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Lower sulfates? The cost is just too high

By Mary Hess March 04, 2015, 06:20 PM

Iron Range mayors stand with legislators in seeking due diligence before stricter wild-rice standards are enforced.

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Alabama Supreme Court is practically in revolt

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View March 04, 2015, 06:20 PM

In its latest ruling on same-sex marriage, the justices told state courts to ignore federal orders.

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Hill and Bill and the art of living dangerously

By FRANK BRUNI, New York Times March 04, 2015, 11:46 AM

They’re often their own worst enemies -- and that’s saying something in their case.

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Too many deaths caused by opioid abuse

By Editorial, New York Times March 03, 2015, 06:50 PM

There's no solid evidence that the drugs can relieve long-term chronic pain.

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Hillary Clinton and the secrecy impulse

By Ruth Marcus, Washington Post March 03, 2015, 06:50 PM

Why it’s a problem that she didn’t use an official e-mail account to conduct her State Department business.

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Crowdfunding for Minnesota businesses? Our laws must catch up

By Terri Bonoff, Branden Petersen, Jenifer Loon and Joe Atkins March 03, 2015, 06:50 PM

Our legislation would clear the way for businesses to use the Internet to connect with ordinary Minnesotans who might want to become investors.

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A watershed moment for Minnesota's Somalis

By Jamal Abdulahi March 03, 2015, 06:50 PM

To mitigate terror connections, they need to separate themselves from the roiling politics of their homeland and engage with America.

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Apple profits make Cook's stand on privacy easier

By Justin Fox, Bloomberg News March 03, 2015, 12:40 PM

Most of its technology rivals have to grub about for other means of paying the bills.

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Apple's money vs. its mouth

By Adam Minter, Bloomberg News March 03, 2015, 12:28 PM

The company’s environmental initiatives barely scratch the surface of its impact.

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A two-step plan for Minnesota transportation funding

By John P. James March 02, 2015, 06:25 PM

Split the surplus — some spent immediately, some put in reserve. Then, open the floor to ideas for the long term. This acknowledges that both sides of the state's divided leadership have a point.

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