Letters
January 3
Nancy Pelosi of California shook hands with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., after being elected House speaker on Thursday in Washingto

Readers Write: Freedom and government, partial government shutdown, health care, sexual harassment, religious beliefs

Dual purpose in our republic.
Letters
January 2
Photo illustration

Readers Write: 2019 wishes and resolutions, diversity in Minnesota, Peter Leschak's advocacy of wildlife, bike lanes, religious beliefs

Finding truth and meaning in the new year.
Letters
December 31, 2018
President Donald Trump viewed border wall prototypes near San Diego in March.

Readers Write: Border wall dispute, the VA and suicide prevention, the Vikings, online commenting

Costs beyond the monetary ones.
Letters
December 31, 2018
This is just one holiday fruitcake. It’s not the letter writer’s fruitcake. And it’s definitely not lutefisk.

Readers Write: 'Odd' holiday foods, Gov. Mark Dayton's legacy, religious beliefs (or nonbelief) and respect

Judge not my fruitcake until you've tried it.
Letters
December 28, 2018
Mark Dayton, nearing the end of his eight years as Minnesota’s governor.

Readers Write: Gov. Mark Dayton's legacy; measuring inequality; opinion selections including Peter Leschak on nature, Scott Stantis on government workers and a letter on religion

Much to be grateful for under Dayton.
Letters
December 28, 2018
An illustration of Michelangelo’s fresco painting “The Creation of Adam.”

Readers Write: Belief in God, bike lanes

Don't dismiss the mystery of faith
Letters
December 27, 2018
Fabiola Izaguirre and her brother Josue, both of Honduras, woke after sleeping near a border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, in November. Approximately 5

Readers Write: Honduras and migrants, the Trump presidency

A visit to Honduras reinforces both its dangers and its charms.
Letters
December 26, 2018
To an East Coast reporter, northwest Minnesota’s Red Lake County, home of Red Lake Falls, turned out to be not such a bad place, after all.

Readers Write: Outside 'impressions' of our state, partial government shutdown, the financial markets, population growth, opinion selections good and bad, 'Sunken Cities of Egypt' exhibit

Don't mess with Minnesota.
Letters
December 21, 2018
The billion-dollar U.S. Bank Stadium opened in 2016.

Readers Write: Vikings stadium, University of Minnesota athletics, income and wealth inequality in America

Actually, opponents of public funding have morality to stand on.
Letters
December 21, 2018
The 110-foot Witch’s Hat water tower, open to visitors once a year, offers a panoramic view of the Twin Cities. A neighborhood group alleges that a

Readers Write: Witch's Hat and development, work on home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, defense secretary resigns, border wall

Proposal and process in dispute.
Letters
December 21, 2018
Antigovernment demonstrators marched across the Margaret Bridge over the River Danube with the Parliament building in the background in Budapest, Hung

Readers Write: Hungary and immigration, hog lot permit, budget deficits, Minnesota's prison system and external review

From Hungary's perspective.
Letters
December 21, 2018
Minnesotans visited food shelves a record 3.4 million times in 2017, more often than during the Great Recession. Even so, the number of meals served b

Readers Write: Feeding the hungry, a wartime Christmas memory, jobs for the disabled, corporate growth, population growth

Is 1 million meals a good thing or a bad thing?
Letters
December 21, 2018
iStockphoto.com

Readers Write: Opioid epidemic, bike lanes, positive lessons of University of Minnesota presidential selection, the 'unchurching of America'

Any solution to the opioid epidemic must not add costs.
Letters
December 20, 2018
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Render of calculator, syringe, and insulin vials isolated over white background

Readers Write: Insulin costs, changes to home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Minnesota's settlement years, clearing the snow, foreign affairs

More questions than answers about insulin costs.
Letters
December 19, 2018
Snowplowing on an Olson Hwy. service road in Minneapolis in 2014.

Readers Write: Clearing the snow, Budget and Management Commissioner Myron Frans, laws on sexual assault, Hennepin Healthcare security, Saudi Arabia, Affordable Care Act

City-done walks? Basics first on clearing the snow.
Letters
December 18, 2018
Ohio Gov. John Kasich was a Republican candidate for president in 2016.

Readers Write: Budget deficits, border wall, University of Minnesota's presidential selection and future, U president's pay

John Kasich is half-right on deficits.
Letters
December 17, 2018
Archbishop Bernard Hebda at an October mass. On Friday, Hebda stated in a letter posted on the website of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Readers Write: Catholic Church; the hiring process, priorities and salary questions at the University of Minnesota

Hierarchy: Obstacle or excuse?
Letters
December 14, 2018
This photo, of Marshall Avenue eastbound in St. Paul during rush hour, appeared with Doug Berdie’s Dec. 9 analysis of bike lane usage. Some letter w

Readers Write: Bike lanes, marijuana legalization

When good intentions go awry.
Letters
December 14, 2018
On Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a package of Republican-written legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democra

Readers Write: Wisconsin and democracy, Colin Covert, U president's salary, Walz's snub of Trump

Subverted from within.
Letters
December 14, 2018
West River Parkway in Minneapolis on a cold day in 2017.

Readers Write: Parkways and vehicle exhaust, manufacturing's untapped workforce, pedestrian safety near schools, taxes and services, promoting diversity

How about a fee for use?