An elections worker prepares mail-in ballot envelopes in July in Minneapolis.

Sixth District: No endorsement in Tom Emmer-Tawnja Zahradka race

Neither the GOP incumbent nor Democrat challenger have earned our recommendation.

Fifth District: No endorsement in Ilhan Omar-Lacy Johnson race

October 14
Republican candidate Lacy Johnson, left, and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar
The ability to rise above incivility is crucial, but so is fitting the district.

Once again, Betty McCollum best reflects Fourth District

October 13
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn. /Star Tribune photo by Aaron Lavinsky
Through hard work, she's become a stronger voice.
Editorial
October 29

Anoka-Hennepin takes a gamble on school sports

When COVID cases spike, educators should err on side of caution with student activities.
Editorial
October 29
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in 2018 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota's campus in Minneapolis.

Foreign policy is on the ballot, too

The campaign has centered on domestic issues, but all of them have a global component.
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October 27
Jack O'Rourke of Minneapolis, whose mother made him a custom mask urging people to vote, joined other voters during early voting at Minneapolis Electi

Heed the call for a national mask mandate

Trump's former FDA commissioner is right: Take the fight to the virus by covering the basics.
Editorial
October 26

Final arguments reveal a clear choice in presidential race

As Trump sows division, Biden recognizes the need for a united nation.
Editorial
October 26

The 2020 election: How and why we endorse

The Star Tribune Editorial Board has made recommendations in local, state, congressional and U.S. Senate races.
Editorial
October 25

Minneapolis and the federal Justice Department: Partners?

An initiative announced last week was greeted warily by some, but it can be shaped.
Editorial
October 24

With COVID gathering strength, don't let guard down

It would be irresponsible to fully "open up" as virus cases grow and winter approaches.
Editorial
October 23
School leadership is on the ballot in Minneapolis, St. Paul.
Photo by Leila Navidi / Star Tribune

School leadership is on the ballot in Minneapolis, St. Paul

The districts face similar COVID, disparities, budget and enrollment challenges.
Editorial
October 22
League of Women Voters volunteers Ann Napp and Katie Anthony await registrants at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Sept. 22.

Changing of the guard on Hennepin County Board

Incumbents in three of four open seats are not seeking re-election on Nov. 3.
Editorial
October 21

Pope Francis leads change for same-sex couples

His supportive comments are an important step for the Catholic Church.
Editorial
October 21

Minnesota makes belated strides on civil unrest planning

Multiagency communication is the focus after inadequate response to May rioting.
Editorial
October 20

Piling on: What Google and an early snow may have in common

We're thinking about things that are not so immaculate at the core.
Editorial
October 20

A diplomatic surge is needed in Azerbaijan

U.S. should step up its role in mediating a conflict that could lead to broader regional war.
Editorial
October 19

Bonding bill is a case study on how to make a good deal

Minnesota DFLers, Republicans came together to provide state's residents with a needed boost.
Editorial
October 17
The first day of early voting last month in Roseville.

Minnesota is ready for a safe, secure election

Decades of effort have gone into preventing the kind of hijinks seen in some other states.
Editorial
October 16
95th Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Paul C. Thissen.

Elect Paul Thissen in Minnesota's only statewide judicial race

Opinion editor’s note: The Star Tribune Editorial Board operates separately from the newsroom, and no news editors or reporters were involved in the endorsement process.…
Editorial
October 16

Imagine a future nearly free of COVID

We might not be that far away from the pandemic's end.
Editorial
October 16

COVID-19 is being used as a cover to constrict global freedom

Pandemic "has fueled a crisis for democracy," Freedom House report reveals.
Editorial
October 15
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber

Eighth District: Pete Stauber can build on first-term success

He's shown a willingness to work across the aisle to solve problems.
Editorial
October 15
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson

Seventh District: Collin Peterson taps deep expertise on rural issues

Constituents can rely on veteran congressman to protect their interests.
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