OK, it's still 2016, but here are 10 scattershot thoughts for the next year, on everything from immigrants to Lake Wobegon.
Dayton and legislators should seize this last chance.
The Washington Post bit on iffy evidence from a flimsy source.
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The British Arrows Awards, now screening at the Walker, show Britain's international cultural impact.
Trump, unbeholden to big money? Just a wish.
Jim Delligatti gave fast food its special sauce.
Hypothetical examples show the holes in the argument to do so.
And suggestion that "weeding out unfit cops" could help curb shootings is full of other flaws.
Readers Write (Dec. 10): Minneapolis City Council and Wells Fargo, wedding-services lawsuit, health insurance, John Glenn, civil war paintings
To members of the Minneapolis City Council: Banking is not your business.
Younger Americans can't imagine the intensity of hope, fear and admiration that surrounded the Cold War-era space race and its heroes.
Mayor and council made the right call adding officers to bolster the force.
And you do have one, as the elections show. A three-step program could help you win back voters who've left you.
While many backed her policy of admitting refugees, others recoiled as costs and disruptions mounted, with deep political consequences.
Minnesota is poised to offer the too-rare benefit to state workers. Others should follow suit.
Readers Write (Dec. 9): Wedding-services lawsuit, 'Cold Outside' lyrics, downtown Minneapolis, Dayton administration, political discourse
The notion that integrity hinges on wedding videos is grandiose.
New 'navigator' office should make it easier to obtain city approvals.
Maybe not, even if Trump gets to put more legal abortion opponents on the Supreme Court. But the chances are stronger than ever.