Legislature can send a message on qualifications for U's Board of Regents

Legislature can send a message on qualifications for U's Board of Regents

General Mills CEO Ken Powell would add global business perspective.

Two-state solution still best bet for Mideast peace

February 17
Two-state solution still best bet for Mideast peace
Trump is right to prioritize peace but should embrace bipartisan policy.

Congress should initially focus on short-term fixes for ACA

February 17
Congress should initially focus on short-term fixes for ACA
While weighing overhaul, ensure consumers can buy coverage next fall.
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February 17

There's no time to waste in finding new leader for U.S. Bank Stadium

Super Bowl preparations require search for executive to move quickly.
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February 16

Congress should use rarely used law to examine Trump's tax returns

Paulsen should be among those urging Republicans to do the right thing.
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February 16

Keep the 'scoring' of bills in Minnesota's executive branch

No evidence points to the need for a separate Legislative Budget Office.
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February 15

Curb cellphone use behind the wheel in Minnesota

Common-sense bill would allow only hands-free calls.
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February 15

Congress must investigate Trump-Russia connections

The resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after just 24 days in office should be setting off alarm bells.
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February 14

David Roe led labor into modern era in Minnesota

As state labor chief, he changed workers' lives for the better.
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February 13

Minnesota needs clarity on surrogacy laws

A legal framework would help prospective parents and carriers.
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February 10

Admirable leadership from Dayton administration on ending Coyle Center stalemate

Governor's office takes lead on forging lease agreement key to center's expansion.
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February 10

After suite misuse, rebuild public trust in stadium leadership

Legislative auditor's troubling conclusions about stadium suites' use should be heeded.
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February 10

Court's ruling is a much-needed reminder of checks, balances

A more-limited, better-constructed approach might pass legal muster.
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February 9

Trump must reassure Abe, Japan

Defense Secretary Mattis set the right tone on recent Tokyo trip.
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February 9

Minnesota State's adroit interim move

Malhotra is a known and reassuring figure in state higher education.
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February 8

Gophers football scandal should prompt a university review

Schools must strike a balance to protect alleged victims and those accused.
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February 7

As election cycle heats up, voters should press Mpls. candidates on downtown visions

Public safety and business climate are key issues in City Council, mayoral campaigns.
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February 6

A few key values should guide selection of new U regents

Legislature's picks will help shape board — and Minnesota's future.
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February 3

Use Minnesota's full toolbox to expand early education

Scholarships, CCAP or public preschool? There's a role for all three.
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February 3

Consumers have extra time to sign up for coverage, thanks to MNsure

Flexibility to extend open enrollment is a key reason state built its own insurance exchange.
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February 3

Minnesota Legislature moving toward fixes for broken teacher licensing system

Process must be streamlined, especially in light of growing shortage.
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February 3

U.S. must not backslide on torture

Congress, Cabinet members must be vigilant and hold Trump accountable.
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February 2

Trump needs a full cabinet, and Democratic boycotts are failing

Current circle of advisers is too small and too reliant on strategist Bannon.
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