Letters
August 22
In July, 28 wildlife managers at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sent the agency’s commissioner a letter warning increased logging in

Readers Write: Transparency and the DNR, conservation, Trump's economic policy, media coverage of Trump

A forest divided cannot stand.
Letters
August 21
Specialists and traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Readers Write: Trump's economy, PolyMet mine, political discourse, Brian Oake and the Current, Twin Cities streetcars

The market is not Trump's puppet.
Letters
August 21
Brian Oake and the Current parted ways last week — without an official explanation, although the separation followed his posting of an expletive-rid

Readers Write: Brian Oake and the Current, the next recession, Otto Bremer Trust grant, PolyMet's transparency

Was this separation fair?
Letters
August 19
U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., were denied entry to Israel after President Donald Trump tweeted: “It would show great w

Readers Write: Omar, Tlaib and entry to Israel; gun control; BWCA protections; birds, glass and stadiums; Greenland

Denying entry and information.
Letters
August 16
Readers Write: 'Car wars,' immigration restrictions

Readers Write: 'Car wars,' immigration restrictions

And now, the full equation for those with full responsibilities.
Letters
August 16
A bus and a streetcar roll down the street in 1953. The Twin City Rapid Transit Company ran both types of transportation for years until the last stre

Readers Write: Lamenting the streetcar, gun laws, Minnesotans' flood risk, Title X and Planned Parenthood

Old streetcar map shows what we threw away.
Letters
August 16
The Twin Metals mine would operate just miles from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Readers Write: Mining in northern Minnesota, political change and the Kochs, Omar and Israel, city budgets

Sonny Perdue loves to tout "the process." Sometimes, it spits out a "no."
Letters
August 15
Protesters in California supported increasing restrictions on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which the state banned in May. The Environmental Protection

Readers Write: Pesticide pollution, the justice system, wage theft, dangers of vaping, Israel

Minnesota must ban a pesticide the EPA won't.
Letters
August 14
An aerial view of Ellis Island in 1923. The island opened as an immigration station in 1892, 10 years after a “public charge” clause had first bee

Readers Write: Immigration rules, Minnesota overpaying tribes, Minneapolis neighborhoods, mining

More facts and nuance regarding immigration, please.
Letters
August 13
Bald eagles, which once numbered about 400 breeding pairs, were protected under the Endangered Species Act until 2007, when the species became stable

Readers Write: Endangered Species Act, Trump's immigration rules, guns, plastic pollution, girls in STEM

Conservation is worth the cost, and more.
Letters
August 12
Current federal law only bans convicted domestic abusers from obtaining a gun if they are or were married to their victim, live with their victim, hav

Readers Write: The 'boyfriend loophole' in gun law, gun control, Minneapolis housing

Close the 'boyfriend loophole.'
Letters
August 9
President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping met at the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Xi allowed his country’s currency to weaken this

Readers Write: Trade war with China, Trump, mass shootings, electric scooters

Build pressure, change China.
Letters
August 9
What about asking the Chinese people, over the heads of the party and the government, about their “hopes and desires?” an Aug. 4 commentary wonder

Readers Write: The U.S. and China, public employee retirement funds, climate and public health, police-involved killings and media spin, Minneapolis' drive-through ban

People living under a totalitarian regime can freely inform us of their wishes? Huh.
Letters
August 9
Students in Washington, D.C., marched to the U.S. Capitol in support of gun control legislation in March.

Readers Write: Gun violence, the state of politics, immigration raids

Lawmakers, act on guns or we'll vote you out­.
Letters
August 8
Gov. Tim Walz, his wife, Gwen, right, and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, left, share the podium during a rally against gun violence at the Minnesota State C

Readers Write: Gun control, U.S.-China trade war, Amy Klobuchar, protecting fresh water

Restrict magazine capacity.
Letters
August 7
The PolyMet mine site in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday stayed the mine’s water-quality permit, pending an investigatio

Readers Write: PolyMet mine, reducing gun violence, Rep. Ilhan Omar, hobos, lakeside pavilion

PolyMet pits profit against drinking water.
Letters
August 6
People crowd around a makeshift memorial near the site of the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Readers Write: Mass shootings, clean energy, HealthPartners and St. Paul schools

A half-staff flag is not a shield against future gun violence.
Letters
August 5
Bodies are removed from the scene of Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that killed nine. Less than 24 hours earlier, a gunman opened fire in a

Readers Write: Guns and the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas

We chose guns over life. Again.
Letters
August 2
At the Midtown Farmer’s Market, locally grown cucumbers and garlic are available for community members to buy with SNAP benefits. A proposed rule by

Readers Write: SNAP benefits abuse, presidential debates, the Twins, the environment

A few abuse SNAP. So what?
Letters
August 2
Readers Write: Minnesota's urban-rural divide, debts and deficits

Readers Write: Minnesota's urban-rural divide, debts and deficits

Professor's spotlight is stuck.
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