Unnecessary interference in the state’s elections by private security agencies or armed citizens who aim to “defend” right-wing ideology is a dangerous escalation of tensions.
Pre-pandemic, no-excuse absentee voting was a time-saving convenience. Today it also serves a public health purpose.
John Lewis, civil rights hero and congressman, has died with his cause unfinished.
Hoarding much more than needed isn’t just unnecessary, it’s a selfish act that harms others.
The federal law raising the sales age for tobacco to 21 is welcome, but without state lawmakers following up, the law has little bite.
Crop prices have been decimated as oil companies have been exempted from ethanol production requirements.
With dangers of vaping increasingly clear, the states and federal government need to get more aggressive at curbing e-cigarettes.
Putting more emphasis on building a more stable school culture makes more sense than only training how to react to mass shooters.
Society isn’t well served by a probation system that sets up too many adults for failure or is used unnecessarily on some juvenile offenders. The Legislature needs to revisit the issue in the next session.
Most of the two dozen or so “major” candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will fall away quickly.
The increasing us of e-cigarettes among youth is an epidemic that government health agencies need to aggressively tackle.
The military’s space operations do require reform and resources, but they don’t need a new, built-from-scratch bureaucracy to get the job done.
President Donald Trump’s promises of economic gains have not yet panned out.
The Trump administration took deliberate action to separate children from their parents in border crossing cases, creating trauma for families.
The Minnesota State university system provides the biggest bang for the buck on educating Minnesota’s workforce for the future.
Distracted drivers using cellphones have caused numerous fatalities in Minnesota. Passage of this common sense public safety bill should be a no-brainer.
Minnesota’s system of pursuing elder abuse cases is so broken it threatens the safety of the elderly on a daily basis.
President Trump’s credibility continues to crumble even among his own team with his implicit endorsement of white supremacy groups.
Broadband internet has become a critical tool for growing jobs and economic development in outstate Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican legislative leaders are now embroiled in what could be a costly and trust-eroding legal battle.