Obama's Clean Power Plan is good for the planet, good for public health

Obama's Clean Power Plan is good for the planet, good for public health

Limiting carbon emissions from power plants will lead to cleaner air.

Find solutions, not blame, for ailing Lake Mille Lacs

August 3
Attacks on DNR chief, Indian tribes, will not rebuild walleye population.

Numbers tell the story of light-rail's steady growth in Twin Cities

August 3
It's also key to consider future needs when judging transit.
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August 2

U.S. must lead in the fight to stop human trafficking

Congress should hold the Obama administration accountable on Malaysia.
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August 2

U.S. needs to stop ignoring failures in the criminal-justice system

Start with reforms in sentences for nonviolent offenders.
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July 31

In wake of another theater shooting, keep the focus on stronger gun laws

Calls for airport-type security at the movies are missing the point.
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July 31

Huckabee's hysterics add nothing to important debate on Iran deal

Holocaust reference diminishes the tragedy and discredits the candidate.
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July 30

Proceed with caution on Minneapolis plastic bag ban

More consumer use of reusable bags is a good goal, but weigh the impact.
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July 29

Another perspective on the world of trophy hunting

For host countries, it has economic and wildlife management benefits.
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July 29

50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act is time to look ahead

Commemorations aim to energize a new generation.
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July 28

What the numbers show about Minnesota's millennials

For one, they're an emerging generational powerhouse.
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July 27

And that's the news from Lake Wobegon …

Sure, he’s earned a restful retirement, but that doesn’t make goodbye easy.
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July 27

Don't let rundown Indian schools fall victim to congressional gridlock

There’s finally critical understanding of the need to fund BIE schools.
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July 26

Hennepin County sheriff offers a safer place for online buyers, sellers to meet

“Swap Spot” program will allow them to meet in department buildings.
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July 26

County overtime increases prompt questions about limiting hours, pensions

Public safety must be the priority, but rising costs are troubling.
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July 24

Minnesota needs a rescue plan for suffering Lake Mille Lacs

While DNR weighs better management plan, aid the fishing industry.
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July 24

Heed Pope Francis' moral clarity on climate change

Vatican summit highlighted spiritual and scientific value of encyclical.
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July 23

Human rights focus must be emphasized during Obama's Africa trip

President's trip to Kenya, Ethiopia is an opportunity to press for reforms.
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July 23

A hometown hero is honored for risky rescue in St. Paul fire

Donnell Gibson continues to inspire others with community service.
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July 22

Promising 21st Century Cures Act merits scrutiny and support

Increased funding would spur the next generation of medical treatments.
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July 21

Important steps toward replacing No Child Left Behind rules

Rare bipartisanship may lead to replacement for No Child Left Behind.
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July 20

With McCain comment, Donald Trump goes too far — again

Insult of senator, POWs is latest blow to whatever credibility he had left.
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July 20

Minnesota should pursue reasonable strategies to make voting easier

Even in this state, more can be done to ease citizens' path to the polls.
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