New Minnesota Senate Building proved its worth

New Minnesota Senate Building proved its worth

Putting state senators under one roof was not extravagant waste.

Dayton should veto flawed body-cam bill

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Dayton should veto flawed body-cam bill
Revisions improved it, but bill still overly restricts public access.

Minnesota Legislature's failures give Gov. Mark Dayton an edge

May 23
Minnesota Legislature's failures give Gov. Mark Dayton an edge
A special session is needed, and only the governor can call for one.
Editorial
May 22

A stumbling finish to a short Minnesota legislative session

End-of-session crunch should become a campaign issue.
Editorial
May 20

Minnesota lawmakers can contribute to fight to curb opioid abuse

Fewer deaths, not just fewer prescriptions, should be policy goal.
Editorial
May 20

Mourning the loss of Wheelock Whitney, who helped build Minnesota

After business career, he continued to give back to the state he loved.
Editorial
May 20

From early academic struggles and homelessness to MN Teacher of the Year

Abdul Wright's unique connection with kids helps his students learn.
Editorial
May 20

Obama administration's change in overtime protections was needed

Businesses will have an adjustment, but new protections will help the middle class.
Editorial
May 19

Minnesota must act now to expand access to mental health care

Legislature can't "blow it" on effort to win federal funding.
Editorial
May 19

Legislature should make a grand bargain on employee benefits

Deal would pre-empt city ordinances in return for statewide family leave.
Editorial
May 18

It's on Sanders to quell growing campaign violence

The candidate hasn't helped matters since chaos in Nevada.
Editorial
May 18

How's Minneapolis doing? Well, that depends...

The city reflects both success and struggle, especially in the schools.
Editorial
May 17

There's no 'tooth fairy' for pension fund bailout

Debate over cuts to Central States pensioners needs to acknowledge reality.
Editorial
May 16

Don't risk a return to state budget deficits

Go easy on diverting general fund money to transportation.
Editorial
May 16

Trump strains the U.S.-U.K. 'special relationship'

Proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. has consequences.
Editorial
May 13

Lawmakers should give tribe control of conservation project

White Earth Nation shouldn't be victimized once again.
Editorial
May 13

Lawmakers shouldn't kick away St. Paul's bid for soccer stadium

But failure to pass tax breaks this session could send franchise elsewhere.
Editorial
May 13

City of Minneapolis is poised to err with anti-business mandate on sick time

Ill-conceived ordinance is based on scant research on employer impact.
Editorial
May 13

Retired St. Paul Police Chief Smith leaves legacy of community outreach

Smith built trust even as cops faced intense scrutiny and criticism.
Editorial
May 13

Mpls. City Council should approve proposed 40-story condo tower

History and modernity can coexist to the city's benefit.
Editorial
May 12

New AD appears willing, able to clean up men's athletics at the U

In Mark Coyle, President Eric Kaler seems to have made a solid hire.
Editorial
May 12

Keep the Twin Cities rolling with a transit build-out

Legislature can't reach a transportation deal without it.
Editorial
May 11

Apparent 'slowdown' will only erode faith in Minneapolis cops

Those who aren't doing their jobs put other officers and the public at risk.