August 22
Friends and family of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts reacted during a news conference on Tuesday in Montezuma, Iowa. Police say a

Readers Write: Mollie Tibbetts killing, sexual-assault prosecutions, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort proceedings

A tragedy, compounded by reactions.
August 21
The city of Orono issued a demolition permit this month for Southways, the massive brick and stone Pillsbury estate that has been seeking a buyer for

Readers Write: Pillsbury mansion, Keith Ellison, John Brennan, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Center of the American Experiment and mining

Teardown but not replaceable.
August 20
Music director Osmo Vänskä conducted the Minnesota Orchestra during its concert Friday at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, South Africa. It was part o

Readers Write: Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa, allegations against Keith Ellison, the role of the press, chemicals in cereal

The next best thing to being there.
August 17
In recent days, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a candidate for Minnesota attorney general, has been seeking to reassure voters after domestic-abuse allegati

Readers Write: Allegations against Keith Ellison; bias, human imperfection and professionalism; chemicals in cereal

No judgment without verification.
August 17
Scott Benolken, who recently started the “Tread Lightly Off-Road” group in Grand Marais, Minn., paused while driving his Jeep Wrangler down what w

Readers Write: 'Border-to-Border Touring Route,' sexual-assault investigations, the economy and wages, teacher tenure

A yearning, not a practicality.
August 17
Lauren Shields wrote “The Beauty Suit: How My Year of Religious Modesty Made Me a Better Feminist,” which detailed the year she spent dressing mod

Readers Write: 'Her year of dressing modestly,' building preservation, Minneapolis 2040 Plan, grizzly bears, keeping up with relationships, modern travel

That's her choice. You dress as you'd like.
August 16
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the daily press briefing on Wednesday.

Readers Write: 'A unified response to attacks on press,' Peter Strzok firing

It's us vs. them, journalists, and you are the 'them.'
August 15
Harper Stone, 2, looked to her parents, Mandela and Tommy, as they voted Tuesday night at Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis. “It’s impor

Readers Write: Minnesota's primary election, sexual-assault cases, Alex Jones, Peter Strzok, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Twins ownership

"Highest in decades" is a low bar.
August 14
A lawsuit accuses the Minnesota Renaissance Festival of fostering a “decadeslong sexually hostile environment.” Last fall, a group of female enter

Readers Write: Renaissance Festival, Minneapolis 2040 Plan, Carol Becker, Peter Strzok, Minnesota Twins

Behind the scenes, a family.
August 13
The Uptown Art Fair in 1976. Some Minneapolis residents who’ve lived in the city for decades fear their neighborhoods will go askew under proposed z

Readers Write: Minneapolis 2040 Plan, Children's Hospital and neonatal physicians, perceiving bias in journalism

About our alleged comeuppance …
August 10
Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Aug. 2. The hostility against the media at the event was palpable.

Readers Write: Journalism, variations in hospital costs, Fifth Congressional District endorsement

Learning vs. practicing.
August 10
As part of a new police outreach program, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, Mayor Jacob Frey, center, and Sgt. Grant Snyder, right, visited

Readers Write: Homelessness, immigration, opioid addiction, data privacy and ketamine research, healing crystals

Empathy and inspiration in Minneapolis.
August 10
President Ronald Reagan posed for photographers in the Oval Office on Jan. 11, 1989, after delivering a televised farewell address at the end of his s

Readers Write: Presidential communication, plans for a space force, a carbon tax and social programs, Hennepin County attorney, Wells Fargo, urban development, parks and mountain biking

Reprofessionalize messages from the president.
August 9
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith was appointed to the seat of Sen. Al Franken, who resigned, and now seeks to win election to the remaining two years of Franken�

Readers Write: U.S. Senate endorsement, Fifth Congressional District, governor's race

Ignoring the elephant in the room.
August 8
A debate in the Fifth Congressional District included DFL candidates Patricia Torres Ray, Margaret Anderson-Kelliher and Ilhan Omar. Also on the DFL b

Readers Write: Fifth Congressional District, U.S. Senate special election, governor's race

Switch that endorsement order.
August 7
Photo illustration

Readers Write: U.S. Senate primary, governor's race, St. Paul City Council's Fourth Ward

Smith's med-tech familiarity is crucial for our state.
August 6
Tim Walz, left, is the Star Tribune Editorial Board's recommendation in the DFL Party primary election for governor. Tim Pawlenty, right, is the board

Readers Write: Governor's race, Hennepin County sheriff's race, President Donald Trump

Editorial Board was wrong to endorse Pawlenty, Walz.
August 3
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ — not the Minnesota Twins’ —Brian Dozier after a home run on Wednesday.

Readers Write: Minnesota Twins' front-office philosophy, races for Hennepin County attorney (general election) and sheriff (primary)

The local baseball club has broken a covenant it made with its fans — and with taxpayers.
August 3

Readers Write: Urban and rural Minnesota, the 'interoperability' of health care information, the repercussions of #MeToo targeting Al Franken

Accept immigration and robust government.
August 3
The concept of open-office spaces has recently been a subject of evaluation.

Readers Write: Open-office space, governor's race, St. Paul City Council, Minneapolis City Council

A nuanced appraisal of office design is warranted.