Why the Trump administration secrecy on BWCA mining study?

Imperious response from administration should prompt state congressional delegation to act.

At State Capitol, good governance remains elusive

May 24
Representatives gathered on the floor of the Minnesota House on Friday, the opening day of a special session to finish work on the state’s two-year
Leaders want a "culture change," but 2019 session showed how much work is left to do.

Narendra Modi has won re-election in India. Now, he must moderate.

May 24
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a giant floral garland from party leaders on Thursday at their headquarters in New Delhi, India. He and h
Controversial prime minister must be a "watchman" for his entire nation.
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May 23
The overflow room was full of supporters from both sides of the gun debate during a Minnesota House committee hearing in February about bills that wou

Gun law reform in Minnesota? Maybe next year

Legislature came closer to making progress in 2019, but even modest measures failed.
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May 23
Minnesota Republican legislators’ group photo for 2019 was taken on a rooftop overlook at the State Capitol. Colleagues made sure that Rep. Rod Hami

Spiral stairs, muscle power, photo op: A reminder that the State Capitol is filled with 'good people'

A steep climb becomes one of the 2019 session's most memorable moments.
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May 22

Credibility is at stake for St. Paul school leaders

District officials owe taxpayers an explanation — and solutions — for financial woes.
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May 22

Prevent 'raids' on Minnesota's nonprofit health plans

Legislators shouldn't let reforms fall through cracks of 2019 session.
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May 21

Mike Freeman deserves credit for health update

Hennepin County attorney provided the public with needed clarity.
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May 21

Act now to silence the Iran war drums

Escalating rhetoric, military maneuvers on both sides can't be allowed to spiral into armed conflict.
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May 20

Fair-weather Twins fans, take note

The 2019 Twins are giving the impression that they're for real. Go. Watch.
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May 19
Gov. Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Melissa Hortman held a news conference Sunday night to announce a budget agreemen

State Capitol compromise is imperfect but welcome

Leaders worked hard and gave up some of what they wanted to produce a deal. Bravo.
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May 17

Debts should not deny diplomas

Attorney general is right; students must not be punished when parents don't pay for lunch.
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May 17

Two steps forward on Rx price reform; one is solid, the other, not so much

Feds tout TV price disclosure, but Minnesota lawmakers deliver real reform.
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May 17

Assad's evil revealed by 'torture prisons'

Searing story out of Syria exposes the nature of the homicidal regime.
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May 17
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman at a news conference in December. This month it was announced that Freeman is taking an indefinite leave of abse

The curious case of Mike Freeman

Residents deserve more information about the status of Hennepin County's top prosecutor.
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May 16

Bridge political differences to get opioid measure across legislative finish line

A late-session impasse has disappointedly entangled addiction, treatment measure in politics.
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May 15
Leaders of the Minnesota Senate walked back to their offices on Monday after presenting Gov. Tim Walz with a new budget offer. On Tuesday, Walz and le

Minnesota leaders: Don't neglect these three budget rules

There are some basics that the governor and Legislature must keep top of mind.
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May 15

Rain on the scarecrow, again

Problems mount for farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere.
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May 14

A hard-won consensus on elder care in Minnesota

Advocates, long-term care providers didn't give up after reforms failed at the Capitol in 2018.
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May 13

No one wins in a spiraling U.S.-China trade war

Washington and Beijing must end the escalation or risk further global economic harm.
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May 10

A painful exercise in bending the health care cost curve

Controversy over nursing home funding underscores need to keep state's provider tax.
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May 10
Grand Old Day will live on this year after some quick fundraising by the community. The 46th annual event will take place on June 2, so get your parad

Donors stepped up to rescue Grand Old Day

Popular St. Paul festival will mark its 46th year on June 2.
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May 10

Minnesota firms step up on climate change

Legislature needs to follow the lead of big businesses that are recognizing the risks and taking action.
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