Editorial
March 6

A deal, but no peace yet, in Afghanistan

America and the Taliban are both motivated to withdraw U.S. troops.
Editorial
March 5
Vice President Mike Pence and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz spoke to the press after Pence visited 3M World Headquarters in Maplewood on Thursday. Pence met

Act now to protect Minnesota in coronavirus epidemic

COVID-19 poses a special threat, and adequate state funding to deal with it is critical.
Editorial
March 4
Voters lined up to cast ballots at First Congregation Church in Minneapolis during Minnesota's first presidential primary in decades on Tuesday, March

A Minnesota thumbs up for Biden, primary system

State's voters turned out in big numbers, but privacy concerns kept too many away from the polls.
Editorial
March 4
Newfound Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Heed Minnesotans, not special interests, on new mining operations

Poll finds that residents of the state strongly oppose new mines near beloved wilderness area.
Editorial
March 3

Redacted report shows how public is kept in the dark on BWCA risks

Blacked-out pages fuel fears about political interference in mining approval process.
Editorial
March 2
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke at a campaign rally in Salt Lake City on Monday. She dropped out of the presidential race shortly after the event.

Despite defeat, Klobuchar should hold her head high

Minnesota senator conducted a presidential campaign with integrity.
Editorial
February 29
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, the senior U.S. senator from Minnesota.

Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsement: Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota's Democratic presidential primary

She's taken the sensible path in an election full of big promises. And Minnesotans know her best.
Editorial
February 28
Myron Frans, commissioner of Minnesota Management of Budget.

Despite projected surplus, caution is advised at the Capitol

Minnesota Legislature needs to recognize that economic good times may not last.
Editorial
February 28
Democratic presidential candidates at a debate Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C.

Debate hack: Say more

A 'minute-fifteen' is actually not a constructive limit.
Editorial
February 28
Minneapolis City Hall.

Clarity is needed on Minneapolis election rules

Speeding up post-census redistricting could maintain four-year terms for all city officials.
Editorial
February 28
Students mobbed Agwa Nywesh after his last-second basket won a game for the Austin Packers. A “multicultural flowering” in the city and its school

A salute to Austin — a welcoming Minnesota town

The city has embraced changing demographics.
Editorial
February 27

Sanders tries to rewrite his past on authoritarianism

But his past praise for repressive regimes should be troubling to all Americans.
Editorial
February 26
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was questioned by House Commerce subcommittee chair Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 20

Straight talk on coronavirus risks is welcome and necessary

The CDC's warnings may have spooked the market, but honesty is critical.
Editorial
February 25

Russia is still trying to tear the U.S. apart

Americans need to guard against Moscow's disinformation campaign.
Editorial
February 24

End child marriage in Minnesota

It's not unreasonable to require that both partners are legal adults.
Editorial
February 21

School reorganizing like that in Minneapolis takes care, flexibility

Making boundary, program changes is rarely easy.
Editorial
February 21
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

Minnesota congressional delegation should join McCollum in halting Hmong, Lao deportations

Minnesota Fourth District representative is introducing legislation.
Editorial
February 21

Who gets to move whose cheese? (Questions of jurisdiction in Minnesota legislative action.)

On policing, pesticide proposals, local control is a common thread.
Editorial
February 21

St. Joseph's Hospital's woes spotlight strained mental health care capacity, raise broader questions about nonprofits' obligations

Inpatient capacity already strained before St. Joseph's Hospital's financial concerns surfaced.
Editorial
February 20
Cammie LaValle has chronic regional pain syndrome, a debilitating nerve disease caused by a botched surgery years ago. She has become a leader in the

Avoid collateral damage in war against opioid abuse

Zeal to thwart opioid abuse shouldn't leave behind patients who still need these drugs.
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