Minnesota's criminal justice system: Wrongly imprisoned, but finally compensated

Minnesota's criminal justice system: Wrongly imprisoned, but finally compensated

We served years for crimes we did not commit. And although our lives have been shattered, many state officials are to be thanked for helping to make us whole.

Minnesota's criminal justice system: To reintegrate felons, restore our right to vote

May 27
Released prisoners are expected to get jobs, pay taxes and obey our parole officers. Yet a disconnect comes when we don't get any say in the political process.

Hillary Clinton's e-mail controversy: If impropriety here, anticipate it elsewhere

May 27
During my time in government, my boss made clear that we would conduct our affairs such that our integrity was never in any way suspect.
Timothy R. Ferguson and David C. Gore
May 27

The disappearing middle class, and a nation, on the brink

Lesson from Rome: Concentration of wealth destroys democracy.
Paul Aasen
May 27

Drivers, we have met the enemy, and it is us

As a potentially deadly summer begins, it's up to each person to pay attention and buckle up.
John Rash
May 27

Rash Report: Rising asymmetric threats may shift military's role

Sharp partisan divides on nation's place in the world.
Zach Czaia
May 27

A Twin Cities Catholic's open letter to the new archbishop

We give — have always given, but now we need to know God's work is being done.
Adam Platt
May 27

Amid a cascade of 'lasts,' a final napkin note

My wife and I have put thousands in with school lunches. But, of course, all things end.
Bonnie Blodgett
May 27

Strings attached: The unfortunate current spirit of charitable giving

The new 'investment' spirit in charitable giving demands measurable outcomes. Whatever happened to just helping those in need?
May 27

On what will we weigh Minnesota legislators this November?

National elections (Trump? Clinton?) usually drive state results. But, but, but …
D.J. Tice
May 27

Restroom wars: A tolerant nation ties itself into knots

These tricky times call for compassion all around.
May 27

Politifact: On taxes and crime, front-runners run afoul of facts

No, Hillary Clinton is not going to release "all" of the "violent criminals." Yes, Donald Trump did pay some taxes, at least in the '70s.
D. Roger Pederson
May 27

Memorial Day: Why the mournful sound of 'Taps' makes me sad

Won't we ever learn? We should all be shedding a tear over the fact that this melody has continued to be played and played and played — for generations.
John Gunyou
May 27

Memorial Day: Don't forget to remember those of us who remain

A chance encounter at a Home Depot brought home the notion that we must honor not just our valiant service members, but also their survivors.
Arthur L. Caplan and Brendan Parent
May 27
Australian Climber Robert Gropels who was rescued from Mount Everest s...

Should public foot the bill to rescue reckless risk-takers?

If they won't put down a rescue deposit, extreme athletes should test the limits at their own risk.
Brad Meier
May 26

Minneapolis, don't go rogue on sick leave mandate

Our economy is too diverse for a one-size-fits-all policy in just one city. As business owners, we urge you to view the bigger picture.
Doug Baker, Mary Brainerd, Andy Cecere and Tim Marx
May 26

A legislative no-brainer: Pass state funds to finish project for the homeless

Governing is hard work, but providing money for the new Dorothy Day Center should be easy.
Multiple authors
May 26

Student voices are to be heard, not ignored

The media would have you believe that the St. Paul schools are a war zone. The trouble with that is, no one asked us — and we care.
Megan McArdle
May 26

Hillary may be better than Trump...but may still belong in jail

It's official now. Clinton's email antics were no honest mistake.
Coleen Carlstedt-Johnson
May 25

Can we please just stop playing the 'man card'?

And forget the bogus excuses for why it's just Clinton you dislike.
Jennifer Rubin
May 25

The obvious presidential alternative is, ahem, Mitt Romney

The 2012 standard-bearer is a plausible, qualified grown-up, as well as a decent human being. Surely, he could turn this thing around.
Bob "Again" Carney Jr.
May 25

Here's the win-win solution to Southwest light rail

In order to get the state bonding bill back on track this year, start by scrapping the route's embattled Kenilworth corridor and tunnel.
Editorial Board
May 25

Government must step in to help Americans eat less salt

Only legal limits on sodium in processed foods can make the needed difference.