Editorial
May 29
A lilac bloom.

Stop and smell the lilacs

Enjoy the Midwestern spring ritual for the short time it lasts.
Editorial
May 28
The Westlake family posed for photos inside the dance studio where Nic Westlake worked before his death after being hit by a Metro Transit light rail

After tragic loss, new accountability for light-rail safety

The family of Nic Westlake, who was killed by a train in 2017, wants to save lives in the future.
Editorial
May 28

Salute the legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education and seek its goals

Anniversary of ruling shows much work remains to achieve school equality.
Editorial
May 24
Representatives gathered on the floor of the Minnesota House on Friday, the opening day of a special session to finish work on the state’s two-year

At State Capitol, good governance remains elusive

Leaders want a "culture change," but 2019 session showed how much work is left to do.
Editorial
May 24

Why the Trump administration secrecy on BWCA mining study?

Imperious response from administration should prompt state congressional delegation to act.
Editorial
May 24
A recess at the Twin Cities German Immersion School in St. Paul in November 2018. The school wants to tear down the building, the former St. Andrew's

Property rights vs. historic preservation in St. Paul

Church building is lovely, but if a deal can't be reached, its owners should prevail.
Editorial
May 24

Recognizing the enduring ideals of Memorial Day

Today the claim of the peace ideal seems both strong and essential.
Editorial
May 24
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a giant floral garland from party leaders on Thursday at their headquarters in New Delhi, India. He and h

Narendra Modi has won re-election in India. Now, he must moderate.

Controversial prime minister must be a "watchman" for his entire nation.
Editorial
May 23
The overflow room was full of supporters from both sides of the gun debate during a Minnesota House committee hearing in February about bills that wou

Gun law reform in Minnesota? Maybe next year

Legislature came closer to making progress in 2019, but even modest measures failed.
Editorial
May 23
Minnesota Republican legislators’ group photo for 2019 was taken on a rooftop overlook at the State Capitol. Colleagues made sure that Rep. Rod Hami

Spiral stairs, muscle power, photo op: A reminder that the State Capitol is filled with 'good people'

A steep climb becomes one of the 2019 session's most memorable moments.
Editorial
May 22

Credibility is at stake for St. Paul school leaders

District officials owe taxpayers an explanation — and solutions — for financial woes.
Editorial
May 22

Prevent 'raids' on Minnesota's nonprofit health plans

Legislators shouldn't let reforms fall through cracks of 2019 session.
Editorial
May 21

Mike Freeman deserves credit for health update

Hennepin County attorney provided the public with needed clarity.
Editorial
May 21

Act now to silence the Iran war drums

Escalating rhetoric, military maneuvers on both sides can't be allowed to spiral into armed conflict.
Editorial
May 20

Fair-weather Twins fans, take note

The 2019 Twins are giving the impression that they're for real. Go. Watch.
Editorial
May 19
Gov. Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Melissa Hortman held a news conference Sunday night to announce a budget agreemen

State Capitol compromise is imperfect but welcome

Leaders worked hard and gave up some of what they wanted to produce a deal. Bravo.
Editorial
May 17

Debts should not deny diplomas

Attorney general is right; students must not be punished when parents don't pay for lunch.
Editorial
May 17

Two steps forward on Rx price reform; one is solid, the other, not so much

Feds tout TV price disclosure, but Minnesota lawmakers deliver real reform.
Editorial
May 17

Assad's evil revealed by 'torture prisons'

Searing story out of Syria exposes the nature of the homicidal regime.
Editorial
May 17
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman at a news conference in December. This month it was announced that Freeman is taking an indefinite leave of abse

The curious case of Mike Freeman

Residents deserve more information about the status of Hennepin County's top prosecutor.
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