More efforts are needed to reduce the growing problem of illegal and prescription drug deaths.
Why it matters: Those in need don’t have powerful lobbyists to press their case.
It’s becoming more and more clear that Minnesota legislators will have to do something, and do it sooner than later.
There’s plenty left to be done when it comes to improving the status of women in Minnesota.
Providing limited immunity to those who seek help from a potentially deadly situation isn’t going to increase drug use. It would, however, save lives.
The U.S. continue progress on energy independence by approving a significant energy supply in the Keystone pipeline from Canada.
Reports show Minnesota has many outdated and obsolete boards and commissions that cost taxpayers millions.
Anyone who examines the chronology of Burt Ewing Jr.’s spiraling condition can see that the mental health system failed him and his family.
Gov. Dayton’s administration looks like one that embraces the idea of providing public incentives to private companies pretty readily. And that can be a tad risky.
The ink is hardly dry on the new Minnesota sales taxes and already lawmakers are talking about changes.
Voters need more information on who is saying what to arrive at an informed decision.
The U.S. needs to diversify its source of crude oil and buying from a friendly country will be a way to make us more energy independent.
Clearly, the Legislature needs to fix this system with a sense of urgency. Will it cost money? Yes. Will it be worth it? Yes.
Gov. Mark Dayton appears to have made tax reform one of his top priorities. It couldn’t happen soon enough, and it doesn’t have to be a partisan effort.
A public-private partnership that aims to preserve and restore what’s left of Minnesota’s priarie lands stands as a solid approach to a growing environmental problem.
But persistent problems and new threats — including Asian carp — still abound.
The agreement appears to end the long-simmering dispute over the tribal monopoly on casino gambling in Minnesota.