Dayton administration erred in keeping mum on governer's health

Failure to disclose lung complications kept Minnesotans in the dark.

Congress can end nasty year with a win with criminal justice bill

November 20
President Donald Trump shook hands with Chief Paul Cell, of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, during an announcement at the White Hou
Bipartisan reforms have strong support and would fix flaws.

Improved 2040 plan nears approval

November 19
At an Oct. 29 meeting of the Minneapolis Planning Commission, Nancy Przymus, right, held a sign opposing the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as h
Revised Minneapolis city plan incorporates community concerns.
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November 16
Central American migrants waited in line for a meal at a shelter Nov. 14 in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to r

'Caravan' craziness should prompt immigration reform

Trump stopped talking about it, but new border policies are still needed.
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November 16
Vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at a school in Massachusetts. The Food and Drug Administrat

FDA crackdown on vaping strikes the right balance

Agency limits young users' access without shutting down smokers trying to switch to "vaping."
Editorial
November 16
Medicare, the government-run insurance program, pays for vast amounts of medication, accounting for nearly 29 percent of national retail pharmaceutica

Here's a roadmap for lowering drug prices

Let government negotiate rates with pharmaceutical companies.
Editorial
November 15
A rendering of a train along the planned Southwest Light Rail line, passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon in Minneapolis. The line is to run between M

After clearing federal hurdle, Southwest LRT is finally on track

Many played a role, but Hennepin County's Peter McLaughlin was the leader.
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November 14
Volunteers directed traffic at a polling place in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 6, Election Day. Florida voters approved an amendment to the state constituti

Limits on ex-felon voting in Minnesota should end

If Florida can eliminate old rules, surely this pro-vote state can follow suit.
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November 13
A TV screen showed a satellite image of North Korea's Sohae launch site in Seoul, July 24, 2018.The signs read: "Key facilities of an intercontinental

Despite summit theatrics, North Korean threat endures

Don't revert to brinkmanship, but rebuild global pressure on Pyongyang.
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November 12
Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, left, along with Betsy Benson and Brenda Carpenter-Toye of the Broward County Canvassing Board.

Let all votes be counted in Florida, Arizona

Every ballot should count, despite Trump's baseless Twitter attacks.
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November 9
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin presented details on Monday of sanctions that the United States reimposed

Renewing Iran sanctions is a strategy fraught with multiple risks

European allies should not bear the brunt of the U.S. rejecting a multinational pact.
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November 9
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Schools that won taxpayer support need to show results

Voters backed funding requests for Minneapolis and St. Paul districts.
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November 9
The U.S. Capitol, as seen on the morning after Election Day.

To our new leaders: Get to work for all Americans

Accountability, yes. But don't forget the basics: health care, economy, etc.
Editorial
November 8

Newly elected sheriffs in Ramsey, Hennepin counties must close divides

Winners of hotly contested races have some bridge-building to do.
Editorial
November 8
Robert Mueller, special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, at the U.S. Capitol in June 2017. W

Senate and House must move now to protect Mueller investigation

Trump's decision to fire Sessions and bypass Rosenstein poses a critical threat.
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November 7

Advice for Minnesota's next attorney general

A cautious approach, one focused on professionalism, will inspire confidence.
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November 7
Gov.-elect Tim Walz took the stage Tuesday night to speak at the DFL election party at the Intercontinental Hotel in St. Paul. Walz’s campaign sloga

Minnesota's urban-rural divide is in need of healing

Both parties must recommit to shared goals and serving the entire state.
Editorial
November 6
Governor-elect Tim Walz took the stage for his acceptance speech Tuesday night at the DFL election headquarters in St. Paul.

A divided nation — and Minnesota — turn a shade bluer

Democrats gain a stronger hand in both St. Paul and Washington.
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November 5
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Business community lends its muscle to improve mental health care in Minnesota.

Business leaders' involvement could have 'incredibly positive impact.'
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November 3

Star Tribune Editorial Board's 2018 election endorsements

U.S. SENATE Amy Klobuchar Tina Smith U.S. CONGRESS First District: Dan Feehan Second District: Angie Craig Third District: Dean Phillips Sixth District: Tom Emmer Eighth…
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November 2
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan exchanged pens during the signing of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty at the W

Trump shouldn't scrap the INF Treaty

Don't let Russia off the hook for violating the arms-control pact.
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November 2
Attendees listened to President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Murphysboro, Ill., on Saturday. Trump has proposed a different reading of the

The new war on birthright citizenship

The Constitution's guarantee is part of the greatness of America.
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November 2
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Please vote, unless you already did

Early voting surge bodes well for the nation.
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