Opinion

Listen: Legislative session goes up to – and over – the last minute

Despite a budget surplus and a special session, lawmakers have not yet reached agreement on key budget bills. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's John Williams and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's John Rash and Lori Sturdevant.
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State budget deal, though flawed, reflects Minnesota compromise

It's worth a special session to bring gridlock to an end.
Commentary

A newcomer's view: Don't scorn skyways; help make them a better fit

This newbie suggests integrating sidewalks and skyways more, starting with enhanced signage to ease navigation.
Commentary

Media coverge of Trump doesn't just seem very negative – it is

A Harvard study finds it's been a whopping 80 percent negative.
Commentary

Hike the U.S. gas tax to improve roads, bridges? No, trim it and let states adjust theirs based on their needs

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America's newest debt binge

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No free passes: Everyone must own the problem of opioid addiction if we're to turn this crisis around

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