June 15

Readers Write: Ketamine use on suspects, child separation and immigration, disabled workers, skyscraper raccoon

EMS supervisor's response? Wow.
June 15
Star Tribune illustration

Readers Write: 'Toward a new democracy,' the Koch brothers

What now for democracy?
June 15
Photo provided by Mary Van Der Werf

Readers Write: Mail carriers and community, 'Factfulness,' Minneapolis 2040 Plan, suicide rates, remembering Ron Meshbesher

"Their mailman," their community.
June 14
Scores of onlookers rooted for a raccoon as it scaled the UBS Tower in St. Paul, making it up as high as the 20th floor, according to reports. It late

Readers Write: Skyscraper-climbing raccoon, 'Trump-haters,' community foundations, melting of Antarctic ice shelves, drinking and biking

Urbanites, meet nature.
June 13
A customer filled out a Powerball ticket for purchase in Minneapolis in 2016.

Readers Write: Powerball odds, immigration, U.S.-North Korea summit, press criticism

Lottery odds like lightning strikes? If only.
June 12
President Donald Trump held up the joint statement that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un signed after their summit Tuesday at the Capella resort

Readers Write: U.S.-North Korea summit, international trade, urban density, state guardianship of children, Nicollet Mall trees

Appeasement. Ring a bell?
June 11
President Donald Trump left Quebec and the G-7 summit on Saturday en route to Singapore and a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In Quebec a

Readers Write: Trump and the G-7, urban density, 'belittling' obituary, Miss America's erstwhile swimsuit competition and men's intrigue

An open letter to world leaders.
June 8

Readers Write: Mental health and suicide, Minneapolis policy on marijuana arrests, wolves and Isle Royale

Our protections are weakening.
June 8
Scenes in Havana were described by a June 3 commentary writer as both charmed and tattered.

Readers Write: Cuba, the Trump administration, Miss America pageant

A clearer status report.
June 8
Pedestrians made their way along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, where about two dozen new trees are dying less than a year after they were pla

Readers Write: Nicollet Mall trees, community foundations, religious 'nones,' usable discards

Planting on a prayer?
June 7
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen answered questions at three town hall meetings on May 30 in his suburban, western Twin Cities district. Here he is shown in Ham

Readers Write: Congressional town halls, Minnesota party politics, urban development, garbology

Paulsen's town hall, reconsidered.
June 6
After last weekend’s DFL convention, Attorney General Lori Swanson entered the governor’s race with running mate Rick Nolan. They answered questio

Readers Write: DFL Party politics, immigration and child separation, bike lanes and freeway projects, Weisman Art Museum and Frank Gehry, leaf blowers

Primaries are where (more of) it's at.
June 5
State Rep. Erin Murphy secured the gubernatorial endorsement at the DFL state convention on Saturday, setting off a scramble in races for Congress, go

Readers Write: The DFL Party, immigrant children, trade and tariffs, Southwest light rail, Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr, littering

Masters of self-sabotage.
June 4
Samantha Bee, host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” posed at an Emmy For Your Consideration screening of the television talk show at the Write

Readers Write: Samantha Bee, President Donald Trump and executive power, standards for the 2018 election, lingering need for tax conformity in Minnesota, leaf blowers

The better side would take the high road.
June 1
The bankruptcy that forced a reckoning on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for decades of clergy sexual abuse has culminated in a $210 mill

Readers Write: Clergy sex-abuse settlement, Super Bowl economics, Southwest light rail, Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr, assisted dying

The power to create possibility.
June 1
Roseanne Barr’s television show was canceled last week following a controversial tweet of hers.

Readers Write: 'Roseanne,' tariffs and Minnesota's soybean farmers, the Jewish lobby, people behaving well

Should've let the viewers decide on "Roseanne."
June 1
Mary Jane Yue is an avid player of the racket sport pickleball. Groups in the Twin Cities area have clamored for more indoor and outdoor space for the

Readers Write: Pickleball, diversity, our decaying culture (but ...), artificial turf, birth centers

It's not wiffleball, thank you very much.
May 31
After the big game, the cleanup. And later, an account of the cashing-in: The event brought the region an estimated $370 million economic gain, a repo

Readers Write: Super Bowl economics, PolyMet economics, U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen's town hall, Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee

Factor the stadium's costs into Super Bowl economics.
May 30
ABC’s new “Roseanne” included, from left, Ames McNamara, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Emma Kenney, Jayden Rey, Roseanne Barr, Michael Fishman,

Readers Write: Roseanne Barr and President Donald Trump, assisted dying, Super Bowl's economic impact, bike thefts

Roseanne's out. Why not him, too?
May 29
Palestinian protesters ran from gunfire by Israeli troops at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on May 25.

Readers Write: Gaza essay, veterans and war's consequences, gun violence and children, ideology in the classroom, arts and funding priorities, Minneapolis fire's cultural impact

A binary response.
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