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Sign here: A Contract with Common Sense

Seven promises that politicians in both major parties should be willing to make.
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Regulators, lawmakers should act quickly after illnesses linked to vaping

Minnesota's failure to raise the tobacco, e-cig age to 21 looks even more irresponsible.
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'Murder,' they tweeted, falsely, seeking office

The Democrats find grist in the Ferguson story, but not the whole story.
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It's hard to leave a loved one behind a strange new door

That's true whether she's 18 or 86 — whether her life is expanding or winding down.
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Israel's sorry response to a U.S. tweet

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Forgetting kids in cars: Nobody is immune, and technology can help

Editorial

Twin Cities mayors face difficult realities of urban growth

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Rash Report: Dissent seen despite rise of autocratic age

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August 17
The author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has advocated strongly for reparations, testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing regarding the issue on Ju

Would reparations for slavery be constitutional?

Steve Sack
August 16
Sack cartoon: Trimming the Endangered Species Act

Sack cartoon: Trimming the Endangered Species Act

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August 16
U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., spoke Thursday about about Israel’s decision to deny entry ahead of their planned visit t

Israel's miscalculation on Omar and Tlaib

Letters
August 16
The Twin Metals mine would operate just miles from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Readers Write: Mining in northern Minnesota, political change and the Kochs, Omar and Israel, city budgets

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August 15

Northern Minnesota's forests need human help

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August 15
A patient holds a vial of insulin in Ontario, Canada, where the drug is much cheaper than it is in the United States.

Get the word out — now — on insulin options for people with diabetes; we cannot wait

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August 15
If troubled children don’t get access to services, the author argues, they can end up in places like Boys Totem Town in Ramsey County, which closed

Counterpoint: Someone does care enough to help potential shooters

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August 15
The U.S. Department of Agriculture can balance protecting places like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and rural economic opportunities, Perd

Counterpoint from Sonny Perdue: Rest assured, USDA will do right by BWCA and Minnesota

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