February 22
An iconic photograph shows George Mendonsa kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman in New York’s Times Square on V-J Day in 1945. Neither was identified until

Readers Write: That iconic V-J Day kiss, problems with mail service, scrutiny of elder care, confusing Driver and Vehicle Services, Jon Bream review of Elton John concert

Don't discount the spirit of the moment.
February 22
The Mall of America’s owners have long wanted a supersized water park (conceptual rendering above) to complement their shopping behemoth in Blooming

Readers Write: Development incentives, including those at the Mall of America; socialism and capitalism; Minnesotans and the presidency

Private wealth's playground.
February 21
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Readers Write: Mail service, the future of Hennepin Healthcare and HCMC, fish hatcheries, 'conversion therapy,' immigration and assimilation, sports and mediocrity, defining 'milk,' dog walking at Rosedale

Delivery problems go beyond weather.
February 20
A close-up image of a snowflake on a black glove.

Readers Write: The snow and the state of things, capitalism and socialism, proposed gas tax increase in Walz budget, immigration and assimilation, racism

If wishes were stellar dendrites …
February 19

Readers Write: Socialism and capitalism, 'conversion therapy,' immigration, borders and assimilation, racism

Focus on the practical, not labels.
February 18
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Readers Write: Distracted driving, 'conversion therapy,' immigration and borders, national emergency, Edina schools and Valentine's Day

'Hands-free' legislation works.
February 15
President Trump spoke of border urgency from the Rose Garden on Friday.

Readers Write: Trump declares national emergency, Omar grills Elliott Abrams, arts funding, winter weather

A usurpation of power.
February 15
Star Tribune illustration

Readers Write: Democratic socialism, California travel, winter plowing

Coming to a definition.
February 15
An atomic clock shown in 1962 at the National Bureau of Standards laboratory in Boulder, Colo., was designed to count vibrations of atoms of cesium, m

Readers Write: Government broadcast funding, Green New Deal, gun background checks in Minnesota, arthritis and disability

Exact time and more, imperiled.
February 14
Darren Troseth, of Jordan, with help from his fishing buddy, John Kimble of Prior Lake, held the sturgeon they caught in the St. Croix River on Saturd

Readers Write: 'Monster sturgeon,' commentary defending U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, attitudes toward HCMC, clearing the snow

Caught, released, and then what?
February 13
President Donald Trump spoke in support of a border wall Monday in El Paso, Texas. He said Tuesday that he’s not happy with a deal that includes les

Readers Write: Border security, President Donald Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar, running for an office while holding another, winter weather and its implications

How we got here.
February 12
A smartphone display showed the Twitter logo.

Readers Write: Twitter and politics, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, judging public officeholders' past transgressions, advice for presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar

Don't tap that button …
February 11
Volunteers Tim Schumann, left, and Chase Cushman moved an “Amy for America” sign into place on Sunday in Minneapolis before U.S. Sen. Amy Klobucha

Readers Write: Amy Klobuchar's run for president, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweets, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the demise of Sweethearts

Threading a needle on ideology.
February 10
Sugar, sugar cubes

Readers Write: '28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge,' health care costs and HCMC, Line 3 pipeline replacement, winter weather implications

Don't force extremes in your diet. Eat naturally.
February 8
This area in downtown Minneapolis was a bit quiet over the lunch hour Thursday after the Twin Cities got buffeted with another blast of winter.

Readers Write: The weather and school closings, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and the presidency, electric vehicles in the cold, bike trails statewide, WNBA pay, race and sports, parenting today, urban wildlife

We needed a vacation.
February 8
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Readers Write: Where to retire and why, matching job skills with needed opportunity, the future of the Minnesota State system, the political spectrum, marijuana legalization, dressing for success on TV

Considering climates of various sorts.
February 7
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo presented statistics on traffic stops at a meeting of the Public Safety and Emergency Management Committee

Readers Write: Traffic stops, Maya Moore, newly elected state Rep. Jason Rarick, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and the presidency, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, tax cuts, winter driving

Tactics do not appear justified as a tool to prevent violence.
February 6
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is set to announce on Sunday whether she will run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Klobuchar is in her

Readers Write: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, restoring voting rights for felons, walking in icy conditions

Why seek the presidency instead of leveraging power in the Senate?
February 5

Readers Write: Home construction costs, Virginia's governor controversy, Minnesota's response to abortion laws elsewhere, nuclear vs. renewable energy, Medicare for All, consumer habits

Fees are one contributor to housing costs; size is another.
February 4
A penguin remained upright near a research station on Antarctica. Note the technique.

Readers Write: Walking safely in treacherous conditions, assessing spending and revenue concerns, declaring a state dog

Let the penguin be your guide in trying to keep your feet.