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November 3
Incumbent Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey hugged his father at an election night party on Tuesday.

Frey survives and now must lead

Minneapolis mayor overcame challengers from his left and a tumultuous first term.
November 2
On Tuesday, Minneapolis voters rejected a charter amendment that would have changed the structure of the city’s public safety operations.

Voters wisely reject public safety turmoil

But that doesn't mean the status quo is acceptable in Minneapolis policing.
November 1
The Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Oct. 12 at its W. Broadway Avenue headquarters. Three soundproof bo

School-related vitriol is getting worse

Debate is expected, but harassment over policies has to stop.
October 31
Voting judge Johanna Boller cleaned voting booths on Aug. 11, 2020, in St. Paul.

Make a difference and cast your vote

There are momentous decisions to make in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
October 30
An election judge looked over a blank test ballot at the Elections and Voter Services office in Minneapolis.

Opinions on the 2021 election: Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsements

A roundup of our recommendations on the city ballot questions and contests for mayor, City Council, Park Board and school board.
October 29

Schools play key role in vaccination race

Immunization events helped turned the tide against polio, other diseases, and they're needed now in COVID fight.
October 28
Credit St. Paul for focus on smoking

Credit St. Paul for focus on smoking

City Council should adopt tobacco, vape restrictions in interest of public health.
October 27
Teamwork bridges dental care gap

Teamwork bridges dental care gap

Conscientious collaboration at Capitol will especially help kids and rural Minnesotans.
October 26
Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul.

School takes big risk, learns hard lesson

Hmong charter school in St. Paul lost $4.3 million invested in hedge fund.
October 25
Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before a Senate committee on Oct. 5. Haugen left Facebook in May and provided inte

Anger, hate and the Facebook Papers

Whistleblower testimony, internal documents reveal malignant neglect by social media site.
October 25
A mural along N. Washington Avenue in Minneapolis bears Prince’s likeness.

Bipartisan support for Prince

Minnesota delegation comes together to push for Congressional Gold Medal.
October 24
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.

A win for stewardship of the BWCA

Scientific analysis of mining risks was wrongly halted and the findings kept secret during the Trump administration.
October 23
Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm

Fire Jan Malcolm? That's ridiculous

Health commissioner is a respected leader supported by state's key health stakeholders.
October 22
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi spoke in September during a press conference at the Ramsey County Attorney’s office.

A daring experiment in juvenile justice

Ramsey County Attorney Choi wants better results, but he should engage key law enforcement agencies.
October 22
Michael “Mickey” Moore, left, is the Editorial Board’s pick for the Minneapolis City Council’s Ninth Ward. Alicia Gibson is the board’s 10th

Strong voices for central neighborhoods

Michael 'Mickey' Moore in the Ninth Ward and Alicia Gibson in the 10th would make the council stronger.
October 22
Envelopes stuffed with ballots sit on a table in Minneapolis before being sent out as the city prepped last week for the first day of early voting.

Moore endorsement withdrawn

After additional reporting, the Star Tribune Editorial Board can't recommend Minneapolis Ninth Ward candidate.
October 21
St. Paul school bus drivers and aides headed out with a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches to families of students on March 25, 2020, in St. Pau

Skilled leaders needed for St. Paul schools

Farnsworth, Foster, Henderson and Vue get the nod for open board seats.
October 20
Pearl Park in Minneapolis

District seats: Keeping the Minneapolis Park Board 'in its lane'

Recommended: Thompson, Alper, Shaffer, Musich and Abene.
October 19
Cyclists and pedestrians make their way around Bde Maka Ska in 2020.

At-large seats: Set a new course for Minneapolis Park Board

At-large candidates Meg Forney, Mary McKelvey and Charles Rucker get the nod.
October 18
Then-Secretary of State Colin Powell talks with reporters during a news conference at the State Department of State in Washington in 2001.

Colin Powell's extraordinary life

He admitted to the "blot" on an otherwise stellar career as a war hero and diplomat.
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