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Michael Bloomberg and the myth of the magic manager

Voters should educate themselves on the presidential candidate's mayoral failures as well.
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Another crime uptick in downtown Minneapolis — this time near Vikings stadium

Another crime increase downtown should prompt immediate action from city leaders.
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Launch a fundraiser to save 'smiley water tower' in Freeport, Minn.

It has many fans far and wide.
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Vote? Pay taxes? Socialist!

The philosophy is really all around, if you think about it.
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'Democratic socialists' should look to American Northland for a Nordic utopia

After living in Norway for a year, we returned to find that Scandinavian socialists had a long history here, well before Bernie Sanders came into popularity.
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Education. That's how Scandinavia got great.

"Education" there means lifelong engagement and the complete moral, emotional, intellectual and civic transformation of a person.
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Editorial cartoon: Phil Hands on Bernie Sanders

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Launch a fundraiser to save 'smiley water tower' in Freeport, Minn.

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Moderate, centrist: What do these mean?

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Reconsider overly realistic 'active shooter' drills

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Twin Metals underground mine location: Aerial view of the area that would be mined by Twin Metals.
Special report Mining and the BWCA: Not this location
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The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.
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February 17
“CBS This Morning” host Gayle King speaking at the 2016 Art For Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. In the wake of a social-media backlash, King says

Was Gayle King wrong to question Kobe Bryant's legacy?

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February 15
Sack cartoon: The day after

Sack cartoon: The day after

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February 15

Ignore the myths on influenza; lives are at stake

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February 14
Seniors learn how to use technology from teens at Cyber-Seniors.

Why I remain an optimist in our complex world

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February 14
Metro Transit police officers questioned a man who was smoking a cigarette on a light-rail train in December. He responded that an erratic passenger h

Met Council chairman Charlie Zelle: Steps we're taking to make Metro Transit riders safe

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February 14
Sunset in Huxley, Iowa, just days after the caucuses took place.

After the caucuses, Iowans are getting a bad rap

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February 14
Author Jeanine Cummins in Nyack, N.Y.. Cummins’ novel “American Dirt,” about migrants fleeing violence, is a hit with booksellers, but critics h

Who gets to tell — that is, appropriate — what stories?

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February 14
The scene in 1787: Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the U.S. Constitution was commissioned in 1939 as part of the congressional

Electoral College: Picture yourself at the origin of a limiting decision

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February 14
The actress Winona Ryder, seen here in a Squarespace ad, was born in Winona, Minn.

The search for the 'real' Winona, continued

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February 14
Twin Cities housing: The 'flaming hoops' separating builders and cities

Twin Cities housing: The 'flaming hoops' separating builders and cities

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February 14
A coal train on the tracks leading to the Sherburne County Generating Station in Becker.

Coal vs. clean energy: The future can't leave host communities behind

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February 14
A marijuana plant grows under artificial light at an indoor facility in Portland, Maine.

Counterpoint: Is cannabis legalization really bumping up auto accident rates?

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February 14
This legislative session, it’s time to fight for a workspace safe from sexual harassment.

Minnesota's outdated sexual harassment laws continue to let survivors down

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