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$15 minimum wage in Minneapolis? Doable. Without tip credit? Damaging.

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This is complicated, and the city had best take the time to do it right.

Sack cartoon: White House pets


White House pets

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Well, someone's gotta take on health care for Minnesotans
Lori Sturdevant

In Minnesota, that would be state Rep. Erin Murphy, a licensed nurse, who says: "You don't walk away from a patient who needs your attention."

On health care, we want it all, can't have it
D.J. Tice

Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.


Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, during last week’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Gorsuch has earned Senate confirmation

Last in, first out requirement hurts Minnesota schools and students
Congress should defend investment in diplomacy
Transit funding fight puts all of Minnesota at economic risk

Judge Neil Gorsuch spoke at the White House in late January after President Trump nominated him to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The case for Democrats' not opposing Gorsuch

CAFE standards are lousy environmental policy
United Airlines took a PR hit it could have avoided — on leggings
What's a $5,000 bathroom got to do with Destination Medical Center?

A common scene on airplanes — no matter the formal boarding process.

Readers Write (March 29): Air travel, the Trump administration on Russia and climate change, cancellation of New Prague school play, vocational training, immigration and rights

Readers Write (March 28): Religion and education, Destination Medical Center investment, air travel decorum
Readers Write (March 26): The rule of law, government accountability, ride-sharing, climate change, Minneapolis police
Readers Write (March 25): Downtown Minneapolis, health care, electric vehicles, plastic bags

United Airlines took a PR hit it could have avoided — on leggings

Yes, teens violated "buddy pass" rule. But why the zero tolerance response?


Note to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges: Tips are empowering

You tried to connect them to slavery and harassment. That's pandering, and we service workers are having none of it.


Compromise is needed in Twin Cities-area transit funding

Here's a series of steps we can take.


Pitch to halt federal funding for Southwest LRT is preposterous

The Southwest project has been thoroughly hashed out, and people want it. Meanwhile, legislators, the federal budget is not on your task list.


Readers Write (March 28): Religion and education, Destination Medical Center investment, air travel decorum

Proposal at Minnesota Legislature wades into troubling territory.


Readers Write (March 29): Air travel, the Trump administration on Russia and climate change, cancellation of New Prague school play, vocational training, immigration and rights

Airplane boarding process is a misery because …


Trump doesn't have a plan for anything

Not on health care. Not on immigration. Not on ISIS. Not on tax reform. It's all just one big anticlimax. Which … isn't bad?