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December 21, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with reporters as he visited the White House on Dec. 11, 2020. Pompeo was the first member of the Trump administr

U.S. must respond strongly to massive cyberattack

Once again, Trump is ignoring Russia while too many in Congress stay quiet.
December 20, 2020

Here's what guns, COVID have in common

Effective measures needed to address the damage both can do are too often misunderstood.
December 19, 2020
“I will never again assume that a place that calls itself a ‘care center’ will be committed to caring for its patients,” said Laura McCawley,

A painful look at Minnesota's deadliest outbreak

COVID has revealed cracks old and new in the state and nation's long-term care system.
December 18, 2020

More clarity is needed on U's decision to cut sports

AD Mark Coyle missed another opportunity to explain the decision on "60 Minutes."
December 17, 2020

Why Myon Burrell is a symbol of hope

He rightly became a free man after an independent review of his controversial conviction, sentence.
December 16, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz speaks from the Governor’s Reception room at the State Capitol, to discuss the latest steps in his response to COVID-19, Wednesday, No

Minnesota makes difficult choices as COVID cases mount

Hewing to continued disease control measures will help put kids back in classroom.
December 15, 2020
With most legislators working remotely, members present on the House floor stood for the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the fifth special sessio

Compromise produced COVID aid deal

Members of both parties came together to help state's businesses and workers.
December 14, 2020
President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber in 2018.

Profiles in fealty: MN GOP delegation fails to defend democracy

U.S. Reps. Emmer, Hagedorn, Stauber and Rep.-elect Fischbach are only loyal to Trump.
December 13, 2020
The headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta.

'Build back better' must include the struggling but vital CDC

Critical agency needs reforms, revitalization after pandemic revealed vulnerabilities.
December 12, 2020
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says he needs extra overtime money simply to have enough officers to respond to 911 calls.

Mixed results from Minneapolis police budgeting

City Council got more control, but how will that help with reform and public safety?
December 11, 2020

Make a deal on state COVID-19 relief

It's not either-or. Small businesses and the unemployed need help to weather the storm.
December 10, 2020
Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin spoke at an event Wednesday in Wilmington, Del., at which President-elect Joe Biden announced him as secretary of defen

Austin an admirable Secretary of Defense nominee

Congress should grant a waiver for this worthy, barrier-breaking nomination.
December 9, 2020
In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institut

Don't look to Facebook, social media for COVID-19 vaccine information

Questions are reasonable, but be sure to get answers from credible sources.
December 8, 2020
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

False election claims erode U.S. credibility

Leadership on issues like Belarus is undermined by Trump's denigration of our democracy.
December 7, 2020

Another challenge for strained school budgets

Even in pandemic, student families need to complete applications for subsidized meals.
December 6, 2020

How to help families of lost coronavirus caregivers

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of health care workers. A new fund aims to help their survivors.
December 5, 2020

Some signs of hope on COVID-19 relief packages

Bipartisanship could lead to both federal and state aid for businesses, individuals.
December 4, 2020

Minnesota has decent roads: True or false?

True, according to a new aggregate ranking — and others. Your mileage may vary.
December 3, 2020

Fund the 'both-and' approach to Minneapolis policing

Cutting the size of the force won't boost public safety or strengthen community ties.
December 3, 2020
Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck walked the sideline during the Nov. 13 game against Iowa.

It's time to shut down the Big Ten football season

Tests and "stringent medical protocols" haven't been enough to stop COVID outbreaks.
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