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Last in, first out requirement hurts Minnesota schools and students

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Gov. Dayton should rethink position on teacher tenure seniority-only rule.

Minnesota's limits on farm wineries are unconstitutional

State law calls for Minnesota farm wineries to make wines with a majority of Minnesota-grown grapes.

Wineries face restrictions in the use of grapes from outside Minnesota. That's protectionism, not free trade. Thus, our lawsuit.


Touring the coral reefs

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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.


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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
Health care setback shouldn't be an excuse to walk away from reform

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
What's a $5,000 bathroom got to do with Destination Medical Center?
It's impossible to imagine rock 'n' roll without Chuck Berry

A Minnesota Senate proposal, part of an omnibus education bill, would allow students to take one-third of classes at religious schools. A group of Alexandria-area residents is pushing the legislation.

Readers Write (March 27): 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
Readers Write (March 27): The all-purpose use of 'guys,' news coverage of women, Mount Sinai's legacy, Skyway Senior Center, State Capitol song

What's a $5,000 bathroom got to do with Destination Medical Center?

Large, small private projects clear the way for state funds for Rochester.


The best strategy for Democrats on Gorsuch

There are four options. Here are their pros and cons.


Readers Write (March 27): Religion and education, Destination Medical Center investment, air travel decorum

Proposal at Minnesota Legislature wades into troubling territory.


A new generation joins anti-Putin protests

The demographics of Sunday's protests were the biggest surprise. Young Russians have always been politically passive.


The health care debacle isn't Trump's biggest failure

It was his strategic blunder not to pursue a bipartisan infrastructure bill first — that is, not to assemble, from both parties, a populist majority in Congress.


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

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

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