Author Archives: Al Juhnke

Outstate News (2-22-15)

Eken/Saxhaug/Hamilton/Franson/Morse: Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths. (ForumNews) Eken/Franson: MN Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture & Rural Development hears industrial hemp bill. (BSP) Fabian/Eken/Morse: Minnesota lawmakers want final say on water quality rules. (MPR-Albert Lea) Tomassoni/Jensen: Sens. push cash … Continue reading

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Outstate News (2-15-15)

Nolan perseveres through challenges in personal, professional life. (Duluth) Daudt/Hausman/Seifert: How the metro vs. Greater Minnesota debate is playing out in the Legislature. (MinnPost) Crisis time for Minnesota roads spending? (MPR-Albert Lea) Kelly: State’s road system is big, complex — … Continue reading

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Outstate News (2-8-15)

Erickson/Hancock/Miller/Koenen: Schools with 4-day weeks plead to continue. (ForumNews) Erickson: Bill would preserve four-day school weeks for some districts. (MPR-Albert Lea) Daudt/Moe: Winning Majority Unlocked Loads Of New Money For House GOP. (AP) Gov. Dayton Isn’t Running For Reelection So … Continue reading

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Outstate News (2-1-15)

Editorial (Petersburg-Kelly): Let’s agree on roads plan this session. (Mankato) MN Chamber Column: Let’s focus on sustained, strategic transportation funding. (Worthington-Rochester) Kelly/Hann/Pederson/Zelle: Dayton seeks $11 billion for transportation. (ForumNews) Jensen/Dahle: Dayton’s transportation plan means $1 million more for Rice County. … Continue reading

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Outstate News (1-25-15)

Hancock/Erickson: Secretary of State Simon says ‘true early’ voting will speed system. (Bemidji) Simon: Sec. of state pursuing voting advancements. (Albert Lea) Kresha: Top Minnesota GOP bill features business breaks. (ForumNews) Daudt: Urban-rural split in Minnesota grows deeper, wider. (Strib) … Continue reading

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Outstate News (1-18-15)

Obituary (Rep. Jerry Dempsey): Goodbye, good guy. (Red Wing) Obituary: Donald Kahn, U professor, husband of Rep. Phyllis Kahn. (Strib) Sundin/Finstad: State of rural Minnesota: poorer and more diverse. (ForumNews) Bennett/Drazkowski: State reps to hold listening session on taxes. (Albert … Continue reading

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Outstate News (1-11-15)

Drazkowski/Davnie/Thissen/Daudt/Lesch/Skoe: An urban vs. rural fight for Minnesota state aid? (PioneerPress) Daudt/Bakk/Dibble: Dayton: House transportation plan ‘pure fantasy’ (MPR) Daudt/Dayton: Agreement, disagreement in transportation. (PioneerPress-Detroit Lakes) Thissen/Doug Peterson: Big gap in road-fixing plans means bigger fight at Capitol. (AP) Kelly/Bakk/Dibble/Stumpf/Lanning/Luther: … Continue reading

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Outstate News (12-21-14)

NORAD set to track Santa’s flight. (Austin) Daudt/Thissen/McNamara: House GOP bounces Minneapolis’ Wagenius from longtime post on natural resources committee. (Hotdish) Wagenius/Thissen/Daudt: Democrats cry foul on rosters. (AP) Thissen: DFLers lament Wagenius’ absence from House environmental committee. (MinnPost) Zellers/Bakk/Thissen/Marquart/Torkelson/Nornes: Doubt … Continue reading

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Outstate News (12-7-14)

Editorial: Greater Minnesota is looking for a political party. (Fergus Falls) Most Lake Pepin phosphorus from industrial sources and sewage. (AgriNews) Peppin: Republican leader takes aim at High School League. (MPR) Hackbarth/McNamara/Marty/Morse: Wetlands, mining on 2015 [legislative] agenda. (AP) Bakk/Daudt: … Continue reading

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Outstate News (11-30-14)

Martin: Republicans and Democrats may continue to swap control of the Minnesota House — for years to come. (MinnPost) Editorial (Martin-Downey): [Bigstone Co GOP] Chairman’s post sparks backlash. (MnDaily) ‘Bigotry’ on Facebook costs Big Stone GOP chair his day job. … Continue reading

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