Balancing First Amendment rights at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Balancing First Amendment rights at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Disrupting the Get-Together would do little to aid Black Lives Matter cause.

Virginia tragedy opens era of social media murder

August 26
Motives still unfolding in shooting that reveals the dark side of digital connectedness.

From hunting to fishing, humans are doing damage as 'super predators'

August 25
We’ve changed the rules of nature’s game to survival of the smallest.
Editorial
August 25

Resurrect a role for citizens in Minnesota's environmental decisionmaking

Dayton sensibly moves to bolster stewardship of natural resources.
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August 25

Accolades are well-deserved for heroes on Paris-bound train

As terrorists stalk soft targets,"ordinary" citizens are last line of defense.
Editorial
August 24

Minnesota needs state strategy to fight pain pill, heroin addiction

Twin Cities conference can help build awareness, collaboration.
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August 21

Distracted driving is ruining too many lives in Minnesota

Stiffer penalties are needed, but so is greater personal responsibility.
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August 21

Civil discourse, broadcast comments and the St. Paul schools

Are board members simply trying to avoid the heat?
Editorial
August 21

Finally, there's interest in 'city within a city' near the U

With Green Line in place, underdeveloped expanse is more valuable.
Editorial
August 20

After merger, Mitchell|Hamline has a chance to renew legal education

The school is rethinking how it serves a changing profession.
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August 19

A little gentrification can be a good thing for north Minneapolis

New homes along Humboldt Greenway are part of housing rebound.
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August 18

St. Paul should seize chance to OK crisis-center move, lead on mental health

Diane Ahrens facility would have a more modern home on East Side.
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August 17

Trump's appeal to Ventura voters

A disillusioned electorate can be willing to take a risk.
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August 16

Taking stock of MSP vs. other metro areas

By most measures we're doing well, but we have several weaknesses.
Editorial
August 14

Hit pause on state's health plan contracts to avoid killing off competition

Minnesota has driven a better bargain, but UCare's fate is perplexing.
Editorial
August 14

Next AD at the University of Minnesota: Why not a woman?

It will take a new kind of leader to solve lingering gender issues.
Editorial
August 13

Twin Cities mayors propose similar forward-looking budgets

Hodges, Coleman offer modest enhancements at modest prices.
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August 12

Minneapolis is taking welcome steps toward greener downtown streets

City, Park Board launch “Pathways to Places” to enhance streetscapes.
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August 11

Trump and Teague episodes show that old-style misogyny lingers

We’d like to believe those dark days are over for women, but they aren’t.
Editorial
August 10

Parents of woman who died while battling anorexia push for legislation

Anna Westin Act deserves support from Minnesota's congressional delegation.
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August 9

Now we know why women at work feel the big chill

New research says office buildings set the temps based on men's needs.
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August 9

Welcome congressional cohesion on Somalia

The Somalia Caucus, led by Reps. Ellison and Emmer, is a bipartisan model.
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August 7

Videos shock, but fail to make case to defund Planned Parenthood

There are societal consequences to targeting Planned Parenthood.
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