Commentary

The Secret History of the Commission on Presidential Debates

With the two major party nominees -- and no one else -- about to square off, it's time to revisit the thrilling misadventures that guaranteed voters would never learn about alternative candidates or ideas.
Editorial

Trump's crush on Russia, Putin deserves scrutiny

Voters must know more about candidate's possible financial ties.
Commentary

St. Cloud's cohesive spirit shines through

In the week after a man stabbed 10 people at a mall, this city's remarkable calm reflected years of community bridge-building.
Commentary

America has lived through an 'age of terror' before

From the 1880s to the 1920s, anarchist "propaganda by deed" — often expressed with dynamite — routinely rocked the U.S. and Europe. The loose extremist network looked a bit like today's.
Commentary

If the system's 'rigged,' it's long been in Trump's favor

Over decades, he's taken the art of tapping taxpayer largesse and exploiting tax law loopholes to heights few have approached.
Commentary

Federal Reserve struggles to find the path forward

Commentary

'Gridiron Glory' exhibit shows NFL's hold on U.S.

Editorial

Mississippi River requires agriculture's help to stay healthy

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Rest of the nation will follow Minnesota's lead on triclosan

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September 23

There's more than trade to lose by rejecting Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Local initiatives can be lauded, but funding is inadequate to support Somali community.
Commentary
September 23

Education-based high school athletics are an extension of the classroom

Commentary
September 23

Here's why I'm not TOO worried about a Trump victory

Letters
September 23

Readers Write (Sept. 24): Police-involved shootings, CNN, President Obama, distracted driving, Friday night lights, taking a knee

Commentary
September 22

Bullying executives won't result in lower prescription drug costs

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Commentary
September 22

How news coverage has tarnished Clinton

Commentary
September 22

Editorial counterpoint: Absenteeism issue missed a big point – the kids

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