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One-two punch from feds punishes Minnesota for health care innovation

Rep. Paulsen needs to lead in protecting state from harmful cuts.

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The new generation gap in Minnesota: It's a formative thing
Lori Sturdevant

Here's how it might play out in the upcoming elections.

Of Harvey Weinstein, Hugh Hefner and sexual revolutions as ambiguous things
D.J. Tice

Considering male wrongdoing in the context of this era's permissive society.


One-two punch from feds punishes Minnesota for health care innovation

Pushing pedals in the fight against cancer
After attack, Minnesotans should rally behind Somali neighbors
Twin Cities GED campaign is worthy effort to address disparities

Amazon, with its headquarters in downtown Seattle, shown here, has asked for proposals to house HQ2, its second corporate campus, in up to 1 million square feet with eventually as many as 50,000 employees. Bids are due Thursday.

For Amazon's HQ2, we're truly a no-brainer

There's still more work to be done on measles
New dashboard technology is adding to the distracted-driving problem
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Tom Hoch: We need new vision and leadership

Arden Dragoni posed with his wife, Sindy, their three children and dog Max, surrounded by what remained of their home destroyed last month by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The Dragonis since have been living in a shelter set up at a school. They lost everything. Dragoni supported his family by working construction, but his employers are currently out of business, leaving him without income.

Readers Write: Puerto Rico and the island territories, sexual misconduct, Vikings game, University of Minnesota

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New dashboard technology is adding to the distracted-driving problem

Navigation systems are useful, but we don't need all bells and whistles.


Readers Write: Puerto Rico and the island territories, sexual misconduct, Vikings game, University of Minnesota

Truly understand your fellow citizens.


Political discourse: One side doesn't fit all

I don't find it hard to listen to others without bristling, because my own views don't fit neatly into a category. Maybe yours don't, either, if you stop to think about it.


Something to be glad about in politics?

A little optimism might help, especially in the area of elections.


Tax reform, as proposed, threatens charitable giving

This would result from the loss of incentive that's inherent in increasing the standard deduction. But there's an existing solution.


Yes, the census is worth more than one Big Mac a year

That's your personal cost, taxpayer. That's all Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross needs Congress to commit you to so that we don't screw it up.


Sexual misconduct: We all know a Harvey, and he doesn't work alone

For there to be men like this — and believe me, there are many — there also must be people and a society supporting him.