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As I saw too many times when young, it steals the public's power to decide.
What's at stake in battle between the governor and the Legislature is not just politics, but the state's Constitution.
He's been a fine addition to the State Capitol triumvirate.
A post-Watergate Minnesota GOP chairman has this advice: If there's chaos in Washington, keep it there. Put on an orderly show in St. Paul.
He used to be resigned to having some unwanted legislation get past him. No more.
Why legislators face a single-subject rule (which they ignore).
Especially if you have Nordic heritage, you'll like this book. But its value goes beyond that.
This is, after all, the department that brings in the funds for Minnesota.
How Minnesota's Dave Durenberger handled the developing news about the Iran-contra affair.
Carbon-free sources have momentum, thanks to visionary leadership of the past.
In Minnesota, that would be state Rep. Erin Murphy, a licensed nurse, who says: "You don't walk away from a patient who needs your attention."
Examples abound. Will citizens get cynical or energized by this?
The party has purpose and perhaps a chance in this session to show rural voters how it better meets their needs.
It would be a welcome revival of civic culture cultivation, if legislators buy in.
It's all about the driver's seat.
Quick pick was needed for the board, and he's the guy.
Voters there may warm to politicians who can make things better on this front.
A critical mass unites against Trump policy.
An agreement on health premium relief and other factors give reason for hope.
For that, let's turn to the leader of St. Catherine University.
It involves dissolving the Counties Transit Improvement Board.
When you were out of commission for updates, things didn't always go well.
Who's leaving the scene and what lies ahead.
Our state isn't like other places when it comes to politics. Here, self-dealing is self-destruction.
Trump, unbeholden to big money? Just a wish.
Some of state's best historical ideas for achieving equity remain the best way forward.
Coming together for our region's future is still a highly relevant goal.
DFL must remember to pay attention to economic security in rural Minnesota.
A breakthrough to leadership still requires working twice as hard.
Let's examine the curricula vitae of the two men who'd run the state House.
He's a loyal team player, even in this election. He also has an broader vision for his party.
The congressman is well-suited to tackle the urban-rural divide.
Flier about two DFL candidates picks the wrong approach and wrong topic.
One possible direction can be found in the Conservative Energy Forum.
In the week after a man stabbed 10 people at a mall, this city's remarkable calm reflected years of community bridge-building.
More than ever, schooling has predictive power in the election. The impact here:
How a benefit very relevant to millennials got back on the agenda.
You’ve got questions about Southwest light rail. I know you do, because plenty of you pepper me with them every time this column makes mention…
Football, the State Fair — and maybe a future World Expo, right here in our state.
And it won't, with this GOP, until campaign money hinges on it.
Why? Because the Merrick Garland nomination is still in limbo.
No schadenfreude, please: There's policy on the line.
The assessment is up to the electorate, which doesn't always prize experience.
What's behind that? Perhaps it's the evolution of the women's movement.
It wasn't always this way. But now we've had Reagan, Ventura, Franken, Page, Grams …
Guidance for races down the ballot can be found in tactics used in 1964's campaign.
Especially one with ambitions, when the Legislature has unfinished business.
The big question: Why has higher ed slipped as a shared priority among Minnesotans?
This time without the one-county burden.
National elections (Trump? Clinton?) usually drive state results. But, but, but …
Experience matters, and thus, so does legislator pay.
Perhaps the state could also be versatile on funding tools.
Hearing on fetal-tissue research made enough noise to matter to Minnesota.
Ranked-choice voting might have moderated the campaign.
Enough for a legislator to try again for Congress, even against an incumbent.
The chancellor, who'll retire next year, knows what the state needs to thrive.
Soccer plan is modest, but there's a larger obstacle.
Good public policy would make a common struggle easier for Minnesotans.
In Minnesota, it's something that's come with demand and gone after folks didn't like the results. It's probably coming back.
A sense of collaboration looks elusive. Enter LeRoy Stumpf on his way out.
In this battle, symbolism is as important as the policies being produced.
This is a generational phenomenon, not the government drag some suggest.
The former mayor quickly learned the difference between campaigning and governing — between earning love and respect. It's a lesson that Tuesday's caucusgoers should keep in mind.
The workforce has changed dramatically, but policies are stuck in the past. That may be about to change in Minnesota.
Sanders-Clinton is not unlike McCarthy-Humphrey — and look how that turned out.
Buffer-bill bickering aside, the governor is not backing down on this — especially with Flint.
This will be a key topic again this year at the Legislature. Might a former U president be a source of sage advice?
New forum relaunches legendary discussion group. The first topic — the legacy of slavery — won't be timid.
Will they get political favors that would be better directed elsewhere?
Even in the rare case where it's warranted, there are better ways to counter ugly, fearmongering rhetoric.
He doesn't think his soft-sell style of politics would work on a broader stage. That's not to say civic involvement wasn't worth it.
There's a perception that the metro area doesn't understand.
The workforce is a key to Minnesota's future.
A history lesson in a 'one state' path to urban/rural prosperity
She's been a type of politician that doesn't come along often.
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