Outstate News (11-15-15)

Hann/Bakk/Massman: Minnesota GOP senators don’t want offices in new building. (ForumNews)

Hann/Bakk: Senate GOP to stay put for now, spurn new office building. (AP)

Bakk/Daudt: Dayton seeks special session for unemployed miner benefits. (ForumNews)

Bakk/Daudt: Dayton seeks special session for steelworkers. (AP)

Thissen/Martin: DFLer abruptly quits race after saying ‘ISIS isn’t necessarily evil’ (Strib)

Martin: Candidate ends campaign after Twitter comments on ISIS. (MPR)

Kresha/Sheran: Lawmakers say state not putting child safety first in abuse cases. (ForumNews)

PolyMet EIS done, but project still faces hurdles. (MnBrown)

Tomassoni/Nolan/Dayton/Landwehr: Debate heats up with final PolyMet review. (Timberjay)

Morse/Dayton/Landwehr: Environmentalists urge more comments on PolyMet. (ForumNews)

Otto/Johnson/Fraser/Dayton/Oberstar/et al: How the specter of the decades-long fight over the BWCA hangs over PolyMet. (MinnPost)

Daudt/Bakk: Gov. Dayton asks for extension for REAL ID compliance. (ForumNews)

Sen. Jensen discusses education, health care in Owatonna. (Owatonna)

Sen. Scott Newman addresses School Board Monday. (Litchfield)

Baker/Johnson/Garofalo: Chronicles of broadband: Assistant Majority Leader Dave Baker confused about what year it is. (BSP)

Miller/Baker/Wiger/Thissen/Marquart: Peculiar postcards hit mailboxes in greater Minnesota House districts flipped in 2016. (BSP)

Samuelson: 6 men apply to fill mayor vacancy in Brainerd. (Brainerd)

Laine/Bernardy/Goodwin: Sen. Barb Goodwin won’t run again. (MPR)

Norton/Waltman: Sauke to run for Minnesota House in 2016. (Rochester)

Petersen/Abeler/Thompson/Ingebrigtsen/Newman/Rosen/Westrom: GOP endorses candidate in race to fill Petersen vacancy in Minnesota Senate. (Strib)

Senator Al Franken tours farm that’s implemented Rural Energy for America Program. (KTTC)

U.S. Senator Al Franken visits local farms utilizing REAP. (KIMT)

Franken/Klobuchar: Officials praise collaboration to secure $10M federal grant for Willmar railroad wye. (Willmar)

Franken/Klobuchar: Federal Grant will Start Willmar Rail Yard Realignment. (KSTP)

Franken/Klobuchar/Baker: Ceremony in Willmar announces TIGER Grant. (KWLM)

Sen. Franken reintroduces Location Privacy Protection bill to prevent smartphone apps from targeting abuse victims. (WDAY)

Franken: Your apps know where you are, but do you know who they’re sharing that information with? (MinnPost)

Franken: ‘Refocus our efforts’ on defeating ISIS. (Rochester)

Bruce Dayton dies at age of 93. (St. Paul-Detroit Lakes)

Bruce Dayton dies, father of governor and leader of retail giant. (ForumNews)

Lt. Gov. Smith announces free admission to state parks on Black Friday. (Brainerd)

Zelle: Increase in state transportation funding gap projected over next 20 years. (HTF)

Passion for liberal arts and sustainability important for next University chancellor, Kaler says. (Morris)

Sexual harassment case spurs Minnesota Public Safety payout. (AP)

Duluth businesses brew up controversy_Member of anti-PolyMet coalition says opposition to Range project misunderstood. (Virginia)

Iron Range mines could see boost from Brazilian disaster. (MnBrown)

Agri-Growth, AGree launch water quality partnership. (AgriNews)

Senate bill would drop protections for wolves in MN. (AP)

Fertilizer plant planned for Grand Forks will minimize plumes. (Grand Forks)

Animal rights investigator says issues stem from push for speed. (Austin)

QPP vows changes following video’s release. (Albert Lea-Austin)

Farmers can get monarch-saving money. (ForumNews)

Letter: Questioning Nolan’s support of veterans. (Brainerd)

Letter (Backer-McNamar-Betterman): MNsure among lowest premiums in nation. (Alexandria)

Franken Column: Many ways to remember our veterans. (Pine City-Rochester)

Davids Column: It’s time to admit mistakes about MNsure. (Albert Lea-Worthington)

Baker Column: Feasibility study is vital step for broadband in Kandiyohi County. (Willmar)

Sheran Column (DeKruif): Health care is not “free stuff”… It is very expensive. (Mankato)

Column (Gunther-Klobuchar): A special visit from a U.S. Senator. (Blue Earth)

Column (Nolan-Landwehr): Views on PolyMet final Environmental Impact Statement. (Duluth)

Column: Xcel’s solar slow walk casts shade on energy savings for thousands. (MinnPost)

Editorial (Tomassoni): Open government? Not even in Minnesota. (Duluth)

Editorial (Daudt): Don’t grade government on a curve. (Rochester)

Editorial (Torkelson-Dahms-Considine): Invest in those who take care of the disabled. (Mankato-Albert Lea)

Editorial (Zelle): New urgency for roads, bridges. (Alexandria)