Letters
May 24
The lance-leaved violet is one of Minnesota’s endangered species that would be affected by the law. The bill was being discussed in a special sessio

Readers Write: Endangered plants, President Trump, climate change

A proposed law would include a road right-of-way exemption and put rare plants in more danger.
Letters
May 24
Latino and East African immigrants have settled in Willmar, Minn., drawn by jobs like those at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant. They’ve also op

Readers Write: Diversity and Willmar, 'Econ 101' and taxes

We're not so different, then or now
Letters
May 23
The College Board, which develops and publishes the SAT, has added an “adversity score” that aims to add environmental context to its results. Stu

Readers Write: SAT 'adversity scores,' police settlements, MIAC athletics

A score doesn't solve student issues.
Letters
May 22
Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, wants U.S. help in fighting the causes of northern migration from Central America, including lac

Readers Write: Central American aid, online speech, St. Thomas and the MIAC

Cutting economic assistance won't solve the migration crisis.
Letters
May 22
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a rally after a tight election Tuesday that nonetheless left his Likud party with a clear advantage in

Readers Write: Israeli election, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, vaccinations, water quality in Minnesota, Trump and tax cuts (and his returns), St. Thomas and the MIAC

Hamas wins vote for status quo.
Letters
May 21
Spending by candidates and outside groups topped $57 million in Minnesota’s 2018 election cycle.

Readers Write: Campaign finance reform, editorial cartoon, lake name

The session ended with no action toward curbing the amount of money spent in elections.
Letters
May 21
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, walked into the Hennepin County Courthouse for the verdict in the shooting death of Justine Ru

Readers Write: Noor verdict, Barr congressional testimony, broken MNLARS system

To understand Noor's mind-set that night, take guns into account.
Letters
May 20
Democrats have accused Attorney General William Barr, right, of providing misleading congressional testimony regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller�

Readers Write: Attorney General William Barr, place names, abortion, goodbye to local trash hauler

Those critiquing the attorney general should be realistic about what he really does.
Letters
May 17
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron shook hands Wednesday after discussing ways to prevent deadly id

Readers Write: Online speech regulation, BWCA mining, the NRA

Don't let big tech firms dictate their own speech standards.
Letters
May 17
Readers Write: Abortion, names and history, lake quality, policy organizations and ideology

Readers Write: Abortion, names and history, lake quality, policy organizations and ideology

Finding the "dispositive criterion."
Letters
May 17
After the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, more than 1,600 Dakota were forcibly moved to Fort Snelling to what the Minnesota Historical Society officially cal

Readers Write: Place names, public civility under Trump, abortion

Arguments against changing names should be based on complete versions of history.
Letters
May 16
This 1959 photo shows workers at Neilsen Products Co. in Lake Elmo. In 1987, trichloroethylene used at the metal fabricating firm was found in local g

Readers Write: Carcinogenic TCE, Alabama abortion law, conversion therapy

Trichloroethylene is polluting our state, but we could become the first ones to ban it entirely.
Letters
May 15
Two Minnesota gun-control measures failed to advance Tuesday in conference committee. Lawmakers could revive them before they finish the public safety

Readers Write: Minnesota Legislature, hospital staff conflicts of interest, summer fashion advice

In 2020, remember who cares about gun deaths and who just cares about selling guns without a paper trail.
Letters
May 14
“Medicare for All” supporters in Washington, D.C., display photos of people who have relied on crowdfunding to pay for their medical expenses. The

Readers Write: Health care, Trump's economy, women in business

If we copy the German health care model, we should mandate that companies incorporate public voices.
Letters
May 13
More than 100 protesters sang and cheered in the State Capitol last month as House representatives discussed an amendment regarding conversion therapy

Readers Write: Conversion therapy, college athletics, climate change, insulin prices

When we argue about conversion therapy, we're arguing about people's lives.
Letters
May 10
The Minnesota River as it winds through Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Ortonville.

Readers Write: Minnesota River and human effects on the planet, the MIAC, Venezuela, abortion

Will we ever stop never stopping?
Letters
May 10
Twin Metals workers pull a core sample from a drill pipe near the Kawishiwi River in northeastern Minnesota. The mining company has been testing and s

Readers Write: Twin Metals mining, state legislature effectiveness, extended winter

Don't rush to judgment on a plan that doesn't exist yet.
Letters
May 10
In 22 states, including Minnesota, voting rights are restored to felons after they have completed their parole or probation time. Only two states, Mai

Readers Write: Felons' right to vote, immigration, Catholic sex abuse crisis

Make re-entry into society easier, not harder
Letters
May 9
Tanja Borchardt plays outside with her 2-year-old daughter, Sophia. Borchardt was recently treated for postpartum depression at Hennepin Healthcare, w

Readers Write: Postpartum depression, single-payer health care, Colorado shooting, death of boy left in car, housing

Hennepin Healthcare's new perinatal mental health facility will address a long-neglected issue.
Letters
May 8
One student was killed and eight were injured Tuesday in a fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The two shooters at

Readers Write: Colorado school shooting, mining near the Boundary Waters, U.N. biodiversity report

Our legislators need to stop hiding behind the Second Amendment.
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