St. Paul school bus drivers and aides headed out with a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches to families of students on March 25, 2020, in St. Pau

Skilled leaders needed for St. Paul schools

Farnsworth, Foster, Henderson and Vue get the nod for open board seats.

District seats: Keeping the Minneapolis Park Board 'in its lane'

October 20
Pearl Park in Minneapolis
Recommended: Thompson, Alper, Shaffer, Musich and Abene.

At-large seats: Set a new course for Minneapolis Park Board

October 19
Cyclists and pedestrians make their way around Bde Maka Ska in 2020.
At-large candidates Meg Forney, Mary McKelvey and Charles Rucker get the nod.

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Michael “Mickey” Moore, left, is the Editorial Board’s pick for the Minneapolis City Council’s Ninth Ward. Alicia Gibson is the board’s 10th

Strong voices for central neighborhoods

Michael 'Mickey' Moore in the Ninth Ward and Alicia Gibson in the 10th would make the council stronger.
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Envelopes stuffed with ballots sit on a table in Minneapolis before being sent out as the city prepped last week for the first day of early voting.

Moore endorsement withdrawn

After additional reporting, the Star Tribune Editorial Board can't recommend Minneapolis Ninth Ward candidate.
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October 18
Then-Secretary of State Colin Powell talks with reporters during a news conference at the State Department of State in Washington in 2001.

Colin Powell's extraordinary life

He admitted to the "blot" on an otherwise stellar career as a war hero and diplomat.
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October 17
The $12,001 payment Stanley Turner, 40, received from a California company in 2019 represented just 6.3% of the value of the $191,608 it was worth at

Protect victims in settlement cases

Too many are pressured to sell long-term payouts for pennies on the dollar.
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October 16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

Depend on Carter to guide St. Paul

City needs incumbent mayor's skills to tackle crime and focus on housing.
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October 15
Minneapolis City Council Member Linea Palmisano

Palmisano is a voice of reason

On policing and other issues, incumbent has been a hardworking leader.
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October 15
Minneapolis City Council Member Andrew Johnson during his first term in 2014.

Give Andrew Johnson a third term

He can be a well-rounded force on the Minneapolis City Council.
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October 14
Minneapolis City Council candidate Emily Koski

Koski's sensible approach stands out

First-time candidate wants to focus on serving constituents in the 11th Ward over serving an ideological agenda.
Editorial
October 13
Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman

Mpls. can depend on Lisa Goodman

Longest-serving council member's skills, experience are needed more than ever.
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October 13
Minneapolis City Council Member Jamal Osman, who represents the Sixth Ward.

Jamal Osman is clear choice in re-election bid

He is a pragmatic and practical voice on the Minneapolis City Council.
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October 13
Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins

Andrea Jenkins has earned a second term

Incumbent Mpls. City Council member is a passionate public servant.
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October 12
LaTrisha Vetaw, left, is the best choice for the Fourth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. Kristel Porter, right, is the best choice for the Fifth

For needed change on the North Side, LaTrisha Vetaw in Fourth Ward and Kristel Porter in Fifth

They are the best choices over disappointing incumbents on Minneapolis' North Side.
Editorial
October 11
The scene at the Seventh Street Truck Park in St. Paul after gunfire broke out and killed one person after midnight on Oct. 10.

Another mass shooting, more 'never again'

St. Paul gun violence adds to a seemingly endless list of victims.
Editorial
October 11
Michael Rainville, candidate for the Minneapolis City Council in the Third Ward

Michael Rainville for the Third Ward

He knows what the ward needs and has an impressive background of civic service.
Editorial
October 10
Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich

Kevin Reich deserves another term in First Ward

His record of pragmatic leadership makes him the strongest candidate.
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October 10
Yusra Arab, Minneapolis City Council Second Ward candidate.

In Second Ward, Yusra Arab over Cam Gordon

She's a fresh voice who offers reasoned analysis of critical issues.
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October 9
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

As Minneapolis recovers, re-elect Jacob Frey

On key issues, incumbent mayor is best choice to lead city.
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October 8
Reject efforts to add rent control

Reject efforts to add rent control

St. Paul's proposal would flirt with long-recognized domino effects, and a ballot question in Minneapolis opens the door for the same.
Editorial
October 7
Masked first-grade students in a summer school program at Vista View Elementary School in Burnsville.

OK, lawmakers: Step up on COVID

Republicans, in particular, need to prove they want to keep schools safe.
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October 6
People harvest wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake, south of Nisswa, Minn., in August 2015. Wild rice is especially sensitive to a changing climate.

New U climate center is a win for region

It will shine a light on challenges specific to Minnesota and the Midwest.
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