Legislature needs to find help for state's child care 'deserts'

Legislature needs to find help for state's child care 'deserts'

Lack of providers is a worsening problem, especially in Greater Minnesota.

The Russian threat isn't going away despite indictments

February 20
The Russian threat isn't going away despite indictments
Trump is failing to defend the country's democratic foundation.

President, lawmakers should listen to Florida youths who are pushing for reasonable gun control rules

February 19
President, lawmakers should listen to Florida youths who are pushing for reasonable gun control rules
Heed the pleas of school shooting survivors.
Editorial
February 16

Current calm in Minnesota Legislature isn't likely to last

Remember, this is an election year, and there's plenty of work to do.
Editorial
February 16

Feds tout health care reform, but only for some states

Feds penalize Minnesota for working to lower consumer's costs.
Editorial
February 16

Minnesota pursues opioid solutions while Trump administration dithers

Gov. Dayton's plan and UCare-HCMC collaboration offer smart strategies.
Editorial
February 16

Let's start with facts to address gun violence

Minnesota can lead on state level, and Congress should end research ban.
Editorial
February 14

Budget woes continue after St. Paul teachers avert strike

Tentative deal will not break cycle of deficits in urban districts.
Editorial
February 13

Trump's proposed budget is unaffordable and unfair

As a candidate, Trump promised to "take care of everybody." Not now.
Editorial
February 12

Proceed cautiously on North Korea's Olympic opening

Despite reservations, U.S. should encourage talks between the Koreas.
Editorial
February 12

Community health centers get funding, but too little certainty

Congress delivers just two years of stability for vital safety-net clinics.
Editorial
February 9

CDC needs world-class scientist in top job after last director resigned in scandal

Leader of disease-fighting agency must have rare combination of skills.
Editorial
February 9
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Minnesota's health care 'fixer' takes on worthy new goal

Andy Slavitt launches an innovative nonprofit and hopes to bridge political divide.
Editorial
February 9

Congress finds a flawed solution for another budget mess

There are positives in bipartisan deal, but deficit numbers keep climbing.
Editorial
February 8

Olympics offer hope amid Korean strife

Geopolitics loom large, but the Games bring a dose of peace through sport.
Editorial
February 7

Karla Bigham is Editorial Board's pick in Minnesota Senate special election

DFL candidate and Republican Denny McNamara are both well-qualified.
Editorial
February 7

Eight arrests in Philly: Why the double standard?

Social justice protests often generate a stricter law-and-order response.
Editorial
February 6

Don't let partisan attacks on FBI impede Mueller probe

Trump should release Democratic response, let Mueller do his job.
Editorial
February 5

MN Legislature should pass emergency aid plan for community health centers

State needs a backup plan if Congress fails to provide funding.
Editorial
February 5

Keep negotiating to avoid a teachers strike in St. Paul

District already faces budget deficit, declining enrollment.
Editorial
February 2

Don't play games with aid to Puerto Rico

Four-plus months after Hurricane Maria, the island remains a shadow of itself.
Editorial
February 2

What's next after Super Bowl LII? Maintaining Minnesota's 'big mo'

Editorial: As the Twin Cities gain host-city momentum, focus shifts toward making the region a regular site for America's biggest events.
Editorial
February 2

Fringe anti-vaccine groups peddle misinformation to Minnesota legislators

State should reject falsehoods and tighten vaccine exemption laws.
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