'The boy they couldn't save' tragedy spurred key laws, but implementation is real test

'The boy they couldn't save' tragedy spurred key laws, but implementation is real test

New laws have the potential to greatly improve child protection system.

Iran's latest lie puts Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian on trial

May 28
Like other jailed journalists, Jason Rezaian was simply doing his job.

Legislative gains for mental health, nursing home care in Minnesota

May 28
Bipartisan work yielded increases in funding to expand services.
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May 26

Slow down Minnesota Legislature's '11th-hour express'

Parking garage highlights why transparency, deliberation are needed.
Editorial
May 26

Karma wasn't riding along with PedalPub haters

It was on the side of the cops who arrested attackers in Minneapolis.
Editorial
May 25

U.S.-German alliance helps the West and the world

Germany's ambassador to U.S. discusses responsibilities of leadership.
Editorial
May 25

A good choice for U.S. ambassador to Norway

Senate should expedite confirmation of Minnesotan Samuel Heins.
Editorial
May 24

Re-energize Memorial Day poppies for a new century

Don't let VFW and American Legion tradition fall by the wayside.
Editorial
May 23

Dan Markingson case finally yields real reforms at the U

It's now up to U president, regents to lead the way.
Editorial
May 22

Twin Cities mayors have lofty goals, but can plans deliver on disparities?

Efforts to help children and young men deserve community support.
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May 21

Put Minnesota water quality first by vetoing bill

Environment and ag measure takes our lakes and rivers backward.
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May 21

Good news on city parks and population growth

Minneapolis, St. Paul have the nation's best parks and are growing again.
Editorial
May 20

Pros, cons in proposed Minneapolis school budget model

School-based spending method would target funds to student needs.
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May 19

Minnesota lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone

A likely special session will give 2015 Legislature a chance to do better.
Editorial
May 19

A minimal finish for a divided state government

Inability to find bipartisan accord blocks needed legislation.
Editorial
May 18

Minnesota Orchestra's Cuba tour should generate new interest at home

Healing was needed and hopefully has begun.
Editorial
May 18

The seniors are coming to Twin Cities housing

The area must adjust to provide the larger mix of affordable living options they will demand.
Editorial
May 16

Standardized tests in Minnesota: Streamline, fix, but don't abandon

Despite online glitches and student opt-outs, exams are still essential.
Editorial
May 16

Kline and Franken provide bipartisan leadership on Indian schools

Minnesota lawmakers deserve credit for seeking answers from BIE.
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May 16

Lori Sturdevant: Unfulfilled policy dreams can return next year

If Dayton makes good on his veto threat, education will be added to a growing 2016 Legislature agenda.
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May 15

Success of Minnesota health program should spur future reform

State needs to continue to be a model for smart programs that cut costs.
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May 14

Don't let special interests dilute federal 'Clean Water Rule'

We all depend on clean waterways for drinking water and recreation.
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May 14

Trade vote has foreign policy implications for U.S., Obama

Geopolitics and economics should guide Congress on TPA.
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