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Dan Markingson case finally yields real reforms at the U
It's now up to U president, regents to lead the way.
Twin Cities mayors have lofty goals, but can plans deliver on disparities?
Efforts to help children and young men deserve community support.
Put Minnesota water quality first by vetoing bill
Environment and ag measure takes our lakes and rivers backward.
Good news on city parks and population growth
Minneapolis, St. Paul have the nation's best parks and are growing again.
Pros, cons in proposed Minneapolis school budget model
School-based spending method would target funds to student needs.
Minnesota lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone
A likely special session will give 2015 Legislature a chance to do better.
A minimal finish for a divided state government
Inability to find bipartisan accord blocks needed legislation.
Minnesota Orchestra's Cuba tour should generate new interest at home
Healing was needed and hopefully has begun.
The seniors are coming to Twin Cities housing
The area must adjust to provide the larger mix of affordable living options they will demand.
Standardized tests in Minnesota: Streamline, fix, but don't abandon
Despite online glitches and student opt-outs, exams are still essential.
Kline and Franken provide bipartisan leadership on Indian schools
Minnesota lawmakers deserve credit for seeking answers from BIE.
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.
Success of Minnesota health program should spur future reform
State needs to continue to be a model for smart programs that cut costs.
Don't let special interests dilute federal 'Clean Water Rule'
We all depend on clean waterways for drinking water and recreation.
Trade vote has foreign policy implications for U.S., Obama
Geopolitics and economics should guide Congress on TPA.
Washington Post: Hillary Clinton is showing no leadership on the trade debate
Her running for cover on the issue shows it's not just Republicans who fear their party’s extremist wing.
Enact a Minnesota ban on small particles found in personal-care products
Scientists raise alarms about particles found in personal-care products.
Poll: Make education a legislative priority in Minnesota
A big tax cut is not high on the wish list for most respondents.
Russian provocation risks a military miscalculation in Europe
NATO must be militarily prepared, but should also lead with diplomacy.
Minnesota Legislature shouldn't squander chance to invest in neglected Indian schools
Legislature has an opportunity to help fill void from federal neglect.
Promote efforts to improve teacher numbers, quality and diversity
Too few of nation’s top high school students plan careers in education.
Minnesota lawmakers should reduce, not ignore oil train risks
A serious investment is needed to prevent a catastrophe.
Minnesota Legislature, 2015: Advice for a fair finish
First, state House needs to drop shaky claims for savings in human services.
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