The high cost of state's alcohol abuse

The high cost of state's alcohol abuse

Minnesotans are running up a tab with a serious financial impact on all of us.

An attack on Rushdie — and free society

August 15
Author Salman Rushdie appears at a signing for his book “Home” in London in 2017. Rushdie was stabbed roughly 10 times while onstage on Friday.
Rising intolerance must be addressed internationally and here at home.

St. Paul must refine rent control policy

August 14
St. Paul City Council Member Chris Tolbert.
The City Council is considering changes, as it should, to unworkable limits approved by voters.

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August 17
Crime data beyond the headlines

Crime data beyond the headlines

Much can be gleaned from paging through the state's annual report.
August 13
Corn grows on farmland in Dawson, Minn., in July 2021.

Modernize farmland ownership laws

Concerns surface after recent acquisitions by Bill Gates, Chinese firm.
August 12
One year after a wind-fed wildfire charged across a craggy mountainside above Lone Pine, Calif., flashes of new vegetation growth can be seen emerging

U.S. regains climate credibility

Inflation Reduction Act reasserts American leadership on global warming.
August 11
Yes to easing drug, health care costs

Yes to easing drug, health care costs

The Inflation Reduction Act has smart, targeted fixes for prescription drug and health insurance cost relief.
August 10
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar waves to passersby for support during a voter engagement event on the corner of Broadway and Central Avenues in Minneapolis on Tu

Close win carries a message for Omar

Public safety remains a critical issue in Fifth District and in the Hennepin County attorney's race.
August 9
People protesting against former President Donald Trump hold signs near his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 9. An FBI search of the

Following the facts to Mar-a-Lago

Let's take a breath until we learn more about what the FBI was seeking from Trump.
August 8
This image provided by NASA on Monday, July 11, 2022, shows galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. The telescope is de

Behold the cosmos-wide Webb

The telescope allows us to see parts of the universe that, even up close, we otherwise couldn't.
August 7

A 'better path' for helping mentally ill

University of Minnesota forum will spotlight innovative efforts to improve criminal justice system's response to those in crisis.
August 6
Staff members hold the certification of Electoral College votes from Tennessee during a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm Electoral Col

Protect democracy, pass electoral reform

Steps to certify the electoral vote must be made explicit.
August 5
No excuse to harass, threaten

No excuse to harass, threaten

Survey finds a shocking number of people think it's OK to abuse public health staff over infection control measures.
August 4
Sen. Joe Manchin speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on July 21.

Inflation Reduction Act is the real deal

Medicare would finally be allowed to negotiate drug prices.
August 3
The number of highway deaths in 2020 was the greatest in more than a decade even though cars and trucks drove fewer miles during the pandemic, and mot

Speeding may 'catch up with you'

New public-safety campaign focuses on the most fundamental driving behavior.
August 3

Nothing's the matter with Kansas

Voters on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment that would have put abortion policy in the hands of the Legislature and governor.
August 2
People walk past a billboard welcoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday.

Pelosi's Taiwan visit is unhelpful

As Biden did with comments earlier this year, she risks unsettling the ambiguity that has kept an uneasy peace.
August 1
Don Samuels answers a question from a potential primary voter during a town hall on July 28 in Richfield.

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Samuels over Omar in DFL primary

Diverse district needs a representative who's in touch on consequential issues.
July 31
The Star Tribune Editorial Board is endorsing Jai Hanson, left, and Dawanna Witt to advance to the fall general election for Hennepin County sheriff.

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Witt and Hanson should advance in sheriff's race

Hennepin County needs stability and credibility in law enforcement leadership.
July 30
Voters in the Aug. 9 primary election may select one candidate among seven in the nonpartisan race for Hennepin County Attorney. The top two vote-gett

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Dimick, Winkler for Hennepin County attorney

The top prosecutor must balance being tough on crime with criminal justice reform.
July 29
An Afghan National Army pickup truck passes parked U.S. armored military vehicles as smoke rises from a fire in a trash burn pit at Forward Operating

A shameful 'no' vote on bill to help vets

Legislation blocked by GOP senators would help those sickened by burn pits, Agent Orange.
July 28
The Federal Reserve building in Washington. Administration officials are trying to ditch a shorthand definition for what constitutes a recession and r

U.S., world face economic turmoil

It's not clear if the Fed can achieve a "soft landing" without further slowing growth.
July 27
M Health Fairview nurse Terry Tran administers a COVID-19 booster shot into the arm of Muawiye Mohamed, 30, in December 2021 in Minneapolis.

Mixed news on COVID boosters

Minnesota leads the nation on a key metric, but there's much more work to do with senior citizens.
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