Editorial
April 30

Proceed with caution on reopening, Minnesota

Minnesotans are weary and worried, but the battle against COVID-19 must continue.
Editorial
April 30
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a guestbook next to his sister Kim Yo Jong inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilit

Prepare for North Korean provocation

Regardless of Kim Jong Un's fate, shore up alliances and be prepared to work with Beijing.
Editorial
April 29
During a tour of the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence visited a patient who survived the coronavirus and was going to give blood. Pen

Pence should have worn a mask during visit, and Mayo should have insisted

The blunder shows that poor judgment is infectious. Even a world-renowned clinic's CEO is susceptible.
Editorial
April 28

Trump takes on the meat plant quandary

Worker risk, company liability and consumer needs are in conflict.
Editorial
April 28
Most customers outside Trader Joe's store in Bloomington in mid-April wore masks. Such discipline wasn't as present among shoppers at other Twin Citie

We all play a role in stopping the spread

Personal responsibility isn't getting enough attention in COVID-19 response.
Editorial
April 28
The U.S. Supreme Court building at sunset.

Intrigue at the U.S. Supreme Court

Recent ruling focused on how to deal with precedent, which will return.
Editorial
April 24
COVID-19 signage at the employee entrance of the JBS pork processing facility in Worthington, Minn. The plant has been closed because of an outbreak.

COVID-19 hits the nation's food supply

Infections and shutdowns at meat processing plants are a troubling sign of vulnerability.
Editorial
April 24
Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia on April 22. Sta

Pandemic targets America's racial 'gaps'

It's disturbing but not surprising that more people of color are getting sick.
Editorial
April 24
Residents of Meridian Manor in Wayzata were evacuated in ambulances and vans April 18 after a coronavirus outbreak was detected.

Minnesota must protect its vulnerable senior care centers

A comprehensive battle plan is needed as cases and deaths increase among residents and others.
Editorial
April 23
Signs are appearing in yards to note that a 2020 high school graduate is in residence. This one was in Andover.

Minnesota's turn-the-dial approach brings welcome news for workers, but not schools

Public health is a priority, but the trade-offs are difficult statewide.
Editorial
April 22

End U.S. 'review' and restore funding to World Health Organization

The health organization is needed in the struggle to contain global pandemic.
Editorial
April 22

About those egg-layers that were exterminated

News about a chicken slaughter during a retail egg supply crunch raises questions but no easy alternatives.
Editorial
April 22
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis fist-bumped and shook hands with protesters from his RV during a "Liberate Minnesota" protest in St. Paul

'Liberate' protesters put others at risk

It's detestable that protesters have been provoked by the president and fringe groups.
Editorial
April 20

Early-ed programs are feeling the impact of COVID-19

Shutdown has left many hoping for financial help to survive pandemic.
Editorial
April 17
Gov. Tim Walz provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 at a briefing April 8.

Why COVID-19 models add value

They're giving good guidance, even if the projections seem fickle or excessive.
Editorial
April 17
Danielle Hoppe cleaned grocery baskets at a Cub Foods store in Mankato. Highly visible sanitary practices are one of the adaptations grocery stores ha

Charting a course to get Minnesota back in business

State's advantages include leaders in business and government who share many goals.
Editorial
April 17
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at a news conference about the coronavirus in March.

Germany's exemplary COVID-19 response

Consensus-building leadership and a belief in science are a guide for the West.
Editorial
April 17

If U, Mayo testing gives Minnesota an edge in opening economy, let's take advantage

But more clarity is needed on COVID-19 testing expansion.
Editorial
April 15
Nicole Smith-Holt reacted from the gallery during the insulin affordability vote in the Minnesota House on Tuesday.

Inspiring teamwork on insulin bill's passage

A Minnesota mom's grief pushed state lawmakers to collaborate on price relief for the lifesaving drug.
Editorial
April 14
President Donald Trump spoke about the coronavirus at a news conference on Monday.

Trump's power grab will only hurt states

Governors need help, not threats, from White House.
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