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Nicollet Mall update can offer downtown a final flourish

By Betsy Hodges and Steve Cramer March 13, 2014, 06:09 PM

With a public-private partnership like the one that built the iconic pedestrian stretch in 1968, we can elevate it to world-class status.

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Feds tackle opioid abuse

By Editorial, Washington Post March 13, 2014, 06:21 PM

Heroin epidemic is related to chemically similar and legal prescription drugs.

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Freight rail: It's safety first for St. Louis Park

By Thom Miller and Jami LaPray March 13, 2014, 06:09 PM

While welcoming Southwest LRT, we also believe that options exist to keep freight rail right where it is.

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Finally, a violation of rights Diane Feinstein cares about

By An editorial, San Jose Mercury News March 13, 2014, 12:59 PM

When she's the one being snooped on, well, that goes too far. The California senator should broaden her concerns.

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GOP shifts health care attack to state exchanges

By March 12, 2014, 06:24 PM

But the Republicans are just gloating instead of offering solutions to help fix things.

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Counterpoint: Expanded broadband is a boondoggle

By Charlie Schmidt March 12, 2014, 06:06 PM

Do we really have a problem? Or is this just “government knows best” again?

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Ukraine naval base: Russia's Guantanamo?

By Michael J. Strauss March 12, 2014, 06:05 PM

The finer points of legal doctrine could present common ground in Crimea.

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Minnesota commissioners: We need more research on medical marijuana

By Ed Ehlinger, Lucinda Jesson  and Mona Dohman March 12, 2014, 06:05 PM

Even if inclined to accept the perspective of supporters, we should not exempt the substance from regulatory oversight.

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In Florida, GOP draws first blood of 2014

By Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg News March 12, 2014, 11:31 AM

The first test of Obamacare's potential as an issue doesn't bode well for Democrats this year.

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Meet Lammily: The doll with the 'average' body that isn't really

By Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg News March 11, 2014, 06:34 PM

There are so many body types. The mistake is in thinking that any toy can be representational.

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