Editorial

A defense against flooding: Healthy soil

Minnesota farmers have information to draw on and a grant program passed in 2022 to help them.
Opinion Exchange

Credit on fighting pollution where credit is due

On Northern Iron, the MPCA did the job we asked it to do. A judge should've given more weight to the agency's expertise.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Pat Byrnes on trickle-down economics

Opinion Exchange

Counterpoint: Allina's new lab partnership won't impede urgent testing or care

We did months of significant diligence, research and analysis to ensure the change would be in line with our caring mission.
Opinion Exchange

Counterpoint: Minneapolis school closures not yet a done deal

There's a necessary discussion, though, and challenges that require us to take our responsibilities seriously.
Opinion Exchange

Republicans' war on divorce is just Christian nationalism in disguise

Editorial

Encouraging signs for vitality in downtown Minneapolis

Opinion Exchange

Trump and 'Project 2025′

Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Reagan who?

More Opinion

In favor of national service for young Americans

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
Opinion
New Voices
updated 10 hours 55 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.
An American flag is seen upside down at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, May 31.

Despite Trump's denials, he and Project 2025 are close

Letters
July 17
The Butler Farm Show site, where former President Donald Trump was wounded during an assassination attempt during a rally on July 13.

Readers Write: Guns and the assassination attempt, homelessness, being LGBTQ-friendly

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 47 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.
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, arrive during the se

What Trump sees in Vance, his new apprentice

"Urban cities like Minneapolis need to create a bigger tree canopy to ward off the effects of climate change and keep our city cool," the writer says.

The failed promise of a Minneapolis tree canopy

Nuclear energy gets much-needed boost

Opinion
July 16
Editorial cartoon: Rick McKee on JD Vance

Editorial cartoon: Rick McKee on JD Vance

Letters
July 16
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara speaks on June 25 during a City Council committee meeting on the proposed police contract.

Readers Write: Minneapolis police contract, nursing home funding, the presidential race

"Until July 24, members of the public can provide input on the pay and holiday standards voted on in April before they land in the final budget in Aug

Raising nursing home standards helps all of us

"Allina is choosing to deny access to vital same-day laboratory testing for patients across the metro area. Lab delays are just the latest move by All

Allina's lab work move is another blow to the well-being of patients

Editorial
July 16
The federal courthouse in Fort Pierce, Fla., where Judge Aileen Cannon presided over the case in which former President Donald Trump was accused of il

Justice not served in classified-documents case

President Joe Biden walks to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., July 15 as he heads to Las Vegas.

Democrats don't have a nominee until delegates say so

Opinion
July 15
Editorial cartoon: Jeff Koterba on agreement

Editorial cartoon: Jeff Koterba on agreement

"The police contract is just one of many vehicles for reform, and this contract contains significant reform wins for people who live in or visit Minne

Minneapolis police contract is just one of many vehicles for reform, and this is not the end of that effort

Letters
July 15
Secret Service agents cover former President Donald Trump after shots were fired in an assassination attempt at a campaign rally in Butler, Pa., on Ju

Readers Write: Trump assassination attempt, plain government language

Opinion Exchange

The Opinion section is an exchange of ideas produced by the Editorial Board, which operates independently from the newsroom.