Crops show signs of damage on July 2 in Northfield, Minn., due to flooding.

A defense against flooding: Healthy soil

Minnesota farmers have information to draw on and a grant program passed in 2022 to help them.

Encouraging signs for vitality in downtown Minneapolis

July 17
Fans of Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark tried to get an autograph during warm-ups before the Minnesota Lynx-Indiana Fever game at the Target Center
Caitlin Clark's first WNBA game there was a marquee event, but just one example.

Justice not served in classified-documents case

July 16
The federal courthouse in Fort Pierce, Fla., where Judge Aileen Cannon presided over the case in which former President Donald Trump was accused of il
Judge Aileen Cannon's dismissal allows Trump to avoid a trial.

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July 15
Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, in the spin room after the debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in Atlanta on June 27. Trump

A political shape-shifter for VP

JD Vance is former President Trump's pick for the 2024 ticket. The ambitious Ohio senator inspires deep concern, not confidence.
July 14
Former President Donald Trump at his campaign rally Saturday in Butler, Pa., before the event was disrupted by an assassination attempt.

The campaign must, and will, go on

After an attempt on Donald Trump's life, all of us must be patient, wait for credible information, and remain willing to engage in spirited but constructive discourse about the nation's future.
July 13
Secret Service agents cover former President Donald Trump after shots were fired Saturday in Pennsylvania.

Americans must unite against political violence

The shooting at a Donald Trump rally on Saturday was utterly unacceptable.
July 13
Minneapolis Police Federation President Sherral Schmidt, center, and Chief Brian O’Hara are greeted by law enforcement supporters on July 8 after a

Again, City Council: Pass that police contract

It moves Minneapolis in the balanced direction it needs to go.
July 12
Strike Fighter Squadron 83 flies over families of pilots as it returns to NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 12. The pilots returned after a n

A disturbing repercussion of military service

New findings suggest a link between Navy SEALs' suicides and a distinctive type of brain damage caused by firing their own weapons.
July 11

A Minnesota helping hand on medical debt

A landmark state law provides significant new safeguards. It shouldn't be the last word, though.
July 10
A map of existing racial covenants in Mounds View was on display at a Mounds View City Council meeting on July 8. The council voted on an ordinance th

Out with the remnants of racial covenants

Though they're long since unenforceable in housing, there's lingering damage and an effort to disavow them in deeds.
July 9
A home in Henderson, Minn., on June 27 with sandbags around it to try to prevent flooding.

The erosion of homeowners insurance

Storms are getting worse. Property insurance companies can't keep up. Homeowners are paying the price.
July 8
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced June 26 that five defendants would be charged for attempted bribery of a Feeding Our Future trial juror.


Alleged Feeding Our Future trial bribe attacked one of the 'cornerstones' of democracy

Fast action by "Juror 52" and federal authorities protected the justice system and confidence in the government.
July 6
Dairy cows crowd a fence waiting to be milked in Ridgeway, Minn., in April.

New fair safeguards will protect livestock, public health

Minnesota is commendably at the forefront of requiring H5N1 testing for lactating dairy cattle headed to fairs.
July 5
Project for Pride in Living is building a new 110-unit apartment building off Lake Street to replace a Wells Fargo bank that burned down in the civil

A supply surge for affordable housing

New options open or in the works, along with funding, will make a dent in the Twin Cities area's imbalance. Keep it up.
July 4
Law change grants older adoptees clarity

Law change grants older adoptees clarity

As of July 1, those adopted before 1982 in Minnesota can access their original birth certificate.
July 3
We still have a democracy to sustain

We still have a democracy to sustain

On July 4th — as on any day — look back for understanding and ahead with determination.
July 2
Gulls follow a commercial fishing boat as crewmen haul in their catch in the Gulf of Maine in 2012. A Supreme Court ruling on a case involving deep-se

An eternal question: Who decides?

A look at last week's Supreme Court ruling abandoning the "Chevron deference," in historical and practical context.
July 1
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington.

Uneven immunity ruling from unbalanced court

Supreme Court hands the former president an eventual legal victory and an immediate political one.
June 29
Interim President Jeff Ettinger on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Aug. 22, 2023.

U's interim leader has been a careful steward

Jeff Ettinger stepped up and did the job predictably well.
June 28
President Joe Biden speaks as he participates in the first presidential debate of the 2024 elections with former President and Republican presidential

Dems must confront Biden debate debacle

Ultimately, the campaign is about the future of democracy, which the president has prioritized.
June 27
FILE -- Birth control pills at a home in Bend, Ore., Sept. 4, 2015. The Supreme Court agreed on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to decide whether the Trump adm

GOP, if you're 'for contraception,' show it

So far, it's one bill blocked, one merely hinted at and one that falls far short.
June 26
It's easier than you think to get scammed

It's easier than you think to get scammed

Here's the scope of the problem and what you can do about it.
June 25
Cook, Minn., is under water after the nearby Little Fork River crested following 5 inches of rain.

Step up at state, federal levels for flood relief

Minnesota has a long, honorable tradition of helping disaster-stricken communities.
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