Minnesota's top police regulator is getting serious about rape cases

POST board will produce new investigative policies and a training model.

Lindsay Whalen: A homegrown basketball star who made Minnesota proud

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Lindsay Whalen enjoyed a lighter moment as the Lynx point guard announced her WNBA retirement during a news conference at Mayo Square on Monday.
Her retirement marks the end of an exemplary playing career.

Pennsylvania clergy abuse report should spur wider investigation

August 16
Victims of clergy sexual abuse and their family members were present as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke during a news conference at t
A national probe could be modeled after a similar effort in Australia.
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August 15
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House on Wednesday.

A unified word against attacks on the press

Journalists' efforts are vital to democracy.
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August 15
DFL gubernatorial primary winner Tim Walz and Republican winner Jeff Johnson will face off in the Nov. 6 general election.

'One Minnesota' won in primary election

Voters chose candidates who offered whole-state appeal.
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August 14
Minnesota attorney general candidate Keith Ellison greeted supporters as he stopped by DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz’s primary night party on

A dramatic finish to a turbulent campaign

Interest in better ways to choose candidates may increase.
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August 14

Critical, close-to-home challenge for new Mayo CEO: Rebuilding trust among those served by regional network

Mayo has chosen a new CEO. Patient satisfaction locally must be priority.
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August 13
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter in May, giving his first State of the City address. Last week, Carter proposed a $606 million city budget and an 11.5 per

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter's budget plan priorities are right, price a bit high

New St. Paul mayor reflects "city for all of us" campaign in first budget plan.
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August 10
Soybeans are a leading Minnesota crop, and China has been a major market for them. The commodity now faces a 25 percent tariff in China, which imposed

Congress can't continue to sit out Trump's trade war

China must be held to account, but through more rational methods.
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August 10
President Donald Trump campaigned with Troy Balderson, a Republican state senator running in a special election for a U.S. House seat, outside Columbu

Yet another attack on nation's immigrants

Trump rule would more strictly target use of public benefits.
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August 10
President Donald Trump watched as Robert Wilkie was sworn in as secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs late last month. Vice President Mike Pe

Report about VA's shadow rulers 'should shock all Americans'

ProPublica finds that Mar-a-Lago members have unprecedented influence.
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August 9
Absentee ballots were sorted at the Ramsey County Elections office on the Friday before the November 2016 election.

Early voting in primary is a positive sign for Minnesota

Primary turnout has been embarrassingly low in recent years.
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August 9

Minneapolis police oversight bid will get the attention it deserves

Charter Commission demands more analysis and public input.
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August 8
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith took the stage to accept the DFL Party’s endorsement during its state convention in June.

Editorial Board endorsement: DFL's Sen. Tina Smith stands out — quietly

She takes a thoughtful approach to working across the aisle.
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August 8
Margaret Anderson-Kelliher at a debate last week among DFL candidates for the U.S. House seat for the Fifth District, which includes Minneapolis and a

Editorial Board endorsement: DFL's Kelliher in Fifth Congressional District

Depth of experience, accomplishments sets her apart from rest of the field.
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August 7
Former state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is one of five DFL candidates seeking the party nomination for Minnesota attorney general in the Aug.

Editorial Board endorsement: DFL's Rothman for attorney general

State agency executive experience and passion for consumer protection gives him edge.
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August 6

Editorial Board endorsement: Nelson for St. Paul's Fourth Ward

Shirley Erstad is also a strong candidate in special election race.
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August 6

Star Tribune endorsements

The Star Tribune editorial board will make its endorsements for the 2018 primary starting Aug. 5.
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August 5
Tim Walz, left, is the Star Tribune Editorial Board's recommendation in the DFL Party primary election for governor. Tim Pawlenty, right, is the board

An explanation of the Editorial Board's endorsement process

Our first picks of the season: Walz, Pawlenty in governor's race.
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August 5
Tim Walz kicked off an education tour with a video interview in his old classroom at West Mankato High School with fellow teachers and former students

Star Tribune endorsement for governor in DFL primary: Tim Walz

That role is critical in these divided times. He fits it.
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August 4
Frmer Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Star Tribune endorsement for governor in GOP primary: Tim Pawlenty

Two-term former governor has shown he can handle job.
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August 3
President Donald Trump, left, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

U.S., Iran could both benefit from direct talks

Current hostilities are geopolitically destabilizing.
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August 3

Trump's wall funding shouldn't cause government shutdown

Congress is right to push back on president's irrational demand.
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