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September 10

Daniel Prude's death puts spotlight on mental illness, policing

He died in police custody after hospital failed to provide treatment.
Janet Keough and Paula Maccabee
September 10
A former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., that would become part of a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.

PolyMet permit: Secrecy, manipulation and a low bar for Minnesota agencies

Counterpoint: The full story on the MPCA's procedures.
Larry Taylor
September 10
President Donald Trump addresses a news conference at the White House in Washington, on Sept. 10.

The 2020 election: Donald Trump took a 'swamp' and made it worse

A man like this should not be re-elected.
Noah Feldman
September 10
The defamation allegation against President Donald Trump has nothing to do with his time as president, so Attorney General William Barr’s attempt to

Barr's ploy to protect Trump against a defamation allegation is blatantly wrong

The situation had nothing to do with the president's exercise of his office.
Nic Garcia
September 10
This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Faci

The virus had found me …

A first-person experience of COVID-19.
Steve Hunegs
September 9
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces Aug. 13 that full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates in a U.S.-brok

Counterpoint: Israel-UAE agreement shows the value of engagement

It's a better way to go than demonization and denial.
James Dunn
September 9
Football players suffer repeated concussions, which can lead to severe brain injuries.

If you can't play football this year, you caught a break

The arguments in favor of this head-knocking sport just don't fly.
Mary Cathryn Ricker
September 9
School this year is going to be hard — on everyone.

Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker: Our collective back-to-school commitment in pandemic times

Whether you are a student, a family, a teacher or a school leader, here's what you can do.
Jonah Goldberg
September 9
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, July 31.

In American politics today, the center is a lonely place to be

I used to have considerable scorn for such people. But now they comprise the resistance to the "authoritarian predisposition."
Joel Kotkin
September 9
A condominium complex in suburban Cornelius, N.C. on July 8, 2020.

The 2020 election will be decided in the suburbs. You knew that.

However, depending on what you think they are, they may not be what you think.
September 8

After Blake shooting, Kenosha sees the need for bodycams

Footage could have provided wider understanding of what happened.
Todd Gramenz
September 8
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., in the spin room after the Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 25.

Klobuchar can help break the congressional deadlock on police reform

Minnesotans' actions must match their words.
Emily E. Haddad
September 8
United States Army troops stand in the trenches in France during World War I.

'My being in the army has made a thinking man of me'

The death of an American serviceman, the kind the president doesn't respect.
Brandon Friedman
September 8
President Donald Trump attends the American Commemoration Ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery in Suresnes, France, Nov. 11, 2018.

How many insults will service members and military veterans take from Trump?

At some point, disdain is returned.
Paul Krugman
September 8
A customer wears a mask and looks at their cell phone as they carry their order past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas, on Sept. 2.

Despite what may look like good data, gross domestic misery is rising

Before you cite economic statistics, you want to think about what they mean for people and their lives.
Editorial Board
September 8
Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, di

Chadwick Boseman: King of a cultural moment

The role for which the late actor will be mostly widely remembered, "Black Panther," transcended rudimentary sloganeering.
Jay Ambrose
September 8
Mason Chamberlin’s 1762 oil on canvas of Benjamin Franklin.

So, some people think it's time to cancel Benjamin Franklin …

Seriously? True, at one point he owned slaves. He also bequeathed us the benefits of a lifetime of curiosity and action items.
Paul Schickler and John Austin
September 4
The agricultural industry could benefit from high-tech additions.

High tech, in several forms, can bring a rural renaissance

There are new opportunities for ag and food tech, much of it driven by young leaders.
Joleen Hadrich, Megan Roberts and Brigid Tuck
September 4
Coronavirus laid bare the issues with the current ag economy. Now it’s time to repair.

The pandemic revealed the weaknesses in our ag economy

Minnesota's agricultural economy needs repair.
David Brooks
September 4
This year’s presidential election, regardless of the outcome, could result in protests.

What will you do if November brings crisis and chaos?

If Trump claims a victory that is not rightly his, a few marches in the streets will not be enough. Our love of nation must prevail.
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