Blogs

Don't call House plan "Jesse checks"

The sales tax rebates of 2000 reached more people with more money than would this year's House GOP boost in the state income tax's personal exemption.
Opinion

A belated State of the State

By waiting until April, the governor lost the opportunity to spring fresh ideas on legislators.
Blogs

House GOP gets serious about transportation

House majority's plan taps the state's general fund for roads and bridges, setting up a tussle with education and social services.
Blogs

A fitter Wadena, post tornado

Government and civic organizations rebuilt Wadena's tornado-damaged public facilities. Now it's up to homeowners to invest.
Blogs

After 42 years, the ERA returns

Republican wariness may be fading -- at least in the state Senate.
Blogs

Reviving fiscal memories

Not many 2015 legislators were in office 15 years ago. Those who were learned a lesson applicable this year.
Blogs

Re-value vocational education

Editorial

Lori Sturdevant: Unfulfilled policy dreams can return next year

Opinion Exchange

Lori Sturdevant: University voices plead for state funding boost

More Opinion

Blogs
February 4, 2015

Conflicts still in store for Tomassoni

Blogs
January 26, 2015

Transportation fix: It's all in the timing

Blogs
January 14, 2015

Crunch time for Capitol decisions

Blogs
December 5, 2014

A Minnesota push for interfaith peace

NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 21: A member of the Secret Service stands behind a wall while U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during the Coast Guard Academy
Opinion
Star Tribune endorsements
updated 17 hours 30 mins. ago
The Star Tribune Editorial Board has made endorsements for the 2020 general election. Among its recommendations are Joe Biden for president and Tina Smith for U.S. Senate.
Blogs
November 21, 2014

A tip for freshman legislators

Blogs
November 17, 2014

Frenzel's long reach

Blogs
November 4, 2014

The Quie-Fraser example

Blogs
August 19, 2014

No love for No Child Left Behind

Blogs
August 18, 2014

Salute to a legislature builder

Playing Politics podcast
Opinion
Playing Politics podcast
updated 21 hours 57 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.
Blogs
August 13, 2014

Love and money in Minnesota politics

Blogs
July 3, 2014

Civil rights inspiration

Blogs
June 1, 2014

Conventions deserve separate weekends

Blogs
May 9, 2014

Moms transformed marijuana debate

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