Democratic National Committee is hurting party with limited debate schedule

Democratic National Committee is hurting party with limited debate schedule

Limiting forums is bad for candidates and, most important, voters.

John Kline's leadership will be missed in Congress, Minnesota

September 3
John Kline's leadership will be missed in Congress, Minnesota
After a lifetime of public service, he deserves the state's best wishes.

Answer Generation Next's call for more volunteer tutors to help students read

September 3
Answer Generation Next's call for more volunteer tutors to help students read
The effort will focus on recruiting, training tutors to help city kids learn.
Editorial
September 2

General Mills' move on climate change is 'leadership that makes America great'

It’s a shame some politicians don’t share the company’s priorities.
Editorial
September 1

Lawmakers can help high school students get a jump-start on college

Legislature should take financial sting out of dual-credit programs.
Editorial
August 31

Insensitive chant marred an otherwise peaceful State Fair protest

Threatening or baiting police only damages the Black Lives Matter cause.
Editorial
August 30

Opponents cook up another excuse to delay St. Paul crisis center

Parking objections are a ploy that St. Paul council should resist.
Editorial
August 30

Levy requests mount as Minnesota schools start a new year

Flawed system forces districts to return to voters for renewals.
Editorial
August 28

U.S. policymakers should prepare now for future fiscal crises

Volatile markets suggest a slowing global economy and the need to act.
Editorial
August 28

After 'death panel' nonsense, Medicare adopts improved hospice policy

Program will help more people enter hospice and enter it sooner.
Editorial
August 27

Minnesota teens No. 1 on ACT, but stagnant scores and gaps persist

State's students of color still lag far behind white students.
Editorial
August 26

Balancing First Amendment rights at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Disrupting the Get-Together would do little to aid Black Lives Matter cause.
Editorial
August 26

Virginia tragedy opens era of social media murder

Motives still unfolding in shooting that reveals the dark side of digital connectedness.
Editorial
August 25

From hunting to fishing, humans are doing damage as 'super predators'

We’ve changed the rules of nature’s game to survival of the smallest.
Editorial
August 25

Resurrect a role for citizens in Minnesota's environmental decisionmaking

Dayton sensibly moves to bolster stewardship of natural resources.
Editorial
August 25

Accolades are well-deserved for heroes on Paris-bound train

As terrorists stalk soft targets,"ordinary" citizens are last line of defense.
Editorial
August 24

Minnesota needs state strategy to fight pain pill, heroin addiction

Twin Cities conference can help build awareness, collaboration.
Editorial
August 21

Distracted driving is ruining too many lives in Minnesota

Stiffer penalties are needed, but so is greater personal responsibility.
Editorial
August 21

Civil discourse, broadcast comments and the St. Paul schools

Are board members simply trying to avoid the heat?
Editorial
August 21

Finally, there's interest in 'city within a city' near the U

With Green Line in place, underdeveloped expanse is more valuable.
Editorial
August 20

After merger, Mitchell|Hamline has a chance to renew legal education

The school is rethinking how it serves a changing profession.
Editorial
August 19

A little gentrification can be a good thing for north Minneapolis

New homes along Humboldt Greenway are part of housing rebound.
Editorial
August 18

St. Paul should seize chance to OK crisis-center move, lead on mental health

Diane Ahrens facility would have a more modern home on East Side.
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