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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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On a historic date, let us 'be not afraid' of Vlad the Terrible

By Mark G. Dillon March 11, 2014, 06:34 PM

Will America stand up to Russia? Or will it stand by as so many nations did in Hitler’s time?

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Learning from our tweeting elders — or not

By Scott Gillespie March 11, 2014, 06:47 PM

Comparing the consequences of online missteps by state legislator, Rogers student.

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Amazon 5,200, Minnesota 0: The Affiliate Nexus Tax has failed

By Bryan Hansel March 11, 2014, 06:34 PM

Repeal it and support a national solution to online sales taxes.

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You, too, can be a heckler (but do it the right way)

By Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg News March 11, 2014, 11:34 AM

If the intent is a give-and-take, not merely to shout someone down, it has a place in a democracy.

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Zequanox offers muscle against mussels in Minnesota lakes

By Daniel P. Molloy March 10, 2014, 06:06 PM

The bacterial control agent isn’t going to eradicate the invasive species, but it’s a good start.

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No reason not to support a higher Minnesota budget reserve

By Richard Cohen March 10, 2014, 06:06 PM

The required level of cushion hasn’t been updated since 2001, even as the general fund has grown by 59 percent.

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