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  • Updated: September 6, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Guns at the Minnesota Capitol? Here's a compromise.

By Joshua Gruber September 09, 2013, 04:50 AM

It's simple. We could require screenings, metal detectors for all.

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Star Tribune editor: The mentally ill in Minnesota jails

By Nancy Barnes September 08, 2013, 12:03 AM

Our reporting reveals a system that's failing those who need its attention.

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Why minimum-wage hikes are unhelpful

By Michael J. McIlhon September 07, 2013, 06:03 PM

We can’t simply impose higher wages and call it a day. As always, we need to think this through.

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Met Council must be accountable on Southwest LRT

By Jenifer Loon September 06, 2013, 08:28 PM

This powerful, unelected body needs to work closely with local officials on the problematic Southwest Corridor project.

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Ely's tourism doing fine, thank you

By Bill Forsberg Sr. September 06, 2013, 06:50 PM

The facts, not just anecdotes, confirm that outdoor recreation is a thriving business.

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Minnesota schools get money and mandates

By Sondra Erickson and Kelby Woodard September 04, 2013, 07:16 PM

But this won’t fix what’s wrong in the education system. It hasn’t so far.

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Minnesota needs higher minimum wage

By Editorial Board August 31, 2013, 06:59 PM

Star Tribune Editorial: Family economic security and learning go hand-in-hand.

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Mining opponents: You think you know Ely's needs?

By Joe Baltich August 31, 2013, 06:00 PM

A message to Twin Cities residents who oppose mining because they want to save the BWCA for the day they might visit.

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Hussein Samatar leaves rich Minneapolis legacy

By Editorial Board August 26, 2013, 07:12 PM

The Somali elected official was an inspirational leader and community-builder.

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What's next on Gov. Dayton's agenda?

By LORI STURDEVANT August 24, 2013, 07:07 PM

Sturdevant: What he told me at he State Fair.

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Southwest Commuter Rail: Honor previous agreements

By Mark Andrew August 21, 2013, 07:34 PM

The way forward is to honor the agreements already made in the past.

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Cam Winton: Runs as independent, but gives GOP hope

By LORI STURDEVANT August 17, 2013, 04:27 PM

Can the party non grata rematerialize in Minneapolis?

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A better route for Southwest commuter rail

By BERNIE H. BEAVER August 14, 2013, 07:32 PM

Just two blocks away from a proposed controversial route is a sound and cheaper solution.

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Minnesota Matters

DFL jitters in Minneapolis?

By Minnesota Matters August 14, 2013, 12:02 PM

It's telling that Minneapolis council candidates feel the need to boast about their DFL backing.

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A Minnesota tale of two counties

By WILL LABOVITCH August 13, 2013, 08:24 PM

Anoka and Dakota are twins in nearly every way except politics — for now. This writer hopes it stays that way.

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Minnesota Legislature should reconsider warehouse tax

By Editorial Board August 13, 2013, 06:45 PM

Legislature erred in hammering warehouse industry.

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Wilfs are on notice: Keep Minnesota dealings clean

By Editorial Board August 13, 2013, 12:12 PM

Editorial: New Jersey lawsuit should intensify scrutiny of Vikings stadium dealings.

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Minneapolis voting system unfairly bashed

By Javier Morillo and Richard Carlbom August 12, 2013, 07:37 PM

Commentary about the ranked choice voting method seemed to assume dimwittedness.

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Louise Erdrich: Southwest commuter rail

By Louise Erdrich August 12, 2013, 04:31 PM

The Twin Cities has a legacy to protect.

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Minnesota leaders need to address invasive species

By JOE SHNEIDER August 10, 2013, 09:44 PM

It’s time to ask the governor, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner, our state senators and representatives: “How many...

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