Distracted drivers using cellphones have caused numerous fatalities in Minnesota. Passage of this common sense public safety bill should be a no-brainer.
Too many of the jobs in Central Minnesota — and statewide — fail to support the basic needs of a typical family.
For too long, success for our kids has been defined only as attending a four-year university after high school.
It’s time for to consider a less centralized approach — one that recognizes the importance of listening to the diverse voices of the people and communities the system purports to serve.
Final permit decisions on the PolyMet application are approaching, and for all the celebration of the process by politicians and company promoters here in Minnesota, we have grave concerns.
My proposal draws upon ideas already under consideration in our country as well as laws and customs from other countries that have proven successful in limiting the violent use of firearms.
I am introducing legislation to impose a ban on fees for freezing your credit records. A handful of other states ban these fees, but Minnesota does not.
Make no mistake, even as Fidel Castro improved the lot of the poor and made education and health care free for all, he made a mess of the Cuban economy.
My great-great-grandparents, Dred and Harriet Scott, spent a significant amount of time at Fort Snelling. Their story, and those of many others, can be better shared.
Sometimes a pithy saying tells you everything you need to know. Instead of detailed analyses or extensive debate of an issue, a well-placed proverb can cut to the core.
For 45 years the center has trained teachers, supported research, and provided outreach to the state. Its closure must immediately be halted.
The unintended consequences of UPK could be very harmful to thousands of children and families.
Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan’s surprise decision not to seek re-election underscores how this state is at a political tipping point.
Minnesota’s system of pursuing elder abuse cases is so broken it threatens the safety of the elderly on a daily basis.
As Super Bowl LII visitors learned, there are many ways to enjoy even the very coldest times of winter. And if you’ve seen it all close to home, try venturing to Door County, Wisconsin.
Last week the Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy, effectively ending the Obama-era efforts to reduce the size and scope of the U.S. arsenal.
I was not involved in crafting the proposals on the table new, but I know from where they come: from the faith we have in collective bargaining as a process to deliver the schools our students deserve.
Compared to our neighbors in the Midwest such as Milwaukee and even Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Minneapolis is sorely lacking when it comes to music festivals.
The announcement the Cleveland Indians will discontinue its age-old logo of a cartoonish Native American character was particularly relevant and resonant here in Minnesota.
The market is not an independent being. It does not govern itself. It is a personification we use to explain and to justify human choices.