Why North? We have our reasons.

Why North? We have our reasons.

Why do we live in a place like this, really? Because amid the barren, there's beauty; amid the dormancy, the dream of life.

Minnesotans, don't forget about the tax bill

November 17
Franken news is just one of the big things going on.

Free speech? While voting? In Minnesota? Supreme Court to weigh in.

November 17
Case is another possible speech precedent from this state.
November 18

Events in Zimbabwe raise faint hopes

Mugabe really took his country down.
November 17

Wages and the economy: Can Trump take credit for making it go?

Lucky timing, it would seem, but that confluence of events has ended U.S. economic stagnancy, as he promised.
Scott Fischbach
November 17

Left to suffer: Treat elder abuse as a human rights violation, not just task force fodder

If this were a backlog of 25,000 reports about schoolchildren, the governor would be calling out the National Guard.
Will Phillips and Amanda Vickstrom
November 17

Left to suffer: Ways to address the travesty of elder abuse

We're advocating for systemic changes to protect our vulnerable adults.
November 17

Franken case will set the standard

Sexual misconduct by members of both parties should be investigated.
John Rash
November 17

Rash Report: West must unite against Kremlin meddling

Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.
Kate Harding
November 17
Leeann Tweeden published allegations of unwanted groping, kissing by Sen. Al Franken on Thursday on the website of KABC Radio in Los Angeles.

Kate Harding: Sen. Franken must stay

The reality is, only Democrats are really champions of women's cause.
November 17

Michelle Goldberg: Franken must go

He, and that horrifying photo, are total liabilities in confronting the Trumps and Moores and encouraging other victims to come forward.
Joe Nocera
November 16

Congress closing loopholes in college sports? Score!

House, Senate bills go after seat licenses and top coach salaries.
Don Samuels and Joe Selvaggio
November 16

8 ways to help close Minnesota's wealth gap

If we make the less fortunate a priority, we can improve the quality of life for all.
Alyssa Rosenberg
November 16

Al Franken and the sexual misconduct dilemma: You can't explain it all away

Some men are not irreplaceable — not even Sen. Franken.
David Von Drehle
November 15

Silence from Christians won't do in the face of flamethrower Roy Moore

It's a travesty that Moore and his supporters have been allowed to hijack conservative Christianity.
Jim McDonough and Peter McLaughlin
November 15

Federal tax reform: Eliminating state and local deduction would hit Minnesota hard

Such a move would raise federal tax bills for many in the middle class and put pressure on state and local budgets – and services.
Lee Roper-Batker
November 15

A time and chance to say 'Enough!' and end sexual harassment and violence

Social media allows all women to make our voices heard. We also need men, silent too often, to join us as partners in changing culture.
November 14

Democrats shouldn't assume success in 2018

Among other things, the party is at a 25-year low in popularity.
Ruth Marcus
November 14

A pickle for Republicans: Believe Moore's accusers, but not Trump's?

The most credible answer to this is the one that can't be spoken aloud.
John P. James
November 14

Federal tax reform, a hit on Minnesota cabin owners? That's not the half of it.

Federal proposals would add to state tax absurdities. The impact would be felt across cabin country. Contact your senators and representatives. Pound the table.
Heidi Stevens
November 14

Let's hold the 'huzzahs' for Louis C.K.

He sounds more like he's playing the role of Remorseful Guy.
Garrison Keillor
November 14

Garrison Keillor: Autumn in New York

It's good to be old. Every day is an adventure.
Daniel W. Drezner
November 14

Concept of adulthood appears to vary by convenience in American politics

The teenagers Roy Moore is accused of having pursued were "legal age of consent at the time." But Donald Trump Jr., who was pushing 40 when he had a meeting with Russians during the campaign, was just a "kid."
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