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The heartbreaking cycle of violence, then silence

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Editorial

Don't let Minnesota lawmakers politicize road projects

The earmarking attempt by the 2016 Legislature should be dropped in 2017.
Commentary

Why I fight for gun safety – for my Aunt Shelley

This election season, know where your elected officials stand on strengthening our laws.
Commentary

On U.S. crime rates, voter perception matters

Is Trump right that murders, rapes and aggravated assaults are rising? Maybe. The 2016 numbers, though, will bear watching.
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They let Trump be Trump, and it was bad

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