Anti-abortion protesters demonstrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday. The Supreme Court unanimously rejected a bid to sharply curt

Abortion access: Safer, but not safe

The U.S. Supreme Court rejects a dubious legal challenge to the use of mifepristone. But there will likely be other attempts to restrict access to it and other reproductive health care.

Approve Minneapolis police contract, but continue to seek reform

June 12
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara
The pay raises are important for recruiting. Added flexibility for the police chief is a step — but only a step — toward accountability.

Caitlin Clark belonged on Olympic team

June 12
Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark signs autographs for fans before the start of WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty, on May 18 in New Yo
Afraid to shake up the status quo, the selection committee passed up a valuable opportunity for advancing women's sports.

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June 11
Field corn grows in a field in Zumbrota, Minn., in May.

A Minnesota take on Mexico's election

Trade between the two is growing. More broadly, a reasonable solution to immigration is needed.
June 10
Tree Trust worker Leah O'Leary gently cuts into the root ball of an elm tree before planting it at Case Recreation Center in St. Paul in 2020.

Tree Trust's impact is deeply rooted

Twin Cities nonprofit has planted more than 700,000 trees and trained hundreds of young people to be arborists and landscapers.
June 8
A speed camera program was found by the Minnesota Supreme Court to be in conflict with state law in 2005, but a new law will allow pilot programs run

A mechanical eye on speeders? Good.

A new law puts the idea back in play. A reasonable person couldn't call it oppressive.
June 7

A heads-up for those with MNCare

Monthly bills were paused during the pandemic but are resuming for about 46,000 enrollees. Timely payment is important to prevent coverage loss.
June 6
The Minnesota State Capitol

Progress on some state education policies

School resource officers, cellphone use, absenteeism, book bans and literacy were addressed.
June 5
Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the

Congress fumbles on COVID hearing

The nation requires a formal, serious evaluation of our pandemic response. Elected officials also need to weigh handling of influenza outbreak in dairy cattle. Neither occurred on Monday.
June 4

A shocking 'mob movie' bribe attempt

Alleged attempt to sway juror in Feeding Our Future trial is a further assault on public trust.
June 3
Trooper Ryan Londregan walks hand-in-hand with his wife to his first court appearance in January to answer to murder and manslaughter charges in the k

Review handling of state trooper case

The decision to drop charges is correct, no matter how it came about, but more answers are needed.
June 1
American Indian youth attended a healthcare summit Saturday to learn about careers in medicine.

A pioneering office to aid Indian health

Minnesota's Office of American Indian Health just made its debut. It's an example of the innovation needed to close shameful, longstanding health gaps.
May 31
Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell, left, was photographed in a 2023 Minneapolis Police awards ceremony where he was presented with a Lifesavin

Mourning Jamal Mitchell, an officer and hero

Minneapolis police officer's exemplary ethos reflected the best of the force.
May 30
Royce White takes the stage at the GOP convention after winning the GOP endorsement. In a surprise, Minnesota Republicans back Royce White to run agai

Royce White isn't fit for the U.S. Senate

GOP nominee's troubling political, personal background has rightfully spurred a primary challenge.
May 30
Former President Donald Trump sits in Manhattan Criminal Court on May 30 in New York.

Trump's actions are the real disgrace

A New York jury delivered justice, and the former president is a convicted felon.
May 29
Former President Donald Trump speaks at the state Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reagan fundraising dinner on May 17 in St. Paul.

Trump's vaccine remarks require rebuke

At a Minnesota speech, the former president recklessly vowed to cut off federal funding for schools with an immunization mandate.
May 28
President Joe Biden, left, listens to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he joins a meeting of the Israeli war cabinet  in Tel Aviv on Oct.

Avoid a crisis over U.S.-Israel bond

Latest tragedy in Rafah reflects the need for Washington to urge a new strategy.
May 26

Honor the heroes on Memorial Day

Those who gave their lives in service to their country must always be remembered.
May 25

State provides parity for abortion coverage

Minnesota lawmakers took a commendable step forward this session, requiring state-regulated plans to cover a medical procedure vital to women's health.
May 24
Joseph Haj, artistic director of the Guthrie Theater, and Daniel José Molina, playing Prince Henry, work together at rehearsal for Henry IV in prepar

Guthrie's greatness deserves our support

As theater recovers from the pandemic, donors and ticket buyers can help close deficit.
May 23
New U.S. citizens take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul in 2018.

Embrace the economic benefits of immigration

Yes, the current system is flawed. But Congress should fix it to help fill U.S. jobs.
May 22

'What could be more important than reaching kids?'

Thanks to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's generosity, 10,000 copies of a book by acclaimed scholar Anton Treuer will be made available to Minnesota middle and high schools.
May 21
Anthony Edwards (5) of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates the team's 98-90 win against the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference S

It's time to howl for hoops and hockey

Minnesota's Timberwolves and pro hockey's PWHL are uniting the state despite divisive times.
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