Commentary

The elements of an E-12 deal for Minnesota are present

The School Readiness program could be the catalyst in special-session discussions.
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About I-35W as an aging-bridge example

The 2007 catastrophe on Interstate 35W is often cited — incorrectly — as a result of aging infrastructure.
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Minnesota's debate on universal preschool exposes differences

A breakthrough, in that it was on the table. A rift, however, in terms of execution.
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In praise of the political machine

Could it be that reforms meant to clean up our system have enfeebled the very wheeling and dealing that made it work?
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Periscope ups the ante for sports, media and politics

Live-streaming apps are just the latest digital disruption to upend established models.
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Lori Sturdevant: Legislature's dealmakers shouldn't squeeze out mental health improvements

Some state spending saves lives and money down the line.
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Scott Gillespie: Black victims of the police, ad infinitum

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Lori Sturdevant: Duluth local government aid cuts are a rotten precedent

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D.J. Tice: Crunch time at the State Capitol. Advantage: Dayton

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Lori Sturdevant: Legislature's work impeded by Capitol's reconstruction

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Four-part Opinion series: Separate and Unequal
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Separate and Unequal, a four-part series that will be published on consecutive Sundays, was reported and written by editorial writer Jill Burcum, with input from the Star Tribune Editorial Board. News photographer David Joles, who traveled with Burcum to northern Minnesota and South Dakota, shot the photos.
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May 1

Minnesota's bridges are still out there, aging

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May 1

Alienated immigrants: An American tradition

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May 1

Missing the depth(s) of Jacques Cousteau

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April 24

It's a Minnesota party role reversal on nursing home funding

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April 24

Being a cop is a discipline, but what if the system is soft?

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April 24

There are multiple factors driving complex Mideast conflicts

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April 20

Rash Report: The pope, pop culture, billboards and Armenian Genocide

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April 17

Senate office building: This space coming soon, with vacancy

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April 10

Rolling Stone case: Too seldom is there a price for stretching the truth

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It's not nice to mess with the Mother of MinnesotaCare

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