Editorial
August 26

Risks rise for America as the carnage continues in Afghanistan

ISIS nihilism adds to violence from the Taliban and other extremists as U.S. pursues peace talks.
Editorial
August 23
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz

It's up to Gov. Walz to end secrecy over Twin Metals mine

State is not powerless as feds keep wraps on study of risks to BWCA.
Editorial
August 23

G-7 unity needed amid rising geopolitical, economic risks

Increasing geopolitical, economic threats show the need for leaders to coalesce.
Editorial
August 22

Trump administration sides with big oil over ethanol

Administration's "bailouts" create needless headwinds in Minnesota and other states.
Editorial
August 21
Two people slept on the Green Line train early on a Friday morning.

Twin Cities light-rail trains shouldn't be rolling homeless shelters

Cutting overnight services makes sense, but more help is needed for those without housing.
Editorial
August 20
A bald eagle scans its surroundings on the Mississippi River in November 2018, in Minneapolis.

Trump takes aim at endangered species

The administration is trying to weaken one of nation's key environmental laws.
Editorial
August 19
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Leaked memo shows the hell to pay from a 'no-deal' Brexit

Leaked memo reveals the damage the British can expect from leaving the European Union.
Editorial
August 19

Otto Bremer Trust grant will strengthen Jewish community

JCRC will offer security expertise to synagogues, as well as mosques, temples and churches.
Editorial
August 16

Regulators, lawmakers should act quickly after illnesses linked to vaping

Minnesota's failure to raise the tobacco, e-cig age to 21 looks even more irresponsible.
Editorial
August 16
A journey out west has helped the Weaver family grieve for Sophia, shown in the photo held in front, and share her story with others. Her parents are

#SweetSophia: A grieving family's trip helps build daughter's legacy

With her photo on the dash, a family shares the lessons of a brief but inspiring life.
Editorial
August 16
U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., spoke Thursday about about Israel’s decision to deny entry ahead of their planned visit t

Israel's miscalculation on Omar and Tlaib

It's largely stayed clear of the partisan divide in the U.S. — until now.
Editorial
August 16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter attended Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's State of the City address in April. This week, both mayors gave their 2020 budget

Twin Cities mayors face difficult realities of urban growth

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul are growing, but so are concerns about public safety and city services.
Editorial
August 15
The Statue of Liberty at sunset in mid-July.

Trump attacks immigrants again, striking fear in Minnesota

Many in this state have lived by the rules, only to have them changed under their feet.
Editorial
August 15
Investigators examined a van that burned this month after fire spread from an adjacent vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Fridley. Two children had b

Should there be laws on leaving kids alone in cars?

Recent deaths have sparked a debate about safety and parenting.
Editorial
August 13
Jodi Harpstead spoke at a news conference at the State Capitol after being announced as the new Department of Human Services commissioner by Gov. Tim

Jodi Harpstead is a strong pick to clean up the mess at state agency

Here's how she can meet high expectations in her role leading human services.
Editorial
August 12

Epstein's victims deserve justice

Allegations — no matter who they implicate — should be pursued despite apparent suicide.
Editorial
August 12

A sobering but necessary read on disease and deer

Research paper offers the latest on a disease that could spread to people.
Editorial
August 9

State's insurers need to follow Medica's admirable lead on insulin.

Minnetonka insurer will cap costs, one of many affordability solutions needed.
Editorial
August 9

Patient care is at risk in Blue Cross dispute

State leadership is needed to mediate dispute with Minnesota Hospital Association.
Editorial
August 9

Dire climate warnings are adding up

Water, temperature and land use reconfirm the need for urgent action.
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