Opinion Exchange

Editorial Counterpoint: State justly seizes property of tax delinquents

Minnesota's laws reflect a reasonable policy to collect delinquent taxes, with options for owners to avoid forfeiture.
Editorial

Medical merger isn't just another deal

Legislators should keep asking hard questions about Fairview-Sanford proposal.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: The State of the Union is ...

Opinion Exchange

State of the Biden presidency: slightly above average

Sure, he's gotten things done. But so did a lot of other presidents.
Opinion Exchange

Too many classified documents — period.

There's a clear overindulgence in treating government data as secret.
Opinion

The China threat

Opinion Exchange

Memphis police reform movement must learn from Minneapolis mistakes

Opinion Exchange

Counterpoint: Public servants should face the public — in public

Opinion Exchange

Don't let 'judge shoppers' thwart the will of voters

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Letters
February 5
Snow covered statues at the State Capitol and the Cathedral beyond it in early January.

Readers Write: Energy, PRO Act

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
Opinion
New Voices
updated 10 hours 44 mins. ago
Star Tribune Opinion's latest feature spotlights commentaries written by first-time contributors to our pages. These thinkers, readers and opinionated community members from across Minnesota have something to say and, we hope, inspire you to join the conversation, too.
Opinion Exchange
February 5
Students and teachers should feel safe in school.

To keep schools safe, enforce laws

Opinion
February 5
The U.S. Supreme Court building.

Maintain checks and balances in the states

Playing Politics podcast
Opinion
Playing Politics podcast
updated 2 hours 1 mins. ago
Listening to the "Playing Politics" podcast from the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio is like taking a seat at the Editorial Board table and hearing an informed and opinionated weekly discussion of all things political in Minnesota and the nation. "Playing Politics" features WCCO's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune's John Rash in addition to editorial writer Patricia Lopez and columnists Lori Sturdevant and D.J. Tice – award-winning journalists who bring varied perspectives to the issues of the day.
Opinion
February 5
People walk down the beach to take a look at a dead whale in Lido Beach, N.Y., on Jan. 31. The 35-foot humpback whale, which washed ashore and subsequ

Wait for answers on whale deaths

Opinion Exchange
February 5
The Hamline University campus.

New Voices: Hamline's Oracle shows us the crisis of student journalism

Twin Metals underground mine location: Aerial view of the area that would be mined by Twin Metals.
Special report Mining and the BWCA: Not this location
updated 6 hours 36 mins. ago
The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.
Opinion
February 4
Editorial cartoon: Hypocrites in the House

Editorial cartoon: Hypocrites in the House

Letters
February 4
A light-rail stop in downtown Minneapolis.

Readers Write: Light rail, state tax on Social Security, Emmer and crypto, librarians

Editorial
February 4
Gov. Tim Walz reviewed notes before speaking about the state’s budget in December.

Walz budget is ambitious, pricey

Opinion Exchange
February 4
This combination of pictures shows President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a 2020 debate. The two are curre

The grayest generation

Opinion Exchange
February 4

'We need more Dave Durenbergers'

Opinion Exchange
February 3

In a new documentary, as in life, LBJ looms large

Editorial
February 3
Boost teacher diversity, for kids' sake

Boost teacher diversity, for kids' sake

Opinion Exchange
February 3
“Instead of legalizing assisted suicide, we need to encourage more access to palliative (pain management) care and hospice care, which is now incorp

Counterpoint: All lives matter, even the lives of the dying

Opinion
February 3
Editorial cartoon: Keeping an eye on Chinese spies

Editorial cartoon: Keeping an eye on Chinese spies

Letters
February 3
Leigh Finke, center, the first transgender person elected to the state’s Legislature, is sworn in to the Minnesota House on Jan. 3 in St. Paul.

Readers Write: Legislature, Rep. Ilhan Omar, mining, marijuana

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