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Perspectives

A call for climate-focused agriculture policy

We need agriculture policy solutions that are scientifically grounded and support the viability and diversity of farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by building resilience, soil health, economic justice, and profitability.

Takeaways from the new Minnesota impeachment poll

Forty-two percent of Minnesota adults have watched some or all of the hearings, but 26 percent have seen no media coverage, including 7 percent who didn’t know the hearings were under way.

Clean cars will save Minnesotans money, cut down on pollution

Minnesota has a choice. It can choose a future where new vehicles pollute less, and drivers can spend less on gas. Or it can choose to be left behind, and watch as 40% of Americans move forward with better vehicles.

It’s still far too easy for dangerous people to acquire guns

Any effort to control the acquisition of guns by criminals will be hamstrung without universal criminal background check legislation to require background checks on all sales, including private transactions.

Uncle Dick: A veteran’s story

We never asked Uncle Dick what he did in the Great War. It was a taboo subject when we were growing up in the 1950s.