Commentary

Minnesota legislative procedure: Single-subject battle has been won; now bring back subcommittees

Herein , five ways that reembracing their use would make for a more effective Legislature.
Editorial

Minnesota school districts can learn from odds-defying schools

Star Tribune analysis finds high-poverty schools that beat averages.
Commentary

Counterpoint: Third-party candidates are a constructive presence in Minnesota politics

Rather than dress them down, as a recent commentary did, let's help them by investing in democracy.
Commentary

Counterpoint: Pay attention to marching band for the effort alone

So many individual teenagers work together to create something so much bigger than themselves.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Lisa Benson on the allegation against Kavanaugh

Commentary

Ben Carson asked, so here's some feedback on affordable housing

Commentary

Sex crimes prosecutors regularly forge forward on 'he-said-she-said' cases

Editorial

Senate should get to the bottom of Kavanaugh allegations

Commentary

I worked with Kavanaugh; accusation doesn't match what I saw

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Assault allegations raise questions that shouldn't be rushed

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Do we really 'believe women'? With Kavanaugh allegation, slogan faces test

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey visited the growing homeless encampment near the Little Earth housing project last week, and talked with American Indian

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Mayo Clinic: New documentary by Ken Burns tells the story

Commentary
September 17
A courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, hand raised, and his defense attorney Richard Westling, left, before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson,

I was a prosecutor. Here's what I make of the Manafort deal with Mueller

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing on Sept. 6

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