December 13, 2018
On Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn., 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children between 6 and 7 years old, as well as six adult staff members, at

Readers Write: Gun violence, climate change, police shortage, border wall

A task list for the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.
December 12, 2018
Tuesday was a day of hugs, laughter and a few tears at the homeless encampment near the intersection of Hiawatha and Cedar avenues in Minneapolis, as

Readers Write: Homelessness, MinnesotaCare buy in, gas tax, border wall

Homeless camp is an indicator.
December 11, 2018
Joan Gabel (center right) is the sole finalist for University of Minnesota president, succeeding Eric Kaler.

Readers Write: University of Minnesota presidential selection process, the state of discourse, hunting photos, men and loneliness

U's "lone" finalist opacity is wrong.
December 10, 2018
An ad campaign shows a mother and daughter baking cinnamon rolls. In some theaters where the ad runs this holiday season, General Mills will use scent

Readers Write: Pumping scents in theaters, bike lanes, U.S.-Dakota exhibit

Idea stinks. It's a health concern.
December 7, 2018
Protestors at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison tried to sway Republican lawmakers, who eventually approved bills that limit the power of the incoming

Readers Write: Governing for all people, tobacco age limits, hunting photos and election 2020

Please, state legislators, put interests of the state above your party.
December 7, 2018
Illustration by Julia Yellow ñ Special to the Star Tribune

Readers Write: Families affected by addiction, opportunities for women, recalling the Bushes

Paid internships for community, technical college students would help.
December 7, 2018
Rural landscape with a farm in engraving style and painted in color.

Readers Write: Family farms, Williams Arena, the Minnesota economy, Israel, aging, seniors, environment

Independent, family farms need government support.
December 6, 2018
Although there are promising studies about using marijuana products to treat Alzheimer’s, more rigorous study is needed before taking the risk, a Ha

Readers Write: Pot isn't Rx for Alzheimer's, good news about climate, Gopher tickets and Michael Flynn

Clearer evidence and rigorous scrutiny are needed, a Hazelden doctor says.
December 5, 2018
Demonstrators booed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in protest of legislative changes that will curtail the powers of Democrats who were elected in Novemb

Readers Write: Lessons from Wisconsin politics, distracted driving, examining U.S.-Dakota war, E. coli

Efforts to shift power should be banned after Election Day.
December 4, 2018
Smoking e-cigarettes hasn’t been approved to help smokers quit, and the risks are high, a doctor notes.

Readers Write: Vaping won't help you quit, camps for girls, minority teachers, and oil exploration.

E-cigarettes pose risk to young minds, show little benefit.
December 3, 2018
Elijah Pughsley, pictured in 1991, pondered a moment before he answered President George H.W. Bush’s question during a visit to the Saturn School of

Readers Write: George H.W. Bush's legacy, diverse educators and Minneapolis police Christmas tree

We could learn from the lesson a student taught in 1991.
December 1, 2018
Medicare written on a blackboard in white chalk with a doctor using a stethoscope to check up.

Readers Write: Medicare compromise, Social Security tax, Klobuchar for president, birch logs, reconciliation for native people

An effort to reform rules conflicts with fight against fraud, but can we do both?
November 30, 2018
Republicans and Democrats introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. It would put a steadily rising fee on carbon emissions from fuels

Readers Write: Climate change, farm bankruptcies, shovelling sidewalks, Yemen, 35W construction.

Amid dire warnings, a bipartisan group of legislators proposes a solution.
November 30, 2018
Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (in Washington) has drawn praise and disappointment from readers for her position on a movement supporting boycotts and sanction

Readers Write: BDS and Israel, Farm tariffs, Minneapolis police decorations, freshmen legislators, remembering Walt Dziedzic

Reader rejects assertion that Israel is an apartheid state.
November 29, 2018
Isometric small house and green dollar sign on weight scales. Balance, price, real estate and home concept.

Readers Write: Affordable housing, Senate vote on Yemen war, distracted driving, Fort Snelling housing, St. Paul art, the tonne.

Advocates urge housing support for very low income people.
November 28, 2018
U.S. border police used tear gas to control a group of migrants who tried to illegally cross the border at El Chaparral in Tijuana on Sunday.

Readers Write: Border control, perfectionism, gene editing, feedlots

Readers urge editors to take seriously their role to inform the public.
November 27, 2018
Stethoscope on US dollars isolated on white background.

Readers Write: Universal health care, treating diabetes, women at NASA, distracted driving, covering women's sports.

Challenges for young adults and former inmates could be treated with single-payer health care, doctor says.
November 26, 2018
Emissions rose from the coal-fired Santee Cooper Cross Generating Station power plant in Pineville, S.C., in March. Construction of new coal plants ar

Readers Write: Federal climate change report, farm bankruptcies, the return of the Axe, who isn't breathing free.

A federal report on climate change is reflected in health care systems
November 21, 2018
Seasons of the year - spring, summer, autumn, winter. Art tree.

Readers Write: Thanksgiving, Trump on the California wildfires, public safety on lettuce vs. guns, pollinators, University of Minnesota regent selection

Everyday appreciation.
November 21, 2018
Attendees photographed a silicon-crystal sphere, left, and a Kibble balance at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, o

Readers Write: The metric system, rape reporting and prosecution, Vice President Mike Pence's comments on China, U.S. Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw, Gov. Mark Dayton's health

Speaking of the kilogram — make America metric.
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