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Legislature can send a message on qualifications for U's Board of Regents

The Minnesota Legislature will vote Wednesday night on members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. It is an open election, but the Star Tribune Editorial Board hopes lawmakers don’t add candidates at this late hour willy-nilly. Governance of the state’s flagship educational institution must be taken seriously.

General Mills CEO Ken Powell would add global business perspective.

Stop the Trump hysteria. His early stumbles are nothing new.

The jury's out, friends, and will be for a long time, except as to the steady hands at the Pentagon, Foggy Bottom, Langley, DHS and Justice, the exceptional nominee to the highest court, and the promise of big changes in the most burdensome reaches of the vast administrative state.


Trump's machine

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Rash Report: At Camp Ripley training, 'NATO is standing together'
John Rash

For the 44th year, Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard troops train together.

Here's to our nationally pertinent state political figures
D.J. Tice

Here are the Minnesota players on the national playbill.


The Minnesota Legislature will vote Wednesday night on members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. It is an open election, but the Star Tribune Editorial Board hopes lawmakers don’t add candidates at this late hour willy-nilly. Governance of the state’s flagship educational institution must be taken seriously.

Legislature can send a message on qualifications for U's Board of Regents

Two-state solution still best bet for Mideast peace
Congress should initially focus on short-term fixes for ACA
There's no time to waste in finding new leader for U.S. Bank Stadium

MN Legislature should pre-empt cities on benefit mandates

Repeal of ACA would imperil a little-known part with a huge impact
Credit Yale for understanding history, renaming Calhoun College
A talk with Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of 'Hidden Figures'

Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, has come under attack for his belief that the state of Minnesota has the right to intervene in disparate “workplace standards” rules imposed by separate towns and cities.

Readers Write (Feb. 21): Workplace standards, a response from U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis on availability, President Trump's travel expenses and more, bike safety

Readers Write (Feb. 20): Politicians, citizens and partisanship, telephone town halls, 'Day Without Immigrants,' inclusiveness and sensitivity
Readers Write (Feb. 19): Nicollet Mall, Planned Parenthood rally, U.S. Bank stadium, University of Minnesota regents and gender
Readers Write (Feb. 18): The president's news conference, stadium suite fallout, school discipline legislation, health insurance, legislators' behavior

Credit Yale for understanding history, renaming Calhoun College

University showed respect for the past rather than compulsion to erase it.


Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf: The latest climate change wake-up call

I am reminded of my expedition there — and of the repercussions that the loss of ice shelves will have around the world in the form of rising seas and accelerated climate change.


What's really new at the border? Not a heck of a lot

Instead of addressing the root problem — a visa regime out of whack with reality — legislators have punted to an executive already swollen with authority.


Trump's 'Pocahontas' slurs about Warren are not just demeaning, they're specious

Federally recognized tribal rolls are not exactly sacrosanct. Take it from one who has had dual enrollment for most of her 89 years.


Readers Write (Feb. 21): Workplace standards, a response from U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis on availability, President Trump's travel expenses and more, bike safety

Republicans want it both ways.


Evidence for vaccine safety is abundant

Now may I have my $100,000, please, Mr. Kennedy and Mr. De Niro?


A handy guide to confront your lawmaker at a (ahem) town hall

Questions on ethics, foreign policy, the budget, health care, democracy.