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The Star Tribune Editorial Board is making endorsements for the 2018 general election. Counterpoints to those endorsements also appear here.

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Howard Root
October 24, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, left, and Republican state Sen. Karin Housley are running to fill the last two years of Sen. Al Franken’s term.

Endorsement counterpoint: What does Sen. Tina Smith offer voters? An empty podium

Her refusal to participate in a televised debate with opponent Karin Housley leaves voters in the dark.
Dan Feehan
October 24, 2018

Dan Feehan: Enough of us vs. them; we need a government that works

I will work to give Congress a long-overdue culture change. I will stand up as an independent leader for southern Minnesota.
October 23, 2018
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman faces challenger Mark Haase in the county attorney’s race.

Hennepin County voters should elect incumbents Mike Freeman, Peter McLaughlin and newcomer Irene Fernando

Value on-the-job and life experience in county races.
October 22, 2018

Minneapolis voters should elect Rebecca Gagnon, Kimberly Caprini to the school board

They'll be focused on achievement.
October 19, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith was appointed to the seat of Sen. Al Franken, who resigned. She now seeks election to the remainder of the term.

Editorial Board endorsement: Extend Tina Smith's time in Washington

She's not bombastic like so many senators. She's quite productive behind the scenes.
October 19, 2018
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is seeking a third term. Her work with colleagues and her unruffled manner have earned her a rising profile.

Editorial Board endorsement: Re-elect U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar

She's a pragmatic, effective senator — collaborative and cool under fire. The Capitol needs more like her.
October 19, 2018

Voters should approve Minneapolis, St. Paul school requests

Voters should say yes to Minneapolis, St. Paul school bonds and operating levies.
October 18, 2018

Editorial Board endorsement: Chutich, Jesson in state court races

Incumbents stand out on experience, intellect, independence.
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