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Street funding woes in Minnesota cities need a state response

The Minnesota Court of Appeals this week invalidated a street assessment that Woodbury has long charged private developers of new housing subdivisions. Here, a sign indicated the location of a future road near a development in the east-metro suburb.

A court decision this week could add to strain on municipal street budgets.

Sack cartoon: Speaking of nicknames


Speaking of nicknames

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Rash Report: Russia's election meddling extends to social media
John Rash

Fake Facebook accounts bought ads that "appeared to favor amplifying divisive social and political messages."

There's money to be made in renewables. Argument enough?
Lori Sturdevant

It's a "better argument for a Republican." Fair enough. But, those climate consequences are pretty compelling, too.


The Minnesota Court of Appeals this week invalidated a street assessment that Woodbury has long charged private developers of new housing subdivisions. Here, a sign indicated the location of a future road near a development in the east-metro suburb.

Street funding woes in Minnesota cities need a state response

Why so little progress on use of body cameras in Minneapolis?
Don't risk Graham-Cassidy vote without Congressional Budget Office score
Trump should work to reform, but not reject, the United Nations

In this rendering, a proposed Southwest light-rail train passes over the lagoon in the Kenilworth corridor.

Southwest light rail dos and don'ts

Can the Science Museum of Minnesota evolve?
Politics in Norway may be confusing, but life remains good
Local government needs to butt out of wage and sick leave mandates

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Readers Write: Minnesota Legislature expenses, the Trump presidency, Minneapolis bike lanes

Readers Write: Light pollution and tourism, Affordable Care Act repeal, the Trump presidency, police body-worn cameras, double standards
Readers Write: Police and body cameras, the Trump presidency, Vietnam War series, governor-Legislature dispute, bike lanes in Minneapolis
Readers Write: Medical records and Mayo, the history of anti-Semitism, race and St. Kate's, characterizing President Donald Trump

Politics in Norway may be confusing, but life remains good

The coalition government does need to grapple with immigration, Russia.


Readers Write: Minnesota Legislature expenses, the Trump presidency, Minneapolis bike lanes

A worrisome peek at expenses.


Local government needs to butt out of wage and sick leave mandates

Private-sector employee benefits are beyond the authority of cities like Minneapolis.


We stand firm on Legislature's right to exist

Here are three key points to consider during court-ordered mediation over state powers.


Why must we politicize EVERYTHING?

From nearly every entertainment awards show to nearly every sporting event, the ideological droning of left-leaning one-percenters is getting old.


Sack cartoon: ACA repeal-and-replace, redux


Don't weaken regulation of gun silencers

It'll only make it easier for criminals to carry out deadly attacks.