October 22
Earl Bakken, the Minneapolis electronics repairman who invented the pacemaker and who started Medtronic in 1949, died Sunday at his home on Kiholo Bay

Readers Write: Earl Bakken (1924-2018), school ballot requests, wedding video lawsuit, nuclear treaty, Mega Millions lottery

Earl Bakken's commitment to community.
October 19
Portland, Ore., with Mount Hood in the distance. A recent commentary argued that market-rate housing has held the overall cost of housing in check in

Readers Write: Housing costs, Jamal Khashoggi, undetected heart defects, Minnesota Court of Appeals, President Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels, Minnesota-Iowa football rivalry

The limits of the market to hold down housing costs.
October 19

Readers Write: The mute button, roadwork, snowmobile registration, medical costs in other countries, Hennepin County libraries, the Sears catalog

All hail the facilitator of silence.
October 19

Readers Write: Tim Walz and Amy Klobuchar; 'adapting' to climate change; U.S. Senate's representation; Ellison, Kavanaugh and 'consistency'

This is not a partisan opinion. I am simply stating facts. I saw the Star Tribune front pages last Sunday and Wednesday, and on Sunday…
October 18
Records from a 2015 divorce show no allegations of domestic abuse against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a candidate this year for state attorney general. T

Readers Write: The Ellisons' divorce records, 'How I'm voting,' Jamal Khashoggi, Mitch McConnell, Little Free Library creator Todd Bol

Keith Ellison is a good guy; can we handle it?
October 17
Since U.S. Bank Stadium opened in August 2016, runners in the Twin Cities Marathon, which starts near the stadium, haven’t been allowed in the build

Readers Write: U.S. Bank Stadium and Twin Cities Marathon, health care and Medicare, negative ads, homeless encampment, personal solutions to climate concerns, Trump's slurs

The gift that just keeps on not giving.
October 16
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, running this year for Minnesota attorney general, has denied a former girlfriend’s allegations of domestic abuse. Letters t

Readers Write: Minnesota attorney general race, political parties and the 2018 vote, U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley, young people's climate concerns, public safety in Minneapolis

Voters have a job to do.
October 15

Readers Write: 2018 election voting philosophies; commentaries by John Howe, Julie Rosen, Jason Lewis

How I will be voting this year and why.
October 12
A Star Tribune profile of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson was published Oct. 7.

Readers Write: Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson; climate concerns; tilling, soil quality and buffer strips;

What was missing from gubernatorial profile.
October 12
GOP candidate for Minnesota Attorney General Doug Wardlow at an event in Eveleth on Oct. 6. It was reported Friday that he has been tape-recorded at a

Readers Write: Attorney general candidates Doug Wardlow and Keith Ellison

'Independent voice' argument can now be dismissed.
October 12
A mother loon and her two babies cruised the waters of Lake Elora in St. Louis County shortly after they hatched and left their nest. A legal settleme

Readers Write: Loon protection, young climate activists, Line 3 and the oil industry, hunger, governor's race and Somalis

We'll do our part, too.
October 11
On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced that “Know-Your-ICE-Rights” placards will be placed in police squad cars. With him were City

Readers Write: 'Right to remain silent' placard in police cars, nontraditional casting in 'Mary Poppins' theater performance, the lack of a political middle, the waste of attack ads

Debating placards in police cars.
October 10

Readers Write: Campaign ads and the general state of politics, generosity and social problems, public safety in the Twin Cities

Don't you political types realize you're alienating all of us?
October 9
A scene from the 1936 documentary film “The Plow That Broke the Plains.”

Readers Write: People, the climate and the environment; University of Minnesota president's salary; generosity, immigration and homeless encampments; Twin Cities as experienced by visitors

Learning and forgetting.
October 5
There are many challenges to successfully prosecuting cases of criminal sexual conduct, among them women finding it difficult for their claims to be t

Readers write: Sexual assault, Minneapolis 2040, Enbridge Line 3, Paul Molitor

Blame our culture, not police training
October 5
Former FBI special agent Steve Gilkerson, at a Tuesday news conference in Minneapolis. He addressed criticism by the Stearns County sheriff of the FBI

Readers write: The Jacob Wetterling case, teachers unions, U leadership, the Legislature, campus politics, Paul Molitor, kudos

Sheriff's criticism was legitimate, is necessary to lead to improvements.
October 5
American soldiers have now been deployed in Afghanistan since September 2001, shortly after the terror attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Cen

Readers write: Veterans suicide, Trump rally, Kavanaugh nomination, a Minnesota big-idea tour

The Oct. 4 Star Tribune editorial “A chilling look at veterans suicide data” is indeed chilling. Suicide rates among veterans are 50 percent higher…
October 4
Each night, some people seek temporary shelter on metro light-rail trains and buses. The number of “sleepers” on both the Blue and Green light-rai

Readers write: Transit 'sleepers,' the Kavanaugh nomination, men and women — again, helping veterans, Steve Sack cartoon

There's a better way to address the plight of homeless riders.
October 3
President Donald Trump at a campaign rally Tuesday in Southaven, Miss., during which he mocked Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Brett Kavanaugh

Readers write: Trump, Ford and Kavanaugh; Trump's taxes; immigration policy; men and women; Paul Molitor

President's mocking of Blasey Ford gets cheers, laughter? That's "deplorable," indeed.
October 2
Silhouette vector illustration of a large group of students on campus.

Readers Write: Bias on campus, Ellison vs. Wardlow, critiquing the critic, Brett Kavanaugh

Summary of one line goes here and right here.
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