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Sports nicknames, logos: The all right and the ugly

By Jack Shakely October 13, 2014, 12:00 PM

Because it still seems to require explanation, here’s why the Washington NFL team’s name must be changed.

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Brainerd plan lends hope for rest of state

By October 12, 2014, 06:00 PM

Why small-town Minnesota also suffers from an emphasis on King Traffic.

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Madeleine Albright on the role of diplomacy in a destablized world

By John Rash, Star Tribune October 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

A global system ‘in flux,’ a ‘stunningly complicated’ Mideast and ‘human’ diplomacy.

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In Edina, the politics realign with the people

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune October 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

This year's legislative race there is about moderates — the tried-and-true.

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Questions about the Secret Service, from a former agent

By Tom Heuerman October 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

Also as a leadership consultant, I perceive the hallmarks of an organization in decline.

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To truly understand Hong Kong, know its history

By Kaimay Yuen Terry October 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

There’s an identity crisis that won’t necessarily be solved by the political change sought by protesters. The island needs China.

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The state of the state is … not really Dayton's doing

By D.J. Tice, Star Tribune October 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

At least not in the short term. But it does provide a juicy talking point for the campaigns.

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Race relations: An awakening for an American in Tanzania

By BRANDON FERDIG October 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

Time spent teaching in Africa reveals something we Americans are too much at each other's throats to recall.

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Tracking the cash in political ads

By Editorial, St. Cloud Times October 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

Here are a few good sources for information on independent expenditures in the campaigns.

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Was Citizens United fuss just hype?

By David Brooks, New York Times October 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

No matter which side spends more, it's the message, not the money, that counts.

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