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What 'Sesame Street' knows about foster care

The children's program tells us the truth: Substance abuse is the primary reason children end up in foster care in this country.
Editorial

Sound new effort on U building names

University president Joan Gabel is rightly seeking a clearer, more consistent policy on renamings.
Editorial

Tech to the rescue after boy goes missing

People are justly concerned about how it's developed and used, but here's a reason to be grateful.
Opinion Exchange

Some of Trump's deregulation efforts are steps in the right direction

We need to give the president credit where it's due.
Editorial

Voters should give Klobuchar a look

Pragmatic ideas and unifying tone could be a winning formula, and a way of governing.
Opinion Exchange

A parent's-eye view of Minneapolis public schools

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Test of time: What school expectations used to be

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Answer this: A skills test from the past

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October 18
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in 2017.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019: A compelling voice, silenced

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October 18

Teens are struggling with mental health, suicide. We need to find out why.

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October 18

Deadly 'Stand Your Ground' should be repealed

Letters
October 18
This week, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that regardless of the November referendum to keep or jettison St. Paul’s organized trash system, resid

Readers Write: St. Paul's messy trash system, auto emissions standards, public restrooms in Minneapolis

Opinion Exchange
October 18
For some who live in rural areas, the nearest hospital is hours away.

Presidential debates need to bring up access to health care

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'Broken Windows': A policing style revisited

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October 18
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shook hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence before their talks about Syria on Thursday in Ankara. A ceas

The week in Syria: A pretty good turn of events, for Turkey

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