The fire-scarred entrance to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building on Saturday, in the wake of protests over the death of Geor

A week that will live in ignominy

Further observations on the coming-apart of the place where we live.

After the mayhem ends, get serious about public safety reform

May 30
At a news conference in February, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, left, listened as Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington spoke about 2
Start with statewide work already launched on deadly force encounters.

Failure of leadership added to Twin Cities chaos

May 29
Neighbors fought with garden hoses and buckets to save homes after rioters set fire to a multi-story affordable housing complex under construction nea
It's clear now that Walz and mayors weren't on the same page this week.
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Taking the next step in Minnesota's COVID-19 response

Eateries, other small businesses needed to move to third stage of reopening.
June 4

Respond strongly to China on Hong Kong

Beijing's regional and domestic aggression is best met through ideals, revitalized alliances.
June 3

Battle plan 2.0 needed to protect Minnesota seniors from COVID-19

Focus, innovation are needed to prevent spread of infection in long-term care facilities.
June 2

Ellison can help build trust that justice will be served in Floyd case

Attorney general's experience in civil rights is needed as case tests legal system's credibility.
June 1
A small army of community members and volunteers work on Saturday to clear water and debris outside 27 Avenue Cafe, just off of Lake Street.

A much-needed boost from helpers in Minneapolis, St. Paul

With their cities hurting, community builders arrived to clean up and start the rebuilding.
May 28
Dawn broke on Thursday after a second night of unrest in south Minneapolis following the death Monday of George Floyd, who had been detained by police

After George Floyd: Twin Cities leaders walk a fine line

The need for candid but calming voices goes beyond government.
May 27

Restraint needed as Minneapolis burns

Angry response to George Floyd's death is understandable, but more violence isn't the answer.
May 26
Four Minneapolis police officers were fired and federal authorities are investigating after a video surfaced Monday showing an officer kneeling on a h

'Please, please, please, I can't breathe'

After another officer-involved death, officials face a skeptical public.
May 25

Spur recovery, including in Minnesota, by advancing trade with U.K and E.U.

First round of talks between Washington and London are encouraging.
May 23
The Minnesota Legislature’s Republican leaders, Kurt Daudt and Paul Gazelka, shown in 2018.

Walz, Legislature still have a to-do list

Minnesota needs a bipartisan approach to problem-solving in ongoing pandemic.
May 22
A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment wears a face mask as he places flags at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on May 21.

Deeds of valor live on through the ages

Once again, the "mystic chords of memory" should unite all Americans on Memorial Day.
May 22

While we've been occupied with COVID-19

More progress than you might have expected happened amid the swirl. Other things, too.
May 21

Flexibility is key as Minnesota moves ahead on COVID-19

Walz needs to find new ways to compromise on next steps with places of worship, restaurants.
May 20

Caution critical on resuming worship services

Data shows high rates of COVID-19 transmission in this setting. There are other red flags.
May 19

Minnesota schools are in line for pandemic relief

Federal COVID funds should help state districts with higher child care, technology costs.
May 18

Trump shouldn't be allowed to avoid oversight

Congress needs to press for answers on firings of four inspectors and a whistleblower.
May 15

What's a Major League Baseball season worth?

It would be good to have the game back this summer. There's a plan, but there are obstacles.
May 15

Homeless camps are a growing problem in the Twin Cities

Ramsey and Hennepin counties need more resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
May 15
In an address to the state on Wednesday evening, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz spoke about the next phase in the strategy against COVID-19.

Minnesota's next reopening phase offers promise and risk

State needs to get economy restarted, but business and individuals must still act responsibly.
May 14

Recognizing Minnesota's grads during the pandemic

Congratulations to the class of 2020 — and kudos for celebrations that put public health first.
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