The storm clouds of this tragic pandemic had at least one silver lining. Many have a newfound awareness and commitment to making all-important human connections.
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The Hometown Heroes Assistance Program will ensure that all of Minnesota’s 20,000 firefighters have access to the care needed to handle a cardiac, emotional trauma or cancer diagnosis.
For small businesses, our employees and our whole state, it’s time for our elected officials to finally pass this important, common-sense policy.
Focusing more on incentivizing efforts to slow climate change in farm practices is a welcome shift in farm policy that should be embraced by members of Congress as they begin looking at the next farm bill.
The real impact of adoption of the new rules will be to create a bridge toward lower-polluting vehicular transportation.
The Headwaters Community Food & Water Bill provides the path forward by creating a locally adapted regenerative food web economy designed to depend on healthy ecosystems.
Trends over the last year show how public and private insurance can work together to ultimately achieve universal coverage, a decades-long policy goal.
In forcing Minnesotans to comply with emissions standards dictated by regulators, Gov. Tim Walz and the MPCA will limit consumer choice and increase the cost of new vehicles.
Greater than half of patients awaiting kidney transplantation in the United States are ethnic minorities. Diabetes, kidney disease and kidney failure disproportionately affect people of color.
The DNR decides who is a “stakeholder” in discussions and planning. Missing from the list are environmental groups, residents who live along designated routes, outside ecosystem experts, and citizens who really care about nature.
Democrats will need to make sure that voters know who is responsible for the extension of unemployment insurance; the $300 per child, per month cash benefit; and the $,1400 relief check that will be making for a brighter spring for so many.
Education will never be an equalizer until we spread the wealth.
The representative from Minnesota’s Seventh District directly contributed to the incitement that led to the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol.
Year after year, Minnesota continues to shine as a hub for international development work. Now more than ever, the world needs Minnesota’s INGO community and the services it provides.
How can you end the prohibition on marijuana to promote racial justice yet look to repeat the mistake with a ban on menthol cigarettes?
Two bills in the Legislature take welcome steps toward equity, but don’t go far enough.
Bureaucrats have devised a system in which older people are a first priority, and then required that registration for getting shots be entirely online.
The strategies of student-admired staff members at Harding High revolved around responding to six unspoken queries they had learned were often on the minds of their students.
Now more than ever, our nation needs more Burdicks as a compass to remind ourselves of the true nature of public service in a polarized world of culture wars and partisan politics.
To maximize the economic recovery we need to support workers in finding careers that require additional skills, have a strong future, and offer better pay.