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Elections in Germany generate an alarming outcome

Attendees at an Alternative for Germany (AfD) election party in the city of Erfurt reacted to early projections in Sunday’s national vote.

Inroads by a radical right-wing party leave German democracy facing its hardest test in decades.

Editorial cartoon: Mike Lester on Jimmy Kimmel


Traffic is a sticky situation

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Sex Offender Program puts Minnesota in the spotlight again
D.J. Tice

This time it will be the U.S. Supreme Court gazing at us in the harsh context of MSOP.

Is Minnesota the victim of a dirty deal on health care?
Lori Sturdevant

It appears that the federal government was not the most reliable partner.


Linda Breitag and Ray Makeever held signs opposing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that NFL teams fire players who kneel for the national anthem.

Yet again, Trump chooses divisiveness

After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security
Zone of concern: Ways to make downtown Minneapolis safer
Feds need to clarify whether they're offering Minnesota a devil's bargain

Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?

Mark Twain's newest book is one for the ages
Churches deserve federal emergency aid 'like everyone else'
Elections in Germany generate an alarming outcome

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, second from left, with owners Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf, stood with players including Harrison Smith, at left, during the national anthem on Sunday.

Readers Write: Trump and the NFL, the Affordable Care Act, YouthLink and homeless young people

Readers Write: Cargill and veterans, nuclear weapons, the situation in Myanmar, Amazon's second HQ, health care policy
Readers Write: Public safety in downtown Minneapolis, health care policy, DWI Court, green energy
Readers Write: Vietnam War documentary and 'No Single Truth,' school choice, health care, bike lanes, gender bias, stereotypes

Key facts were omitted in argument backing city's fees on developers

Courts rightly found Woodbury had no basis to charge developers for road improvements unrelated to a proposed subdivision.


Churches deserve federal emergency aid 'like everyone else'

After Harvey, they shouldn't be punished for nonprofit status.


New version of travel ban looks little like Trump's campaign promise

It's a far cry from his original proposal to bar Muslim travel to America.


Readers Write: Trump and the NFL, the Affordable Care Act, YouthLink and homeless young people

The question of whether to stand or take a knee.


Solving crime in downtown Minneapolis

The Star Tribune Editorial Board takes a look at making downtown Minneapolis safe again.


Trump is right about 'political correctness,' wrong to push it on NFL

Free speech is what makes America great — let's all show more respect for that.


Zone of concern: Ways to make downtown Minneapolis safer

The Warehouse District is a center of public-safety considerations. How to respond is an election-year issue.