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Trump administration takes aim at Affordable Care Act, but harms private insurance market instead

Destabilizing private market hurts consumers, will hasten push for more government involvement.

It doesn't have to be perfect, but good meeting attendance matters for elected officials

July 13
Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano, second from left, topped the list of absent council members during the first six months of 2018 in a rec
Recent news about absent Minneapolis City Council members is worth noting.

Judge Kavanaugh's views must be scrutinized

July 13
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was pictured during a meeting Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Republicans should perform due diligence on Supreme Court nominee.
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July 13
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced on Friday that he is leaving his role effective July 2019.

Kaler gives University of Minnesota the gift of orderly transition

President's timing allows current Board of Regents to name successor.
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July 12
A World Health Assembly resolution to “protect, promote and support” the practice of breast-feeding became a hot-button issue.

U.S. was wrong to block the U.N. resolution on breast-feeding.

Bullying behavior, specious rationale undercut our role as a world leader.
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July 12
A synthetic woolly mammoth and real musk ox occupy a glacier exhibit inside the new Bell Museum in Falcon Heights, on the northern edge of the Univers

The Bell Museum is back and better than ever

It shows what wise government and one persistent legislator can do.
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July 10
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Tuesday morning as they departed for Br

Trump should stress NATO unity, resolve

Denigrating the alliance plays into Putin's playbook.
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July 9
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor Jacob Frey. Under the city charter, the police chief reports directly to the mayor. City Council

Reject proposal to spread oversight of Minneapolis Police Department to City Council

Mayor should retain authority.
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July 6

Time to take deadly 'distraction' seriously

Consequences must match the recklessness of texting drivers.
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July 6
The U.S. Supreme Court building. President Donald Trump said that he plans to announce his pick Monday to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is reti

U.S. Senate shouldn't wait to fill SCOTUS seat

It should do its duty to exercise independent judgment.
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July 6
Kenneth Bowser, middle, and (from left) his grandchildren Tonya Cotton and Mark Cotton and daughters Sharon Van Leer and Janet Bowser at a locked fore

Guns and the elderly: An under-the-radar public health hazard

Personal responsibility, better policy needed to protect aging loved ones.
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July 5
Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, during a Security Council meeting June 1 at U.N. headquarters. That meeting was about the situatio

Plight of the very poor is an American tragedy

New U.N. report labels the U.S. the most unequal country in the world.
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July 3
The burn pit at the air base in Balad, Iraq, burned 24 hours a day, seven days a week and included materials such as Styrofoam, metals, plastics and m

Veterans deserve answers on exposure to burn pits

Creating "Center of Excellence" within the VA would keep spotlight on troubling health issue.
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July 3
The lead story in the July 4, 1968, edition of the Minneapolis Tribune described a skirmish before a Minneapolis speech by George Wallace.

Fifty years after a turbulent '68, America still works

As nation celebrates its independence again, that's worth remembering.
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July 2
The former Ford assembly plant site in St. Paul lies east of the Mississippi River and south of the Ford Avenue Bridge and Ford Avenue in the Highland

Welcome news: Ryan Cos. picked to develop former Ford site in St. Paul

The Minneapolis-based developer has a track record of collaboration.
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June 30
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State faces a steep health care funding cliff

Uncertainty about federal funding makes it a bad time to end provider tax.
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June 29
The U.S. Supreme Court building. The high court ruled that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no phys

Fairness won the day in Supreme Court online sales tax decision

Minnesota should be a stickler for policies that treat all sellers alike.
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June 29
This, on Monday, was the wait before the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, a case from Illinois over union dues. The court ruled that g

Organized labor must reform after Supreme Court ruling

They'll need to sell themselves and curb their excesses.
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June 29

At the Capital Gazette, the presses kept rolling

While grieving for their colleagues, journalists pressed on.
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June 29
The fabled Indian motorcycle line, since 2011 produced by Minnesota’s Polaris Industries at a plant in Iowa, is among products burdened by tariffs.

Trump's trade war will hurt Minnesota companies, state's economy

It's just the beginning of what could be a cascade of effects.
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June 27
President Donald Trump spoke about the news that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire, during a meeting Wednesday with Portuguese Preside

Congress must serve as a check on the U.S. Supreme Court

Concerned about expansion of executive power? You'd better vote.
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June 26
Melvin Tennant, president and chief executive of Meet Minneapolis, spoke to the media during a news conference in 2015.

Rebuilding public trust is key for Meet Minneapolis

Inflated economic impact estimate was a mistake, not a scandal.
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June 25
Manuel Moore, left, brother of Thurman Blevins, escorted his father, Thurman Moore, to their car after a protest and rally Sunday outside the Fourth P

Questions linger after another officer-involved shooting death in Minneapolis

Conflicting reports of circumstances demand swift, transparent review.
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