Editorial

Abortion access: Safer, but not safe

The U.S. Supreme Court rejects a dubious legal challenge to the use of mifepristone. But there will likely be other attempts to restrict access to it and other reproductive health care.
Opinion Exchange

Advice for the class of 2024 and beyond

Here's a version of a speech I gave recently to graduates of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Bill Bramhall on Flag Day

Opinion Exchange

Secret audio of Alito isn't a smoking gun

Documentarian's unethical stunt merely revealed the justices as we know them.
Editorial

Approve Minneapolis police contract, but continue to seek reform

The pay raises are important for recruiting. Added flexibility for the police chief is a step — but only a step — toward accountability.
Opinion

Photo cop II: Hopefully better this time around

Editorial

Caitlin Clark belonged on Olympic team

Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Drew Sheneman on the price of justices

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The west facade of the Supreme Court Building bears the motto "Equal Justice Under Law," in Washington.

Supreme Court is destroying public confidence

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
Opinion
New Voices
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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.
"Insurance needs to collect adequate premiums from very large numbers to pay the relatively rare losses of the few unfortunates experiencing losses,"

Elderly care insurance: A monster with tentacles

Hunter Biden arrives for the fifth day of his gun charge trial at J. Caleb Boggs Federal Courthouse in Wilmington, Del., on June 7.

A jury was right to find Hunter Biden guilty. It's the prosecutor who was wrong.

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 54 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.
"It isn’t the long hours that make farming so difficult, it’s the risk and uncertainty of forces outside farmers’ control — commodity prices,

Farmers deserve clarity on regulatory authority

Let RFK Jr. into the debates

Editorial
June 11
Field corn grows in a field in Zumbrota, Minn., in May.

A Minnesota take on Mexico's election

Letters
June 11
A worker prepared a ladle filled with molten iron at Smith Foundry in Minneapolis in December. Neighbors reported bad odors and pollution from the fou

Readers Write: Pollution, e-bikes, hospital errors, data privacy, Ilhan Omar, Donald Trump

Opinion
June 11
Editorial cartoon: R.J. Matson on Biden's border security action

Editorial cartoon: R.J. Matson on Biden's border security action

"Getting accepted into the People’s Prosperity Pilot, which Mayor Melvin Carter championed in 2020, was a game-changer," the writer says.

How St. Paul's guaranteed-income pilot program helped my family

California fans place bets in Reno, Nev., where the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino reported a 10 percent jump in visitors as a result of the San Franc

Legal or not, sports gambling is not going away

"Young people should be told — and should believe — that their destiny is not shaped in high school. Their personalities are still coming together

A promise to grads with 'no promise'

Opinion
June 10
Editorial cartoon: Dave Whamond on upside down Alito

Editorial cartoon: Dave Whamond on upside down Alito

Editorial
June 10
Tree Trust worker Leah O'Leary gently cuts into the root ball of an elm tree before planting it at Case Recreation Center in St. Paul in 2020.

Tree Trust's impact is deeply rooted

Immigration crisis: Draconian doesn't work

Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty dismisses murder and manslaughter charges against state trooper Ryan Londregan in Minneapolis on June 3.

Queer people can be judged on the merits of their work

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