Poppy is a powerful sign of support

Poppy is a powerful sign of support

The flower has endured for more than a century as a symbol of battlefield valor and should be embraced as Memorial Day nears.

U.S., G-7 display resolve on Russia

May 25
U.S. President Joe Biden walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ahead of a session on Ukraine during the G-7 Summit in Hiroshima on May 21
President Joe Biden is right to clear the way for Ukraine to use F-16 fighter jets.

Target puts store safety first — as it must

May 24
Pride-themed merchandise is displayed at the Target store on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis in 2016.
Making "adjustments" to Pride merchandise erred on the side of caution. It's those who trashed displays or issued threats who deserve condemnation — not the retailer.

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The University of Minnesota holds its graduation ceremony at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on May 13.

Diverse ideas, too, are needed on campus

New U speaker series rightly aims to counter groupthink.
May 23
Fifth-graders eat lunch at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy for Math and Environmental Sciences in February.

A major investment in the education of Minnesota kids

Education funding is critical. Now the big test is ensuring that it is used wisely to boost achievement.
May 22
The Minnesota State Capitol, set against a hazy sky in St. Paul on the morning of Thursday, May 18, 2023.

State gambles on government solutions

DFL didn't stop at spending the surplus, betting on a second Minnesota Miracle.
May 20
The federal public health emergency declaration ended May 11. Here, in 2022, a vigil near the White House for nurses who died during the pandemic.

Lost to COVID? In Minnesota, the equivalent of an entire county. (Better than elsewhere.)

As the federal public health emergency expires, the sobering death toll underscores the need for vigilance, investment in next-generation vaccines, treatments.
May 19
Scholarships invest in more equitable tomorrow

Scholarships invest in more equitable tomorrow

Wallin scholarships have an outstanding, proven track record for educating and mentoring young people.
May 18
Cassie Carter, profiled in the Star Tribune series “Juvenile Injustice,” participated in a Zoom court hearing about her 14-year-old son, Jayden. H

A much-needed boost for restorative justice

Public safety funding package will create better alternatives for juvenile justice in Minnesota.
May 17
Supporters of the bill to legalize recreational marijuana erupt with cheers in the state Senate gallery after the initial legislation passed on April

Improved marijuana bill headed for final votes

Smart changes like local control made for a better bill.
May 16
A red flag from Rochester on nurse staffing rules

A red flag from Rochester on nurse staffing rules

Legislators should heed Mayo Clinic's concerns, as well as those voiced by the state's other medical centers.
May 15
A screenshot taken from a Wedge Live video of the 10th Ward altercation over the weekend.

Disgraceful DFL melee is sign of the times

The party needs to respond aggressively to 10th Ward chaos, while the rest of us reject threats and intimidation in politics.
May 14
Inside the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis.

How you can help the arts recover

Nonprofit museums, theaters need post-pandemic support from Minnesotans.
May 13
Gun safety advocates rally on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on April 25 in support of gun safety legislation.

Public safety bill brings gun reform to Minnesota at last

Red flag law and expanded background checks will make the state safer.
May 12
Construction on a small apartment building in Uptown in Minneapolis in June 2022.

A needed investment in stable housing

The $1 billion housing bill passed by the Legislature this week will help Minnesota.
May 11
People vote at the Linwood Recreation Center on Nov. 8, 2022, in St. Paul.

Real progress made on election reform

Minnesota embraces making voting easier, more secure.
May 10
The Twin Cities are back, argue both mayors. Above, downtown Minneapolis in fall 2022.

Rebound underway in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Frey and Carter tout accomplishments but must also keep on top of public safety concerns.
May 9
Rep. Mike Freiberg spoke about his proposed End-of-Life Option Act during an informal hearing of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee in 201

Aid in dying bill deserved a hearing

Minnesota lawmakers put off discussion on complex end-of-life choices.
May 8
Demonstrators rally at the National Mall in Washington to protest against the Iranian regime in October 2022, following the death of Mahsa Amini in th

World press freedom in danger

Annual report shows the environment for journalism is "bad" in seven out of 10 countries.
May 7
The Kawishiwi River flows over Kawishiwi Falls next to Fall Lake, an entry point into the Boundary Waters near Ely, Minn.

A field day for powerful mining interests

A troubling hearing spearheaded by Rep. Pete Stauber illustrates the need for Congress to permanently protect the BWCA.
May 6
Republican senators and representatives spoke at a news conference regarding the debt ceiling outside the U.S. Capitol on May 3.

Debt ceiling politics imperil U.S. economy

Congress should raise the ceiling and work toward its eventual elimination.
May 5

Timing critical in U interim pick

Regents need to move quickly as the legislative session nears the finish line and the university's funding request is at stake.
May 4
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger was joined by federal, state and local law enforcement to talk about the arrest and indictment of 45 alleged members and as

Finally cracking down on gang crime

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger and local law enforcement send a much-needed signal with RICO charges.
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