State budget deal, though flawed, reflects Minnesota compromise

State budget deal, though flawed, reflects Minnesota compromise

It's worth a special session to bring gridlock to an end.

After Manchester, renew worldwide focus on counterterrorism

May 23
After Manchester, renew worldwide focus on counterterrorism
Although many questions remain, bombing was the evil act of a coward.

How NAFTA can be improved for the digital economy to help U.S.

May 22
How NAFTA can be improved for the digital economy to help U.S.
It's possible for Trump administration to modernize the agreement.
Editorial
May 21

Minnesota doesn't need to loosen "Stand Your Ground" law

Opponents of legislation rightly labeled bill as "shoot first" provision.
Editorial
May 21

Allow Minnesotans to review final budget deal

Legislature should not rush a $46 billion budget into law.
Editorial
May 20

More than Mueller probe needed to assess Russian meddling

An independent, 9/11-style commission could examine broader threat.
Editorial
May 19

This is a terrible time to slash drug abuse prevention funding

Trump campaigned on ending the opioid crisis. So why undercut key federal effort?
Editorial
May 18

Trump's expected pick for USDA post deserves benefit of the doubt but faces heavy lifting

Sam Clovis isn't a scientist, but he's also not simply a political hack.
Editorial
May 17

Proposed GOP overhaul of Met Council would go too far

The future health of the region should guide Legislature, Dayton.
Editorial
May 16

Trump White House enters a new state of denial

Congress should demand answers on meetings with Russians, Comey. Congress should demand answers on meetings with Russians, Comey.
Editorial
May 16

State action needed to boost immunization rates

Measles outbreak shows what happens when participation falls.
Editorial
May 16

State action needed to boost immunization rates (Somali-language version)

Measles outbreak shows what happens when participation falls.
Editorial
May 15

Trump, South Korean president must unite to curb North Korea

New South Korean president's engagement policy faces first test.
Editorial
May 13

Americans deserve all of the facts on Russian meddling

Focus must remain on extent of election-tampering and who benefited.
Editorial
May 12

Despite earlier signs, gridlock persists at Minnesota Legislature

Minnesotans should urge a return to budget negotiations.
Editorial
May 12

School boards should do "team building" in the open

Bill to clarify state's open meeting law requirements is needed.
Editorial
May 12

Minnesota should stay the course with MNsure exchange

Moving to federal marketplace would add uncertainty, potential for technical glitches.
Editorial
May 11

Don't prioritize for-profit health insurers over Minnesota taxpayers

Wrongheaded changes made to state legislation could lead to "corporate raids."
Editorial
May 10

Diversity finally wins in Delano schools

But district could have sent a stronger signal by rejecting complaints.
Editorial
May 10

The diversity problem on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Justice Stras has earned nomination, but court is too male, white.
Editorial
May 9

After stunning Comey firing, Russia probe is at risk

Now more than ever, an independent investigation is necessary.
Editorial
May 9

Minnesota Legislature shouldn't shortchange the U

State's leading research university sets the table for future prosperity.
Editorial
May 8

Want a more participatory democracy? Move U.S. elections to weekends

Tuesday voting is an anachronistic holdover that serves as an obstacle.
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