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Be wary of changes in police governance in Minneapolis

Medaria Arradondo was unanimously approved on Friday as the new Minneapolis police chief. He brings a strong 28-year record and broad community support to one of the toughest leadership posts in Minnesota.

More City Council control of policing could be counterproductive.

Beware: Trump may use the alt-right to turn himself into the center

It makes no difference what this president (or any president) thinks privately about black or brown people. What matters how he uses racism in politics — and whether it works.


Minneapolis, St. Paul property tax hikes shine light on lagging state aid
Lori Sturdevant

Looks like this fall's Minneapolis and St. Paul campaigns won't be just about policing after all. Not with property tax increase proposals shooting like Roman candles from mayoral offices last week.

Rash Report: Steve Sack on his 'little piece of real estate in the paper'
John Rash

A book and a "Talk of the Stacks" event reflect remarkable career of the Star Tribune cartoonist.


Medaria Arradondo was unanimously approved on Friday as the new Minneapolis police chief. He brings a strong 28-year record and broad community support to one of the toughest leadership posts in Minnesota.

Be wary of changes in police governance in Minneapolis

Reward, don't punish, Minnesota health care innovation
With new chief in place in Minneapolis, there's a new opportunity for police reform
Terror attacks in Spain should be met with a global response

Karen Willis of Bloomington brought flowers to the site of Saturday’s explosion at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. The blast set an office on fire but no one was injured.

Attack on Bloomington Islamic center: If some can't feel at ease in worship, none should

Steve Ballmer's effort to build consensus on facts
The eclipse: What once frightened now fascinates
PUBLIC INFORMATION | As bodycam problems show, secrecy is a constant threat

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Children silhouette on top of upright books.

Readers Write: Violence in society, payday loans, Enbridge pipeline, Lake Calhoun, the American flag

Readers Write: Good old days, Charlottesville, charitable gambling, rent controls, travel to Vietnam
Readers Write: Terror attacks in Spain, Gen. John J. Pershing, Charlottesville,
Readers Write: High school football and concussions, Confederate monuments, CEOs and Trump, Sun Country

Trump critics lose sight of crucial divide between violence and ideas

The line is this: Americans are free to think and "speak" as they will, to call and push for whatever "real change" they desire — however much some of their fellow citizens may decry or even abhor their views.


Minneapolis, St. Paul property tax hikes shine light on lagging state aid

Looks like this fall's Minneapolis and St. Paul campaigns won't be just about policing after all. Not with property tax increase proposals shooting like Roman candles from mayoral offices last week.


Sack cartoon: Charlottesville


The eclipse: What once frightened now fascinates

A good time to reflect on what makes life possible and worthwhile.


It's not OK to put legal limits on free speech

Talk of denying hate groups' rights is dangerous and un-American


In a complicated, difficult world, unity is uneasy

Justice and tolerance really do involve many sides.


With new chief in place in Minneapolis, there's a new opportunity for police reform

Medaria Arradondo must build on reforms launched by his predecessor.