Commentary

This is your brain on politics

Why do liberals and conservatives see the world so differently? Neuroscience research suggests the two have slightly different brains. A commentary in cartoon form by Kirk Anderson.
Editorial

The research is clear: Waiting periods can curb gun deaths

Harvard study shows the benefit of a cooling-off period for some buyers.
Commentary

Guess what? Affordable housing is an election issue

Maybe that's no surprise. But "how to solve" is up for debate.
Commentary

Paul Wellstone: A man who knew how to frame the issues

While his improbable Senate victory is the stuff of legend, he really showed us what he was made of during his run for state auditor in 1982.
Commentary

The art of the lie: Trump may not be Hitler, but he has the techniques

Commentary

McCain's message: The world needs America's leadership

Commentary

In defense of art, history and understanding

Editorial

The ACA isn't dead yet, and consumers should tap into aid for 2018 coverage

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Minnesota's gray wolves are under attack – again

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Watch out, Ely: Mine robots are on the way

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Mayo, Albert Lea take a smart step toward ending dispute over hospital

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