Outstate News (11-8-15)

Editorial: Have some beet sugar, it’s GMO disease free. (Grand Forks-Detroit Lakes)

Kelly/Dibble/Zelle: Minnesota road costs jump as lawmakers debate how to pay for it. (St. Paul-Duluth)

Davids: Sharp words exchanged over MNsure budget. (St. Paul-Detroit Lakes)

Nornes/Ingebrigtsen/Landwehr: Big fish stir up controversy: Minnesota DNR muskie stocking plan draws ire of lake residents. (Fergus Falls)

Hackbarth/Tomassoni: Public shut out from Mille Lacs fisheries meetings. (Brainerd)

Loon: Minnesota teacher licensing reform gets conflicting reports. (St. Paul-Duluth)

Tomassoni/Metsa/Nolan/Franken/Klobuchar/Zelle: Long-awaited Highway 53 bridge project to begin. (Hibbing-Virginia)

Tomassoni/Metsa/Zelle: Officials gather for Highway 53 project groundbreaking. (Duluth)

Metsa/Tomassoni: Virginia wants outside lobbyist. (Virginia)

Stumpf/Rosen: Which projects will get bonding money? (Rochester)

Reinert/Simonson: Duluth lawmakers look to ‘package’ bonding requests. (Duluth)

Senjem/Loeffler: Your input is wanted on art displays at state Capitol. (ForumNews)

Pugh/Whelan: MN state representatives attend Wallbuilders’ ProFamily Legislators’ Conference in Dallas. (BSP )

Franken: Senator solicits veterans stories for Library of Congress collection. (Princeton)

Sen. Franken To Introduce Anti-Stalking App Bill. (WCCO)

With Politico interview, Franken embraces national role as key Democratic fundraiser. (MinnPost)

Franken gets serious about flipping Senate to Democrats. (Politico)

Klobuchar, Franken urge renewal of student loan program. (Brainerd)

Franken/Nolan/Paulsen/Klobuchar/et al: Obama blocks Keystone pipeline, ending debate for rest of term. (MinnPost)

John Kline proves again he’s Minnesota’s most anti-gay congressman. (City Pages)

Dayton cancels trip to be with father. (ForumNews)

Dayton/Landwehr: PolyMet review calls for cleanup assurance, water monitoring. (AP)

Dayton says mine, community need interaction. (ForumNews)

Landwehr/Dayton: PolyMet primer: Where we go from here. (Duluth)

Key question in PolyMet mine fight: Whose data to trust? (MPR-Albert Lea)

Anzelc/Bakk/Tomassoni: Dayton wants financial review. (Timberjay)

Environmental report on NW Minnesota transmission line released. (ForumNews)

MN deer hunting still in rebound mode. (Detroit Lakes)

Minnesota DNR provides buffer mapping project details and timeline. (HTF)

Bird flu ‘a possibility but not a certainty’ (AgriNews)

USDA: Chicken, turkey farms affected by bird flu can restock. (AP)

EU farmers share concerns of US farmers. (AgriNews)

Urdahl Letter: A response to Rep. Mahoney’s criticism. (Litchfield)

Letter: Rick Nolan has a proven record. (Aitkin)

Letter: Nolan should rethink putting trucks on I-35. (Duluth)

Letter: McNamar understands needs of schools. (Alexandria)

Franken Column: Remembering our veterans. (Worthington)

Column (Franken-Oberstar): Honor veterans’ legacies, not decorations. (Duluth)

Schmit Column: Prepare to grow rural Minnesota economies. (Red Wing)

Atkins-Metzen Column: Veterans owed more than thanks – state owes them money, too. (Pine City-Worthington)

Ken Peterson Column: Apprenticeship – Workforce training for today and tomorrow. (Alexandria)

Column: Sandra Peterson was a rare, remarkable woman, who deserves more attention. (ECM)

Column: Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety. (Alexandria)

Column: Are there really two Minnesotas? (Alexandria)

Column: Minnesota will make sure mining done safely. (Duluth)

Column: Dayton’s due diligence – Governor deserves credit for taking an in-depth look at PolyMet proposal. (Timberjay)

Editorial (Landwehr-Dayton): DNR did great job on PolyMet – Thorough, objective analysis on vital project. (Virginia)

Editorial: Embrace PolyMet’s milestone. (Duluth)

Editorial (Franken-Klobuchar): Help Senate ‘get to 60’ on GMO labeling. (Grand Forks)

Editorial: Time is right for Austin’s bonding requests. (Austin)

Editorial: Conservation proves to save some big money. (Mankato-Albert Lea)

Editorial: Cancer study on meat lacks context. (Moorhead-Alexandria)

Editorial: Train safety too important to put off. (Winona)

Editorial: Keystone XL delay is a setback for public safety in Minnesota. (Austin)