Zone of concern: Ways to make downtown Minneapolis safer

The Warehouse District is a center of public-safety considerations. How to respond is an election-year issue.

Feds need to clarify whether they're offering Minnesota a devil's bargain

September 22
Feds need to clarify whether they're offering Minnesota a devil's bargain
Funding for medical assistance under MinnesotaCare is in jeopardy.

Street funding woes in Minnesota cities need a state response

September 21
Street funding woes in Minnesota cities need a state response
A court decision this week could add to strain on municipal street budgets.
Editorial
September 20

Why so little progress on use of body cameras in Minneapolis?

Audit shows improvement since July, but police are still coming up short.
Editorial
September 19

Don't risk Graham-Cassidy vote without Congressional Budget Office score

Senate lacks the answers it needs to analyze last-ditch health reform bill.
Editorial
September 19

Ask us your questions about downtown Minneapolis safety and crime

A Sept. 17 editorial explored the crime problem in downtown Minneapolis. What questions do you have about public safety in the city? Enter them in the box below. If we receive enough good questions, we'll put them up for a reader vote. And if we decide to answer your question in a future editorial, you'll receive a special mention.
Editorial
September 18

Downtown's dilemma: 'A mind-set of violence' in Minneapolis

Minneapolis wants a safe and vibrant downtown for residents, office workers and visitors. But rising rates of violent crime in parts of the city's core threaten to undo years of progress.
Editorial
September 18

Trump should work to reform, but not reject, the United Nations

"America First" foreign policy needs successful international institutions.
Editorial
September 15

Crack down on vaccine disinformation to prevent next Minnesota measles outbreak

Hearing needed this fall on the vaccine misinformation campaign that fueled measles outbreak.
Editorial
September 15

Dayton's dispute with Legislature should end with compromise

Richard Solum, a master mediator, has another big challenge in store.
Editorial
September 14

Trump makes bold, bipartisan move to protect young immigrants

He'll need help convincing leaders in his own party that deal makes sense.
Editorial
September 13

Feds must move faster to greenlight Minnesota health premium savings

Health and Human Services needs to OK state's individual market relief.
Editorial
September 12

Keep pressing for solutions for budget-challenged Southwest light-rail line

Delays shouldn't derail this worthy, necessary transit project.
Editorial
September 11

Openness is critical in Minneapolis agreement with departing police chief

Non-disparagement clause could mute constructive discussions.
Editorial
September 8

Get back to work, court tells Minnesota lawmakers

Supreme Court orders Dayton, Legislature to try mediation.
Editorial
September 8

Trump's deal with Democrats is a welcome example of ending gridlock

The president avoided drama over the debt ceiling, government funding and hurricane relief.
Editorial
September 8

Remaining Obamacare repeal bill still offers the wrong prescription

"Graham-Cassidy" is not new or innovative. It would hit Minnesota hard.
Editorial
September 8

University of Minnesota makes timely pitch for $4 billion in gifts

"Driven" gives Minnesota's flagship a chance to go "from good to great."
Editorial
September 7

Franken's ignoble rejection of Stras nomination

The Minnesota Democrat is mimicking GOP treatment of Merrick Garland.
Editorial
September 6

World leaders must present united front on North Korea

And Trump's criticism should be focused on North, not South, Korea.
Editorial
September 5

Congress should preserve DACA and the American dream

The country needs the economic contribution of immigrant "dreamers."
Editorial
September 5

Immigration policy: If we wanted to MAGA, we needed DACA

Termination of program that shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation is self-defeating.
Editorial
September 1

Trump has failed opioid epidemic pledge

Declaration of national emergency hasn't been made official. Nobody will say why.
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