Commentary

The (constitutional) rights and wrongs of Charlottesville

Ugly speech and protests are protected under the Constitution. Violence is definitely not -- and "fighting words" may not always be.
Editorial

3M CEO takes moral high ground while Trump equivocates

The nation needed the president to clearly rebuke white supremacists.
Opinion

Listen: Bipartisan backlash to Trump's inflammatory comments

Corporate leaders and lawmakers reacted to President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's John Rash and Lori Sturdevant.
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Editorial cartoon: Mike Lester on monuments

Commentary

Dated and confusing, Minneapolis' government structure sorely needs an overhaul

Citizens deserve an updated form of government, better able to navigate accelerating changes in the community.
Commentary

Minneapolis election is overlooking a critical issue

Commentary

City's exile of menthol cigarettes is ill-conceived and patronizing

Commentary

Mayo studies its own opioid habits

Commentary

Southern culture is spring from which racism erupts

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Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on the media

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Editorial counterpoint: Minnesota's biodiesel mandate goes too far

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State help is needed to repair and maintain Minnesota city streets

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Trump's foolish statements were an affront to the nation

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