ return to school raises need for safe routes. (Rochester)

Rarick Column: How did your school benefit from 2015 session? (Pine City)

Newman Column (Collin Peterson): Update on summer legislative issues. (Glencoe)

Column (Franken-Nolan-Klobuchar): If steel dumping is illegal, why don’t we stop it? (HTF)

Column: Investments in our education will pay dividends for years. (Little Falls)

Column: Things I’ve learned about corn. (Fergus Falls)

Editorial: [BWCA] Land exchange, not purchase. (Ely)

Editorial: EPA letter good news for PolyMet. (Virginia)

Editorial (Newman-Dayton): Talks over help for Mille Lacs sputter. (Glencoe)

Editorial (Kline): Getting elected is now full-time job. (Glenwood)

Editorial: Making room for the grain trains. (Mankato-Albert Lea)

Editorial: Action welcome to improve Minnesota’s water quality. (Grand Forks)

Editorial: On Labor Day, jobless numbers don’t tell the whole story. (Owatonna)

Editorial: Tax change raises state’s business-friendly grade. (Litchfield)

Editorial: State needs to keep building mental health care. (St. Cloud)

Editorial: Sen. Heitkamp makes right call on Iran accord. (Moorhead)