Opinion

Listen: Another wild week in Washington

The capitol roiled from hearings on the Russian meddling in the U.S. election, the healthcare debate, and a Supreme Court nomination. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's John Williams and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's John Rash and Patricia Lopez.
Editorial

Insurers are in driver's seat on state health 'reinsurance'

We're seeing a pricey Band-Aid for the state's health market.
Commentary

Why is Norway tops in happiness? Let us count some ways

A job took us to Oslo from Minneapolis. Now, I'm less stressed. Safety, school, transportation and health care are a few of the reasons why.
Commentary

Who should be in charge in event of protests? The person trained for the job: Police chief

While the mayor can set a philosophy, it's the police chief who has the training and experience and must have operational authority.
Commentary

We're joining bipartisan forces to fight opioid abuse; please help us

Commentary

Tillerson shouldn't reject negotiations with North Korea

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Solitary confinement: A test for Minnesotans

Editorial

Jamar Clark protest ended well despite miscues by city, police

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