New immigration rules could hurt kids and their schools

The Trump administration's "public charge" push has education officials worried.

Mayo and Google team up in a new era for health care

September 16
Promising partnership will continue to put state at forefront of medical research.

Step away from 'Trade War Chicken'

September 13
There's too much at stake for the U.S. and world economy to stay on that path with China.
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September 13
President Donald Trump announced Jerome Powell as his nominee to be chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2017. Trump no longer appreciates Powell's prow

Why the Fed's 'boneheads' don't just drop rates to zero

Trump argues that it's the way to go, but now is not the time and this is not the place.
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September 12

The case is made for more cops in St. Paul

Recent gun violence must be met by a swift and significant response from the entire community.
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September 11

Credit Trump for moving to protect public from vaping risks

Ban on e-cigarettes is needed as deaths, illnesses continue to mount while cause remains unknown.
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September 11
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios on Tuesday.

Minnesota's boys of summer have earned fall support

Overcoming injuries, first-place Twins have kept on winning.
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September 11
President Donald Trump referenced a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan while talking to reporters about Hurricane Dorian o

Reaction to weather map tampering weakens critical agencies

It seemed like a minor miscue at first, but threats to fire NOAA leaders are a disgrace.
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September 10

Labor Day has come and gone. Will Legislature hold special fall session on insulin?

Don't wait until 2020 to help Minnesotans struggling to afford this vital medication.
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September 9

Trump's flawed approach to Afghanistan

He blew it by inviting Taliban to Camp David and not including Afghans in a peace deal.
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September 6
A woman received a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

Sounding an alarm on measles

The U.S. is on the verge of losing "elimination" status as the highly contagious disease makes a comeback.
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September 6
Joan Gabel, the new University of Minnesota president, during a retreat with the Board of Regents in Faribault.

A welcome focus on mental health at University of Minnesota

School's new president recognizes the increased need for student services.
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September 6
The Mobile Community Center for Older Adults serves five counties in western Minnesota.

Hello on wheels: In western Minnesota, help comes to those who need it

Pioneering effort uses retrofitted bus to bring services to seniors.
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September 6

Majority of Minneapolis residents back hiring more patrol officers

Citywide survey shows strong support for adding officers to the overburdened force.
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September 6

Brexit paralyzes United Kingdom and its Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's thwarted maneuvers show that he is not ready to lead Great Britain.
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September 5

Freshen up the stagnant U.S. health care debate

Survey reveals popularity of public and private options and points to common ground.
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September 4

Hong Kong protesters are making a difference

Scrapping extradition bill is a welcome move, but just one of many necessary concessions.
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September 4
High school now begins at 8:30 a.m. in St. Paul schools. Above, Washington Tech Magnet juniors Ann Lee, left, and Nabiha Ali worked on AP biology in 2

Changing schools to boost achievement

New school year brings promising changes in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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September 3
Police vehicles near the main entrance to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds late Monday. Three people were wounded by gunfire just as the fair was wrapp

There's no holiday break for gun violence in America

Two days after mass attack in Texas, a shooting mars the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
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September 1
Jodi Harpstead walked into a news conference Aug. 12 ahead of her announcement as new commissioner of the Department of Human Services.

Answers, results needed at Minnesota Department of Human Services

New leader needs to explain how she'll shore up and reform the long-embattled state agency.
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August 30

The Minneapolis density debate and a 'perfect slice of Americana'

If city approves "conservation district" request, more will likely follow suit.
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August 30

From the archives: A day to herald the brotherhoods of toil

A strong relationship between capital and labor makes a better community.
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August 30

Face up to the gaps in student achievement

State leaders need to take an honest look at the persistent struggles of many kids of color.
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