A British Union flag flies behind a European Union flag, backdropped by Parliament in London. Brexit — Britain’s departure from the E.U., which vo

Brexit extension reflects damaging dysfunction

The West is in an era of neglecting or negating invaluable international institutions.

Questions linger after release of Mueller report

April 18
A man carried printed copies of a redacted version of the special counsel's report as he walked past the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Th
But it's clear Russia interfered in the election, and Trump tried to end probe.

Minnesota courts need a budget boost

April 17
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Legislature should provide the judiciary branch with the resources it needs for judges, services.
April 16
Combat boots of deceased soldiers were displayed on the front steps of the State Capitol on the first day of Operation 23 to Zero in 2017. The project

Vets are dying where they went seeking help

Three more suicides on VA property should spur improvements in system and beyond.
April 16
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaking last month in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Turn down volume in war of words

America needs to step back from the constant division Omar and Trump both fuel.
April 15
The Notre Dame Cathedral burned on Monday in Paris.

Holy Week fire is a tragedy for France and the world

Historic Notre Dame Cathedral had survived centuries of European turmoil.
April 13
A scene from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A proposed copper mining project would not be situated withing the wilderness, but would be ne

End the secrecy and release federal BWCA study

Keeping the data and analysis under wraps suggests there is something to hide.
April 12
Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, spoke at a news conference Friday at the Minnesota State Capitol as Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and

Beginning in August, hands-free law should save lives

Minnesota finally joins 16 other states in doing something about distracted driving on its roads.
April 12
A display of cigarettes for sale at a gas station in Edina. In 2017, Edina became the first city in Minnesota to raise the legal age for tobacco sales

Minnesota is a laggard in raising tobacco age to 21

Responsible legislation would save lives and help constrain medical costs statewide.
April 11
Legislative Auditor James Nobles.

A new road map to fix the child care system in Minnesota

Legislative auditor reaffirms need to tighten oversight, prevent fraud in subsidy program.
April 10
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at a Likud election-night rally in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Netanyahu is poised to become Is

U.S. should continue to press Netanyahu for a two-state solution

Re-elected Israeli prime minister should not pursue plan to annex parts of the West Bank.
April 9
The 2018 Star Tribune investigative report “Denied Justice.” The troubling series of stories revealed serious failures in the way sexual assault i

Welcome reform on sex crime investigations

In the wake of a Star Tribune series, more cities, counties are taking allegations more seriously.
April 8
On Friday, President Donald Trump spoke during a roundtable on immigration and border security in Calexo, Calif., as Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commandin

Trump is increasingly relying on 'acting' cabinet members

He's found a way to avoid even the nominal challenge posed by Senate confirmation.
April 5

The NCAA leaves a valuable Final Four legacy

North Minneapolis recreation center gets a face-lift.
April 5
The Final Four teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and the seedings they had in their respective regions, were posted Monday on a bracket

After hosting the Final Four, what's next for Minnesota?

Itasca study provides a strategic framework for landing more major Twin Cities events.
April 5

Listen to Minnesota consumers on health care aid

Legislature, Walz need to find a compromise that will work for individual market.
April 5

Once again, Minnesota takes the lead on special education

Craig, Stauber rightly team up in bipartisan push to close the gap in federal funding.
April 4
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz gestured to thank the audience as he left after giving his State of the State Address at the Capitol in St. Paul on Wednesday.

State of the State address: Talk of compromise must lead to action

Walz, GOP leaders are testing the limits of what a better tone can accomplish.
April 3
The State Capitol in St. Paul: Legislators are working on a measure to create a task force that would examine violence against Native American women a

Tragedy should spur legislators to create task force on missing, murdered indigenous women

They failed to do so last year and shouldn't repeat that mistake.
April 2
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, arrived Monday for the first day of jury selection in his trial in the July 2017 fatal shootin

Transparency key in Noor proceedings

The media, and more profoundly the public, have a right to access and information.
April 1
Pictured here : People Serving People, a shelter and community services operation in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis is launching a pilot progr

City, schools believe stable housing is key to student learning

Minneapolis hopes to boost achievement with new focus on homeless kids.
March 29
The Minnesota State Capitol. The 2019 legislative session is nearly half over.

Tone is better but progress is slow at Minnesota Capitol

Walz and legislative leaders are trying to get along, but the results are mixed.
March 29
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters posed for a photo on a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of

Remain vigilant on ISIS revival

Credit goes to a U.S.-led global coalition and Iraqi and Syrian fighters for ending the "caliphate."
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