Blogs

Don't call House plan "Jesse checks"

The sales tax rebates of 2000 reached more people with more money than would this year's House GOP boost in the state income tax's personal exemption.
Blogs

A belated State of the State

By waiting until April, the governor lost the opportunity to spring fresh ideas on legislators.
Blogs

House GOP gets serious about transportation

House majority's plan taps the state's general fund for roads and bridges, setting up a tussle with education and social services.
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A fitter Wadena, post tornado

Government and civic organizations rebuilt Wadena's tornado-damaged public facilities. Now it's up to homeowners to invest.
Blogs

After 42 years, the ERA returns

Republican wariness may be fading -- at least in the state Senate.
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Reviving fiscal memories

Not many 2015 legislators were in office 15 years ago. Those who were learned a lesson applicable this year.
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Re-value vocational education

Editorial

Lori Sturdevant: Unfulfilled policy dreams can return next year

Commentary

Lori Sturdevant: University voices plead for state funding boost

Blogs

Conflicts still in store for Tomassoni

More Opinion

Listen to the latest 'Playing Politics'
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Just days remain before adjournment and the 2016 legislative session. Hear the “Playing Politics” analysis from editorial writers Lori Sturdevant and Patricia Lopez and host John Rash.
Blogs
January 26, 2015

Transportation fix: It's all in the timing

Blogs
January 14, 2015

Crunch time for Capitol decisions

Countering extremism in Minnesota
Special Report Countering extremism in Minnesota
updated 19 hours 20 mins. ago
Local initiatives can be lauded, but funding is inadequate to support Somali community.
Blogs
December 5, 2014

A Minnesota push for interfaith peace

Blogs
November 21, 2014

A tip for freshman legislators

Blogs
November 17, 2014

Frenzel's long reach

Blogs
November 4, 2014

The Quie-Fraser example

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Blogs
August 19, 2014

No love for No Child Left Behind

Blogs
August 18, 2014

Salute to a legislature builder