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More reasons for Nienstedt to resign

I want the archbishop to resign mainly because of his caustic, backward, disrespectful tone and mood that have been ongoing for the last five years.

More encores for MN Orchestra: Minnesota, make it so

I heard the Minnesota Orchestra in Carnegie Hall not long after Osmo Vänskä began his leadership. Vänskä and the orchestra were called back for FIVE encores — in NYC, a town saturated with great music.

Support new solar options in your community

It’s time for Minnesota to invest in more solar energy. Too much of our state’s power comes from dirty forms of energy shipped in from outside the state.

Why ‘We’ works in Minnesota in 2013

“We” leaders picked Minnesota for today’s We Day gathering for good reason: deep history and widespread current state support for youth service and service-learning.

Students receive a lesson in gratitude from MN Orchestra musicians

As Carnegie Hall slipped away and Osmo Vänskä resigned, the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra kept a date to play. That’s what professionals do when an audience is waiting — afar in a celebrated hall, or at home in a high-school auditorium.On the anniversary of the lockout, student musicians settled into seats at Hopkins High School […]

Given PolyMet’s plans, passage of bill rolling back mining review is a red flag

Next time you find yourself near a registered motor vehicle or anywhere a Minnesota license plate can be found, take a look at one. Odds are you’ll see two people in a canoe on a lake just below our state’s name. The word “Minnesota” itself comes from the Dakota Indian word meaning “sky-tinted water.” Water is […]

Run Southwest Light Rail on the Midtown Greenway

The concerns of St. Louis Park and its residents would be resolved, and Kenwood residents would avoid the co-location of light rail and freight rail in the Kenilworth corridor.

Minnesota’s quiet march to cleaner air

Minnesota is making real progress on its path to cleaner vehicles, cleaner power and cleaner air, but the changes occurring here are often gradual and seamless.

Developing wind power saves consumers money

By bringing economic development and added tax base to rural communities, American wind power is a significant economic growth opportunity.