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Rash Report: Barack and Michelle, before president and first lady

Newly released film "Southside With You" depicts a relatability mostly missing this election season.
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Not even business support delivers light rail

And it won't, with this GOP, until campaign money hinges on it.
Commentary

Rash Report: 'Average Mohamed' story is everything but average

Minneapolis' Mohamed Amin Ahmed creates a cartoon counternarrative to extremism.
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Great Decisions: Minnesota-based institutions, individuals can be key to countering extremism

Upcoming summit will explore and emphasize peacebuilding.
Commentary

Antiglobalism: America's bipartisan affliction

Free trade is a lost cause when one candidate won't buy it and the other won't sell it.
Commentary

In northern Twin Cities exurbs, four GOP legislators are getting tested from the right

No schadenfreude, please: There's policy on the line.
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Rash Report: 2016 campaign narrative defies expectations

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A former Minnesota high court justice steps into politics, on purpose

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Gains, losses cancel out from Seattle's minimum-wage hike

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Is it Phyllis Kahn being challenged, or her age?

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Those looked to for leadership should cool the rhetoric on race

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If the election is about the Supreme Court, here's a judge of interest

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