Letters
December 27, 2019
While capitalism has improved some things, readers say the picture on infant mortality is more complex.

Readers Write: Capitalism, gun laws, editorial cartoons, Drake Hotel fire, Metro Transit, Collin Peterson, plastic bags

Our "luck" is running out.
Letters
December 27, 2019
Hundreds of people were left in the cold early Christmas morning after a fire at the Drake Hotel.

Readers Write: Homelessness and the Drake fire, political integrity, forestry in Minnesota, the border wall

Will this be the tipping point?
Letters
December 27, 2019
City of St. Paul plow trucks made their way down Western Avenue in January 2018.

Readers Write: St. Paul snow removal, Sports 'Decade in Review,' terrorism, capitalism, Nora McInerny

What about local government aid?
Letters
December 20, 2019
Yohannes Zemedhin, the co-owner of the Red Sea restaurant in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, is pictured in August in front of the proposed site of

Readers Write: Development in Cedar-Riverside, impeachment and removal, world leaders

Get Cedar-Riverside's input before building a mall there.
Letters
December 20, 2019
Eddie Ryshavy contributed a number of Star Tribune Opinion essays and letters to the editor over the years. He died Dec. 4 from complications of pancr

Readers Write: Civil dialogue, the '1619 Project' and Katherine Kersten, life expectancy in the U.S.

The example of my grandpa, Eddie Ryshavy.
Letters
December 20, 2019
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies at a Senate hearing on Dec. 18 in Washington, D.C. His inquiry found no evidence of

Readers Write: Report on the FBI, the federal spending bill, gun legislation, homelessness

Leave impeachment be for a second, and consider the FBI's misdeeds.
Letters
December 19, 2019
The base of the Washington monument, left, the U.S. Capitol building and American flags are pictured before sunrise on Dec. 19, a day after the U.S. H

Readers Write: Impeachment of President Trump, wintertime

Beware of Trump's habit of lies.
Letters
December 18, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 17. McConnell is expected to announce the

Readers Write: Impeachment, climate-friendly farming, former President Barack Obama, the late John Borger

Consider the facts, senators.
Letters
December 17, 2019
Protesters shout at a demonstration outside the United Nations climate talks in Madrid on Dec. 13.

Readers Write: Climate change action, University of Minnesota salaries, school districts, Minneapolis City Council

While the world stalls on addressing climate, the U.S. can act.
Letters
December 16, 2019
New immigrants and refugees were sworn in as citizens at a ceremony at the International Institute of Minnesota, a refugee resettlement agency in St.

Readers Write: Refugee resettlement in Minnesota, impeachment, Minneapolis City Council

Minnesota still welcomes the stranger, even if Trump does not.
Letters
December 13, 2019
Grass-fed beef from a farm in Wisconsin hangs in the cooler at Lorentz Meats, the processing plant for a startup that sells meat from cattle and bison

Readers Write: Meat-eating and the environment, anti-Semitism, domestic violence, property taxes

Meat can be climate-friendly, if the animals are raised right.
Letters
December 13, 2019
A nuclear plant in Flamanville, France. About 72% of France’s energy came from nuclear power in 2018, and the country has for decades safely and rel

Readers Write: Green energy, budget surplus, population trends

Green energy: Environmentalists shun solutions
Letters
December 13, 2019
Readers Write: On Katherine Kersten's criticism of the New York Times' '1619 Project'

Readers Write: On Katherine Kersten's criticism of the New York Times' '1619 Project'

Facing America's past.
Letters
December 12, 2019
The blades of wind turbines catch the breeze at the Saddleback Ridge wind farm in Carthage, Maine.

Readers Write: Environmental impacts of green energy, state budget surplus, Afghanistan Papers

More efficient green energy is the future.
Letters
December 11, 2019
Cathy Joy Schlager, center, moved to a group home in 2018, and her family was told she would be taken out into the community weekly. That didn’t hap

Readers Write: Home caregivers, Afghanistan papers, St. Paul traffic, water pollution standards

We need caregivers, but barely pay them.
Letters
December 10, 2019
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend a rally in Florida in November.

Readers Write: Pence for president, Israel policy, Afghanistan papers, health care costs, polarization

Just let Pence be president already.
Letters
December 9, 2019
Kjersten Schladetzky and her sons William, 11, and Nelson, 8, were shot and killed on Dec. 1.

Readers Write: Shooting deaths, Republican support for Trump, Minnesota's urban-rural divide

Shooting deaths are as American as apple pie.
Letters
December 8, 2019
A young demonstrator held a sign outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a worldwide protest on Nov. 29, demanding action to address climat

Readers Write: Climate change coverage, food stamp changes, state budget surplus, election security

Keep the climate coverage coming.
Letters
December 6, 2019
Basswood Lake lies partly in Canada and partly in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Readers Write: Twin Metals mine and the BWCA, a Christmas list for politicians

Minnesota can't even protect its non-wilderness waters.
Letters
December 6, 2019
Oil pumps and equipment reflect on water pooled in the South Belridge oil field in Kern County, Calif.

Readers Write: Fossil fuel divestment, farm crisis, state budget surplus, decriminalizing sex work

Minnesota needs to stop investing in fossil fuels.
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