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December 19, 2021
The State Capitol building in St. Paul.

A balanced approach to solving a mess

Minnesota should tap surplus to help front-line workers and struggling businesses.
December 19, 2021
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., vice chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection, listens to testimony on Tuesday.

Get to the bottom of Jan. 6 attack

If we fail, another attempt to subvert election is inevitable.
December 17, 2021
Teachers scramble for dollar bills to fund projects for their classrooms on Dec. 11 between periods at the Sioux Falls Stampede game in Sioux Falls, S

A demeaning stunt for teachers

'Crawling for cash' event used educators, provoking criticism and highlighting real needs.
December 17, 2021
Apartments under construction in St. Paul in 2016.

A boost for affordable housing

St. Paul, Ramsey County make good use of American Rescue Plan Funds.
December 16, 2021
The Mayo Clinic

Ethical decision is protecting patients

Push by some Minnesota House Republicans to weaken Mayo Clinic's vaccine requirement is reckless.
December 15, 2021
A telecommunicator answers 911 calls for cities including Roseville and St. Paul in October.

Mental health teams roll in Minneapolis

New program will give 911 dispatchers the ability to send unarmed professionals to some calls.
December 14, 2021
Require vaccination for U.S. air travel

Require vaccination for U.S. air travel

Why isn't the Biden administration implementing this vital safeguard now?
December 13, 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Unity, resolve needed on Ukraine crisis

Allied nations, led by the U.S., must show Putin that the cost of invasion is too high.
December 12, 2021
Police tape lies just south of the intersection of E. 7th Street and Payne Avenue, the scene of a homicide in St. Paul in August.

Funding in question as crime keeps rising

City leaders in St. Paul, Minneapolis shouldn't be wary of accepting federal public safety resources.
December 11, 2021
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter announced Tuesday that Minnesota’s budget and economic forecast shows a projected $7.7 b

How to handle a massive surplus

Compromise and moderation will be key for Minnesota leaders.
December 10, 2021

Minnesotan boosts omicron trackers

Peter McGinn's decision to tell his story spotlights the vital role the public plays as new variant spreads.
December 9, 2021
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson, center, shortly after taking office in 2019.

Sheriff, meet law: A top cop's error

Alcohol incident involving Hennepin County's David Hutchinson throws more turmoil into the policing scene.
December 8, 2021
Connecticut’s Paige Bueckers, right, drives past Arkansas’ Samara Spencer in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Nov. 14. Buecke

Finally, fair rules for student athletes

New NCAA approach to money making ends decades of exploitation.
December 7, 2021
Pedestrians walk through the arches on the campus of University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

St. Thomas embarks on bold nursing plan

University will prepare students to provide care for underserved communities.
December 6, 2021
This undated photo shows Bob Dole, who enlisted in the U.S. Army after his second year at the University of Kansas. Dole, who overcame disabling war w

Pearl Harbor at 80

The ripple effect on individual lives — and one in particular — is a way to consider the event anew.
December 6, 2021
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who announced he will step down next month.

MPD chief leaves unfinished business

Arradondo's successor will face significant challenges that are key to city's future.
December 5, 2021
The Arak heavy water nuclear facilities, near the central city of Arak, lie 150 miles southwest of the Iran’s capital, Tehran. On Nov. 29, negotiato

A rough restart to Iran nuclear talks

Domestic and geopolitical conditions will make it hard for the U.S. to re-enter pact, but talks should continue.
December 4, 2021
Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, administered a COVID-19 test to Thomas Harmon of Robbinsdale.

A heartfelt thanks to Minnesota National Guard

Those Minnesotans who sacrifice so much to serve have earned our gratitude.
December 3, 2021
The Hastings Bridge

The high cost of hate in Hastings

Facebook group took an especially ugly turn in attacks on public official, 8-year-old child.
December 2, 2021
The sky above Fire Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Weigh in now on BWCA's future

Regulators are seeking public input on copper mining in the wilderness watershed. But time is limited.
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