Commentary

The Minnesota Security Hospital at St. Peter still needs work

Despite some progress over the past year on training and restraints, the state needs to do more to improve treatment of our mentally ill.
Editorial

U.S. must lead in the fight to stop human trafficking

Congress should hold the Obama administration accountable on Malaysia.
Commentary

St. Paul rape case could be a turning point

This is thanks to a wise judge and the courageous survivor of a knife attack.
Commentary

U.S. armed forces leading the way with progressive family-leave policies

Sadly, this is the only industrialized country without mandated paid parental leave.
Commentary

How hopefuls can un-Trump the Fox debate

Commentary

Learning is a local thing, as Minnesota initiatives show

Editorial

U.S. needs to stop ignoring failures in the criminal-justice system

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Commentary
August 2

No rest for the weary teen

Commentary
August 2

Presidential campaign: The rhetoric reaches (for) rock-bottom

Commentary
August 2

Celebrate the Americans With Disabilities Act, but there's more work to do

Commentary
August 2

Of life and death and love and dogs

Four-part Opinion series: Separate and Unequal
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Separate and Unequal, a four-part series that will be published on consecutive Sundays, was reported and written by editorial writer Jill Burcum, with input from the Star Tribune Editorial Board. News photographer David Joles, who traveled with Burcum to northern Minnesota and South Dakota, shot the photos.
Commentary
August 2

So this is what a full load of roadwork looks like

Commentary
August 2

Hunting: How I learned I didn't belong in the business of killing

Opinion
July 31

Highway spending to dip

Cartoons
July 31

Sack cartoon: Outrage, a menu

Editorial
July 31

In wake of another theater shooting, keep the focus on stronger gun laws

Editorial
July 31

Huckabee's hysterics add nothing to important debate on Iran deal

Letters
July 31

Readers Write (Aug. 1): Officiating high school sports, killing animals like Cecil, airport location, bottled water

Commentary
July 31

Why Brazil is still a sorry underachiever

Commentary
July 31

An uneven Brazilian and Olympic metamorphosis

Commentary
July 31

Let's test presidential candidates in crisis 'stress tests,' not debates

Cartoons
July 30

Sack cartoon: Donald Trump

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