A New Zealand health official prepared a measles vaccination at a clinic in Apia, Samoa, in November.

A tragic lesson from measles outbreak

Disinformation about vaccine risks is dangerous, and outbreak in Samoa is a deadly reminder.

After a promising start at DHS, Minnesota's largest state agency, there's heavy lifting ahead

December 6
After smart fixes at human-services agency, major reforms merit consideration.

More help for those without homes

December 6
Exodus 2.0 will serve chronically homeless who never make it to the "front of the line.''
Editorial
December 6

Mining and the BWCA: Not this location

The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.
Editorial
December 6

Minnesota is a state in mourning after National Guard crash

Guard members killed in copter crash were serving all of us.
Editorial
December 5

After positive state budget forecast, proceed cautiously

Minnesota is in sound fiscal shape, but there are a few reasons for concern.
Editorial
December 4
Juul products and some competitors at a smoke shop in New York City.

Minnesota joins a legal fight worth having

State is standing up for young people who have been hurt by addictive Juul Labs products.
Editorial
December 3

Some firms escape taxes while nation's infrastructure decays

FedEx, for one, and the company's business depends on being able to deliver goods across the U.S.
Editorial
December 2

Internal tensions threaten NATO

Confrontations between countries in the alliance erode the unity essential to the pact's success.
Editorial
November 27
As Americans gather for Thanksgiving, the Star Tribune Editorial Board offers its annual list of things to be thankful for and mindful of.

Thanksgiving 2019: Staying mindful while giving thanks

There is much to celebrate in America, yet don't forget those whose lives are a struggle.
Editorial
November 27

Vanity projects cast doubt on leadership at federal agency

Dubious spending requires stronger oversight of U.S. Health and Human Services.
Editorial
November 27

Gathering useful data on mass shootings in America

Twin Cities professors are finding answers to the critical question: Why?
Editorial
November 27

A timely warning about the risks in using CBD

Cure-alls have been hawked through the ages. Feds say beware of the latest.
Editorial
November 27

The promise of pre-K education

Minnesota needs a greater investment in closing the achievement gap.
Editorial
November 26
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has asked the City Council for $1.7 million in increased public safety funding after the 30th homicide in the city this y

Public safety, here and now, in St. Paul

Mayor Melvin Carter has a vision but may be neglecting immediate needs.
Editorial
November 26
Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, right, testified before the House Intelligence Com

Unite to fight back vs. foreign disinformation campaigns

Russia attacked America and democracy in 2016. It can't be allowed to do it again in 2020.
Editorial
November 23
Twin Metals land looking down Birch Lake: Aerial view of Birch Lake showing the land that would become an underground mine (left) and additional land

Twin Metals proposal: Not this mine. Not this location.

The proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely unambiguously threatens the waters of the BWCA and beyond. Evidence that regulatory processes can help matters has grown slim.
Editorial
November 23

Courses of action: How to protect the Boundary Waters

Leaders in both St. Paul and Washington have options.
Editorial
November 22
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, shown in August.

Authorities must clean up backlog of untested rape kits

Minneapolis police may have denied justice to hundreds of victims.
Editorial
November 22

Trump meddles in military justice

Seemingly for political purposes, he's reversed decisions in three separate cases.
Editorial
November 21

Celebrate success in lowering the teen birthrate

Still, Hennepin County program with proven track record may face funding cut.
Editorial
November 21
Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday during a public i

After Sondland, let's hear from all key players

Those implicated on Wednesday should be compelled to fully cooperate with House investigators.
Editorial
November 20

U.S. should show resolve on Hong Kong policy

Residents are right to fear being forced to live by Beijing's authoritarian governance.
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