For job hunters, tight labor market has a upside

There's seldom been a better time to go job hunting.

Global migration crisis tests the West

June 19
An asylum-seeker disembarked from the aid ship Aquarius on Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia. Spain’s acceptance of hundreds of migrants ended
Trump should laud, not condemn, leaders like Merkel.

The primary's the thing in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District

June 18
State Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minneapolis won DFL Party endorsement Sunday for the Fifth Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Keith Elli
Voters should plan now to cast a consequential vote on Aug. 14.
Editorial
June 17
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Take steps to lower drug costs before asking seniors to pay more

Solutions needed after report highlights Medicare drug price increases.
Editorial
June 15
Ketamine, administered intravenously in this photo, is an anesthetic agent that some researchers believe can be effective in treating depression. Minn

Independent probe needed on ketamine and cops

City's draft report raises troubling questions about sedating suspects.
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June 15
Minneapolis skyline with Capella Tower, IDS, Foshay, others. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com Friday, April 10, 2015 EDS, seen from Target HQ 2

The case for density in Minneapolis, St. Paul and beyond

The skeptics are out as market seeks balance between cities, suburbs.
Editorial
June 14
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, at a City Hall news conference last week that dealt with the halt of sting operations aimed at small-scale

Minneapolis made the right call stopping low-level pot stings

But city officials, police must continue to be vigilant downtown.
Editorial
June 13
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States launch another harmful attack on the Affordable Care Act

Three of Minnesota's neighbors are pursuing a harmful legal challenge.
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June 12
TV screens at an electronics store in Seoul showed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday in Singapore.

Post-summit blend: Hope and skepticism

The effort showed initiative, but its promise is of a familiar sort.
Editorial
June 11
Boys waited in line to make a phone call in June 2014 as they were joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children who were being pro

Using kids as pawns to deter border crossings is inhumane

No U.S. law compels the separation of migrant parents and children.
Editorial
June 8

St. Croix River protection story isn't over

A film to be aired Sunday explains how the scenic river has stayed wild.
Editorial
June 8
East Bethel Mayor Steve Voss spoke to about 50 residents gathered at a community meeting about the proposed Cambia Hills mental health center for chil

Compassion in action: East Bethel steps forward to offer kids a chance to heal

Suburb rolls out welcome mat for spurned children's mental health center.
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June 8
The milling process is where metal concentrates are separated from ore. Water added to crushed rock creates a slurry. During “flotation,’’ shown

Plan to locate Twin Metal's mine in BWCA watershed is risky

Company update signals need for fall campaign to focus on copper mining.
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June 8
Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, jeopardized the summit by saying that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “got back on his han

Flexibility is key to Trump-Kim summit's success

Hard-liners shouldn't derail possibility of a positive diplomatic outcome.
Editorial
June 7
President Donald Trump attended a change-of-command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington last week. Trump is defending his toug

Trump's tariffs hurt Minnesota, U.S.

State faces trade sanctions from its three most important partners.
Editorial
June 6

Why Minnesota should move its primary election to June

Too much time and too many resources are spent on intraparty fights.
Editorial
June 6
G7 leaders, from left, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merk

Alone against its allies: Trump's 'America First' policy makes U.S. weaker

G-7 summit gives him a chance to reboot relations with allies.
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June 6
Surrounded by commissioners, legislators, workers and retirees in the State Capitol rotunda, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the pension bill into law on Thur

Pension bill was 2018 bright spot for Minnesota Legislature

Shared sacrifice allowed for a win-win result for all concerned.
Editorial
June 4
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Is it time for Minnesota's major political parties to adapt to 21st-century races?

This year's turmoil actually could be a win for those who prefer vigorous primary campaigns.
Editorial
June 1

Samantha Bee, Roseanne Barr and the Trump-era cesspool

Don't get caught up in false equivalency; both are deplorable.
Editorial
June 1
A worker from the Cobra Energy Co., contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, installed power lines last month in the Barrio Martorel area of Yabucoa

Revised death toll adds to shame of U.S. response to Puerto Rico

Federal officials were ill-prepared to deal with hurricane's aftermath.
Editorial
June 1
From left, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Major

Obamacare opponents poised to serve up reform leftovers

Latest congressional health care package is low-energy, lacks innovation.
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June 1
A grass-roots coalition of 154 Minnesota nonprofits beat back an effort to limit access to Medicaid. One key to their success was personal testimony a

Scrappy Medicaid coalition derailed ill-considered health 'reform'

State advocates outfought outside special interests to protect vulnerable Minnesotans.
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