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The unchecked power of Customs and Border Protection

The deportation of an Iranian student demonstrates. History does, too.
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Don't pay too much at the pharmacy

An editorial writer could have saved money with new law, but failed to take advantage.
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Listen: Impeachment strategies emerge

A sharp partisan divide marked the opening of the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's John Rash and D.J. Tice.
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Editorial counterpoint: The Iron Range deserves fair trade policies

Even if President Donald Trump agrees.
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We don't need more mining to have a green, high-tech economy

Copper and nickel is already abundant — and recyclable.
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What to make of the New York Times' split endorsement? I can't decide.

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Listen: Impeachment strategies emerge

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Israel-U.S. model has been a resounding success

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Water contamination: Municipal systems get attention, but what about private wells?

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Twin Metals underground mine location: Aerial view of the area that would be mined by Twin Metals.
Special report Mining and the BWCA: Not this location
updated 16 hours 44 mins. ago
The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.
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January 22

Political speech must remain free in the United States

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January 22
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS. United Nations experts on Wednesday called for an “immediate investigation” by th

Bezos hack rekindles fears about Saudi crown prince

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January 21

Change suicide prevention hotline number to three digits

Listen to the latest 'Playing Politics'
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Opinion Exchange
January 21
A large tract of crop land was mostly without the normal corn crop in October following floods earlier in the year.

Water contamination: In Minnesota, we must reconsider which crops we plant

Letters
January 21
If PolyMet obtains its permits and begins operating near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., this tailings basin will be put back into use. Tailings, or the rock waste

Readers Write: PolyMet mine, Trump supporters, primary voting, Mississippi River projects

Editorial
January 21
President Donald Trump delivered opening remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

Trump is no 'prophet' on climate change

Opinion Exchange
January 21
Drillers for Twin Metals, at a site near the Kiwishiwi River, pull a core sample from the drill pipe.

Editorial counterpoint: McCollum's mining-ban bill shortchanges environment review

Steve Sack
January 21
Sack cartoon: The Senate's strait man

Sack cartoon: The Senate's strait man

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January 21
Photo illustration.

On Capitol Hill, one of the few remaining nonpartisan spaces is a barbershop

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January 21
Gun-rights advocates carried weapons outside the secure perimeter of the Capitol in Richmond, Va. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2019, where people rallied over

Gun rally shows I might be doing this whole 'white man' thing wrong

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January 21
Capitol Hill at sunrise Tuesday on the first full day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction

The key to understanding President Trump's impeachment trial

Opinion Exchange
January 20
This is a rendering of the “Wishbone” proposal for reinvigorating St. Anthony Falls. But rather than cover up the falls with tourist traps and an

Editorial counterpoint: Let's raise St. Anthony Falls before we bury it

Editorial
January 20

Free the press at Senate impeachment trial

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