Outstate News (11-29-15)

Endorsement: Ecklund is best-prepped to represent 3A. (Duluth)

Juhnke takes job as director of Nebraska pork group. (Willmar-AgWeek)

Juhnke: Pork Producers have new executive director. (Lincoln-Columbus)

Davids/Rest/Thissen/Skoe/Gazelka: Tax cut consensus is building at Minnesota Capitol. (St. Paul-Duluth)

Poppe/Sparks: MNsure town hall meeting to be held Monday in Austin. (Austin)

Ingebrigtsen: Council asks Legislature to help pay for community center expansion. (Alezandria)

Rep. Peppin says GOP focus is on jobs, not benefits. (MPR)

Video: Rep. Dean Urdahl compelled to write. (Willmar)

Bakk/Nolan/Dayton: Everybody wants to save the Range. (MnBrown)

Miller/Baker: Appleton man flays Minnesota Jobs Coalition junk mail; BS blizzard buries Willmar mailboxes. (BSP)

Political chatter: Minnesota looks to cut drug sentences; Emmer wants war declaration; U of M seeks input. (ForumNews)

Kline, Franken back rewrite of No Child Left Behind Act. (AP)

Downey/Martin: Republicans criticized for “#NegroProblem” post. (CityPages)

Otto: LGA increases for Minnesota communities. (Park Rapids)

MnSCU chancellor: We need to plan for jobs of the future. (Willmar)

Funding for 15 broadband projects in Greater Minnesota announced. (HTF)

MNsure: Tax credits can reduce, or eliminate, large premium increases. (HTF)

Dayton announces plans for Water Summit. (AgriNews)

Landwehr: Agencies seek legal help on PolyMet. (Timberjay)

Morse: Minnesota prepares for legal fight over PolyMet mine. (St. Paul-Fergus Falls)

DNR releases new elk management plan, comment meetings set. (Alexandria)

Turkey farmers thankful to be working. (ForumNews)

Westrom Letter: Keeping Minnesota safe. (Morris-Willmar)

Letter: Rep. Peterson votes like a Republican. (Moorhead)

Marquart Letter (Theis-Knoblach): Blame tax hikes on LGA freeze. (St. Cloud)

Marquart Column (Backer): Property tax increases are a betrayal of rural Minnesota. (Morris)

Drazkowski Column: Ask local governments why property taxes continue to rise. (Morris-Litchfield-Red Wing)

Kresha Column: Farmers, Minnesotans need all-of-the-above energy approach. (Brainerd-Little Falls)

Lueck Column: A muskie, IRRRB meeting, education session. (Aitkin)

Newman Column: State bonding sought for local projects. (Glencoe)

Column (Lenczewski-Thissen): A top Democtat’s career move is everything you hate about politics. (CityPages)

Editorial (Hausman-Daudt): If surplus must be spent, spend it on the roads. (St. Paul-Albert Lea)

Editorial (Stumpf): Same old story: more [transportation] need than money. (Glencoe)

Editorial (Nolan-Franken-Klobuchar): Rep. Nolan’s proposal sends right message –
Obama, media, most of Congress ignoring ore/steel national crisis.

Editorial: Time for a special session. (Duluth-Worthington)

Editorial: We should accept refugees after vetting them carefully. (St. Joseph)

Editorial: Don’t politicize the refugee crisis. (MnDaily)