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Yes, use facts in BWCA debate

Rep. Pete Stauber should follow his own advice about not letting unsupported opinions on mining get in the way.
Opinion Exchange

Of abortion rights and religious freedoms

There's a point in a pregnancy before which the personhood of the fetus is a matter of faith, and after which it can be declared by science. The point is ambiguous, but the law can draw a line.
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Editorial cartoon: Clay Bennett on classroom shootings

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Another massacre, another failure to lead

Emmer, Fischbach, Stauber are sad but sadly not proactive.
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Booster campaign itself needs a boost

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The breadth of Memorial Day: A time for memories and tears, but also laughs

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Build on deal made in burn pits bill

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Editorial cartoon: Joey Weatherford on multiple subjects

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May 27
A Robb Elementary school employee visits a memorial for the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Tex.

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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.
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Men benefit from abortion. Why do we mostly study women?

Men benefit from abortion. Why do we mostly study women?

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May 26
Editorial cartoon: Walt Handelsman on student debt

Editorial cartoon: Walt Handelsman on student debt

The Minneapolis Third Police Precinct building burned on May 28, 2020, during the protests that followed the death of George Floyd.

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Twin Metals underground mine location: Aerial view of the area that would be mined by Twin Metals.
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A fourth-grade teacher at Robb Elementary school consoles her student Wednesday after a vigil at the Uvalde County Fairplex in Texas. On Tuesday, a gu

Texas school shooting: Teachers' love held them until the last

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Texas school shooting: Focus not only on how, but why

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May 26

Birth control is key

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May 26
President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 17.

Biden's clarity on Taiwan is risky

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May 26
Outside Uvalde Memorial Hospital, hours after a mass shooting at an elementary school left 21 victims dead in Uvalde, Tex.

Readers Write: Gun violence

Abortion rights supporters hold a candlelight vigil outside Justice Samuel Alito’s home in Alexandria, Va., May 9, 2022.

An angry crowd came to my house

George P. Bush, who failed in his bid to win the Republican primary for Texas attorney general, at a forum in Flower Mound, Texas, May 11, 2022.

Is this the end of Bush family dynasty?

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May 25
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Editorial cartoon: Adam Zyglis on a history lesson

U.S. flags, across New York Bay from the Statue of Liberty, fly at half-staff in Jersey City, New Jersey, on May 25, 2022, as a mark of respect for th

Don't blame mental illness for every mass shooting

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May 25
A police officer takes flowers from a resident to place them at a makeshift memorial outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday.

Readers Write: Texas school shooting, the two-year anniversary of George Floyd's death

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