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How many detectives assigned to the Jussie Smollett case?

Two dozen, perhaps, in a city that has a lot to deal with, after Democrats and the media bought right into the anti-Trump story line.
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Legislature should fix state's flawed probation system to focus resources, better assist ex-offenders' return to society.

Minnesota probation system reforms should be approved.
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Court ruling in Mankato police-use-of-force case leaves a lingering question

With a shaky decision halting a wrongful death suit, there will be no trial that might have shown whether officers made the right choices.
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The 2020 vision for Bernie Sanders

He's got a base. He's made age an asset. He's authentic as they come. Don't count him out.
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Editorial cartoon: Lisa Benson on democratic socialism

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Stricter gun laws lead to lower child, teen fatality rates

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Can Klobuchar's record as a prosecutor be an asset in her presidential run?

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To help control prescription drug costs, let's tap a vital resource: Pharmacists

Editorial

Walz offers an overly ambitious first try on budget

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February 20

A welcome, bipartisan push on wildnerness protection

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February 20
August 1945 : A sailor kissed a woman in New York City after learning World War II was over. The man pictured died this week.

In the MeToo era, a kiss is not just a kiss. Maybe it never was.

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February 20
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Sack cartoon: The snow

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February 20
President Donald Trump, seen speaking at an event in the Rose Garden to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern borde

Trump's 'emergency' is no crisis for democracy

Letters
February 20
A close-up image of a snowflake on a black glove.

Readers Write: The snow and the state of things, capitalism and socialism, proposed gas tax increase in Walz budget, immigration and assimilation, racism

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February 20
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposed a state budget that would raise gas and vehicle taxes and spend more money on priorities he touted as a candidate.

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A rite for sore eyes : Twins players like Jason Castro loosening up last week at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

Spring. It's coming. Because baseball is.

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February 19

Faced with tough choice on controversial pipeline, Walz punted

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