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Don't play legislative games with state bonding bill

The Minnesota State Capitol. Four weeks remain in the regular session of the 2017 Legislature.

Public infrastructure projects deserve Legislature's attention this year.

Sack cartoon: Turkey's Erdogan


Turkey's Erdogan

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Rash Report: A march for science — and society
John Rash

The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.

Minnesota Department of Revenue faces budget cuts. Wise?
Lori Sturdevant

This is, after all, the department that brings in the funds for Minnesota.


The Minnesota State Capitol. Four weeks remain in the regular session of the 2017 Legislature.

Don't play legislative games with state bonding bill

With focus on journalism, Hubbards have been major U supporters
Franken bill would help get Minnesotans the skills, education needed for jobs that need filling.
Trump wisely moves to reform H-1B visa program

There’s a move afoot to consider whether the skyways in Minneapolis are part of the city’s problems, rather than a solution for vibrance and economic vitality. For now, they’re popular. Richard Fairbanks of Minneapolis says he plays the saxophone in the skyway over Fourth Avenue connected to the Hennepin County Government Center every Friday during the colder months and spends the rest of the time playing on the Stone Arch Bridge. “I like this spot because I like to play for couples who get married by a justice of the peace,” said Fairbanks. “It’s very touching to me.”

A farewell to skyways: The case for bringing them down

Minnesota Department of Revenue faces budget cuts. Wise?
A boy, a smartphone and an undiscovered world
Western civilization is pilloried, but fear what's coming

The Minnesota State Capitol. Four weeks remain in this year’s regular legislative session.

Readers Write (April 23): Minnesota's budget surplus, Steve Bannon and "The Fourth Turning," war and peace

Readers Write (April 22): Earth Day, suicide and '13 Reasons Why', distracted driving, the U journalism school, the hippie lifestyle
Readers Write (April 21): Bill O'Reilly firing, bias in journalism choices, changing the name of Lake Calhoun, naming U journalism school after Hubbards, H-1B visas
Readers Write (April 20): Surdyk's penalty, Edina and the smoking age, the March for Science, probation reform, outdoor cats

Trump administration's secrecy with visitor logs smacks of arrogance

Policy is drawing bipartisan criticism and more questions than answers.


A boy, a smartphone and an undiscovered world

  CALLED “Come,” said the pencil to the boy, “and draw with me.” So the boy reached for the pencil, about to touch it to…


Rash Report: A march for science — and society

The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.


Prince didn't need to die; an opioid antidote was available in naloxone

Those at risk of overdose should be given training and access to this remedy, which is a simple nose spray.


How to survive the Sirens of technology, the George Shultz way

Maybe just set aside one hour a week for solitude. That's what a former secretary state would do (and always did).


Western civilization is pilloried, but fear what's coming

It's called "reactionary" and "oppressive," but the real horror may be over the horizon.


Minnesota Department of Revenue faces budget cuts. Wise?

This is, after all, the department that brings in the funds for Minnesota.