Leaders need to elevate metrics in our decision-making that address long-term goals such as improving health outcomes or slowing climate change by reducing emissions.
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Let’s see how a $11.5 billion Christmas surprise plays out in Minnesota.
This coming legislative session may be the last opportunity to protect our very limited supply of healthy water. Prudence screams for a comprehensive water study by a credible entity such as the University of Minnesota.
In Shakopee, a new trail is being developed as a collaborative effort among the city, Scott County, the Scott County Historical Society, Three Rivers Park District and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community — a partnership known as the Shakopee Cultural Consortium.
It is time to put to rest the myth that democracy is infallible.
Hateful attacks on Ilhan Omar and other Muslims should be forcefully condemned, regardless of partisanship.
The governor has a healthy 60 percent job approval among suburban registered voters. That level of support from them on Election Day 2022 virtually ensures his second term.
While we love the support from the public, we expect and demand more from the people in charge of our hospitals who actually have the power to improve the lives of health care workers and our patients.
When people — and in many states, the laws — allow armed people to chase others they suspect might have committed theft, and if they get scared about their safety in the ensuing struggle, and kill the person they are chasing, we have normalized lynching.
While just 6.4% of Minnesotans are Black, they represent 15% of maternal deaths in our state. And while Indigenous people represent 2% of those who give birth in Minnesota, 12% of all Minnesotans who died during pregnancy, childbirth or the postpartum year are Indigenous.
Why was I so uncomfortable with Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s suggestion that adoption solves the problem of an unwanted pregnancy?
Most important is the instruction that judges customarily give to jurors before they begin deliberations: Rely upon your life experiences and, above all, use your common sense.
Public comments help government regulators understand not just the scientific, economic and cultural rationale for taking action to protect the wilderness, but also give them a measure of how the public feels about the issue.
The longer it takes the world to get vaccinated, the more variants we’ll see.
Ultimately, handing over such resource-rich and scientifically significant lands to a private company seems like a very bad precedent.
Energy is one of the major costs of operating treatment facilities. Using renewable energy at these plants would help our state save money and address the climate crisis at the same time.
To win broader support, we need our language to reflect current developmental science.
This work starts by listening more to the voices of Indigenous communities and our young people, and working in partnership with them to make sure we keep moving forward.
Proponents who drafted the rent control ballot proposal made numerous mistakes in their policy design.
Τhe Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed to support survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The bill has always been bipartisan and was strengthened and reauthorized many times — until the Trump administration.