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April 13
Early Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced they are “re

Pause on J&J vaccine shows that safety system works

More information is needed, but risk from the virus remains "orders of magnitude" higher.
April 12
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday that he suspects the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday did so by

Brooklyn Center police shooting: More questions and yet another life lost

Police chief called Daunte Wright's death "accidental," but let's let BCA's probe play out.
April 11

Keep moving forward on expanded telehealth in Minnesota

The pandemic ushered in changes that enhanced patients' access, convenience.
April 10
Dr. Andrew Slattengren advises those with concerns about needles to share their fear with their doctors or whoever is administering the shot. Here he

Our Best Shot: Needle phobia? There's help available to deal with fear.

Overcoming a common phobia is key to the success of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.
April 9
Castle Danger co-owner Lon Larson said he calculates total growler sales at 1/20th of 1% of all beer sales.

Free the growler and help Minnesota breweries

State's caps are hurting smaller operations that want to sell their beer to go.
April 8
St. Paul police say there have been 560 catalytic converter thefts reported in city this year — an average of almost six a day. Thefts are up 194% t

Curbing thefts of catalytic converters

St. Paul police clinic to mark the devices is smart public service.
April 7
Despite pressure on sports events to respond to a voting law controversy, the vibe at Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters will be played, wa

Sports has a place in politics

We should welcome the weight it throws around, even if imperfectly, on issues like voter rights.
April 6
Yogananda Pittman, acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, addressed a news conference after a car rammed into a security barrier at the northern ent

U.S. Capitol needs stronger police force

Last week's attack, just two months after Jan. 6 invasion, is another tragedy.
April 5

Difficult diplomacy ahead regarding Iran

Re-entering the nuclear deal won't be easy, but Biden is right to give it a try.
April 4
Gov. Tim Walz.

Emergency powers strengthened Minnesota

Resolve differences with good-faith negotiations, not Wisconsin-style court fights.
April 3
Jonathan Palmer, executive director of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, in a screen grab of a video produced by M Health Fairview regarding vacci

Our Best Shot: Communities of color face unique vaccination fears

But a number of welcome initiatives are underway to address hesitancy.
April 2

Vaccine equity is a life-or-death issue in Minnesota

High-risk groups must not be left behind as vaccine eligibility expands.
April 2
To help Minnesotans make informed choices, the Star Tribune Editorial Board is presenting “Our Best Shot,” an occasional series that will enlist t

Our Best Shot: Addressing hesitations about the coronavirus vaccines

An occasional series from the Star Tribune Editorial Board.
April 1
The Alliance of Alliances points to efforts like Northside Achievement Zone, which nurtures young scholars, as bright spots but says more must be done

With Alliance of Alliances, Twin Cities Black leaders focus on lasting change

This is a promising effort to address disparities that plague Minnesota.
March 31

Minnesota needs stronger sexual assault laws

Minnesota Supreme Court decision highlights a flaw in an existing statue.
March 30

Cameras build trust in Chauvin trial

Livestreaming is providing historic transparency in a Minnesota courtroom.
March 29

Extend health care for new Minnesota moms

A year of coverage instead of 60 days would help address the maternal health crisis.
March 28
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who chairs the Rules Committee, is among those who think the filibuster should be eliminated. “I’ve had it with us n

It's time to reform or end the filibuster

Rather than driving bipartisanship, it's too often used by the minority to block the majority.
March 27
To help Minnesotans make informed choices, the Star Tribune Editorial Board is launching “Our Best Shot,” an occasional series that will enlist tr

Our Best Shot: The big risk is in not getting vaccinated

Side effects are generally minor. COVID-19 poses the greater danger. First in an occasional series of editorials addressing hesitations about the vaccines.
March 26
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to cast his ballot at a polling station in Jerusalem as Israelis voted in a general election on Tue

Israeli impasse imperils progress

Fourth electoral stalemate in about two years may mean a fifth election is imminent.
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