Commentary

Iowa and the Super Bowl: Kicking off 2016's biggest games

There are telling similarities — and a key difference — between mega events.
Opinion

Looking for a presidential parallel? Think 1968

Sanders-Clinton is not unlike McCarthy-Humphrey — and look how that turned out.
Commentary

For Gov. Dayton, water quality agenda runs deep

Buffer-bill bickering aside, the governor is not backing down on this — especially with Flint.
Commentary

As radicals arise, gridlock never looked so good

Thank the founding fathers that our system could handle a President Trump or Sanders.
Opinion

A Trump-less debate highlights a campaign heavy on politics, light on policy

A split-screen between the Republican debate and a Donald Trump rally highlights the politics, but not the policy, of the 2016 race.
Commentary

Despite dangers, getting the 'ground truth' compels journalists

Brothers Charles and Richard Sennott are among those advocating for journalists' safety and the need for on-the-ground reporting.
Commentary

A voice of higher ed — Robert Bruininks — is pretty keen on early ed

Commentary

A welcome return of drug-store democracy

Commentary

The long twilight struggle of the Iron Range

Opinion

'13 Hours' and the enduring Benghazi debate

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January 8

Sobering global events crash New Year's party

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January 8

Liberty has a way of leaving us conflicted

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January 8

Minnesota's elder taxpayers have clout. (Alas?)

Commentary
December 31, 2015

2015's politics, media set 2016 stage

Commentary
December 31, 2015

Weeding out unfit cops early could help prevent shootings

Commentary
December 31, 2015

Forget Nazi comparisons — find other ways to reject hateful speech

Commentary
December 23, 2015

As Duluth Mayor Don Ness takes his leave, a takeaway

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December 19, 2015

Iron Range seeks empathy as it reinvents

Commentary
December 18, 2015

China's internal, and international, tests

Commentary
December 18, 2015

Once upon a time, Christmas was out of this world

Commentary
December 11, 2015

A president with a plan — that he can't sell

Commentary
December 11, 2015

How 'one state' should function: Three must-do legislative items

Commentary
December 11, 2015

How one state should function: Help wanted in Willmar, beyond

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December 9, 2015

Success as a united state

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November 28, 2015

Municipal liquor stores: Minnesota cities don't belong in this business

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