Minneapolis school board flunks Governance 101

Minneapolis school board flunks Governance 101

Board members irresponsibly reversed staffing decisions.

Minnesota legislators, it's time to make a deal with Dayton

April 29
With three weeks to go, lawmakers need to move past their wish lists.

State action needed to boost immunization rates

April 29
Measles outbreak shows what happens when participation falls.
Editorial
April 28

Trump's tax plan needs major overhaul

The need for reform is real, but this plan of "principles" is fairy dust.
Editorial
April 27

Seeking peace in Minnesota's war over early education

A legislative compromise should involve both money and policy.
Editorial
April 26

Trump's management by crisis creates needless instability

Switch from top-down mode is hard, but he must make transition.
Editorial
April 25

Medical providers need to take leadership role in U.S. health reform debate

They need to be loud and strong on plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Editorial
April 24

Macron gives France a sensible alternative

Le Pen threatens a unified Europe while offering extremist approach.
Editorial
April 21

Edina is on a smart track to raise smoking age to 21

Smoking is a habit that takes root during adolescence. Let's snuff it out.
Editorial
April 21

Don't play legislative games with state bonding bill

Public infrastructure projects deserve Legislature's attention this year.
Editorial
April 21

Franken bill would help get Minnesotans the skills, education needed for jobs that need filling.

Matching the right skills training, education with employment needs.
Editorial
April 21

With focus on journalism, Hubbards have been major U supporters

Decision to add family name to school recognizes their contributions.
Editorial
April 20

Trump wisely moves to reform H-1B visa program

U.S. workers deserve first consideration for well-paying jobs.
Editorial
April 19

Stop the madness of distracted driving on Minnesota roads

State should join 14 others by banning the use of cellphones while driving.
Editorial
April 18

Now police can help and not just write a ticket

Vouchers for car light repairs are a creative solution to a nagging problem.
Editorial
April 18

Strategy, patience needed in face of threat posed by North Korea

Diplomacy is key to developing regional cohesion on a growing problem.
Editorial
April 17

Quit dodging and release your tax returns, Mr. President

With tax reform looming, Americans deserve details on Trump's finances.
Editorial
April 17

Dayton, Legislature need to find a solution for state's parks and trails

Modest increases in fees and state funding would help solve dilemma.
Editorial
April 16

New superintendent is a good fit to lead St. Paul schools

Joe Gothard's skills as unifying force should help in tackling big challenges.
Editorial
April 15

How to handle Minnesota's $1.65 billion surplus

Caution:‚ÄČThat amount doesn't make Minnesota cash-rich. Here's the Editorial Board's "slow, steady" approach to the state budget.
Editorial
April 15

After flexing muscle, U.S. needs diplomacy on multiple fronts

Trump's policy reversals can be head-spinning, but some, like on NATO, are needed.
Editorial
April 13

Keep fighting AIDS 'until the job is done'

George W. Bush's farsighted health care program continues to save lives.
Editorial
April 12

Minnesota Legislature skimps on higher-ed funding

Can Minnesota be "The Brainpower State" with funding so low?
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