Otto Bremer Trust grant will strengthen Jewish community

JCRC will offer security expertise to synagogues, as well as mosques, temples and churches.

#SweetSophia: A grieving family's trip helps build daughter's legacy

August 16
With her photo on the dash, a family shares the lessons of a brief but inspiring life.

Regulators, lawmakers should act quickly after illnesses linked to vaping

August 16
Minnesota's failure to raise the tobacco, e-cig age to 21 looks even more irresponsible.
Editorial
August 16
U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., spoke Thursday about about Israel’s decision to deny entry ahead of their planned visit t

Israel's miscalculation on Omar and Tlaib

It's largely stayed clear of the partisan divide in the U.S. — until now.
Editorial
August 16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter attended Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's State of the City address in April. This week, both mayors gave their 2020 budget

Twin Cities mayors face difficult realities of urban growth

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul are growing, but so are concerns about public safety and city services.
Editorial
August 15
The Statue of Liberty at sunset in mid-July.

Trump attacks immigrants again, striking fear in Minnesota

Many in this state have lived by the rules, only to have them changed under their feet.
Editorial
August 15
Investigators examined a van that burned this month after fire spread from an adjacent vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Fridley. Two children had b

Should there be laws on leaving kids alone in cars?

Recent deaths have sparked a debate about safety and parenting.
Editorial
August 13
Jodi Harpstead spoke at a news conference at the State Capitol after being announced as the new Department of Human Services commissioner by Gov. Tim

Jodi Harpstead is a strong pick to clean up the mess at state agency

Here's how she can meet high expectations in her role leading human services.
Editorial
August 12

Epstein's victims deserve justice

Allegations — no matter who they implicate — should be pursued despite apparent suicide.
Editorial
August 12

A sobering but necessary read on disease and deer

Research paper offers the latest on a disease that could spread to people.
Editorial
August 9

State's insurers need to follow Medica's admirable lead on insulin.

Minnetonka insurer will cap costs, one of many affordability solutions needed.
Editorial
August 9

Patient care is at risk in Blue Cross dispute

State leadership is needed to mediate dispute with Minnesota Hospital Association.
Editorial
August 9

Dire climate warnings are adding up

Water, temperature and land use reconfirm the need for urgent action.
Editorial
August 9

For better and worse, scooters are an increasingly popular mode of transportation

Riders should observe the rules — especially those that keep them off sidewalks.
Editorial
August 8

St. Paul teachers should honor contract

Dropping HealthPartners would hurt the school district and other employees.
Editorial
August 7
A farmer planted soybeans near Lake Benton, Minn., in 2018. In a move that could have considerable consequences for Minnesota’s beleaguered agricult

U.S.-China trade war is hurting Minnesota

The nonstrategic, spiraling crisis threatens state's farm economy and hurts consumers.
Editorial
August 7

Minneapolis doesn't need new wage-theft rules

The city should let employers adjust to the robust rules just passed by the state.
Editorial
August 7
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Sonny Perdue owes Minnesotans an explanation during visit

Why can't the public see the science it paid for?
Editorial
August 5
Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, spoke with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, on Monday morning near the scene of a mass shooting that occurred over the w

Start with more research into U.S. gun violence

Under pressure from the gun lobby, Congress has deterred the CDC for two decades.
Editorial
August 2
People bound for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair jammed a highway leading from White Lake, N.Y., on Aug. 16, 1969.

Woodstock 50 folds: There's no going back to the garden

The original festival was a product of its time, a mood difficult to recapture.
Editorial
August 2

A White House with a revolving door

The search for a new director of national intelligence showcases the problem.
Editorial
August 2
Luis Alvarez died June 29 at age 53.

At long last, 9/11 victims fund wins extension

Congress finally comes to the rescue of first responders who rescued others.
Editorial
August 2

Minneapolis Foundation environmental grants will help lower-income communties

Funds will help address disparities in energy efficiency.
About Opinion
The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Board. The board operates independently and is not involved in setting newsroom policies or in reporting or editing articles in other sections of the newspaper or startribune.com.