Celebrating graduation rates in Minnesota — with a caveat

More of state's students are getting diplomas, yet disparities remain.

Stop playing games with election security

April 24
Minnesota lawmakers need to free up federal funds to safeguard voting after 2016 meddling.

Minnesota's disgraceful do-nothing session on measles vaccine

April 23
Legislature needs to act, not back down, in the midst of another national outbreak.
April 22
Sri Lankan Army soldiers secured the area around St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, the nation’s capital, on Sunday after devastating bombings struc

Attack on Sri Lanka is attack on us all

World must act as terrorism scourge strikes again — this time against Christians on Easter.
April 19
A British Union flag flies behind a European Union flag, backdropped by Parliament in London. Brexit — Britain’s departure from the E.U., which vo

Brexit extension reflects damaging dysfunction

The West is in an era of neglecting or negating invaluable international institutions.
April 19

Prevent 'corporate raids' on treasuries of Minnesota's nonprofit health plans

The funds of state's nonprofit insurers should be protected and used to improve public health.
April 19
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on April 18, delivering his second State of the City address.

Taking the 'warrior' out of Minneapolis policing

Minneapolis hopes to improve trust between cops and the citizens they protect and serve.
April 18
A man carried printed copies of a redacted version of the special counsel's report as he walked past the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Th

Questions linger after release of Mueller report

But it's clear Russia interfered in the election, and Trump tried to end probe.
April 17
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Minnesota courts need a budget boost

Legislature should provide the judiciary branch with the resources it needs for judges, services.
April 16
Combat boots of deceased soldiers were displayed on the front steps of the State Capitol on the first day of Operation 23 to Zero in 2017. The project

Vets are dying where they went seeking help

Three more suicides on VA property should spur improvements in system and beyond.
April 16
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaking last month in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Turn down volume in war of words

America needs to step back from the constant division Omar and Trump both fuel.
April 15
The Notre Dame Cathedral burned on Monday in Paris.

Holy Week fire is a tragedy for France and the world

Historic Notre Dame Cathedral had survived centuries of European turmoil.
April 13
A scene from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A proposed copper mining project would not be situated withing the wilderness, but would be ne

End the secrecy and release federal BWCA study

Keeping the data and analysis under wraps suggests there is something to hide.
April 12
Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, spoke at a news conference Friday at the Minnesota State Capitol as Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and

Beginning in August, hands-free law should save lives

Minnesota finally joins 16 other states in doing something about distracted driving on its roads.
April 12
A display of cigarettes for sale at a gas station in Edina. In 2017, Edina became the first city in Minnesota to raise the legal age for tobacco sales

Minnesota is a laggard in raising tobacco age to 21

Responsible legislation would save lives and help constrain medical costs statewide.
April 11
Legislative Auditor James Nobles.

A new road map to fix the child care system in Minnesota

Legislative auditor reaffirms need to tighten oversight, prevent fraud in subsidy program.
April 10
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at a Likud election-night rally in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Netanyahu is poised to become Is

U.S. should continue to press Netanyahu for a two-state solution

Re-elected Israeli prime minister should not pursue plan to annex parts of the West Bank.
April 9
The 2018 Star Tribune investigative report “Denied Justice.” The troubling series of stories revealed serious failures in the way sexual assault i

Welcome reform on sex crime investigations

In the wake of a Star Tribune series, more cities, counties are taking allegations more seriously.
April 8
On Friday, President Donald Trump spoke during a roundtable on immigration and border security in Calexo, Calif., as Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commandin

Trump is increasingly relying on 'acting' cabinet members

He's found a way to avoid even the nominal challenge posed by Senate confirmation.
April 5

The NCAA leaves a valuable Final Four legacy

North Minneapolis recreation center gets a face-lift.
April 5
The Final Four teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and the seedings they had in their respective regions, were posted Monday on a bracket

After hosting the Final Four, what's next for Minnesota?

Itasca study provides a strategic framework for landing more major Twin Cities events.
April 5

Listen to Minnesota consumers on health care aid

Legislature, Walz need to find a compromise that will work for individual market.
April 5

Once again, Minnesota takes the lead on special education

Craig, Stauber rightly team up in bipartisan push to close the gap in federal funding.
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